Scnupe: There are at least a dozen great specialty stores in Chicago. Do you prefer downtown, or will you be staying in a suburb? Be happy to give you an overview, or e-mail a portion of my database. It might also help me to know what specific labels you're looking for. George Greene info is as follows: Edmund Paszylk, John Moran, John Jones, Proprietors 49 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 654-2490 Pete and I usually speak with Edmund. Syd Jerome is also great- one of two spec stores in US to carry Saint Andrews (except for RLPL of course), and also recently added Sutor Mantellassi shoes. Davis for Men is another of my favorites...Rumor has it Michael Jordan used to shop there when he was a Bull, and the owner Steven Davis is really nice. Morris and Sons has GREAT deals, too. I'm not allowed to post or publish what they have because of the exclusives they have with certain labels. But going there is well worth the trip... If you have time check out Optimo Hats, too. Even if you don't like hats they have really interesting old hat making and maintenance eqt that hasn't been made for years.