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Hugh & Crye Team: Meet Matt

I’m from… I was born and raised in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada. So yes, that means I use kilometers instead of miles, Celsius instead of Fahrenheit, and I know all of the words to God Save the Queen. In the last ten years I’ve also lived in Calgary, London UK, and most recently Toronto. After three awesome years in the latter and fully repatriating myself, I was on the move again and immigrated to “the States” via DC and haven’t looked back.

In DC you’ll find me at… I’m a big supporter of all things new and exciting so since I’m so new to the city of Washington, you could find me anywhere. My home base is Adams Morgan and Meridian Hill Park. Typically I’d venture out via 16th St NW on my singlespeed Peugeot bike and head south on the hunt for a new coffee shop.

My favorite Hugh & Crye shirt is… My first love and purchase was the Piedmont, and I still wear it all the time. Being tall and lean I always have had difficulty finding shirts that fit, let alone a pattern that doesn’t bore me after a week. The striking blue and white contrast stands out in any environment, and I double the shirt’s versatility by wearing it tucked in for handshakes and untucked for fist bumps.

At Hugh & Crye I… I manage the digital marketing at Hugh & Crye. This means I’m responsible for introducing new customers to Hugh & Crye and making sure they have the best digital experience ever while they learn about our brand, our story, and our products. The cool part about this is existing customers get to reap the benefits of an improving digital experience as well, and the Hugh & Crye community grows larger and stronger with each passing week.

This spring I’m looking forward to wearing…  I can’t wait to get back into my well-worn Rainbow sandals (they’re not flip flops!). I’m from the West Coast after all so that means I’d pair those with dark jeans and a Japanese-inspired washed cutaway shirt like the Asahikawa with the sleeves rolled up high. A pair of sunglasses with an authentic Panama hat would complete the look.

Something you might be surprised to learn about me is… Here comes the rapid fire answer section: I don’t speak French. I do bake muffins. I have a deep desire to learn anything and everything. I have run with the bulls. I have theories about kindergarten and immortality that I like to share with almost anyone.

I’m most looking forward to visiting… I want to take my wife to Spain after she finishes graduate school next year. We have both traveled Europe but that’s one country she hasn’t been to yet and I’d love to show her around the amazing Basque region. Also locally, I’m preparing to do a 3-night back-country camping trip in the Appalachians in May. I can’t wait to hit the trail, live purely for a few days, and get lost in my own thoughts.

Follow Matt on: Twitter & Instagram

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HUGH & CRYE In the community: John P. Sousa Middle School

On April 9th, Hugh & Crye guys James & Carl were asked to speak to a group of 16 girls at John P. Sousa Middle School in Southeast, Washington, DC. Their teacher, Trinaty Fonana, was aware of our company and thought it would be nice for us to help the girls with an upcoming fashion show.

This was the first time we’ve ever been asked to do something like this, and admittedly, we were 1/2 excited and 1/2 anxious. Sure we know #menswear and ecommerce and startups… but would we be able to help a group of middle school girls from DC?

The girls split themselves into four teams, that had distinct themes for their respective segments of the show: Sassy, Radiant, Fierce, and Bold. And they asked our advice on styling. Yikes.

Here’s what we said:

  • Be comfortable. Above all, it’s important to be comfortable with what you’re wearing. Your goal should be to show your best self, everyday, and that means you have to be comfortable with what you’re wearing.
  • Have fun! Fashion doesn’t have to be “serious”. Go out and have fun with whatever you choose to wear.
  • Don’t worry about what others think. To us, the best sort of fashion is very personal – it’s style. It comes from within, and even though it might not be for everyone, it might be perfect for you. That’s what matters.
  • Try new things! Part of fashion is simply getting ready every day, and we enjoy trying something new every day. Could be a new accessory, or coordinating a top to a different bottom – whatever. Feel free to mix and match in ways that you have never before.

The girls and their teacher were incredibly grateful for us coming by and helping – and honestly, it was really nice for us to connect with the community here in DC.

Good luck girls, May 12th is not far away!

– James and Carl
of Hugh & Crye

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Dress Sheets That Fit.

We’re really excited about this one. 3 years in the making, we’re happy to announce H&C for the home: Dress Sheets That fit.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

– Team H&C

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HUGH & CRYE #MENSWEARTOUR: BARCELONA WINE BAR

Thursday night, the Hugh & Crye #mensweartour set up at Barcelona Wine Bar on 14th St NW in the Logan Circle neighborhood of DC. Barcelona Wine bar is a Spanish tapas style restaurant and bar with locations up and down the East Coast. With their floor to ceiling windows evoking a feeling of being outside, the bar inside Barcelona was the perfect location for us to join friends for a night of cocktails and wine to bring in the official start of spring. This #mensweartour event was especially memorable for us as we were able to cheers to Hugh & Crye’s newest team member Matt Kennedy.

Thanks again to everyone who came out and joined us!

