While men may not have the same beauty regimen as women with their makeup and their curling irons, men definitely have their own routine on how to look their best. On top of the importance of a proper shave and haircut, putting a bit more energy into apparel can help improve an overall look. While the regular big chain store might have its uses for some things, a men’s boutique offers a unique look while helping out a local business. “2013’s Best New Boutiques In Chicago” gave some insight into the style of what some of the newer boutiques were offering, but not all of them catered towards men’s apparel. Check out some of the best men’s boutiques in and around the Chicago area, and ensure a wardrobe with personality.
Syd Jerome
2 N. La Salle St.
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 346-0333
Celebrating over 50 years in men’s fashion, Syd Jerome specializes in suits and features top brands like Armani and Brioni. Patrons of Syd Jerome keep coming back for the custom tailored suits and the variety of shoes from sandals to loafers. The many trunk shows featured at Syd Jerome help to familiarize customers with different brand styles and partake in the trunk show discount. Check the website for the next trunk show event.
(Photo Credit: Louis for Men's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Louis for Men’s Facebook)

Louis’ For Men
748 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 743-6343
Louis’ For Men offers high-quality menswear with professional tailoring, custom suits and clothing and tuxedo rentals and sales. With everything from Tommy Bahama sportswear to the best brands in tuxedos, this is a one-stop spot for all of your apparel needs. For those looking for a great rental tuxedo, Syd Jerome offers $40 off all prom tuxedos and a free groom’s tux for wedding parties with at least five tuxedo rentals. Whether you’re looking for a suit that fits great for work or a vacation wardrobe for your next trip, check out Louis’ For Men and find clothing you can be proud of.
Dean’s Clothing
226 S. Main St.
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-3007
Located in the suburb of Naperville right outside of Chicago, the store first opened in 1959 as a young boy’s retail shop. With Naperville consistently making it on the list of Best Places To Raise A Family and Best Places To Live throughout the years, the shop has grown to encompass apparel for both men and women. No longer catering towards young boys’ clothes, the men’s apparel features custom suits and casual wear. With everything you might need, including footwear, check out the large selection offered by Dean’s Clothing.
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(Photo Credit: Berman's Big and Tall Men's Shop's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Berman’s Big and Tall Men’s Shop’s Facebook)

Berman’s Big and Tall
2300 E. Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 797-0808

Unlike other big chain stores catering towards larger sizes, Berman’s Big and Tall has more than 100 years of experience in the men’s retail business. Originally opened on the south side of Chicago, this family-owned business offers more than just a few extra large shirts. Rather than sifting through a rack of generic brands, Berman’s offers top name brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Instead of traveling to varying stores for clothing to suit each occasion, Berman’s has everything from plus-sized bathrobes to custom suits.
Apartment Number 9
1804 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(855) 425-5986
Located in the Bucktown neighborhood, this boutique is just what would be expected in a hip and trendy Chicago area. The interior features eclectic decor in an intimate setting. Hard-to-find items like Warby Parker glasses can be found here with ease, and new and interesting products keep evolving with each new crop of inventory. Unlike big chain stores that only offer sale prices during peak holidays, the clearance section at Apartment Number 9 features incredible finds with amazing price tags.
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Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.