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Chicago Shopping Suggestions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kirbya, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Planning a sartorial discovery trip to Chicago with a good friend of mine. Any suggestions? Below is what we've put together already:

    Suits - Chris Despos
    Hats - Optimo
    Leather Goods - Horween
    Shirts - Joe Hemrajani (he'll be visiting)
    Leather Goods - Brandi Devers
    Wet Shaving - Merz Apothecary Pharmacy
     
  2. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

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  3. turkoftheplains

    turkoftheplains Senior member

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    Haberdash is a nice little shop with (among other things) a very well-curated tie collection.

    Eat wherever Despos takes you/tells you to. I still haven't had the pleasure of meeting him in person, but he always seems to pick my favorite places in the neighborhood (particularly Naha and Spiaggia.)

    If you're staying near there, have a cocktail at Sable.
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    used to be high end outlet pricing - now the same pricing as Bergdorf, except several season old.
     
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  5. Tried and True

    Tried and True Senior member

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    Oh, that's too bad. That was a unique kind of place.
     
  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    when I was there in 2010, things were well priced (lobbs for $500-550ish). Now they have those same lobbs that did not sell for $1300+

    They have stefano ricci belts for 1k. plain calfskin, alloy buckles. enough said in my mind.
     
  7. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    If I may add...
    George Green for CM items.
    Independence, Notre for SWD
    Pequod's pizza.

    *** Merz is must stop for sure
     

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