“We’ve been wanting in DC and the Georgetown space for 3 years,” says menswear designer Todd Snyder, founding father of the model that shares his identify, after I ask him what lastly introduced the New York-based clothier to the DC space. “We’d all the time been wanting and looking for the proper area.” After years of looking out, Snyder is right here to remain within the coronary heart of Georgetown’s M Road, within the former Billy Reid area. With the Todd Snyder retailer formally open, we sat down with the designer to get a handful of important clothes suggestions for the Georgetonian man in an effort to guarantee they’ve acquired a well-rounded wardrobe, no matter whether or not or not they WFH or WOTH (that’s “work on the Hill,” for you non-locals).
“Sweater polos have been our signature,” Snyder says. He’s not unsuitable: If you happen to take a look at any celeb in a knit polo in the previous couple of years, they have been fairly probably sporting a Todd Snyder knit polo. In contrast to tennis-style polo shirts, knit polos are usually extra fanciful, with buttons like these you’d discover on a gown shirt. Put on it over a tank high in the summertime while you’re hanging down on the Wharf, or put it on beneath a go well with for a elegant look. “It’s just like the dressed-up model of a polo,” Snyder says. If you happen to’re searching for choice, finest to go proper to the supply and snag one from the person himself.
Snyder talks rather a lot concerning the thought of “grounded and nice fundamentals,” and few issues are extra tried and true than a basic Oxford shirt. Like all menswear, it has peaks and valleys in its recognition — and in our present menswear period, Oxfords are the gateway to sprucing up your weekend outfits. Pair a striped one, like this from Wythe, with a set of shorts and your shoe of selection, and also you’ll have an elevated look that’s nonetheless easy in its execution. Pair it with a tie, and it’ll give a splash of prep to your suiting with out it studying too frat in case you’re seeking to preserve your advisor coworkers on their toes.
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For Snyder, the flexibility of a go well with is why he recommends investing in a good go well with that matches and never simply one thing from a fast-fashion spot. “You may put on the jacket as a blazer or with a pair of denims. You may put on the trousers with a sweater polo,” he says. “You may combine issues up.” One thing well-fitting and classy, like this go well with from Drake’s, will do the trick subsequent time you need to gown up on your Le Dip resy — however you’ll should get the pants and jacket individually.
Whereas it’s means too early to consider sporting an overcoat, now’s really time to begin contemplating what coat you’ll need for that chilly climate. “One in all my favourite issues to do is pairing overcoats on their very own, with sweatpants or with denims,” he says. “The overcoat has change into the go-to piece for males which can be a bit extra informal on the weekends however then additionally the man who’s going to work and desires one thing to throw over his go well with.” Search for choices in versatile colours like navy, black or grey. This tremendous swanky one from Canali is an funding, however precisely the lower and elegance of what to put on now. You need your overcoat to really feel like a cape — barely drapey however not overly so. Placing it on ought to make you’re feeling like a superhero whereas protecting you heat as you run to get a espresso at Baked & Wired this winter in your lunch break.
“Nothing beats Alden,” Snyder says in relation to footwear. “That’s normally my go-to piece. I normally put on it with a trouser, however I additionally put on it with denims. I all the time like mixing that up.” The New England shoemaker began all the way in which again in 1884, persevering with to supply distinctive footwear within the intervening 120 years(!). We particularly advocate these suede penny loafers, because the fashion is decidedly of the second proper now and may simply be spruced up with dressier trousers like Snyder talked about, or with a pair of denims or shorts in case you’re feeling adventurous. The suede is buttery clean and can go along with something and every thing in your current wardrobe. If gown sneakers aren’t your bag, Todd additionally recommends a pair of basic, white sneakers, just like the beloved Adidas Stan Smiths, particularly in case you’re going to spend a weekend strolling round Union Market.
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