“Marine Layer is a San Francisco-based premium casual apparel brand” coming to Logan Circle

marine layer

Thanks to Craig Chester for sending this Craigslist ad for Logan Circle:

“Oh. Hey DC.

The Company:
Marine Layer is a San Francisco-based premium casual apparel brand. We sell through our website and our retail stores in San Francisco, LA, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, NY and Miami (and expanding). We are a fast-growing company whose success has been built on a small, passionate team that works hard and has a lot of fun.”

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  • Is is just me, or do most in DC first read this as “marine lawyer”?

  • Guys’ t-shirts start at $42. I was expecting worse. But still…

    • Yeah…cheap clothing options is definitely one of the things that women have it good when it comes to retail.

      • maxwell smart

        True – although my understand is that A: woman’s clothing tends to be, in general., cheaply made and B: is easier to make. I’ve read that many times they use lower quality fabrics and cheaper details on women’s clothes. Which makes sense if you ever watch Project Runway when they get tasked with making men’s wear and everyone has a meltdown and makes literally the worst fit items ever.

        • Really? Womens’ clothing is generally cheaper than mens’? Check your facts.

          • With the exception of luxury brands, they are. We just have to buy more of them, because pieces aren’t as interchangeable. It’s also a lot easier for dude’s to take advantage of sales and stores like TJMaxx. Last year’s buttondown at Marshall’s looks almost identical to this year’s buttondown at Nordstrom. Whereas women’s clothing looks dated much more quickly.

    • Anonomnom

      This “3 for 100” section made me recoil. I just don’t get clothing prices for anything that moves into Logan.


      • I am actually a big fan of this brand, because its factories are in the US, they at least give lip-service to following good labor practices, and their products are really high-quality. Cheap textiles are produced by workers in some of the worst labor conditions. Every time I look at a $5 price tag for a t-shirt, I think: there’s no way I’d be comfortable with the conditions in whatever factory that was made. It’s not necessarily true that paying a lot of clothes guarantees good labor practices, but it’s almost certain that very inexpensive stuff was produced in very poor conditions.

        • “It’s not necessarily true that paying a lot of clothes guarantees good labor practices, but it’s almost certain that very inexpensive stuff was produced in very poor conditions.” – Thank you for saying this.

        • Yeah that sounds nice except you don’t have to pay $42 for a t-shirt to ensure it’s produced in humane conditions. Plenty on the market at <$22 that many of us 99%ers are probably wearing right now.

      • justinbc

        Not to mention that none of them are particularly appealing.

  • Is this basically Hollister for grown ups?

    • That was my second thought. My first was that I was looking at a J. Crew catalogue circa 1992 (minus the print tees). Yes, it made me feel like the old that I am.

  • Quincy-Street-Neighbor

    Their brand image of the seven day weekend seems very un-DC… the seven-day work week is more like it!

    • maxwell smart

      This is basically what I wear to work… luckily not everything in DC is suit and tie!

      • And you can buy this stuff in half a dozen places already. The idea that “Duofold” is a “premium” brand is just the beginning of the unintentional humor here.

  • I’ve been to their store in San Fran. The shirts are made from recycled balsa wood and they are soooooper soft. Plus, they are made in the USA.

  • If you don’t want to shop at Gap or H&M or Uniqlo, these are pretty in line for decently styled well made men’s clothes. It’s not that much more than BR, Jcrew or Bonobos. Us guys don’t have a ton of affordable options; we can’t just walk down the street into one of the dozens of boutiques to find that perfect item on sale.
    I’m glad a bit of SF is coming to DC and hope to check out the store!

  • I like to shop at thrift stores in part because I like recycling clothes. Used clothes from Western industrialized countries often wind up in Africa where they are sold for pennies. The textile manufacturing industries in many parts of Africa have been destroyed by the influx of cheap used clothing into the economy.

    Sometimes I just need something new, but in most cases serviceable and handsome used clothing can be found. I don’t care what a retailer charges for new clothes, if they can stay in business they are clearly fulfilling a need somehow. I don’t have to buy there.

  • Lame as sh*t!

  • I love the random hate coming from people who have never been there. Enjoy your thrift store shopping.

    Marine Layer is fantastic. Great addition to DC.

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