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Best of 2011: Dr. K’s Vintage

Best vintage for men
Photograph by Yassine El Mansouri

Dr. K's Vintage
1534 U St., NW; 240-888-6284

Washington has long been a desert for men who enjoy a good thrift shop. Enter Somkiat Umkerd, a 20-year vintage collector with an Americana/rockabilly/Western eye. His DC store, Dr. K Vintage, may be narrow, but it’s dense with varsity jackets, collegiate cardigans, lumberjack plaids, army rucksacks, and old-school Levi’s. Did we mention the long wall of vintage lace-ups and cowboy boots?

 

 

 

This article appears in the July 2011 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.