Real estate consultant, The Shenfeld Group You never get a second chance to make a first impression. I believe if you feel good about how you look, you’ll present yourself better and show that you take pride in your appearance. After shopping at Syd Jerome, I never have to worry about wearing something that doesn’t fit right or having the same suit as someone else in a meeting. I usually dress “business casual” with a little flair—my trademark is bright-colored socks. No matter how bland a suit seems, if you put your foot up in a meeting and show off a fashionable sock, suddenly a touch of personality shines. I also like to be bold with my shirt choices. The people at Syd have taught me what I can be comfortable in. I don’t buy anything that’s plain. I prefer Made-to-Measure shirts—there are hundreds of patterns, colors and other details down to the button that let me personalize my look. The people at Syd joke that they never show me the book with the solid samples because I don’t own plain shirts. I really like Eidos Napoli for its fun, funky patterns. Sometimes I show my wife something I like on the hanger and she thinks I’m crazy. But when I put it on, she says, “Oh, wow, that looks great!” The service at Syd Jerome is exceptional. The salespeople know how to push me out of my comfort zone—with results that delight me—and the tailors make everything fit perfectly. They have the whole package. For instance, I bought a custom suit there for my first-ever “Who’s Who in Chicago Real Estate” event. When I went in to pick it up, Patrick had ready for me the tie, the shirt, the pocket square and the belt to go with the suit. The store’s staffers take care of every little detail. I have to worry about many things in a day. So it’s nice that when I’m shopping at Syd Jerome, they take that particular worry away.
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Syd Jerome: Fall/Winter 2015