Read Wall - it's the name of the brand and owner. I met Read awhile back (possibly when I was a freshman in college) at a random holiday pop-up in Georgetown with Tuckernuck, Chubbies, and a collection of other local, small brands. We've kept in touch ever since and when I heard about his new storefront in Shaw, I popped in for a visit.
The space is furnished with a massive chesterfield couch, pingpong table, and plenty of booze. All of his products are produced under his own label, here in the US. I walked out with one of his striped oxford shirts produced by Thomas Mason. It's been a staple for the past two - soon to be three - seasons that hugs and gives in all the right places.
I haven't bought a full suit (yet), but it's at top placeholder on my acquisitions list. Every other week or so, they'll post on Instagram a sample swatch of one of their fabrics offering 45% off the first five custom orders. Seeing as everything is custom, this is an fantastic way for someone to score a gorgeous, custom garment at a awesome price.
While I hate to use the "p word," Read's garments are true representations of what preppy is (or shall I say was): traditionally, well-made clothes with a slim cut. Whether you're in the market for a full suit or a knit tie (Read was wearing one of these and I thought it looked great), you should stop into the store. You won't be disappointed.