01
Nov
O’Connell’s Clothing launches revamped webstore — The legendary trad men’s store in Buffalo, New York, has redesigned their site and made it tremendously easier to navigate (for instance: a “view all” option). 
One of the coolest items? This blackwatch dinner jacket from H. Freeman and Sons.

O’Connell’s Clothing launches revamped webstore — The legendary trad men’s store in Buffalo, New York, has redesigned their site and made it tremendously easier to navigate (for instance: a “view all” option). 

One of the coolest items? This blackwatch dinner jacket from H. Freeman and Sons.

24
Jun
Hart Schaffner Marx and Hickey Freeman sample sale in Chicago — It’s on the corner of State and Randolph, north of the Macy’s building. Tons of shirts, suits, sportcoats, trousers and neckties. I found out about it last night from drjgloveesq, who told me at the meetup.
Sorry I don’t have more photos (I didn’t have my phone with me), but they had quite a lot of stuff. Here’s what I can kinda-sorta remember off the top of my head:
Trousers: HSM, $40; HF, $70
Suits: HSM, ~$350?; HF, ~$400?
Sportcoats (they had unconstructed ones and regular ones): $50-150
Belts: $20
Ties: HSM (including skinny Italian silk knits), $20; HF, $27
Chinos: ~$30? (maybe less)
I picked up those trousers above at what I’d call a steal price of $40 each. They grey ones are 100% worsted wool and the blue pair is a silk/linen/wool blend. The trousers for HSM will definitely need to be tapered and taken in, but I do that with all my trousers anyway.
I tried on some of the suits. HSM’s cut is rather large, but HF’s cut seemed more slimming and probably what most people would want. Quite a lot of pinstripes, but if you’re looking for a glen plaid check, you can definitely find those spread about.
Worth checking out if you’re in the area. The sale runs until Tuesday, June 28.

Hart Schaffner Marx and Hickey Freeman sample sale in Chicago — It’s on the corner of State and Randolph, north of the Macy’s building. Tons of shirts, suits, sportcoats, trousers and neckties. I found out about it last night from drjgloveesq, who told me at the meetup.

Sorry I don’t have more photos (I didn’t have my phone with me), but they had quite a lot of stuff. Here’s what I can kinda-sorta remember off the top of my head:

  • Trousers: HSM, $40; HF, $70
  • Suits: HSM, ~$350?; HF, ~$400?
  • Sportcoats (they had unconstructed ones and regular ones): $50-150
  • Belts: $20
  • Ties: HSM (including skinny Italian silk knits), $20; HF, $27
  • Chinos: ~$30? (maybe less)

I picked up those trousers above at what I’d call a steal price of $40 each. They grey ones are 100% worsted wool and the blue pair is a silk/linen/wool blend. The trousers for HSM will definitely need to be tapered and taken in, but I do that with all my trousers anyway.

I tried on some of the suits. HSM’s cut is rather large, but HF’s cut seemed more slimming and probably what most people would want. Quite a lot of pinstripes, but if you’re looking for a glen plaid check, you can definitely find those spread about.

Worth checking out if you’re in the area. The sale runs until Tuesday, June 28.

About The Silentist

A menswear blog on finding your personal style, written by Kiyoshi Martinez.

I work at Khaki's of Carmel and live in the Monterey Bay area. Formerly from Chicago.

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