We met quite a few new folks, but we also really enjoyed seeing some familiar faces. Time and time again the H&C community turns out for our events around the District, and we love seeing you there! You can check out some photos below, plus we did a special edition of Friday Style during the event.
Over the years, we’ve fielded many questions. Some simple, others not so much (e.g. “When will you start making pants?”). In order to answer your inquiries, we’ve launched a new video series cleverly called #AskHugh&Crye.
A rotating cast from Team H&C will be here every week addressing any and all of your questions regarding fit, style, trends, and anything else that comes to mind. Send your questions to @hughandcrye on Twitter #AskHughandCrye, or simply comment on the video (or even this post).
Watch the latest episode to learn more about our donation program with Martha’s Outfitters, and how you can get a discount on your next H&C shirt:
There’s no question that beards are popular at Hugh & Crye HQ. But the competition for best facial hair hit a whole new level when Brightest Young Things named James one of DC’s Most Bad-Ass Lumbersexuals. In case you aren’t familiar with this term, a lumbersexual is a “metro-sexual who has the need to hold on to some outdoor based rugged-ness, thus opting to keep a finely trimmed beard.” Think Paul Bunyan meets David Beckham.
In further support of the beard trend, Fox 5 DC reached out to James for a feature on Good Day DC last week. Watch James in all his bearded glory talking shop with his fellow lumbersexuals.
DC’s lumbersexuals (left to right): Jake, James of Hugh & Crye, and Nick. James is wearing the Rushmore shirt with a Seneca blazer and Madaket pocket square.
It’s pretty surreal seeing Eddie Redmayne, Oscar-winning actor and the star of “The Theory of Everything,” on the back cover of Men’s Health wearing a Hugh & Crye pocket square tucked into his Prada suit.
In the March Spring Style issue pictured here, he sports the Madaket—a navy blue square with white polka dots, made in the USA.
Our quaint Georgetown shop served us well for four years, but as the boxes slowly started taking over, it became clear we’d outgrown the space. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been packing up our old offices at WeWork and 3212 O Street to make the transition to our new home at 300 Tingey Street SE. As of Friday, we have officially moved out of Georgetown and into The Yards!
When does the new shop open?
We’re planning a grand opening for the beginning of April. In the meantime, if you’d like to drop by for local pickup or to try a few shirts on, please do! Just give us a heads-up beforehand as we won’t be keeping regular hours. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tweet us @hughandcrye, or give us a call 202-250-3807.
Check out photos from the H&C move and a first look at the new location after the jump!
Last year, Angie and Sean Holman did what many of us only daydream about: They quit their jobs and traveled the world. In order to keep their baggage light, they each brought just two shirts. Sean chose wisely and packed his Hugh & Crye Traveler shirt.
From Zimbabwe to India to Thailand, the shirt made its way around the world and back in one piece. It’s pretty incredible to see a shirt we designed to be the traveler’s faithful necessity truly serve its intended purpose.
“Even at the end of our trip it looked great. We just moved to California to start new jobs and he wore it on his first day,” said Angie. “I still can’t believe a shirt worn that much, washed in rivers and sinks all over the world, and squished into a backpack for a year, could stay looking so new.”
Check out Sean and Angie’s travel blog Where is Seangie? for more stories from their travels.
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Professionals Collection—a series of timeless dress shirts with understated patterns and semi-spread collars. In other words, shirts you wear to work.
Featuring subtle stripes and checks in a blue and white palette, the Professionals are refined yet friendly. You’re not Gordon Gekko. You’re a good dude who works hard and succeeds without having to compromise your integrity. These dress shirts were designed for you.
Named after the bustling streets of London, these shirts serve as a tribute to a city that epitomizes timeless style and tailored fit. Cut from 100% Egyptian cotton sourced from Italy, the Professionals feature back darts and the signature Hugh & Crye tapered cut for a fit that rivals custom.
The Professionals Collection was photographed by Kate Warren around and above Kalorama, a historic neighborhood of Washington, DC, known for its diplomatic residences. See more photos from the shoot after the jump!
Our shirts are worn in all 50 states and more than 50 countries worldwide. But we weren’t expecting one to be worn 10,000 feet under water.
Phil Torres is an entomologist and expert contributor on Al Jazeera America’s TechKnow. He’s also an H&C customer with some pretty incredible stories of adventure. Just last month, Phil reported live from 10,000 feet underwater in submarine Alvin wearing a Hugh & Crye Fitted T-Shirt. So now we can say our shirts have been two miles under water. Thanks, Phil!
Check out more photos from the dive below and on Phil’s Instagram.
We’re incredibly humbled whenever a guy chooses to wear Hugh & Crye, but especially so when it’s for his wedding day. H&C customer Eric and his now-wife Sarah recently got married at the Carnegie Institute for Science in the heart of D.C., followed by a photo shoot at Nationals Park. The groomsmen all happened to be wearing our Langdon shirt.
“We love D.C. so much and, despite the fact that we are both from elsewhere, this has really become our home. So we really wanted to showcase tons of local stuff for all of our out of town guests,” said Eric. “That meant flowers from Eastern Market, Green Hat Gin cocktails, and DC Brau beer. It also meant that we wanted the groomsmen outfitted in the best D.C. has to offer, and, obviously, that’s Hugh and Crye.”