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Na Na Na Na Na Na, He's Got the Look

By Andrew Peerless in Miscellaneous on Jun 1, 2005 1:42PM

Image courtesy of jaymccarroll.comHey menfolk: have you got style? Do you press your pocket squares each and every evening, and hand-fray your tattered jeans into a delightfully distressed oblivion? Do you starch your designer underwear, and use the word "Dockers" as an expletive?

Esquire magazine is combing the nation in a grand search for the best-dressed man in America, and tonight will be making a stop at the Mark Shale Men's Store at 900 N. Michigan Ave. A panel of local "luminaries," including original "Apprentice" victor Bill Rancic and the Sun-Times's Bill Zwecker (not all judges will be named "Bill," presumably), will reign over the event with the magazine's editors, and will select a single Chicago winner. Gold medalists from other competitions - taking place in New York, L.A., Dallas, Miami, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta and Denver - will be featured in an upcoming issue of Esquire, and will ultimately convene on The Today Show to compete for the honor of being known as America's best-dressed man.

New York and L.A. may get their panties in a twist about being America's fashion capitals, but Chicago's swimming in fashion ego up to its (big) shoulders: so many local fops signed up for tonight's competition (more than 800) that registration has officially closed. Though it's too late to sign up, you can still head over to the event, from 6 to 8 p.m., to cheer on your brethren as they do their little thing on the catwalk (yes, there will actually be a catwalk).