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Best of Washington 2012: A Better Fit

A well-fitting shirt is the key to looking sharp. Here are three unintimidating ways to get a custom men’s shirt.

Illustration by Scotty Reifsnyder

Best Foray Into Custom

The Georgetown shirt company Hugh & Crye offers nine semi-custom sizes based on torso height and body weight. Find your place on its easy-to-use body-type grid to discover your perfect fit. 3212 O St., NW, Suite 5; 202-250-3807;

Best If You Want to Step It Up

Talk about painless: It takes 30 seconds for Alton Lane’s state-of-the-art body scanner to capture measurements and a 3-D image of a man’s figure. Picking suit and shirt fabrics may seem hard by comparison. Visit to book an appointment at its Dupont Circle showroom.

Best Full Plunge Into Custom

Best of Washington 2012

Favored by professional athletes and busy politicos and lobbyists, Astor & Black brings its 28-point measurement system right to your home or office. A fresh set of suits, shirts, and ties arrives four to six weeks after you select styles and materials. Visit

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