A note from Read: Introducing the RW Workshop

By | 2017-08-31T15:29:29+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Events|

A note from Read: Since I started this company, we have always been proud to work with some of the best factories, manufactures, and artisans in this country. Quality is something we take very seriously and it exists in small pockets here in the U.S.A. While trends show these skills are waning still, the pride

Well Hello, Bethesda Row.

By | 2017-08-24T22:04:07+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Events|

Friends, We've got some big news to share. Today, we opened a pop-up shop on Bethesda Row in Bethesda, MD. We're very excited to join a fantastic retail destination, and we're bringing our full line of American-made custom and ready-to-wear men's tailored clothing to the Row. That includes suits, sport coats, trousers, dress & sport

Sartoria Columbia: On Good Buttonholes & the Gimp

By | 2017-08-17T22:46:20+00:00 August 17th, 2017|North/South|

The Gimp. Functional buttonholes, generally on a jacket sleeve, are an item that many will find on a ‘top 10 things you should have on a good suit’ article. You’ve all seen them; some are good and most are not. But why would such a superficial detail matter to so many people? Not

Advanced Water Purification: The Green Fizz

By | 2017-08-17T22:44:26+00:00 August 17th, 2017|North/South|

Van Gogh Green. This painting hangs in the National Gallery if you’d like to see it in person. The first time I made a Green Fizz, it stopped me mid-motion as I was turning off the kitchen light. “Good God, that is delicious,” I exclaimed to my skeptical wife. It was halfway gone

Advanced Water Purification: The Gin Fizz

By | 2017-08-17T20:39:41+00:00 August 17th, 2017|North/South|

Bogie knows how to keep cool in warmer climates. There is nothing quite like a well-made Fizz. There are tons of ways to make one, of course, and they share many characteristics with other drinks, but, as a category, they are singularly fun and refreshing. Begin the evening brio; cool off and invigorate

Advanced Water Purification: The Host Gift

By | 2017-08-17T17:15:45+00:00 August 17th, 2017|North/South|

It's important to find the right host gift.photo by: Henri Carter Bresson Thursday was our first day in Bethesda, and several of our friends dropped by to say hello, toting celebratory gifts — tequila, champagne, bourbon — to mark the occasion. It’s a lovely gesture, and it inspired today’s topic: alcohol as a

Advanced Water Purification: Ti Punch

By | 2017-08-17T17:01:42+00:00 August 17th, 2017|North/South|

“Ti” is Creole for the French “Petit,” meaning “Tiny.” Perhaps it is apt that it precedes the word “Punch” … Ti Punch (pronounced like Tea Punch) has a misleading name. There’s no tea in it, nor is it exceptionally punch-like, in my mind. But don’t let that put you off, for here there

Sartoria Columbia: A Note on the Handmade Suit

By | 2017-08-17T16:59:07+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A hand made suit is a slightly vague term. In theory, all suits, and just about all garments for that matter, are made by hand -- the sewbots have not taken over our factories just yet. But there are certain, automated steps that can be done by machine. Sometimes they can produce a better quality