Meet Tom Gavin

personal style “Refined Rugged. Work boots with blazers. Workshirts with wingtips. Being able to hit up art galleries and whiskey bars in the same clothes and fit in.”

style advice for guys “For some reason, many men are seemingly opposed to properly fitting clothing. Sure, “fit” is subjective, and if you were to ask me this question in 1990, I would’ve told you to wear everything backwards or explained how I needed the shimmering gold parachute pants from the M.C Hammer video—which is hilarious, because I recently sold M.C Hammer an Oliver Spencer topcoat (click here to see a photo). No really. He strolled in wearing a black tuxedo with crimson-dyed crocodile shoes and a platinum chain medallion. READ MORE

Winter Sale | Look of the Day

  • January 12, 2013 |
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As our Winter Sale continues, we decided to feature a few pieces that are especially eye-catching, like this classic, tailored suit by LBM 1911. Flannel wool suiting straight from Italy—wear it fully as a suit, or break it up as a sportcoat. Versatility is now affordable. READ MORE

Meet Alex Maier

For our latest Meet the Team post, we’re excited to introduce Alex Maier, our Creative Director. An endless supply of creative energy and a distinctive point of view make him a perfect fit for Haberdash, not to mention his effortless sense of style and the ever-growing success of his personal blog, superdanger.us. Read on for the happenstance tale of Alex’s arrival at Haberdash, his simple rules for looking good, and more. READ MORE

Haberdash Style for New Year’s Eve

  • December 28, 2012 |
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Confused on what to wear for New Years Eve? Let us help. Please. No need to rent a crappy tux for what is sure to be a night of debauchery. Our buyer MJ showcases two kits that are sure to ring in the New Year right. READ MORE

Old Fashioned Sweater Sale

Just in time for our latest influx of winter weather, we’re having an Old Fashioned Sweater Sale — marking down our sweaters to make sure all of our customers are layered up. From classic crew necks to casual shawl necks, to slim fitting v-necks and hearty fishermen sweaters — there’s a little something for everyone. Shop in stores and online at ShopHaberdash.com.

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Video: Baldwin Denim Production

Just in case you didn’t catch the latest episode in Baldwin Denim’s Shop Talk series, take a look. In each video, Baldwin’s Brand Manager, Daniel Cummings, sits down with an integral part of the Baldwin team to talk shop. Previous episodes have included an episode on Denim Care with Fabric & Wash Expert Ben Miller in their and a few episodes with the brand’s designer and founder, Matt Baldwin – including this episode on Baldwin Denim Fits. In this latest installment, Baldwin’s Production Manager Andrew Rayl talks about what goes into getting a pair of jeans made, beginning to end. READ MORE

Made in England for Haberdash

  • December 11, 2012 |
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We’re very excited to announce the arrival of our latest suit, made in England exclusively for Haberdash by Wensum. The thing you’ll notice first about this suit is the fabric. Simply put, it looks and feels… luxurious. The wool keeps you warm, while the cashmere keeps the suit soft and gives it an amazing drape. And, it’s the perfect winter weight – almost warm enough to skip the topcoat, though we’d say bring one anyway.

It has more traditional fit than some of our other suits, made with a natural shoulder for an unstuffy look and dual vented for a nice, tailored profile. As for the pants – they are very comfortable. They sit a little higher, but still slim throughout the seat and waist. Old school touches include the ticket pocket, popularized during the 1800s as an easy spot to keep your train ticket.

The best part of this suit, though, is the pattern. The houndstooth windowpane is composed of gold, tan and black—combine that with the beautiful burgundy lining and you have something really sharp. It’s the kind of suit that begs to sit down with a glass of brandy or mingle at a select gathering of friends. And it’s only available at Haberdash. Shop in store and online. READ MORE

Have a Haberdash Holiday

  • December 7, 2012 |
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Somewhere in between the office holiday party, the obligatory mall time, and your New Year’s Eve festivities, we think a weekend with friends is in order. Inspired by this notion, we headed up to Michigan and decided to do a bit of exploring. With brands like Reigning Champ, Barbour, Rogue Territory, Red Wing, Canada Goose, Tanner Goods, and more, Haberdash EDC equips you for all of your adventures—urban or otherwise. Take up to 1/3 off Haberdash EDC, now in store and online. READ MORE

Have a Haberdash Holiday

  • December 1, 2012 |
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We put together an editorial for Haberdash Bespoke with some of our favorite brands in store right now – Southwick, Svensson, Drake’s and LBM 1911, to name a few. Whether it’s a night out to dinner with your friends, heading to a holiday party, or grabbing an after work drink to brace yourself for houseguests, these outfits will be a good starting point for the endless events coming up these next couple of weeks. Best of all, select items are now 1/3 off. Stay warm!

–Team Haberdash
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Meet Brian McDonough

In our latest Meet the Team profile, we’re excited to introduce Brian McDonough, our Visual Merchandiser here at Haberdash. “Walking into Haberdash, you instantly feel welcomed,” says Brian, “All the guys on the sales floor are really great and can help you with whatever you’re trying to find, whatever you’re body type is.” Brian is a big proponent of easy, classic items; knows the importance of a well-placed signature accessory; and believes that Haberdash’s cache of well-made, diverse brands is what makes all the difference. READ MORE

Inside the Tanner Goods Workshop

Filmed over two days, we’ve cut together a handful of time-lapse shots featuring our crew working a typical 8 hour workday at our Leftbank Workshop. For those who haven’t visited our space before, our production is broken into 4 categories and varies in size depending on how many styles fall within that category [as well as how many units we need to produce each season]. This is a quick glimpse into what a typical day looks like for us. —Sam Huff READ MORE

Outerwear for Every Occasion

  • November 16, 2012 |
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As temperatures continue to drop, we’re amping up our outerwear game here at Haberdash Bespoke and EDC. Our top picks include the casual comfort of a down coat by Woolrich John Rich & Bros., the archetypal wool duffle coat from Gloverall, a sophisticated herringbone topcoat from LBM 1911, and a rugged, waxed-cotton shell from Barbour. Stop by the store or shop online, below. READ MORE

Meet Alan Wegrzyn

With the launch of our brand new online shop, we decided that our next Meet the Team post should be about one of the many who helped make it happen. Meet Alan Wegrzyn, our E-Commerce Coordinator, a Chicago native with a penchant for heritage menswear, high quality denim, and the art of the online shopping. READ MORE

LBM 1911 Suits

  • November 15, 2012 |
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To celebrate the launch of our brand new online shop, we decided to take it to the streets — shooting two of our favorite LBM 1911 suits with Chicago as our backdrop. Two different suits for two very different men. See Phil in an LBM 1911 Wool Suit in navy and Tom in a sharp, wool LBM 1911 Herringbone Suit in light brown. READ MORE

The 3sixteen Interview

It just so happens that Andrew Chen, one of the founders of 3sixteen, got started right here in Chicago. After graduating from University of Chicago with a degree in economics and public policy, he fell into a well-paying job in IT Consulting. But, as luck would have it for all fans of 3sixteen denim, a career in IT didn’t quite do it for Andrew. Almost ten years later, 3sixteen has gone from side project to full collection to dedicated denim brand. Today, they’re still a two-man operation, run by Andrew and his business partner, Johan Lam. READ MORE