Our next installment of the #mensweartour is this Thursday (March 27th) at Fainting Goat. We hope you’ll join us!

Make sure you RSVP:  Fainting Goat #mensweartour - March 27th, 7-9pm

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My morning routine: Carl

If you’ve lived in Washington, DC long enough (read: a week or more), the question “What do you do?” is all to familiar to you. At Hugh & Crye, we’re comfortable with being completely out-of-place in our nation’s capital. We’re not an enterprise or government focused technology services company. And we’re in no way affiliated with the corn lobby.

We’re a menswear brand. Consumer facing. E-commerce focused.

How we present ourselves to the world, every day, is core to what we do. And we thought it would be fun to show you a glimpse of our morning routine. Getting ready. Putting together a look for the day. The commute to our Georgetown store and offices. And of course a little “day in the life”.

We’re kicking off the series with our customer experience associate, Carl, who was followed into H&C by his friend and photographer Ryan Tomsu.

Enjoy!

 

Carl is wearing McComb Blazer in Brown Plaid, Denali shirt  & Ulm square end tie.

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HUGH & CRYE #mensweartour: 2 Birds 1 Stone

The #mensweartour is really starting to hit its stride now. Last night we had the pleasure of happy hour-ing at 2 Birds 1 Stone in the 14th st neighborhood of NW Washington DC.

2B1S is a the latest location from local mixologist Adam Bernbach. If you have ever visited Proof in Chinatown or Estadio in Logan Circle, you may be aware of the flavors and character that Adam brings to cocktails. Located in the basement of Doi Moi, just around the corner on 14th & S. The bar provided a great atmosphere for us and our friends. It is always great for us to see how the fellas are styling their Shirts, Blazers, Ties, Pocket Squares and even Vintage.

Thanks again to everyone who came out and joined us!

Our next installment of the #mensweartour is this Thursday (March 20th) at
Barcelona. We hope you’ll join us!

Make sure you RSVP:  Barcelona #mensweartour - March 20th, 7-9pm

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HUGH & CRYE #MENSWEARTOUR: Molly Malone’s

Thanks to everyone who joined us Friday night for the second stop of our #mensweartour at Molly Malone’s. We were able to kick a bit of the cold weather this weekend in The District and having the pleasure of kicking off such a great weekend with so many of you was truly our pleasure. The third stop of our #mensweartour is this Thursday (March 13th) at 2 Birds 1 Stone. We look forward to joining you for another night of a great conversation and great cocktails.

Make sure you RSVP below!

March 13th – 2 Birds 1 Stone #mensweartour – 7-9pm

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HUGH & CRYE #mensweartour KICK OFF: BOUNDARY STONE

Last night we kicked off our #mensweartour at Boundary Stone. Luckily they were kind of enough to provide us with the some needed heat (and drinks) indoors as it looks like this winter is trying to hang on for just a few more days here in DC. We had a great time seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones. We are back at it again on March 7th, this time we’re headed to Molly Malone’s on Barracks Row. We look forward to seeing even more of you out there! We hope you join us.

Make sure you RSVP below!

March 7th -  Molly Malone’s #mensweartour -  7-9pm

– Team H&C
www.hughandcrye.com

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We’re going on tour!

The guys of Hugh & Crye have long had a simple resolution: to get out of the office more. Being an e-commerce company means we’re often behind our computers, at our desks. Especially in this incredibly long and unwelcome winter we’re having right now.

Well, we’ve had about enough. (Of not getting out of the office). So, this Thursday, we’re starting a little tour across our beloved city of Washington, DC. Rest assured, we’re keeping our clarinets at home. But, there will be good music, great company, and plenty of drinks to be had.

Six happy-hour-esque events, culminating in the motherlode of too-late-to-be-called-a-holiday-party, on April 11th. As you can see, we’re kicking off the tour tomorrow (Thursday February 27th) at one of our favorite bars in DC: Boundary Stone, from 7 to 9pm.

(RSVP by clicking on the locations)

Feb 27 Boundary Stone 7-9pm   116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Mar 07 Molly Malone’s 7-9pm   713 8th St SE
Mar 13 2 Birds 1 Stone 7-9pm   1800 14th St NW
Mar 20 Barcelona 7-9pm   1622 14th Street NW
Mar 27 Fainting Goat 7-9pm   1330 U St NW
Apr 03 The Pour House 7-9pm   319 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Apr 11 TBA 9pm+   Not to be missed, this one.

 

It’s pretty simple, really: we want to come see you and thank you in person for supporting us over the years.

We hope you join us. Make sure you RSVP above!

For shirts and giggles,

– Team H&C
www.hughandcrye.com

Spread the word on twitter, facebook… and snapchat maybe? #hughandcrye

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New Fully-Lined Blazer: Navy Plaid

Another addition to our fully-lined collection of blazers, is a 100% wool navy plaid colorway in the McComb style: two-button enclosure, medium width lapel, double vent back, and working button holes on the cuffs (‘surgeon’ cuffs). Check it out.

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