Harry Sheff: Neither Austin nor Madison are known for formal dress, but they each have an innovative menswear retailer that does a fairly good neckwear business. A casual one.
Husband and wife team Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko launched Raleigh Denim Workshop out of their living room in 2007.
Elise Diamantini: BucketFeet’s Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani, who met volunteering in Argentina, seek out emerging artists for the designs on their canvas shoes.
Elise Diamantini visits Chicago retailers, including Akira, Sir & Madame and Haberdash.
Harry Sheff: By making their fragrance and grooming departments a larger part of their stores, Blackbird, Martinpatrick3 and Halls have become destination shops.
Elise Diamantini: Young guys are buying and styling suits in a totally different way.
Elise Diamantini: Prps owner/designer Donwan Harrell aims for authenticity.