Thoughts on Eggnog

Arguably the most polarizing of holiday beverages, eggnog is either a cherished or loathed commodity at holiday parties. But, like most things in life that stir such passionate debate, proper exploration was needed before solidifying our standing on the frothy drink. As it turns out, most are unsure what really goes into this creamy confection, and even fewer have delved into its rich history. Regardless, there’s something distinctly peaceful about escaping below-zero winter winds with a glass of eggnog. Indulge in its rich, subtly sweet flavors with a book you’ve wanted to read for months, curled up in front of a fire you built (or at least lit). Simply put, it’s best to learn to love this seasonal staple—submission is the key to doing the holidays justice. READ MORE

The Sweater Shop

  • December 18, 2013 |
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There’s nothing quite like a warm sweater to save you from single-digit temperatures, ward off ugly Christmas sweaters, and make your favorite pair of denim look polished enough for dinner. Visit our Sweater Shop for up to 50% off our favorite sweaters, from cardigans to pullovers, shawl-necks to roll-necks, and everything in between. We only select the highest quality knitwear for our customers, made in Ireland, Scotland, Italy, and even right here in the Midwest. READ MORE

Savor the Season at The Grid

  • December 4, 2013 |
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This Sunday, come in from the cold for Savor the Season at The Grid, an event that brings together two of our favorite weekend activities: brunch with a side of menswear (and plenty of other shopping for the rest of your group). Celebrate the launch of The Grid’s new brunch menu with 1 brunch entrée and 1 breakfast cocktail for $15, or 1 brunch entrée and UNLIMITED breakfast cocktails for $25. Enjoy a Build Your Own Mimosa Bar as well as a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, sponsored by Absolut. READ MORE

Storied Venture x Filson

There is so much to be said about life on the road. So much that is said, so many books, so many travelers, so many points of view. It as a way to escape, a way to break the norm in our everyday structured life. The unexpected road conditions, the unprepared mishaps, the surprise costs of a sandwich at a rest stop. With any new adventure there are challenges facing each new destination. We are wired to find comfort in structure, for the mind though, it is important to live outside of that structure. To find comfort in oneself, to trust oneself, to feel alive. READ MORE

The Filson + Shinola Event

  • November 10, 2013 |
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It’s a match made in America, manufactured in Seattle and Detroit, and coming to Chicago for one very special event. We are, of course, talking about Filson and Shinola, and our upcoming event celebrating the launch of our Filson shop-in-shop and Shinola shop-in-shop. Good food, good drinks, and beautifully made products. From expertly crafted Shinola watches made with Swiss-made movements to rugged outerwear and bags marked by Filson’s distinctive, classic heritage—we don’t have to explain why we all love Shinola and Filson. So, join us as we celebrate these two American-made brands and hang out with the folks from Filson and Shinola. READ MORE

Southwick Made to Measure

We’re very pleased to announce the arrival of our new Southwick Made to Measure program here at Haberdash. We’ve long been ardent fans of this storied, American-made brand, carried and loved their ready to wear pieces, and we’re excited to bring our customers a new option from Southwick for Haberdash. Since 1929,  this heritage brand has created garments with the perfect blend of British styling, Italian ingenuity, and an authentic sense of the American spirit. Known for their natural shoulder philosophy, they have perfected the art of understated elegance, utilizing only the best fabrics and high quality workmanship.  Join us this Thursday, November 7th for the launch of  Southwick Made to Measure, and don’t miss specially priced made to measure jackets for $798. Event details below. READ MORE

Introducing Haberdash Bespoke No. 607

  • November 1, 2013 |
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We are very pleased to announce the launch of our exclusive private label, Haberdash Bespoke No. 607. Born in Chicago and made in Montreal using the finest Italian piece goods, the collection is imbued with the sophistication of traditional English menswear, American style, and modern functionality. Haberdash Bespoke No. 607 is available off the rack or made to measure with a 2-3 week turnaround. Shop Now » READ MORE

Shave the Date

  • October 26, 2013 |
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Ah, glorious fall. A time for heavy tweeds, hearty wool knits, sturdy leather boots, and mustaches. Yes, November—or, ahem, Movember—is the time to grow out your very best ‘stache. What is Movember? We’re glad you asked. It’s a global movement that sheds light on men’s health issues while helping to support world-class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Long story short, you grow a mustache—but you do it for a really, really good reason, and your family/friends cheer on your whiskers all month long. In 2012 alone, over 1.1 million people participated, raising some $147 million.

