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A youthful and stylish spirit with menswear knowledge forged in the fires of high end retail and tireless research, Anthony’s goal is to make sure every single man, woman, and child can achieve the style goals they set for themselves.
Raised in Northwest Indiana, Robert grew up in a small blue-collar town. He received a full-ride scholarship and was the first in his family to attend college. While working toward a degree in finance, Robert found his passion for menswear. He believes in creating long-term value by leading others and building a stronger community that raises the quality of life for all.
Robert and Anthony met at a restaurant in Washington, DC in the harshest part of winter. They immediately struck up a conversation about each other’s suits and their past in the menswear industry. Robert owned a retail store called Rusted Oak in Valparaiso, Indiana prior to moving to Washington and yearned to get back into the clothing game. Anthony sold custom suits for another company and strived to create his own brand to do the same.
Together, they began to brainstorm.
“We want to do something that nobody in our area seems to do, which is to truly be at their customer’s service. They sit in their retail space and expect everybody to know what they want and where to get it. Our goal is to make sure that no matter what your situation, no matter how busy you are, no matter what your level of knowledge, you can be educated and fitted for clothing that suits your real needs. No senseless upselling, no pressure, no quotas to hit. We’re in this business to make a difference in the community and inspire a revolution in DC menswear.”
Anthony Bolognese, Co-Founder of Capitol Hill Clothiers