The Best of the City
Posted on 11 January 2016
Modern Luxury CS
By the Editors with Savannah Fish, Simedar Jackson and Jordan Porter-Woodruff
After years of struggling to find the perfectly fitted suit, real estate lawyer Ge Wang made the decision to go the custom route. The hobby became a midlife career change, and now he’s the founder of ESQ Clothing, a new bespoke suit shop in the West Loop. “I’ve always had a passion for clothing,” Wang says. “It’s kind of a running joke in our family. When I was little, I used to watch my father dress in his superbaggy suits and go to work.”
Although Wang admits he still can’t get Dad out of his drab duds, his penchant for expertly made garments has attracted a following of sports pros, including hoopsters from the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets, as well as Chicago Bear Matt Forte. His process begins with a consultation and fabric selection-followed by 43 measurements and a fitting to ensure precision. Then clients can customize their look with a host of ESQ’s ready-to-wear ties, cuff links and shoes.
“Athletes wear their suits maybe six times a year,” says Wang. “We also want to lend our expertise to the everyday lawyer and banker who wears four or five different suits each week. That’s our target audience.”
Speaking of expansion, customers can expect an ESQ women’s line (think cool cashmere sweaters, colorful overcoats and custom shoes) to launch early this year.
Bespoke shirts from $300 and suits from $2,000.
Original article here.