Find out what's new on Chicago's fashion scene this month.
Bond Market CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 1. Thomas Pink ($195). Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312-781-3525 2. Cartier ($1,150). 630 N. Michigan Ave., 312-266-7440 3.David Yurman ($1,950). 40 E. Oak St., 312-787-7779 4.Christian Louboutin ($895). 58 E. Oak St., 312-337-8200 5. Boss ($95). The Shops at North Bridge, 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-321-0700
Custom in a Clubhouse: Alton Lane’s new Gold Coast showroom offers Windy City men the ultimate custom suiting experience. The clubhouse-like space is decked out with flat-screen TVs, a bar, and fabric books for seeing and feeling the quality of the suiting materials. The options for each suit are handpicked, along with every custom detail, from lapels to pleats. From there, a three-dimensional body scanner takes the client’s precise measurements, after which his custom suit is ready in four to six weeks. 49 E. Oak St., 2nd Fl., 646-896-1212
Mix Master: The jump from gift baskets to gentlemen’s clothing may seem unconventional, but for BOGA creator Jeff Burkard, it was the right move. Burkard, who was in the gift basket industry for more than 20 years, recently launched BOGA as a way for discerning male shoppers to find items that can be mixed and matched seamlessly. “To build a highly functional wardrobe, the individual pieces need to be strategically designed to work together,” says Burkard, whose designs are manufactured in Italy and Switzerland. BOGA’s full range includes denim, dress shirts, T-shirts, knits, shoes, belts, and accessories, making for an all-encompassing brand. A new showroom in the West Loop assures easy access for Chicagoans. 133 N. Jefferson St., 5th Fl., 312-801-8662
Marshall Pierce & Company. 29 E. Madison St., 312-372-2415
Keeping a Promesse: The Promesse collection of automatic and quartz women’s timepieces is a nod to Baume & Mercier’s storied past. The designs incorporate the crisp architectural lines of the brand’s watches from the 1970s, with modern twists. Available in 30mm and 34mm sizes, the Swiss made watches feature a round case and dial, juxtaposed with an oval bezel for feminine appeal, with accents such as diamonds and mother-of-pearl. The automatic versions feature a transparent caseback for viewing the movement. A host of different models, including strap and bracelet variations, offer a superior selection. Pricing starts at about $1,900.
Next Level Lana: Lana Jewelry’s Lana Bramlette, a Chicago based designer and celeb favorite (Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez) launches a new collection, Flawless, Vol. 1, this fall. The 40 gold femme fatale-themed pieces include stackable rings studded with diamonds for daytime sparkle. Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BOGA (BURKARD); COURTESY OF BAUME & MERCIER (WATCH); COURTESY OF ALTON LANE (FURNITURE); COURTESY OF LANA JEWELRY (RINGS)