Put in your time in a place like Chicago, and the city will eventually pay you back in full.
But what does it mean to be a “local,” anyway? I’d argue the bulk of it is having the natural urge to get out and discover the city’s latest and greatest, regardless of your tenure here.
As a lifelong Chicagoan, I’m still picking up new tricks for getting the most out of the city every day — whether it’s knowing where to go to properly kit out my crib or having a line on the best table around on which to enjoy a martini and steak dinner with clients.
Of course, it never hurts to look good doing it. Because no matter how dogged you are in keeping up with what’s new, some things will always be classic.
And nobody knows classic like our friends at GANT. Those OG American sportswear dons have been outfitting well-dressed men — my pops and grandpops included — since the ’50s, while paving the way for guys like you and me.
So we took to the streets to showcase some of my favorite Chicago finds, the scoops I picked up from each and the top-shelf gear that carried me through in high style.
School’s in session — join me, whydontcha?