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  1. jimney

    The Chicago thread - local recommendations, trunk shows, goings-on, etc.

    So there isn't a consolidated place to find stuff about what's going on in Chicago, so I figured I'd start one. One upcoming thing happening - Gaziano & Girling and the London Collective (see image below) will be visiting for a trunk show. The Chicago info is below, email...
  2. jimney

    Tailors and higher-end cleaners in Chicago in 2022?

    There have been a lot of closures over the past two years. Notably, Golden Needle in the Gold Coast closed, and that was THE place to get things tailored in Chicago. So I was wondering - are there any tailors folks here would recommend as a replacement? And while we're on the topic of stuff in...
  3. S

    [Way out of season] Coat suggestions for Chicago winters?

    I just moved to Chicago, and the coldest place I've ever lived up to now has been Portland OR (below freezing maybe 3 days a year). I'm soliciting suggestions for a winter coat that will get me through a Chicago winter without hibernating at home. A few specifications: 1. Much as I love...
  4. tdellaringa

    Finding affordable menswear? (chicago)

    I'm new to fashion (at 50 no less). My biggest challenge right now is money. Having learned the lessons of fit and quality, and being a shorter guy, most off the rack clothing does not work for me. I have signed up with J. Hilburn, been measured etc, to get some quality clothing. But at those...

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