When Ge Wang began work as a real estate lawyer in 2012, he noticed a trend in the field: poorly tailored suits. “The custom options I was seeing were overhyped,” says the 30-year-old Glen Ellyn native. “So I started making my own.” Within a year, he launched ESQ Clothing, a West Loop custom clothier that’s dressed Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett, and members of Fall Out Boy. Though Wang specializes in hard-to-fit forms—see the size 16 loafers he made for Ravens first-rounder Ronnie Stanley—it’s his knack for subtle embellishments that makes an ESQ suit pop. That same flair for flash permeates the Lakeshore East condo he shares with his girlfriend, Alex, and Rottweiler, Bane.
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