Written & Produced By James Vincent
Shopping for new fall clothing in August – especially in Chicago where the dog days of summer drag into all of their hazy and humid glory well into September – can be challenging. It seems we’ll be lazing around forever late evenings at our favorite outdoor cafes. Blackbull is a favorite spot in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood for Tapas and your favorite Spanish wines. Chef Marcos Campos explores the exquisite products and flavors found throughout Spain with a variety of dishes that represent the essential pleasures of his country’s traditions and others that provoke and surprise with new textures and techniques.
And while you’re lounging around enjoying Tapas and wine and people watching, you can’t help but notice that even on a warm evening – the ever present slim fashion silhouette of just about everyone. That’s right – the slim factor is not going away any time too soon. A new season is as good as any time to invest in a few pieces to update your wardrobe – no need to go hog wild, but a little slim – not skinny – can do a lot to freshen up your look.
Start with a good basic suit like this medium gray one from Tommy Hilfiger. This suit can take you from late summer in its lightweight all season fabrication well into fall and winter. Here, paired with a Hilfiger shirt and updated with heritage brand Penguin slim tie, it’s perfect for a formal office setting and can get you into evening too.