Handmade vs. Machine Made
Through all the press we have received with, from GQ to ESPN, my simple goal is not to dress the rich and famous, but to make you, yes you, perfectly happy in your perfect suit. As anyone who owns an ESQ suit will attest, it's more than just any suit, it's the best damn piece of garment you can put on your body.
Simply put, ESQ is here to redefine the custom suit.
Ge Wang, Tailor to the Stars, Shares His Favorite Things
One, it simply feels better. A handmade garment allows the individual tailor to stretch and pull the fabric prior to each stitch in the sewing process. This allows the tailor to mimic your daily movements and for the fabric to really come alive. This is simply not possible on the rapid pace of a sewing machine. Two, a handmade suit is going to have detailing that stands out from every other suit.
Wear it with pride. Over 40 total hours goes into each ESQ suit.
Hear from our clients
When Ge Wang began work as a real estate lawyer in 2012, he noticed a trend in the field: poorly tailored suits. Within a year, he launched ESQ Clothing, a West Loop custom clothier that’s dressed Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett, and members of Fall Out Boy.
This article appears in the July 2016 issue of Chicago magazine.
Not all custom suits are cut from the same cloth
"I SHOP AND AT SEVERAL MADE-TO-MEASURE AND BESPOKE CLOTHIERS IN THE CITY, AND HANDS DOWN ESQ IS THE BEST OF THE LOT."
"I HAVE TO WEAR A SUIT EVERYDAY FOR WORK AND EVEN MY OLDEST SUITS STILL LOOK LIKE NEW."
"MY HUSBAND HAD USED ESQ FOR SHIRTS, SUITS, PANTS, TUXES, SHOES, JACKETS AND WE WOULD USE THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN."
"THE QUALITY AND SERVICE IS OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE, AND GOING FORWARD MY SUIT NEEDS WILL BE FULFILLED AT ESQ."
Redefining the custom suit
At ESQ, we strive to offer the best fabrics from around the world. Unlike all others, we source from only the best mills from around the world, including Loro Piana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ariston, Reda, Caccioppoli Napoli, Marzoni, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Dormeuil, Dechamps, EThomas, Dugdale Bros., Huddersfield, and Harrisons. In total, we source over 40,000 fabrics from these mills.
ESQ Bespoke is so much more than your typical custom suit; its an opportunity for us to showcase not just what a bespoke garment truly is, but also the experience of fabric and design you've never had. Together with our comprehensive 34 measurements will make the garment's fit truly yours. ESQ Bespoke is handmade from the start, utilizing the best Italian/English fabric, Italian/German canvassing and Gutermann thread.