Friday, April 23, 2010

Bespoke in Washington, DC: Field English Custom Tailors

I received some correspondence recently that Field Tailors has moved to a new address in Washington, D.C. They are staying put in Georgetown but moving further up Wisconsin Ave. The new address is 2134 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC. New hours are Mon-Fri 9:30am - 6:00pm and Saturday 9:30am - 3:00pm.

The head tailor is William Field, Jr, whose father trained in Savile Row and moved to the states in the 1960s. As far as I know, Will is one of the youngest head cutters and bench tailors in the US. They carry an excellent selection of fabric books such as Lesser and Drapers.

I visited three years ago and have a couple of three piece suits made by Will. They are what I would call a "soft structured" shoulder and chest - a fairly thin and soft chest canvas and minimal shoulder padding - and a shaped waist. I find his trouser cutting to be especially skillful. The brace-fitted trousers he made for me fit very well, showing nice, straight lines, and striking a pleasing balance between leg width and length.

The store will be having an opening party on April 30th from 6-9pm.

Additional links
- 2008 Washington City Paper article on William Field
- Styleforum thread on Field DB suit

Updated March 2011

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