Saturday, August 30, 2014

Randolph Street Market this weekend, and in the shop 6-9 after..both days!

Hey everyone....

Just a quick update.... the shop will be closed for the majority of the day on Saturday & Sunday, as I will be selling my wares at the always fun Randolph Street Market....  10-5 both days....

But have no fear!  I will be swinging into the store right after to open for a few hours so you can come and get your vintage men's fix!

Summer is on sale.... and fall is already flying off the racks... so get in quick!

Monday, August 18, 2014

BOW TIES GALORE! Still hot and I have some amazing new pieces, just in!

Hey guys.... just had to post a few pics of some new stock just in the shop.

I love a great bow tie.... and what is extra special about these is the construction.  Today they add an extra layer of nylon or batting so manufacturers can use a cheaper grade of silk.   Vintage pieces tie easier and with a soft "wilting flower" effect you are sure to get notice.  Plus, how cool will it be to say, "Thanks, its from the 1930/40/50's..."

Check out the chosen pieces in my Etsy store, or stop by the shop and check out the wall of bows!

Friday, August 8, 2014

WOW! Amazing write up by the Peninsula Hotel Magazine!

Just noticed a tweet that went out a few days ago...

The Peninsula Hotel Magazine did a little write up about my shop... so honored!

Richard’s Fabulous Finds
If today’s menswear all seems a little too tight, a little too cropped and a little too feminine for more masculine tastes, salvation is nigh at Chicago’s newly opened, gent-centric vintage den Richard’s Fabulous Finds. Situated in the rapidly developing WoW (West of Western) section of Humboldt Park’s North Avenue, the suave store is packed with an impressive array of high-end, pre-loved clothing and accessories, all sourced by suit savant and store owner Richard Biasi. 

After several years selling at markets and online, Richard’s debonair collection grew so large that a permanent brick-and-mortar space was the only solution. Now his new treasure trove is teeming with European suits, snappy suspenders, bowties, boater hats, cravats and cufflinks, with some items dating from as early as the late C.19th, though most are 50s and 60s pieces that, despite their advanced years, are in exceptionally good condition. Hidden amongst the nostalgia wear, shoppers will also find a tight edit of antique interior items including leather bound trunks, inlaid card tables, retro photographs and Art Deco lamps. Thankfully, Richard opted to avoid antiquated skincare products, instead stocking a small selection of Real soaps, oils and candles, plus some modern, locally-made men’s jewelry. Retro dandy candy! 

                                 Peninsula Hotel