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Now that’s out of the way, lets talk about how some of the luxury retailers in our city want to get you suited, booted and fresh.
Whether your style is more, Harvey Specter, Amare Stoudemire, George Clooney, Russell Westbrook, Ryan Gosling, Idris Elba or Kanye West.
The only major news in terms of menswear that we’ve been excited so far about this year is the relaunch of the Men’s dept at Neiman Marcus and Haberdash opening a location in the South loop at Roosevelt collection. Now we have more exciting news!
The Saks Fifth Avenue Man is dedicated to men who are not only interested in clothing but a distinctive lifestyle.
Saks Fifth Avenue (Michigan Ave location) has announced the tentative opening date for their newly renovated men’s store called THE FIFTH MAN. The Fifth man will not be ready until January 2014 but you can look forward to such features as one of the largest men’s shoe shops in the Midwest, one of a kind shopping experience and a new restaurant Sophie’s when you need a shopping break or bro posse power lunch. The 6th and 7th floor will be devoted to the Saks Man.
“Saks is thrilled to offer our customers exciting new lifestyle shopping experiences all under one roof… The greatly expanded men’s shoe salon, the deeper focus on designer and denim and the open shopping environment are sure to make Chicago’s Fifth Man a unique shopping destination.”-Tom Ott, Senior Vice president and GMM for Men’s, Home and Gifts at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Haberdashery on Six was inspired by the Library of Congress rotunda. Six will be a classic and clubby environment with a warm, rich material pallet of brass and bronze metals, cerused oak and handmade wall coverings inspired by men’s suiting fabrics. They’ve added shoe brands such as Brioni, Gravati, Pierre Cathay, Adidas’ collaboration with Raf Simons, Y3 and Opening Ceremony.
The restaurant Sophies,
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE…..from the Italian outfitters
Brioni, has landed in Chicago. The Kering Group owned brand has planted their Chicago roots right across the uber fancy Waldorf Astoria (it will still be Elysian to us). The Store carried everything from Brioni emblazined briefcases, made to measure clothing and a good selection of shirts(which they are known for). A quick walkthrough the store, the associates were very friendly and helpful explaining the different items they carry. There are different items at different price points so if its a wallet, briefcase, shirt or your wedding suit, they will take care of you with attention.
The new Brioni store will be feted soon with a party.
Ermenegildo Zegna (Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya) the classic italian fashion house has spruced up their Michigan Avenue store and it’s brighter and expansive. The new boutique boasts 2 floors of menswear from sportswear, formal wear and accessories that include shoes, glasses, leatherwear. A celebration is in the works to celebrate the newly revamped boutique.
So if you are trying to make the right impression whether its the Sr Vice President position you are angling for, next gala or you know just because Justin set get on your Suit & Tie Sh!t. Hit up these stores.
Yes, the clothes does make the man and when you are put together, you get the attention/respect. Sorry but its true.
*rendering courtesy of Saks Fifth Ave
pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.