Thursday, December 9, 2010
Washington D.C. Report
I hate his policies, but I couldn't refuse a photo!
First, someone please tell me how to recover my pictures from my Blackberry. I have spent days trying to figure this out, but have not had any luck. So, I will add pictures when I am assisted.
Washington D.C is certainly a melting pot of people, and I found Georgetown to be the preppy mecca of the city. My adventures took me on tours of the capital, museums, etc. However, my vice (love of classic clothing) took me on adventures in search of old guard items.
J Press: Located on L Street (I think that is right) - J Press was by far my best clothing experience in D.C. The sales staff was surprisingly courteous, and one older guy in his 70s was exceptionally nice. He shared stories about meeting JFK in the late 50s and early 60s, and he was impressed that I knew JFK shopped at Chipp. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the multitude of 3/2 sacks, but I left with only two new belts in my hand.
Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren is always a visual experience just for store decoration alone. The D.C. store actually had his new sack sport coats, and surprisingly, they also had a 3/2 roll. They were impeccable, but at $800 on sale they were a little pricey. The female store clerks were absolutely amazing! One in particular was very becoming, and I did strike up a conversation with her. She knew nothing about clothes, but who cares.
Vineyard Vines: I am not a big fan of Vineyard Vines, but again, the sales clerk was gorgeous. I truly think some of these places do not hire ugly people.
Rugby: Again, hats off to Ralph for his store decor, and if I could have purchased anything in this store it would have been the two chesterfield sofas. One was green and the other a very tattered brown. They had a nice collection of slippers, and some very youthful interpretations of classic style.
Overall, I enjoyed the trip and I will post pictures if someone will e-mail directions on how to load the pictures from my Blackberry. I will warn you though, I am not a good photographer, and I never introduced myself as Richard from WASP 101. So, you will not see me posing with J Press store clerks, and the pictures do leave something to be desired.