Hugh & Crye Mens Clothing Coming to the the Boilermaker Shops in Navy Yard

Tingey Street SE

From a press release:

“The growing collection of distinctive local and regional restaurants and retailers that are joining The Yards has just taken a significant step forward with the announcement that the renowned, DC-born and based menswear purveyor, Hugh & Crye, will open in March at The Yards. The announcement was made today by Forest City Washington, the master developer of The Yards, a major, urban mixed-use redevelopment project growing in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of DC.

Bringing its high quality custom-fit and ready-to-wear collection of menswear and accessories to The Yards is the latest step in the impressive growth of this distinctive menswear retailer which was founded in DC’s Shaw neighborhood in late 2009 primarily as an online retailer (

The new 2,858 SF Hugh & Crye shop will be located in the Boilermaker Shops, the former Navy Yard industrial building on Tingey Street SE between Third and Fourth Sts. SE in The Yards which also houses several other retailers and restaurants, including Bluejacket and Willie’s. Hugh & Crye is the first clothing retailer to open at The Yards.

“The Yards is a wonderful location for Hugh & Crye both in character and style,” said Founder and CEO Pranav Vora. “The industrial heritage of the neighborhood fits well with our brand and appeals to our target customer,” he added.

Along with Co-Founder and customer experience connoisseur Philip Soriano, Hugh & Crye’s ongoing mission is to vastly improve the comfort, fit and look of menswear while operating with a three-prong approach of products, people and planet, based upon the principles of

responsible consumption and sourcing. The company uses only high quality fabric produced in an environmentally-responsible manner without harmful chemicals or additives, as well as reputable shirt makers who genuinely care for their workers by providing fair wages and safe working environments.

“We have been very impressed by the quality and reputation of Hugh & Crye,” said Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington. “To have them join The Yards as our initial clothing retailer really sets the tone for diversifying our retail mix in a distinct way as we continue to move forward and grow this project.”

Adding to the growing urban fabric of the neighborhood, many of the retailers and restaurants that have chosen to open locations at The Yards are locally/regionally based and for a few, including TaKorean and Ice Cream Jubilee, The Yards is their first full brick and mortar store location.

The Yards currently offers 14 places to eat (including two that will open in the spring in the Lumber Shed) and additional specialty and service retailers. Harris Teeter, as well as Vida Fitness, along with its Bang Salon, Aura Spa and Penthouse Pool Club Lounge are the retailer anchors of the neighborhood.

The residential options at The Yards continue to grow, as well. Foundry Lofts Apts. (170 units), an adaptive reuse of a former Navy Yard industrial building, like the Boilermaker Shops, was the initial residential building to open at The Yards in late 2011 and is currently fully leased. Last June, the second residential building to be completed, Twelve12 (218 units), began welcoming residents and is now over 80% leased. The next residential building at The Yards, to be known as Arris, will add another 327 apartment units to the east of Foundry Lofts, as well as approximately 19,000 SF of street-level retail upon its completion in late 2015. Arris has been designed by the renowned NYC architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
Announced last fall, was the development at The Yards of a condo building by PN Hoffman. Construction is projected to commence on that residential component in late 2015. It will be the first for-sale residential product to become available at The Yards.

At full build-out, The Yards will offer over 2,800 residential units, 1.8 million SF of office space and up to 400,000 SF of retail, dining and services. Additional information about The Yards can be found online at as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Twitter.”

12 Comment

  • justinbc

    Wow, that’s awesome, I’m a huge fan of their stuff.

  • maxwell smart

    Glad to see these guys continue to grow – quality product and great service! I’m a little sad they are leaving Georgetown since it will be much further for me to visit and stock up but maybe bigger store = more product!

  • justinbc

    Also, huge news regarding the first condo building being built down there!

  • “The industrial heritage of the neighborhood fits well with our brand and appeals to our target customer.” How? Their clothes are for tiny guys. If you are tall or anywhere near average size, you’ll end up returning everything because it’s made for short bulimics.

    • Is this a joke? I’m 6′ and 175 lbs and their stuff fits me perfectly. And there are sizes for taller/meatier people than me. But yeah, they’re not catering to your average present day Texas sized waistline.

    • maxwell smart

      Have you visited their showroom? Have you tried on their shirts? Something tells me you haven’t. Their entire mission is to make shirts that fit many different body types / sizes which is why they carry 12 “sizes” for various height + body build. I’m guessing your comment is based more on personal preference.

    • wow, so they sell clothes for people with a waist? Sign me up.

    • palisades

      I think you’re confusing them with H&M

  • Awesome news for them. They definitely outgrew their Georgetown location and this will be a great addition to that neighborhood. I’d recommend any DC based guy to give them a try, they are all genuinely great guys and the product is top notch.

  • Anonynon

    I got a shirt from their georgetown location, still one of my favorite shirts but probably could use a new one soon. Personally a lot of their shirts are a little odd, i prefer just the normal oxford in solid colors 🙂

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