Your seersuckering prowess was at an all-time high.
Against all odds, not once did you don a summer-weight blazer with a pair of shorts.
And now that the post–Labor Day analysis is over, let us begin the pre-fall one...
At ESQ, the first retail showroom from a custom suitery that’s been favored by pro athletes for quite some time now. It’s currently open in the Loop, and here’s the slideshow.
Sure, Matt Forte trusts his Italian and British fabrics to the gentleman behind this establishment. But so do other people who enjoy looking nice and wearing the full-body equivalent of a glove.
So make a reservation. Show up. Settle in on that leather chesterfield. Sip some reserve whiskey. Fire up the PlayStation. And whenever you’re ready, browse some of the 20,000 swatches, get measured and be outfitted for that velvet smoking jacket/tuxedo/chalk-lined power suit/whatever.
There’s also some ready-to-wear suits at your disposal. Like the Lorenzo, a classic Italian cut. Or the James, for a slimmer British profile. Then there’s the Tom, perfect for the broad-shouldered Chicagoan.
Everyone knows a Tom.