Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Ministry of Supply coming to Bethesda Row
Named after the British government's pre-1959 military equipment department, Ministry of Supply specializes in performance businesswear that is easy to maintain, and comfortable during and after work. The venture was founded by 3 students at MIT. Much like another disrupting menswear shop at Bethesda Row, Bonobos, Ministry of Supply started online and is now moving into bricks and mortar. Bethesda will be one of the lucky few places to have them; they have existing stores in the District, San Francisco and Boston.
Prices are mid-to-upper range. You can pick up their Daystarter Kit, which includes everything you need for the office minus shoes and a tie (if you have to wear a tie), for $640. I definitely want to investigate suit coats that don't require expensive dry cleaning to maintain.
Ministry of Supply will take over the former Tugooh Toys space at 4823 Bethesda Avenue.