Guide to Men’s Shopping in DC

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve decided to publish a guide to places that appeal to me as a sometime shopper in the D.C. area. As in my holiday guide, if you read this blog regularly and are into quality craftsmanship, clothes and gear that will last you a lifetime, American-made stuff, you’ll probably like the deadbait D.C. Men’s Guide.

It ain’t easy to find solid menswear shopping in D.C., but its here if you look hard enough…and now you have a shortcut! If your favorite spot didn’t make the list, its because I probably haven’t heard about it, don’t care for it, or never shopped or ate there. I’ve also left out the soul-sucking made-in-china-stan retailers, with a couple of exceptions. I’ve also included a few good spots to hang-out, gear-up, and places to get your outdoor stuff too.

deadbait DC Men's Guide

Hugh & Crye (online but DC-based)

Lost Boys

Vineyard Vines


Universal Gear

Rag & Bone

Palace 5ive

J Press



Rue 14

Gant (Swiss-owned but American-heritage)

Jack Wills

Brooks Brothers

J Crew


Allen Edmonds





Urban Angler

Hudson Trail Outfitters



Sterling & Burke

Smash Records

The Grooming Lounge

Leica Store


The Foundry



Cork Market

Seasonal Pantry

Three Little Pigs

DC Brau Brewing Co

Port City Brewing Co

DC Reynolds

Union Market DC


Meridian Pint

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

The Brixton (English Pub from the Hilton boys)

American Ice Co.

H Street Country Club

Granville Moores


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