“For the money, you won’t find a better make,” declared the editors of New York magazine about Suitsupply earlier this year. The Amsterdam-based chain’s offerings, named for international cities, combine high-quality Italian fabrics with sleek European cuts—at very affordable prices ($399 to $899 each).
Good news for value-minded Chicagoans: This month, Suitsupply opens its second U.S. store in the former Barneys space (25 E. Oak St.), where you can sip espresso on the roof as you wait for alterations. “Chicago is very fresh and open-minded,” says the company’s founder and CEO, Fokke de Jong.
Until a Chicago cut becomes available—and de Jong hints that it’s on the way—consider these three winning options.
1. THE BUSINESS MEETING
The tropical-wool Washington ($469) may be conservative in color. But its cut, with balanced peaked lapels and a masculine silhouette, gives you the oomph to make things happen.
2. THE SUMMER WEEKEND
The notched lapels and patch pockets of the Paris ($349) make this casually unstructured cotton-silk blazer equally suitable for a New Buffalo getaway or VIP seats at Ravinia.
3. THE NIGHT OUT
The wool-linen blend of the Napoli ($469) is less wrinkle-prone than pure linen but still cool enough for an active night. Lose the tie, let the pocket square flow, and head straight to the after-party.
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