Rochester Big & Tall
840 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Rochester Big & Tall is located along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile near Chestnut Street, in the heart of an upscale boutique shopping district. The shop carries name brands from Kenneth Cole to Ralph Lauren and Levi’s, in addition to Society of One, a comparable and affordable house brand. Rochester also sells footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and accessories. Customers may take advantage of a personal shopping service in-store or by phone. Keep an eye out for great sales and markdowns as well. Store hours are Monday through Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Threads Big & Tall
9826 South Ridgeland Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(708) 499-9500 or (866) 499-9525
Threads Big & Tall is a Chicago-based store located in Chicago Ridge, just south of downtown. In addition to a full range of attire, from formal wear to jeans, Threads offers sports apparel featuring local teams: Cubs, Sox, Bears and Blackhawks. Another signature item is the Extra Wide Comfort Fit sock, which is geared toward diabetics and others with wide feet, who have difficulty with regular sized socks and find the fit uncomfortable. The line is available in dress and casual, and a sample pair is available on the Web site with complimentary shipping. Threads is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1555 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Men’s Wearhouse is a national chain with a boutique feel that specializes in big & tall meanswear, although they offer a full range of apparel. There are several locations in downtown Chicago, from Lincoln Park to the city’s financial district in the South Loop. Customers may shop by brand, occasion or ensemble; rent a tuxedo for prom, a wedding or other event; or talk to a knowledgeable associate for style advice. Men’s Wearhouse rewards program, Perfect Fit, lets customers earn a $50 gift certificate for every $500 spent. Members also receive free shipping with online purchases. Store hours at each of the Chicago locations vary, so check the Web site for details.