Here’s a local Chicago profile of Optimo Hats - easily the best retail hat store in the United States. A bonus: ever wondered what Tom Boddett looks like?

(Thanks, Mitchell)

suitsandboots:

Yesterday, Die Workwear via Twitter (thanks jhilla) mentioned Shrine Haberdashers Chicago as a place to check out. I have yet to visit but it looks like they carry some real nice stuff (Drakes ties and pocketsquares, leather bags, umbrellas, cuff links, flasks, manly stuff like that). Gilt City is offering $100 of merchandise there for only $50 so click on through if you wanna take advantage of the deal.

If you’re in Chicago, this is very much worth considering. I happened into this shop when I was last in the Windy City, and it’s really a nice place. Proprietor really cares about his stuff.

suitsandboots:

Yesterday, Die Workwear via Twitter (thanks jhilla) mentioned Shrine Haberdashers Chicago as a place to check out. I have yet to visit but it looks like they carry some real nice stuff (Drakes ties and pocketsquares, leather bags, umbrellas, cuff links, flasks, manly stuff like that). Gilt City is offering $100 of merchandise there for only $50 so click on through if you wanna take advantage of the deal.

If you’re in Chicago, this is very much worth considering. I happened into this shop when I was last in the Windy City, and it’s really a nice place. Proprietor really cares about his stuff.

A couple of years ago, my mom (a part-time antiques dealer) came across some panama hats at an estate sale. She grabbed them, because she recognized them as quality pieces. Boy were they.
They were from Chicago’s Optimo Hats, America’s premiere custom hatter. Perhaps in season three of Put This On we’ll get the chance to visit Optimo, and I’ll get the chance to thank them for the hat my mom saved for me… and they stretched to my size.
If you’re in Chicago, stop by Optimo, one of the only real hat stores left in the US - no silly mall-kiosk BS. Real, quality hats. If you’re not, check out some gorgeous pictures and the story of the shop at Gentleman’s Gazette.

A couple of years ago, my mom (a part-time antiques dealer) came across some panama hats at an estate sale. She grabbed them, because she recognized them as quality pieces. Boy were they.

They were from Chicago’s Optimo Hats, America’s premiere custom hatter. Perhaps in season three of Put This On we’ll get the chance to visit Optimo, and I’ll get the chance to thank them for the hat my mom saved for me… and they stretched to my size.

If you’re in Chicago, stop by Optimo, one of the only real hat stores left in the US - no silly mall-kiosk BS. Real, quality hats. If you’re not, check out some gorgeous pictures and the story of the shop at Gentleman’s Gazette.

Thanks to the dozens of folks who came to our Put This On meetup in Chicago. A wonderful collection of guys (and plenty of gals, as well!). I hope we’ll be able to do more of these in the future. (And I apologize for the phone pictures - when it comes to photography, I’m no PG).

I’m headed Mid-Westward. If you’re in Chicago, Ann Arbor or environs, be there or be square!
Wednesday, April 13th - The Sound of Young America Live! at Second City in Chicago with Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Robbie Fulks, Colt Cabana and more. (8PM)
Thursday, April 14th - Put This On Chicago Meetup (8PM - 10PM at Miller’s Pub in Chicago)
Friday, April 15th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live at the Ann Arbor District Library (7PM)
Saturday, April 16th - Make Your Thing! talk at Ann Arbor District Library
Sunday, April 17th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! with My Brother, My Brother & Me and host Dan Telfer at The Second City Chicago (10PM)
(Photo by Portroids)

I’m headed Mid-Westward. If you’re in Chicago, Ann Arbor or environs, be there or be square!

Wednesday, April 13th - The Sound of Young America Live! at Second City in Chicago with Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Robbie Fulks, Colt Cabana and more. (8PM)

Thursday, April 14th - Put This On Chicago Meetup (8PM - 10PM at Miller’s Pub in Chicago)

Friday, April 15th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! Live at the Ann Arbor District Library (7PM)

Saturday, April 16th - Make Your Thing! talk at Ann Arbor District Library

Sunday, April 17th - Jordan, Jesse, Go! with My Brother, My Brother & Me and host Dan Telfer at The Second City Chicago (10PM)

(Photo by Portroids)

Put This On Chicago Meetup
I’ll be in Chicago next week for two shows at the Second City - The Sound of Young America on the 13th and Jordan, Jesse, Go! on the 17th. I’ve got a free evening on Thursday the 14th, so I thought I’d host a Put This On meetup. Tommy from Thighs Bigger Than Your Head and some other eminent Chicago personages will be joining us, as well.
Expect a friendly, casual atmosphere. Ladies are encouraged to attend as well as gentlemen. In honor of Chicago’s sartorial heritage, I will buy one beer for anyone who comes in a Ditka sweater.
It all goes down Thursday, April 14th from 8-10 PM in the back room of Miller’s Pub - 134 S. Wabash Avenue.  
If you can come, it’d be great if you can take a couple seconds to RSVP so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Put This On Chicago Meetup

I’ll be in Chicago next week for two shows at the Second City - The Sound of Young America on the 13th and Jordan, Jesse, Go! on the 17th. I’ve got a free evening on Thursday the 14th, so I thought I’d host a Put This On meetup. Tommy from Thighs Bigger Than Your Head and some other eminent Chicago personages will be joining us, as well.

Expect a friendly, casual atmosphere. Ladies are encouraged to attend as well as gentlemen. In honor of Chicago’s sartorial heritage, I will buy one beer for anyone who comes in a Ditka sweater.

It all goes down Thursday, April 14th from 8-10 PM in the back room of Miller’s Pub - 134 S. Wabash Avenue. 

If you can come, it’d be great if you can take a couple seconds to RSVP so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Chicago, IL

I’ve got a couple of shows at the Second City next month.

Anybody wanna have a meetup? 4/14?