Frank & Oak Brings In-Store Shaves and Affordable Menswear to The Shay

Photograph by Caroline Cunningham. All other photographs courtesy Frank & Oak.

As DC continues to welcome in shops with stylish menswear–Onward Reserve, Avenue Jack, Maketto, Paul Stuart, and Filson all opened in the last year–Washington men have fewer and fewer excuses for dressing poorly. Those excuses get even slimmer with the opening of Frank & Oak at The Shay development in Shaw.

Frank & Oak brings on-trend mens apparel and accessories with affordable prices–think $60 button-downs and $80 sweaters–along with a Trunk Club-esque delivery service. Called “The Hunt Club,” Frank & Oak’s styling service allows gentlemen to select for themselves or have a ”Style Advisor” send a box of recommended items, try them on at home, and pay for what they keep, earning store credit for every purchase. The DC store will also host a barber chair where shoppers can sit for a quick cut or shave.

The choice to open one of the brand’s 12 stores–and one of only three outside of Canada–in Washington wasn’t random. DC landed a Frank & Oak through the brand’s In My City campaign, which called on American cities to vote for a Frank & Oak boutique in their town by buying a gift card.

Frank & Oak opens its doors tomorrow, November 7, at 1924 8th Street. Take a peek inside in the photos below.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.