Step Inside the Dapper, High-Tech World of Ministry

Temperature-Controlled Shirts, Seamless Jackets and Other Autumnal Things

By Sam Eichner ·
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Autumn in Chicago is weird.

One day it’s hot. One day it’s cold. One day it starts snowing, so you look up at the sky for answers but all you get is a bunch of snow in your face.

Needless to say, a closet full of versatile fall gear is not unimportant.

Here to aid you in that noble sartorial pursuit is Ministry—the first Midwest outpost of the monochromatic, tech-savvy clothiers formerly known as Ministry of Supply, now soft-open at 900 North Michigan Shops.

You’ll head inside, grab a beverage and charge your phone at the shop’s mini coworking space. Then, use this...

The situation: You bike to work.
The garment: Their new tailored-in-store, five-pocket Going Places pant. It has the look of dressed-up denim and the flexibility of a knit fabric. So that’s nice.

The situation: It’s hot on the ‘L,’ but cold outside.
The garment: The Future Forward dress shirt, which employs NASA-approved technology to absorb/release heat based on your temperature.

The situation: You’ve had a long day.
The garment: Polyester socks blended with coffee grounds to prevent odors. Coffee grounds... Who knew.

The situation: You require a casual blazer for work-to-weekend layering.
The garment: Their machine-washable Seamless jacket. It’s made with a 3D robotic knitting machine.

Finally, a robot we can all rally around.
Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.


900 N Michigan Ave, 3rd Fl
(between Walton and Delaware)
Chicago, IL, 60611


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