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Old Town Alexandria Northern Virginia – When you come in to Dash’s of Old Town, you will see an large selection of off the rack suiting. These suits are custom made just for the store, with fabric and sizing direction under Victor Dash.

Yes, you will see your standard blues, blacks, grays, and tans. But you will also see suits made with unique and exclusive swatches. A look closer, you’ll see violet threading in a gray suit, or that pinstripe is actually roped. Lapels are just right for the season.

Now a look further, you’ll see Italian sizing. Do not be intimidated if you see smaller numbers. All you have to do is add +10 and just like that, it is now US sizing. A 32 is a 42, a 40 is a 50, and so on. Next to

Attention to Detail

Menswear is a game of inches

For menswear, it is a game of inches. How a jacket sits even off an 1/8 of an inch of your shoulder, makes a difference in a look.

How much of a shirt cuff are you showing in relation to your jacket and the sleeve. For a French cuff shirt or a button cuff shirt, it should reach to the root of the thumb at all times. The barrel of the cuff should wrap around your wrist in a comfortable and smooth horseshoe.

Check out the shirt/suit/tie contrast. This might be odd to hear, but your face should be the one drawing more attention than what you have on. When thinking about contract, you are basically replicating how your hair contrasts to your skin tone.

How much break you get in your pants. Have your pants be just long enough to sit on top of the shoe, creating a very minimal crease. Try a hemline

Value -1

Most men’s stores, be it a local “Boutiques ” or the national chains like Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom , Bloomingdales  etc. the word VALUE refers to discounts. Think SALE. That’s not to say saving money is not important…it is! What’s equally important is making an informed purchase. Understanding the Fits Patterns Fabrics where it originated, what mill produced it and who manufactured the garment are essential.

As with any Other purchase be it electronics and or cars  etc… Information is the key , I would say it should Even be considered more important, since – weather we like it or not we are judged by it on Daily bases . After all how one dresses be it ( Sartorial / Business Casual /Professional Casual / or Casual Sartorial) Says so-much about us , basically it’s a conversation before you say a thing…

Value -2

Another important aspect that commonly gets overlooked by

Spring & Summer 2017 A charcoal grey year around weight-suit, in classic plaid in lavender and black! To maximize and to amplify is the way shown above but it can easily be expressed in a much more "conservative" and a more approachable look. Fabric Dormeuil Amadeus collection, Manufacturer Luigi Bianchi A 2"cutaway in a perfect lavender & white collar fabric by Albini, Manufactured by Howard's of Paris A lavendar and polkadots in two sizes, the smaller ones to compliment the shirt in the right scale size and the larger polkadots to compliment the scale of the pattern and pallet of the suit! Perfect! Arison Fabric A fun light summer wool sport jacket in navy base palette and light blue and white stripes.  Manufacturer LUIGI Bianchi paired with a basic blue & white striped shirt that can always double as the go to shirt of your navy suit with or without a tie, white pocket square or your navy ( soft ) blazer with your dressy jeans.  Shirt fabric by Thomas Mason.  Manufactured by Howard [...]
What is it That You Do That Makes You The Best in the World The Philosophy That Makes Dash’s of Old Town Stand Out   Other men’s clothiers and retailers offer a service that they did not invent. A formula they did not create. A delivery method that was provided to them. Nothing they do amounts to what they have is patentable or does not provide a unique user experience. They haven’t even identified and isolated a market segment. esigner closed in 1987That’s why we are different. I am second generation clothier. But this isn’t what makes me good at my job. Being a clothier requires passion, enthusiasm and a love of your craft – but most importantly, perpetual learning. I started working at the old Dash’s Designers and watched as the company grew to new heights to become one of the leading men’s clothing stores in the DC / Maryland / Virginia area. But sadly, I started noticing the [...]
Having women at 35% of our total fan base , is an awesome responsibility ! One we take pride in !

( As an over all percentage ) Women know the value of self expression and what an Asset it is when used appropriately and focused . How one dresses is a delicate issue to explain, especially since men's ( for lack of a better word ) " fashion " is not like Women's fashion ... it's a lot more sociological.   Men's fashion does not change for the sake of changing . So you would have to contextualize as to why he should consider what you are suggesting or at times more importantly not wearing, what they are used to seeing themselves in , or even looking like. That is why we proudly have over 4K women with whom we have a bond with and we are as much a fan of their's as they have been of Dash's !

   
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