September 7, 2006
The Straight Story
A Furry Tale
Whether it’s the real deal or faux, fur has become a fashionable man’s best friend. As with most trends, a little goes a long way. A fur coat? Too pimp-daddy. Fur vest? Too Sonny Bono. That said, fur does have its role, literally, from head to toe. A fur hat brings out the Dr. Zhivago in all of us. Or try a fur-lined hunter’s cap for a more utilitarian vibe. Even fur-lined boots bring a chic practicality to trekking the urban tundra.
Coat of Many Collars
This year may be the best season yet for outerwear. Fur collars update the classic overcoat, while a double-breasted, above the knee and cut like a fitted sport coat is as modern as it gets. The classic prep school duffel coat, hooded with "horn" toggle closures, returns with a fit and sophistication that separates the men from the boys. On the sportier side, new developments in synthetic polyfil now have the ability of giving you the warmth of a "puffy" coat with absolutely none of the bulk, creating an incredibly warm jacket that is sleek and modern as well.
The Playboy Aristocrat
Men in the Andersonville neighborhood and across the Chicago area make their way to His Stuff (5314 N. Clark St.) to find distinctive clothing and accessories that are wearable and well made. Ralph Fasano and Jeff Worth, the owners of His Stuff, are expert trend-spotters who comb the world of men’s fashion to bring their customers only the best brands, in a neighborhood storefront that’s cool, casual, and comfortable. The store offers all the "stuff" a guy needs to feel confident and look great in any setting—from work to working out, from hanging out to going out. Visit HisStuffChicago.com or call (773) 989-9111.