Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ministry of Supply coming to Bethesda Row

The working men of Bethesda are about to get a wardrobe upgrade. A suit coat you can throw in the washing machine? Businesswear that is easy to stuff in your suitcase? A dress shirt that utilizes NASA temperature-control technology? Welcome to the Ministry of Supply, coming soon 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.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

And closing in 3, 2, 1... Sigh. Sad but probably true in a year or so.

Anonymous said...

They should have waited and gone to Westbard

Anonymous said...

Robert will need to start a gofundme page if he plans on "investigating" any of their offerings

#releaseDyersTaxReturns

Anonymous said...

Way to go! #PriceDyerOuttaBethesda

Anonymous said...

If 6:11 could make a career out of riding Robert Dyer's dick on here all day, he'd be a millionaire.

Anonymous said...

Seems that the Purple Line delays will cost business,

Anonymous said...

One million dollars cash..weighs 20.4lbs...I just know this stuff

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Anonymous said...

6:11am/10:47am your thirst for Robert's attention is palpable.

Dsntyield said...

What's the opposite of "moribund" in Dyer-speak?

Robert Dyer said...

3:27: Robert Dyer

Anonymous said...

Great reply! 2 points.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:40 AM - Dyer might be that desperate, but he'd go bankrupt within two hours if he tried doing that.

Anonymous said...

What has Robert Dyer accomplished to be considered the opposite of moribund?

Anonymous said...

He pens blogs with local information
He attends county meetings and reports the info to residents
He takes pictures
He gets involved in county issues
He's put his name on the ballot to try and evoke changes
Whether you like him or not, whether you like his message or not, these are things he actually does currently or has done in the past.

Now, what is it you naysayers have done or are doing? Besides naysaying. (naysay - what a fun word)

Poppy said...

I would worry about the quality of a $40 undershirt:

https://www.ministryofsupply.com/products/atmos-lt-baselayer-v-neck

At that price point, they can't be paying much attention to construction and build quality.

Anonymous said...

Say Poppy, where have you been?? And who the heck needs t-shirts that cost as much as a tank of gas? It's cotton material, no one sees it, and you need more than 1 a week

Dsntyield said...

That was a positively moribund response, Robert.

And for those who accused me of being anti-Dyer, I actually appreciate his reporting and advocacy. I just find the word Moribund funny