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Tailored Man’s charity suit drive for veterans

7 Apr


Previous coverage for Tailored Man by MLDC

The Tailored Man is helping prepare returning soldiers for their next career by collecting gently worn suits and sports jackets to donate to the organization Suiting Warriors.On April 15th, Northern Virginia veterans are invited to come pick out one of the donated suits during a full day event at the shop with representatives from Suiting Warriors.

Event details:
April 15th, 2014
10 am – 5 pm

The Tailored Man: Tysons Corner
1750 Tysons Blvd, Suite 130
McLean, VA 22102

At the end of the day, there will be a small reception to thank those that have donated, participated, and volunteered.

What vets need to know

  • Bring your veteran ID card.
  • All vets are welcome, regardless of age or separation date.
  • Suiting Warriors has more men’s clothing than women’s, but women’s suits will be available too.
  • A wide range of sizes will be available.

How to donate clothing

  • Please have donated suit recently dry cleaned.
  • Donate clothing by April 15th.
  • Anyone who donates a suit or sport jacket will receive a $50 gift card toward a custom suit from The Tailored Man (max: two gift cards per client).

The Tailored Man is a family owned and operated custom tailor shop with over four decades of experience in the Greater Washington DC area.  We specialize in men’s and women’s custom made suits, shirts, sport jackets, vests, and trousers.

The Suiting Warriors Foundation supports and empowers veterans transitioning into civilian life by providing them with professional attire essential for competing in today’s job market.

For questions please contact:

Jason Elias
Cell: 917-747-1357

If you liked then you shoulda put a stamp on it

19 Mar





Tired of signing your name? Put a stamp on it. Friends can’t read? Put a stamp on it. Wanna tag small objects to claim them as your own? Put a stamp on it.

Turn your relationship into a loveable custom stamp creation. After you order this package we’ll reach out to you for inspiration. By sending in your favorite photo we’ll get started drawing your faces and transforming you both into a memorable rubber creation. Each stamp design is hand-drawn, digitized, and professionally produced to last. As an added bonus, you’ll also receive:

Original Hand-Drawn Portrait
Digital File of Portrait
Black Ink Pad

Also comes in singlepet, pre-made, or quote bubble.


Bacon and Beer Festival comes to DC

6 Mar

The 2014 DC Bacon and Beer Festival will be held at Penn Social from 2:30-5:00 pm on Saturday, April 12th, where you can enjoy unlimited samples of bacon related food and regional craft beer from local restaurants and breweries.  Highlights from the list include: Bar Pilar, Boundary Stone, Bourbon Steak, Menu MBK, The Pig, DC Brau, Dogfish Head, 3Stars, and Union Brewing.

You can also get this awesome poster on a T-shirt

Tickets are $45 and go on sale March 13th at 11 am here.  That 11 am time is actually important, because past Bacon and Beer festivals sold out in minutes!  It’s also for a good cause – the event will benefit DC area charity Food & Friends.

Best shoe shine in DC

26 Feb

Chances are if you’ve taken a bus or a train out of Union Station then you’ve probably seen this pretty non-descript shoe-shine station by the waiting area. First of all, it’s just refreshing to see any kind of shoe-shine station around these here parts. It’s a dying industry except at airports and train stations. I guess they figure only travelers need shoe shines? Although seriously, I just think people are ignoring the need for their shoes to be regularly shined and maintained.

That being said, we’re lucky to have the Union Station Shoe Shine guys. It’s easily accessible, and pretty cheap (see below). You might even run into our veep, and a true Amtrak aficionado while you’re there: Joe Biden. Here are the services they offer, and prices…

  • On-site at our Union Station location
  • Shoe Drop off (WIN!)
  • Scheduled on-site service at selected locations (hotels, corporate offices, condominiums, etc.)
  • Mobile service for special events
  • Shoe Pick up and Delivery

Regular Shine

Shoes $7, Boots $9

Meltonian Cream Shine

Shoes $8, Boots $10

Suede Renew

Shoes $20, Boots $25

Strip & Shine

Shoes $10, Boots $12

Happy 2 year anniversary MLDC!

12 Feb

Thanks for keeping us around for 2 whole years DC! We promise to keep bringing you the best, if you promise to keep reading. If not, we’ll just bring you Maury Povich GIF’s.

