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Mon, Sep 26, 2011
Fall Getaway Picks
Fall's here, which means tweed, great boots and indoor entertainment. Our experts tell you their picks for the chillier season.
Whether you’re plucking apples in the foothills of the Shenandoah, hiking Old Rag or walking the Bay, fall is about the outdoors. Our local experts tell us what they need to survive the season; we tell you where to find it.
Scott Permar (left), co-founder and designer for Derringer Friday. Photo by Brandon Bloch
His Pick: Derringer Friday waxed cotton ties (available exclusively on derringerfriday.com in golden yellow, olive and dark blue); $100.
Why? “The waxed cotton, traditionally seen in outerwear, gives the tie a unique and unexpected texture.”
Donegal Tweed Vest; Ralph Lauren (above; select stores); $450. “Few things say fall like tweed,” Permar declares. A classic pattern will take you from apple-picking to cocktails and dinner without missing a beat. He opts for one from another classic: Ralph Lauren, who, Permar says, you can always count on for traditional pieces.
Edward Green Olney Jodphur Boots; Sky Valet (1800 Wisconsin Ave., NW); $1,230. Permar calls boots “a fall essential.” But instead of the traditional work or hiking boots, “It’s time to look for something different—and my money is on a classic pair of English jodhpur boots,” he says. We like these from Sky Valet in chocolate brown. (Check store for availability; photo from website)
“Casino Royale”; Idle Time Books (2467 18th St., NW); prices vary. What does Permar do when he has time to spare? “Long fall weekends and cooler weather provide a great opportunity to sit outside and read,” he says. “My personal read will be the classic—and lengthy—‘Moby Dick.’” Get character into your picks with finds from any of the used bookstores in the District.
Paige Speyer, owner of Wink Boutique; Photo by Claire Harvey
Her Pick: Gryphon Poncho; Wink Boutique (3109 M St., NW); $365.
Why? “Ponchos are easy to throw on, but it still dresses up your outfit.”
Habitual Harlow Flare in Eventide wash; The Denim Bar (1101 S. Joyce St., Arlington, Va.). Everyone needs a good pair of denim, and Speyer is no exception. “I’m all about the ’70s style right now,” she says. The Denim Bar in Arlington, Va., is aptly named: You can find any jean imaginable. Slip on a dark wash for a dressier but comfortable look.
TOMS shoes (shown here in Olive Canvas Women’s Classics); Urban Outfitters (3111 M St., NW). Speyer says she lives in her pair of TOMS. “They’re closed-toe, so they’re so great for travel,” she says. Speyer wears gray to go with everything, but the neutral olive is a good fall staple to have in your wardrobe.
Cycles Perfecta Liberty Puzzles; Labyrinth Games & Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave., SE); $95. Speyer is a family girl and loves playing games while she’s on vacation. “I’ve played backgammon since I was a kid," she says. For more kid-friendly entertainment (and for those just young at heart) head to Labyrinth, near the Eastern Market Metro station.