Advice | August 29, 2014 9:00 am

Best of August

By The Editors

23 Status Symbols of Chicago, Ranked
The Chicago man faces a challenge. As he ages, invests in startups and competes for the attention of women and envy of friends, he simply has to find more refined ways to say “neener, neener, neener.” Find them here. Check it out.

5 Restaurants You Should Know
An ostentation of restaurants have opened in the Chi since your correspondent began typing this sentence. To keep tabs on all of them would be a folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s work, and we’re proud to do it. Check it out.

This Suit Is Bulletproof
Cut from the same nanotube material employed by the U.S. Special Forces, Garrison Bespoke’s bulletproof suit is all business. Lighter than Kevlar. Thirty times stronger than steel. And it looks damn sharp. Check it out.

When Laziness Is Actually Healthy
True story: sitting in front of the computer all day is killing you. You gotta stay active. That’s why you need Cubii, a slick elliptical trainer that allows you to burn calories while sitting at your desk. Check it out.

A Pro’s Guide to Fall Beer Festivals
Fall means football. It also means hearty brews and fall beer festivals. We got the lowdown on the latter in our Pro’s Guide to the season’s best. Cheers, bud, now go forth and drink. Check it out.