This past weekend I had business taking me to Chicago. I was walking along State St. when I passed a Filenes, which I had read about here. Curiosity got the better of me and I went in. I saw some Borrelli items - one size 42 jacket, one size 42 suit and one size 38 suit. The sportcoat was $1200, the suits $1700. There were many Borrelli shirts. One of these shirts seemed to have a heavily soiled inner collar band(from wear?). Many of them were monogrammed "DR," but in a variety of sizes(why?). Some of the Borrelli shirts had machinesewn buttonholes. The only previous instance of machinesewn Borrelli buttonholes I had seen was on the sample collars in their Milan and New York boutiques. There were many pairs of men's Borrelli pants and shorts along with Borrelli knitwear, much of it for women. I saw a few Oxxford suits, priced at around $900, and some Hickey-Freeman suits. Both Hickey-Freeman and Oxxford have sloppy-looking handsewn buttonholes sewn with thick waxed thread. Is this largely an American RTW/MTM phenomenon? Italian buttonholes look infinitely cleaner.