By Christina Tiberio
Fresh on the heels of same-sex marriage for all, Sharpe Suiting returns to Washington for a popup shop, and just in time for a promising, prosperous wedding season.
Specializing in luxe formalwear for all bodies and identities, Sharpe Suiting allows everyone to express their personality without feeling like they’re wearing someone else’s wardrobe. Founder Leon Wu started Sharpe in 2012 when he saw the masses of frustrated members of the LGBT community looking for formalwear who, for various reasons, didn’t fit into typical rack suits. To help them dress to the nines, Wu trademarked an “andropometrics” tailoring system suited to an androgynous silhouette.
If expressing yourself means not wearing a suit, Sharpe Suiting has still has you covered. They recently have added dress making to their repertoire and will offer made-to-order gown consultations at the popup.
From July 8 through 13, Sharpe welcomes all who’d like a well-made tailored suit (or dress!) to stop by its popup and schedule a fitting with Wu himself. Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Turn around time for a suit is between three and eight weeks, and full custom suits start at $985.