Sad. I left Chicago in '88.
At the time there were two major
independent trad clothing stores
in Chicago: Mark Shale, and Brittany, Ltd.
There was also an independent in Oak Park,
the name of which I forget. In addition, there
was Ultimo which specialized in very high-end Italian
clothing- also gone. The story seems to repeat itself as it has for
the past two decades, despite the so-called
"return of the suit"