Who knew Washington D.C. was the home of so many stylish men (quiet in the peanut gallery, please)?Â When an iconic menswear designer like Joseph Abboud comes to town, they all appear out of nowhere and may I just state (and I overheard many a female saying this as well last evening) : Thank you for opening Streets Mr. Abboud because some of these guys need
some a lot of assistance in looking dapper and this two level beautiful space is certainly one place where they can start.
With its doors opening a bit over a month ago, this Wisconsin Avenue location has seen a few leases come in and out, but hopefully Streets will be more appealing to the Georgetown set.Â Streets makes one appreciate men’s fashion, even the manliest of men.Â It’s an impressive inventory in a masculine setting and throughout the grand opening night event I heard compliment after compliment on the displays.
The three hour evening had valet service (that was huge), live music by local crooner (and old friend) Christopher Linman, who you can also hear at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, passedÂ hors d’oeuvres by award-winning and hard working Chef Todd Gray, who was there in person and will be competing in the annual Capital Food Fight benefiting DC Central Kitchen Thursday night (back to back to back events) and a bars a plenty.Â My boyfriend (and pretty much everyone else) was obsessed with the famous Equinox Restaurant risotto balls, and guests meandered their way delicately throughout the store while sipping champagne and a few more manly drinks.
So what is Streets?Â It’s a concept created for the stylish set where they can find all HMX Group brands under one roof.Â The Georgetown retailer (Beverly Hills was the first) will feature the seasonal collections of Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Coppley, Reid & Taylor, and Palm Beach, along with others.Â Â The man, the legend himself Mr. Abboud walked around the crowd, posing for photo opps, shaking hands, answering questions, and all quite graciously.Â He’s currently Chief Creative Officer of HMX and was thoroughly engaged in the development with our local Streets property.Â Also in attendance in the packed space was HMX CEO Doug Williams.
Streets of Georgetown is located at 1254 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.