For the men in your life, you can’t do wrong at Avant for Men (1849 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, 847-681-1100). Since 2009, Avant for Men has carried a wide variety of the finest quality suits, sportswear, outerwear, footwear and accessories for men of all ages, along with made-to-measure services on tailored clothing.
Ollie Galam at Avant for Men recommends shearling jackets his year, saying this practical outwear is in high emand because of the weight and style, like this quilted suede jacket with removable shearling collar.
Galam also said that Avant’s custom shirts make a terrific gift, because they are guaranteed to fit impeccably and the recipient can get the shirt made exactly the way he wants.
While ties have always been a traditional gift choice, consider giving a pocket square instead. “If you’re not wearing a tie, you’re wearing a pocket square,” said Galam. “It’s the new necktie.”