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Scogna Custom Tailor and Formal Wear will be closed between August 20 and September 9. Please call ahead for alterations and orders. 202-296-4555. Thank you!

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Scogna Custom Tailor and Formal Wear is Washington's oldest tailor. Founded in 1920 by Italian immigrant Sam Scogna, our shop has tailored and outfitted presidents, congressmen, and Washingtonians from all walks of life, from students at their graduation ball to white tie dinner-goers. Now in Geo...

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Scogna Formal Wear has moved to our new location at 3015 M Street NW in Georgetown, above Sprinkles cupcake. We can’t wait to see you there!

Call (202) 531-4303 for immediate questions about tailoring, tuxedo rental and sales, and more. Scogna Formal Wear will celebrate its 100th year in busines...

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Our master tailor has fifty years of experience in the formal wear business! For the perfect fit, come in anytime without an appointment for alterations. Suits, dresses, jeans — you name it, Scogna will take care of you. We are located at the heart of downtown DC.

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Tuxedos for sale and rent — Scogna Formal Wear features designers like Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass, and more. In all sizes and styles, including slim. We also carry Made in U.S. attire.

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Scogna Formal Wear is a Washington institution. We dug up a 1953 profile of our founder, Sam Scogna, from the San Bernardino Sun. Sam's customers included presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson; publisher William R. Hearst; and Winston Churchill.


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a month ago
Dil is the best. I have come to him for dress, pant, and skirt alterations and he kills it every time. Always exactly what i wanted and goes the extra mile to do it in a timely fashion. His new location on the same street as the USPS is very easy to find, spacious, and with a fitting room. If something isn’t up to par, he’ll fix it for you so it’s right. I swear he works magic- ladies I highly recommend going to Scogna for any of you alteration needs.
- Emily P
a month ago
Recently, my tailor of several years stopped doing alterations, so I was forced to search for a new one. After receiving one alteration from Mr. Dil, I knew my search was over. I asked him to taper the leg opening of some pants down to 7 inches—an alteration that, because of my body type, often took other tailors a couple tries to get right. I didn't even try on the pants and he was able to do the alteration perfectly on the first try. I have taken several more items to him since, with equally impressive results. Most recently, I had the sleeves shortened on two shirts. When I picked them up, I realized the sleeves were baggier than I like. Mr. Dil tapered the sleeves of both shirts on the spot, and he insisted on doing so at no charge! I recommend Mr. Dil without reservation.
5 months ago
Mr. Dil is simply the best! I went in with not one, but two dresses that I needed altered in a quick turnaround. He asked me my deadline and was able to work over time to complete it before my requested timeline. Mr. Dil is a tailor fit for the President and that’s why he works on the presidents custom tailor jobs. If you’re reading this, use Mr. Dil.
- Shelby S

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Scogna Formal Wear has tailored and fitted presidents, diplomats, and Washingtonians since 1920. Our services include alterations for men and ladies from our master tailor, who has 50 years of experience. 

  • Scogna offers a wide selection of tuxedos for rental and sale, including tail tuxedos — and top names like Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, and more. Our stock includes Made in U.S. attire and a variety of sizes and cuts, including slim.

  • Scogna tailors men's and women's styles, from suits to bridesmaid dresses. We strive to make sure our customers look their best. 

  • And for your daywear, we sell 100% Italian wool and silk suits — with complementary alterations on any purchase, to ensure a top fit.

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  • (202) 296-4555
  • (202) 296-0748
  • (202) 531-4303


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1214 31st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Business Hours

Mon:9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Tue:9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Wed:9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Thu:9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Fri:9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Sat:10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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