This week, we’ve found some handsome shoes from one of Britain’s premier cobblers, Grenson—and you can’t get them anywhere but Perks. Plus, we’ve handpicked our favorite stock of ties and accoutrements (like pocket squares) from Los Angeles’s Gentry. The dagger-shaped tie bar means business.
Things to do for June 02, 2011
Beer Boots, Rodman and Barrels of Sangria
The weekend hopes you like jammin’, too.
Maifest Begins in Lincoln Square
It’s not summer until you have your first sip of beer. And if said beer happens to come from a big glass boot—and is spelled bier—that probably just means you’ve stumbled upon Chicago’s unofficial start of street fest season and summer’s answer to Oktoberfest. Wear breathable lederhosen.
Oh, the ’90s. You remember them... sort of. Somewhere between the Pets.com frenzy and buying lemon drops for Rodman at Crobar, things are fuzzy. So when the Worm himself hosts a night of thumping DJs and general mayhem, you’ll be there—because he still owes you a drink.
Sangria Barrels at Bull & Bear
The table tapper thing at Bull & Bear is old hat. You need a challenge: like 72 ounces of pomegranate sangria hauled to your table in a wooden barrel keg. Which, come to think of it, is also how you drink your dirty martinis.
Made-to-Measure Shirts at Dose Market
Flea markets. Not your scene. Now replace the word “flea” with “custom-measured Hamilton shirts from Apartment Number 9,” “pocket squares from Artfully Disheveled” and “tees from Sofia Vintage,” and you’ll start to get it. Add gourmet snow cones and meat from Old Town Social and you’ll actually go.
Pre-Beach Brunch at Mickey’s
You’re heading to the beach. You realize you’ve forgotten your sunglasses. Simple solution: pull into Mickey’s patio, where everyone gets a complimentary pair of shades. You’ll, of course, order a few Bloody Marys, some french toast and Egg Mick Muffins as a polite thank you.