So, now that our Blind Barber pop-up barbershop is officially open at Haberdash in the Roosevelt Collection (and they just so happen to be an Official Mo Rated Barbershop), we decided it was time to really get involved. Which is why we’re very pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Shave the Date party, November 1st—the official beginning of Movember and the designated day to start with a clean-shaven face. And so, we’re treating you all to a complimentary close shave—our way of kicking off this month of men’s health. See below for the official Movember rules and details on how you could win a year’s supply of grooming products from Blind Barber. READ MORE

The Grand Unveiling

  • October 25, 2013 |
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Thank you to everyone who came out for the Grand Unveiling of our new flagship store in the Roosevelt Collection! Good food, good drinks, and good company made for a very enjoyable evening, complete with the premiere of our short film, Our Kind of Town.

Special thanks to Goose Island Catering and Events, Koval Distillery and Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co., and to the Chicago History Museum for their support. Check out the photos below, tag yourself on Facebook, and be sure to stop by the store soon! READ MORE

Inside Haberdash at The Roosevelt Collection

  • October 22, 2013 |
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Now that we have officially unveiled our new flagship store, we thought it was a good time to give you a little photo tour—for those of you who haven’t gotten the chance to stop by. That being said, we highly encourage you to do so—stop in for a quick haircut or a close shave in our barbershop by Blind Barber, grab a cup of La Colombe coffee, and peruse our new arrivals. After so many months of planning and construction—years in the making, really—our vision has finally come to fruition. “The ultimate haberdashery menswear experience in the South Loop,” in the words of Jerry Kamhi in his interview with WWD, “This is the first time we’re going to be able to put everything under one roof.” Add to that free parking, the burgeoning Roosevelt Collection, and the vibrance of the South Loop (check out our video on the history of the South Loop), and you can see why we’re so excited to show you the store. Stop by soon! READ MORE

Our Kind of Town: Chicago’s South Loop

To celebrate the grand opening of our new flagship store in the South Loop, we decided to pay homage to the men and women who built this amazing neighborhood. As the home to much of Chicago’s history, it’s a neighborhood we’re incredibly proud to join. And so, we teamed up with the Chicago History Museum to create a short film on the subject. Take a look back at the Burnham Plan, the Great Migration, the Chicago Black Renaissance, Maxwell Street Market, a Century of Progress, and more in this tribute to the South Loop of Chicago. Special thanks to the Chicago History Museum. READ MORE

Blind Barber + Haberdash, Now Open

Our brand new flagship store in the Roosevelt Collection is officially open, and with our grand unveiling comes another collaboration we’re elated to announce: Haberdash + Blind Barber. That’s right, we teamed up with the guys behind Blind Barber to bring their pared down, high quality vibe here to the Windy City. So, you can tell your friends in New York and L.A. to pipe down, we’ve got our very own Blind Barber now. We chatted with two of the cofounders, Jeff Laub and Adam Kirsch, to learn more about what makes the experience so intoxicating. READ MORE

NorthernGRADE 2013

  • October 16, 2013 |
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If you didn’t get to join us at last year’s NorthernGRADE pop-up here in Chicago, we’re very sorry. That being said, you’ll want to make it out this year. After the booming success that was last year’s menswear pop-up, this year they’re moving the market to a whole new venue: Millennium Park. Sponsored by the City of Chicago and Department for Cultural Affairs, they’ll have an expansive tent on the South Promenade of Millennium Park, where you’ll find American-made wares from all your favorite brands and retailers, including Haberdash. Join us Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. Details below. READ MORE

Haberdash Presents Boo: A Halloween Ball

A side of history with your Halloween debauchery? We’re very pleased to present Boo: A Halloween Ball at the
Chicago History Museum. Join us as we help resurrect Chicago’s haunted past on October 31st at this elegant elegant evening affair, complete with time-honored Chicago ghost stories, co-written and staged by Jessica Thebus (Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre).

Some of the city’s premier mixologists will also be in attendance, complete with expertly crafted cocktails, including Danny Shapiro of Scofflaw, Justin Cochren of the J Parker, and Paul Bastien of Drumbar. The event will also feature DJ Nix of Gold Noise DJs setting the scene—you might have heard her at The Bedford, Studio Paris, or Hubbard Inn. In doing our part to set the stage, we’re outfitting the cocktail staff in the latest fall looks. On that note, we should mention that costumes are encouraged but not required—but look your best, nonetheless. READ MORE

New Arrivals from Baldwin Denim

  • September 26, 2013 |
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Our new arrivals from Baldwin Denim showcase the some of the best of what this Kansas City-based brand has to offer. From their hand-sewn denim, made with small batch Japanese and American fabrics, to pieces that fall just outside the world of denim, without losing sight of their core specialities. Take, for example, the Cash Pant in 12.5 oz. 3×1 weave denim—a modern interpretation of the utility pant, in beefy bull denim. READ MORE