Okay, maybe not. But you can at least look like you’re going back to school—maybe for some postgraduate work.
Which brings us to Jack Wills, now open in Georgetown (naturally) to give your fall a bit of campus-ready British dash.
This place is what would happen if you crossed an upper-crust English hunt club with the Clash’s dressing room and stocked the whole thing with only slightly preppy wool sweaters, plaid shirts and flannel-lined vests.
Now, upstairs is mostly women’s stuff (and some pillows with the queen’s visage), but it’s worth the trip just for a look at the massive Union Jack made from 800 shot glasses.
Mostly, you’ll stick downstairs, where you’ll find another Union Jack (this one painted on the floor), along with some walking sticks, guitars and an actual red British military jacket.
You’ll also find a treasure trove of casual, British prep-school-inspired wear, from the simple (dark skinny denim, heavy cotton rugbies) to the more inspired (wool hoodies, tweed blazers by an outfitter to the British army).
Of course, if all this Britishness makes you pine for cupcakes, champagne and a local indie band, then swing by on Friday night, when they’re giving UD readers access to their opening party.
Have some Oscar Wilde ready to quote. Or Joe Strummer.