Made in Chicago

  • January 9, 2014 |
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There’s something remarkably refreshing about purchasing a product without endless layers of corporate involvement behind its assembly. Chicago is a working city, the center for various big, thriving businesses, but dotted throughout the sea of big names are a few local, homegrown brands whose products are conceived and crafted entirely in Chicago. READ MORE

Three Ways to Mix Up Your NYE Suit

  • December 31, 2013 |
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2013 may be coming to an end, but the biggest night of the year has yet to commence, and it’s one worth dressing up for. New Years Eve is always the annual night for drowning in champagne, dancing in a storm of flashing lights and ringing in the New Year with an uninhibited grand finale.

But don’t let the clamor and excitement distract you from planning your party look accordingly. You may be anxious to watch the ball drop, but this evening is not one worth dropping the ball for. Spearhead 2014 with confidence and dress expensive in an all-black suit from our very own Bespoke No. 607, made with Italian piece goods and tailored to perfection. The modern gentleman isn’t one to fully conform to tradition, however, so we’ve compiled an easy list of Haberdash-inspired tips on how to mix up the classic suit for any black tie bash. After all, it’s all in the details. 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

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

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

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

Outer Layers

  • September 14, 2013 |
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When it comes to our Fall 2013 outerwear arrivals, it’s all about form and function. Between our new arrivals from Filson, Barbour, Baldwin Denim and Rogue Territory and newly introduced brands Stutterheim and Camplin, there are several different looks, each built with their own distinctive function and style. Several of our new Barbour pieces draw inspiration from men’s style icons of past and present, from the vintage sporting jacket worn by Daniel Craig in “Skyfall” (the Commander Jacket) to the waxed cotton motorcycle jacket inspired by the one worn by Steve McQueen and the U.S. team during the 1964 International Six Day Trials—down to the canvas team badge and stars and stripes lining (the Rexton Washed Jacket). READ MORE

Introducing Kent & Curwen

  • September 14, 2013 |
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We’re all for tradition—all for doing things the right way, the way they’ve been done for hundreds of years. And yet, shaking things up is never a bad idea. So goes the story of Kent & Curwen, a heritage British brand with a history of excellence and a client list that included the British Royal Family and Hollywood icons alike (everyone from HRH the Prince of Wales to Mick Jagger to Cary Grant to Michael Caine). READ MORE

The Morley Boot by Wolverine 1000 Mile

  • August 22, 2013 |
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What happens when you bring together the vintage silhouette of the Original 1000 Mile Boot and a Horween leather with a history all its own? Meet the Morley Boot, one of our favorite new arrivals from Wolverine 1000 Mile. READ MORE

Anatomy of a Filson

  • August 9, 2013 |
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For those of you who have carried and loved your Filson for what seems like forever, get ready to do a double take when you see our new arrivals. The outstanding quality remains the same, of course. All of their products still have the rugged sensibility and functionality that you can’t help but love.

And yet, they’re mixing things up. Take the Original Sportsman, below, now in a combination tin cloth and twill with features inspired by vintage hunting gear. (Plus, check out Cool Hunting’s tour of Filson’s new factory and global headquarters, above.) READ MORE

As Seen on Filson: Tricks of the Trade

Max Wastler is a writer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Through his blog, All Plaidout, he strives to tell a uniquely American story through the people he meets, the places he goes. Today, he details the perfect way to pack your Filson. For business or pleasure, make sure to start your travels with these time-tested tips.

When I set to packing my bags for a week of travel, I flash back to a particular family road trip when I was six years old. As my father loaded up the family Jeep, I’d budge the luggage with what strength my little arms could muster, eventually giving up to watch my dad’s wizardly mechanics. He’d eye the pile in our driveway, calculating how to fit every suitcase, every knapsack, and the cooler, all the while reminding me, “Everything has a place.” It is a mantra for him, and it’s become one for me. READ MORE

Shinola: Made in Detroit

It’s not the Swiss-made movements from Ronda AG, the genuine Horween Leather straps, or the clean design of Shinola watches that makes them so different from anything else on the market today. It’s the fact that each watch is assembled by hand by a small team in Detroit. The fine minds behind Shinola decided that it was time to bring manufacturing back to the United States, and that Detroit was the perfect place to start.

“We’re still building motors in Detroit, just a lot smaller,” says Lauren Wilkins, who works on the distribution side at Shinola and filled us in some of the more intricate elements of Shinola’s history—from the former General Motor Research Laboratory they now call home to the former Schwinn plant that produces Shinola’s line of hand-built bicycles. And while they can’t quite say 100% Made in America yet (due to the aforementioned Swiss-made movements), part of their long-term plan is bringing movement manufacturing stateside. READ MORE

Our Aldens: Brian McDonough

  • July 12, 2013 |
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Next in the Our Aldens series is our Visual Merchandiser, Brian McDonough, who has a knack for making our stores look cool. We’re perpetually impressed by his ability to create window displays that evoke emotion and tell a story. He recently acquired his first pair of Aldens and noted, “I’ve always loved a penny loafer for it’s classic, preppy style and all that it represents, but this cordovan version is the ultimate. I can not only feel the quality instantly when wearing them, but see it, too. Each seam is meticulously stitched to create a shoe that I will have for years to come.” READ MORE

4th of July Essentials

Independence Day is here at last – a full day (or, a full weekend) to eat, drink, and relax to the soothing sounds of local pyrotechnics. Here are our picks for what you should throw in the car/bag/cooler before you head out in the morning. READ MORE