Where would you buy a waistcoat in Chicago
September 17, 2011 2:51 PM   Subscribe

Where would you buy a waistcoat (you know, like the vest part of a three piece suit) in Chicago? I know that All Saints has two in the fall line, but they (like the department stores) are both basic black. Guy is looking for something a little more exciting, maybe with matching pants. I don't want the responsibility of sewing it myself (and pants are definitely beyond me, anyway). Custom is probably okay; online is okay; custom on-line is not preferred. He will not have the patience for going through vintage or consignment shops.
posted by crush-onastick to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
How much excitement does he need? I like this herringbone J. Crew model, but it's not going to shock old ladies at the supermarket.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:13 PM on September 17, 2011

I would be very tempted to hit up one of the pimp-tastic shops on Roosevelt, or Roberto's at State and Adams. I can't imagine where you'd be able to find more exciting menswear.
posted by phunniemee at 3:28 PM on September 17, 2011

Paul Stuart
posted by milkrate at 3:36 PM on September 17, 2011

A place that sells/rents tuxedos for weddings.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:09 PM on September 17, 2011

Is Indochino too custom on-line? The actual clothing is not custom, it's just made to fit.

(Disclosure: I know someone involved in the company; also, I am not a dude and have never ordered from them.)
posted by equivocator at 8:31 PM on September 17, 2011

Paul Chang in the Loop does bespoke for reasonable prices. I don't have experience with him, but his name comes up enough on Styleforum that I'd consider him.

Montopoli is another bespoke/MTM tailor that I have on my list to check out, but haven't had a chance.
posted by mullacc at 8:36 PM on September 17, 2011

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