Let’s hear it for the boys! In the wake of Valentine’s Day, Chicago boutique Mark Shale is focusing on the men with its Mark Shale Market, a series of trunk shows featuring the some of the finest purveyors of men’s fashion. The first Market is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shop’s location on North Michigan Avenue. Featuring stylish frames from Eyebobs, gorgeous socks from Marcoliani, bespoke suits and shirts from Skip Gambert and Samuelsohn, ties from Seaward & Stearn, and carefully-crafted leather accessories from Torino, this event is literally covering men’s dressing from head to toe. And if the range and quality of the fashion isn’t enough to bring out the boys, Chicago’s Koval Distillery is holding a whiskey tasting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to accompany the light, local refreshments the Market will provide. We know we’re excited, although we can’t guarantee our motives are entirely pure – these items are so worth borrowing from the men in our lives. #noshame
Mark Shale Market, 900 North Michigan Avenue, Level 3 (between Delaware Place and Walton Street); 312-440-0720.
Photo: Courtesy of Marcoliani