—Club ties that may have been inadvertently dipped in juleps.
—Denzel Washington’s mustache (we hope it was for a part).
Oh, and Paul Stuart, the New York haberdasher that’s been dressing the likes of Cary Grant and Miles Davis since 1938, now open at CityCenterDC.
This place is big. Like almost 10,000-square-feet big. Take a look here. The two floors are just filled with classic-looking finery—a little Savile Row, a little Ivy League, a little Jazz Age (in fact, they’re dressing the Smithsonian jazz orchestra).
You’ll find something here for almost any spring situation. Like:
The Preakness: Pineapple-print bow ties, Panama hats and something from their famous “sock wall” of really bold socks.
Driving with the top down: An Italian-goat-suede blazer, or a French-made motorcycle jacket.
Your biggest meeting of 2015: Custom suits from their Phineas Cole line, which gets a bit more rakish. Think double-breasted waistcoats and suit fabrics from their art-deco-era archives.
A black-tie gala: A pink linen tuxedo shirt. Antique diamond cufflinks. A cane.
A cane, goddammit.