At Dash’s, we are passionate about men’s clothing, and we strive to ensure our clients always feel satisfied with the quality, craftsmanship, value and service we offer. After over 30 years in the industry, I established Dash’s of Old Town in response to the trends I saw in the market – clothiers and department stores were relying on labels to sell their stock and taking advantage of an uninformed public. In addition, many sales associates themselves were uninformed about the very garments they were selling.
As a result, the details and finer points that make a wardrobe truly stunning were overlooked, and people were paying more, but dressing worse. I created Dash’s to change all this.
If you are looking to form a personal relationship with your clothier or have been consistently disappointed by experiences at other stores, come see how much better I can make you look. We only carry fabrics from the world’s foremost mills, such as: Zegna, Loro Piana, Cerruti, Guabello, V Barberis & Fintes.
Even though I practically grew up in the clothing industry, from the age of 16 working at the old “Dash’s Designers”, I knew that it was a calling and there wasn’t anything else I would rather do! When my family’s stores closed in 1987, I knew a lot about men’s wear, but there was so much more that I had to learn about the custom-made side of the business. I left DC and went to work at the Custom Shop out of New York. After a couple years, I decided the next area I needed to learn was the Big & Tall business, so I took a job at Repp Big & Tall (former national chain) stores . I must say that it was one of my most gratifying jobs at that point in time. I could make a client look better and see their confidence soar, which isn’t always an easy task at a Big & Tall store.
From there, the natural progression was to luxury men’s wear and working with names like Brioni, Kiton, Hermes, Prada, etc. This was my finishing school, where I worked as a manager and general manager for a couple high end stores. You could say this was where I learned how to take pride in being a “clothier” and a lot about how not to treat a client. Sometimes learning what not to do is an equally important part of the learning process. In 2005, with 18 years experience in all aspects of the business, I knew I was ready to open my own shop and make a difference!
Dash’s brings a highly knowledgeable, client-centric approach to the luxury clothing industry. We procure our entire collection from exclusive American and Italian manufacturers; all our suits are made in Italy and hand-finished in Old Town Alexandria; and our services provide our clients with a truly unique experience fit for the Gatsby in all of us. Our comprehensive set of services is designed to help maximize the wearability and overall affect of our clients’ wardrobes.