H&M opening on Connecticut Ave

28 Jan

As reported by Washington Business Journal

Finally! The massive former Filene’s Basement location at 1133 Connecticut Avenue (between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square) will be occupied. We’ve already got a few H&M’s here in the DC area, but since I personally happen to live in Adams Morgan (and coincidentally walk by this location EVERY DAY) this will be much more convenient for me. Dupont Circle’s always been a place to find certain things, but I think we’d all agree it’s second tier when it comes to the area’s shopping neighborhoods.

While H&M’s clothing isn’t necessarily heirloom worthy, it’s great for casual-wear or for clothes you don’t mind getting beaten up on the local nightlife scene. As for some other items to look into there, definitely consider their accessories section. There’s a number of things that are pretty decent (in value and quality).

Bluejacket Brewery Tours

16 Jan

By now you’ve probably checked out the bar at Bluejacket to enjoy some of their creative microbrews, and maybe you’ve had a good meal at their restaurant, The Arsenal, which has been mostly booked since they opened this past Fall.  The latest good news from Bluejacket is that they’re offering tours of their massive micro-brewery starting at the end of this month.

There are three options for the tours, but free tours will be on Fridays and Saturdays, first-come-first-serve, and limited capacity.  They’ll lead groups of 15 on 30-minute tours starting at 10:30 am, for 6 tours a day, each ending with a complimentary beer at their bar.

Part of the Bluejacket brewery, from a seat at the bar

Unfortunately, Bluejacket is still sticking to a no-growler policy, so for now you can only get their beer on site or sometimes in limited supply at Churchkey.  They have said that they plan to bottle some of the brews eventually, but no word on when.

DC based Proper Socks make my feet happy

2 Jan

Innovative DC based products like Proper Socks really make me happy. I think we can all agree that DC is in a bit of a golden age based on all the awesome food, restaurants, and housing. Long a bastion of boring, soulless clothing DC is having a moment with fashion too.

Proper Socks’ value proposition is simple: Your feet hurt from wearing dress shoes all day long; but your socks can help!

The key features that make Proper socks so baller are the following (from their Product page):

Right/Left Foot Specific:

Your right foot isn’t the same as your left foot, is it?  We didn’t think so. Proper Socks are specifically designed with anatomically correct construction to fit each foot uniquely.

Breathable Upper Toe Box:

Nobody likes sweaty feet. That’s why Proper Socks use ventilated mesh fabric for a breathable toe box to help keep your feet cool and dry throughout the day.

Unique Targeted Padding:

Your feet only hit the ground in certain spots, so Proper Socks feature unique, double-layer padding throughout the heel, toe box, and around the side of your feet to absorb everyday impact and to offer Proper comfort and support where it is needed most.

Arch Support:

Snug fabric around your foot provides Proper arch support and better fit.

Locally based Justin Schachner was a management consultant who spent most of his days in dress shoes and on his feet… sound familiar at all? Justin was rightfully frustrated at the lack of dress socks that also have the support of a good pair of athletic socks (and that manage to look cool all in the process). Proper Socks was born. Way to follow the American Dream Justin!

While the product isn’t available for purchase on their web site, you can get in on their Kickstarter campaign which ends on January 7, 2014. Oh and about those cool designs, check these out:

SoberRide offers free rides tonight… Happy new year!

31 Dec

From all of us at MLDC, have a safe and fun night tonight and have an awesome 2014 full of bow ties, man-stuff, and overall swag. We’ll keep bringing you our best, we promise. Thanks for making 2013 the best yet for MLDC!

And on that note, please be safe tonight. If you need a ride tonight, use SoberRide’s generous offer of a free taxi to get you home if it’s under $30. Call (800)200-TAXI.

Annual Room & Board clearance sale is on 12/26

23 Dec

I’m told this is something that’s worth attending, and I can certainly understand why… First of all it only happens once a year, and more importantly it’s a clearance sale for the best furniture store in DC. I’m also told that there’s a line that forms around 9am before the store opens at 10am, so might wanna lay off that last cup of grampy’s egg nog the night before. Discontinued items will be up to 50% off!

Room & Board is located at 1840 14th Street NW


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