I am virtually certain that the article you remember is "In the Fine
Line of Duty: For Sartorial Style, D.C.'s Power Brokers Find Tailored
Suits Befit Their Needs," by Maureen Fan; The Washington Post; Nov 1,
2004; pg. A.01
I am also virtually certain that the tailor you remember is Georges de
Paris, whose business address is 650 14th St. in D.C.
Here is a link to an article about Mr.de Paris, which may jog your memory:
The Hill: Georges de Paris,The Frenchman who dresses President Bush
By Albert Eisele (1/29/03)
To access a "preview" of the Post article and purchase the complete
article if you wish, go first to this linked page:
Washington Post: Archive Search
Then just enter the terms "de paris" "tailor" (without the quotes) in
the search box.
I started with the Post's archive search tool and found the article by
using the search terms "tailor" and "14th" (without the quotes). This
led me to the "preview" of the article. I then used Google to search
for "baytok" (a name mentioned in the preview), "tailor" and "14th"
and found a mention of de Paris high in the search results:
baytok tailor 14th
I then went back to the Post's archive search tool and entered the
terms "de paris" and "tailor' (without the quotes), and I was again
led to the article I referenced above.
This is virtually conclusive evidence that Mr. de Paris is the tailor
that interests you.