(VersaceMan @ 22 June 2004, 5:16) I love Chicago. Â I was just there two weeks ago, and had a wonderful time (stuck mostly on Michigan Ave. and State St. for this trip). Â I usually try and make the trip three or four times a year with a friend. Steven's Point must have an excellent supply of the latest fashions and highest-quality garments, hey? Â
Oh, and have you ever visited stores in the Milwaukee area such as Harley's, Sonny's, Roger Stevens, Mark Pasch, or Aala Reed?
, Stevens Point is a major fashion destination for the sartorial cognoscenti of the world.
Â That, and the brewery. Â
Unfortunately, my time in Milwaukee was during a period of very "restrained income" (gotta' start somewhere
), so the stores you mention weren't on my radar. But they could be now. Are each of them equally worth the visit, or is one better than another?
I would recommend visiting Sonny's and Harley's. Sonny's is located downtown on Jefferson. They carry Canali, among many other labels (which I can't remember right now). Harley's is in Shorewood on the corner of Capitol and Oakland. They carry Lorenzini shirts, Jhane Barnes, Zegna (as well as Zegna shoes!
, Corneliani, Bruno Magli, and others. Check out their site at www.harleys4men.com
, however, they don't list all the lines they carry. Actually, I'd pay a visit to Roger Stevens downtown. They do a large custom shirt/suit business, but also carry a large assortment of RTW products. I personally haven't been in this store, but looking at the window displays reminds me a lot of the Paul Stuart store in Chicago. They are located on Wisconsin Ave. inside the Pfister hotel building.