Christmas has come early this year for Chicago’s aspiring Don Drapers, who need no longer wait for Santa – or the DHL delivery man – to bring them their favoured brand of sartorial finery. Local purveyor of all things dapper BOGA, previously available online only, has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the city’s West Loop neighbourhood. Dark wood fixtures sit against bare-brick walls to create a suave club lounge vibe in the 1,000-sq-ft showroom, currently replete with their complete winter menswear collection ranging from Milan-made Merino wool sweaters and distressed denim to tailored vests and classic silk ties.
Suit up with off-the-peg slim-fit shirts and fully-lined blazers, all made with the highest quality European fabrics and finished with clever design details (like adjustable cuffs to accommodate your watch), or dress down with nifty everyday items including extra-durable, double-stitched cotton tees or knitwear specially woven to hold its shape. Add a final flourish to your chosen ensemble with a pair of hand-burnished calfskin boots and a polished leather belt, or, if you’d rather avoid the requisite rack browsing, make an appointment with one of BOGA’s expert personal stylists who can pre-prepare possible outfits or even bring a selection of items to you. Smart!
5/F / 133 N Jefferson St / West Loop / +1 312 801 8662 / 10am-7pm Mon-Fri or by appt / boga.com