Not all custom suits are created equal.
This is the unfortunate truth I came to realize a few months into my daily life as an attorney. As I sat at a cubicle in my custom suit, I wondered why my suit felt no better than any altered designer suit I had previously purchased. I scoured sites looking for custom suits in Chicago and beyond, and came to the simple conclusion that Chicago was missing a true quality custom suit.
I invite you to discover the joys of our bespoke suiting and shirting, which is now recognized as Best of Chicago. We are dedicated to crafting your dream garment.
Available across a wide range of categories, including shirting and footwear, ESQ offers the exclusivity of a unique garment, entirely modeled and handcrafted to meet your exacting requirements. Unparalleled handmade craftsmanship and expansive fabric selection are the two fundamentals upon which an ESQ Bespoke item is built - from Gutterman thread to handmade Italian canvassing.
The ESQ fabric selection offers over 40,000 variations of wool, light cashmere, wool and silk, cotton and linens, and ultra rare fabrics including Treasure Box by Scabal and Jade by Dormeuil. These are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, to match your personality perfectly.
The selection of fabric, house style, cut and fit as well as the choice of a full range of options such as lapel shape, buttons, lining, shirt collar and cuffs can be completed in our flagship showroom at 555 W Jackson Blvd in Chicago.
The ESQ garment is the pinnacle of men's tailoring as an art. It represents the countless hours and the tireless men and women whom have achieved the highest level of sartorial excellence. Our unique process requires over 45 hours of workmanship and each suit lives and breathes thanks to more than 6,000 meticulous stitches made by hand. From your initial fitting and pattern making, to the final button sewn and ironing process, the ESQ suit renders itself an unmatched dream garment.
It's been an interesting journey since starting ESQ, one that has taken my travels all over the world not just to seek out the best fabrics and materials, but also to learn as much as I could about tailoring as an art. I continue to learn daily, and there's much more to learn. But as we continue to improve, join us on a journey where each ESQ suit represents an art form uncompromising to be the best garment you’ll ever own.
As anyone who owns an ESQ suit will attest, it's more than just any suit, it's the best damn piece of garment you can put on your body.
- Ge Wang, Founder