Ge Wang, Tailor to the Stars, Shares His Favorite Things

The 30-year-old entrepreneur shows us some of his personal treasures.


When Ge Wang began work as a real estate lawyer in 2012, he noticed a trend in the field: poorly tailored suits. “The custom options I was seeing were overhyped,” says the 30-year-old Glen Ellyn native. “So I started making my own.” Within a year, he launched ESQ Clothing, a West Loop custom clothier that’s dressed Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett, and members of Fall Out Boy. Though Wang specializes in hard-to-fit forms—see the size 16 loafers he made for Ravens first-rounder Ronnie Stanley—it’s his knack for subtle embellishments that makes an ESQ suit pop. That same flair for flash permeates the Lakeshore East condo he shares with his girlfriend, Alex, and Rottweiler, Bane.


Notre Dame helmet

“Worn when they played in Chicago in 2012. It’s spun with 22-karat gold.”


Bose headphones

($300, Bose, 520 N. Michigan Ave.)
“They make those long overseas flights more bearable.”


Signed Jordan jersey

“A gift for my 16th birthday. Growing up in Chicago, I was lucky enough to see him play a couple times.”


Glenmorangie Original

($40, Binny’s Beverage Depot, 213 W. Grand Ave.)
“Not the most expensive Scotch, but perfectly smooth.”


Rolex watch

($8,950, Rolex Boutique TWC, 636 N. Michigan Ave.)
“A gift from my parents. Simple, elegant, and goes with everything.”


Every Man Jack Cedarwood shower gel

($6, Target, 1 S. State St.)
“Masculine, but you won’t smell like body wash all day.”


Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

($16, Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave.)
“Twisted and weird, but a favorite since I was a child.”


Tumi tote

“I can beat the hell out of this bag.”

This article appears in the July 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to Chicago magazine.

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