Chicago’s Newest General Store Will Improve a Man’s Looks, Life

Five reasons to visit Andersonville’s Cowboys and Astronauts

By The Editors

Chicago’s Newest General Store Will Improve a Man’s Looks, Life
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18 January 2018

Stick to the promise you made yourself on January 1st, and you should be due for new clothes about two weeks from now.

You’ll find them at Cowboys and Astronauts (1478 W. Summerdale Ave., map), a new men’s lifestyle shop in Andersonville.

C&A is a general store in the purest sense, offering everything you need to look — and feel — like an upstanding gent: impeccable duds, home goods and even some gear for the trail.

Opened by partners Matthew Buccilla and Greg Lanier, Cowboys and Astronauts is a welcome option in a retail district known best for its vintage shops. And luckily, it’s bringing brands to Chicago you should familiarize yourself with, and stat.

Below, the five labels we’re coveting.

The Normal Brand
Hailing from St. Louis, the Normal Brand offers affordable, understated yet comfortable casual wear. CHECK IT OUT

Rhone
We love Rhone because they make the kind of workout gear that wouldn’t look out of place outside the gym. From underwear to office-friendly commuter wares, the label has all your days of the week covered. CHECK IT OUT

Areaware
Because your home could use a freshening up. Areaware is a New York City based producer of everyday home accessories that are both functional and cheeky in their distinct designs. CHECK IT OUT

Son of a Sailor
Stylish leather goods for your home and EDC from a husband-and-wife duo based in Austin. CHECK IT OUT

Topo Designs
Outdoor gear that’s perfectly suited for the city, by way of Colorado. Topo makes bags and mountainwear so you’ll always be ready for the escape. CHECK IT OUT

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