ML - Michigan Avenue

2015 - Issue 1 - Spring

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The haberdasher Aaron Comes, founder, Frederick Lynn Haberdasshere As the founder of Frederick Lynn Haberdasshere, Aaron Comes aims to create not just a clothing line, but an entire lifestyle. Comes opened his 2,200-square-foot River North showroom in late 2013 and has been building and refining his offerings ever since. "I want people to think of it as Savile Row meets Barneys," Comes says. To that end, Frederick Lynn's custom suits range anywhere from $1,600 to $40,000 for an outfit made of the rare, ubersoft yarn of a vicuña. (Comes also carries home accessories.) Showroom visits are by appointment only, and the space itself feels appropriately sumptuous, complete with full bar and kitchen. Says Comes, "Typically a person who spends more, wants more. I wanted to create something personal that they couldn't find anywhere else." 9 E. Huron St., 312-496-3994; THE complETE cuSTomEr: "I like to connect people with services and products they'll want for their lifestyle—everything from custom glassware to soap, candles, and the coolest gadgets." HiS cuSTomEr baSE: "I want to market to the private wealth in Chicago and be there if they want a more per- sonalized experience than at Barneys." coolEST accESSory: "I recently started carrying a Cirrus ice ball press, and it's the item people get most excited about." mEaSuring up: "There are four types of garments: ready-made, made-to-measure, custom, and bespoke. I do custom. There are no patterns. It is completely from scratch, so there are no limitations."  121

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