Treads n’ Toppers | PenCities Chicago

Leffot + Optimo Hats
December 31, 2016

So you’ve been exquisitely suited at the new ESQ – now you’ll need treads and a topper to match!

Shoes maketh the man, and Leffot believes that if you aren’t wearing a great pair, then you might as well call it a day. Guys with an eye for detail, and a love of understated luxury, will find simple, less-is-more takes on classic styles at this savvy emporium. Ditch the trainers, stretch your sartorial horizons, and you’ll be a shoo-in in the fashion stakes…

Born in Manhattan’s West Village, Leffot’s branch in The Loop is the first Chicago outpost of this decidedly high-end showroom. Its super-select shoes are a far cry from those you’d find at the average luxey store, including dark green Horween leather Wolverine Evans boots (tailormade for winter wear); the classic brown calfskin, hand-sewn Alden NST Derby (based on the iconic Norwegian Split Toe design); and The Galway, rugged snuff suede English country boots from famed Northampton shoemakers, Edward Green.

Leffot also stocks fine English-made Pantherella socks and a smart line in accessories, from hats and bags to belts, gloves, scarves, bracelets, watch straps, wallets and letter-openers.

If you want to look the part from head to toe, then visit nearby Optimo Hats too, which offers a dapper collection of Trilby, Fedora, Homburg, Bowler, Top and Porkpie hats, as well as custom designs (no appointment necessary for in-store fittings). For the well-groomed gent, 2017 is a fresh opportunity to make all your accessory-centric dreams come true…

Leffot / 320 S Dearborn St / The Loop / +1 312 964 5345 / 10am-6pm Mon-Sat /

Optimo Hats / 51 W Jackson Blvd / +1 312 922 2999 / 10am-5pm Mon-Sat /