Anonymous asked: Going to be in the States over the tail end of November, locked down in Chicago. Haven't been to North America in years and I was wondering what spots in The Windy City are must hits? Food, menswear, culture, bars..hit me with your best shot.
I’ve never been to Chicago unfortunately, so I’m not going to be much help. I would head to Oak Street though and check out George Greene and OSB. Also Haberdash. There are hopefully some other folks who can add some more suggestions…
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recordandcurate asked: Hey Jake, thinking of getting a new suit. Torn between Sid Mashburn high twist wool or Boglioli's cotton-blend (available on Mr Porter). Prices are very close and I live in the tropics (Indonesia). Sid's is more tailored and biz-like of course. I work in media and can get away with more unstructured tailoring. Which one is a better investment?
Both are fantastic investments, but due to your climate I’d probably go with the Boglioli suit. I may be a bit biased towards their cut as well (3-2 roll and have yet to wear Sid), but honestly the fabric blend may work better for you. The high twist will be pretty light, but it’s still wool and with a full canvas, it might get a little toasty. Sounds like you’ve got the perfect job for the Boglioli as well.