Location: Washington, DC
Notable Businesses: SuitSupply, Lost Boys, Baked & Wired, Solbiato, Rugby Cafe, Streets of Georgetown
You have to give the nation's capital credit for really stepping up its game. In the past five years, DC's sea of suits has transformed into a distinct culture of style. Georgetown, the go-to place for chains like J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, and Barneys, has seen a surge of menswear shopping from designers like rag & bone and the buzzed-about SuitSupply. Barack Obama is a fan of Chicago's Hart Schaffner Marx suits, so they opened up a Streets of Georgetown shop to appease their big client. Independent shops like Major, Solbiato, and Lost Boys cater to fans of high fashion, sneakers, and streetwear alike. Meanwhile, the Rugby CafĂ© on Wisconsin Ave. doubles as a popular hangout for hungry college kids and natty folks hankering for a stiff drink and a hearty burger. Sure, there's plenty of fresh kids that frequent the U Street Corridor, the Atlas District, and Chinatown, but on a per capita basis, you just can't match Georgetown's swag.