Update: Shirts off Sheffield is closed as of September 2008 but Shirts on Sheffield remains open.
3506 N. Broadway, (773)472-1800
Goods: Men’s dress/casual shirts, pants and accessories. Designers: More than 100 designers. Owner: Gus Isaacson found the Lakeview market didn’t want to head west to his brother store (actually located on Sheffield), so he went east. Vibe: This studio-apartment-sized location concentrates more on the goods for sale than its interiors, with a no-fuss atmosphere for the dudes; basic off-white walls, standard lighting and hanger racks are the main décor but, really, it’s all about the shirts. Price Range: Moderate-Expensive. The Look: The guy wants a shirt for every occasion—one that the other guy won’t have—and the selection ranges from professional to rock-star edge. Shopper’s Perks: The associates are always ready to help find the perfect shirt for any occasion. They offer sizing instruction. Only six shirts of each style are available to maximize uniqueness of product. The Thing for Spring: Look for fitted shirts without pockets.