by Karen Alberg Grossman

We loved so many of the collections we discovered at the Park Lane; here, five of our favorites, many of which you can shop in Chicago and/or Vegas:

Richard Choi

Wonderful lightweight pique sportscoats from $150-$195 cost, suggested retails $395-$495. The performance fabric pulls moisture and heat from the body; the empty-shoulder construction is both comfortable and flattering. Perfect with Choi’s garment-washed, silicon-finished tees; $24.50 short sleeves; $29.50 long sleeves. We especially loved a stretch rain blazer with mesh detailing, $165 cost.


Some of the best printed shirts in the market!

Alexander Julian

Now working with his son Houston, who this award-winning designer credits for much of the collection’s fresh creativity, the line features great sportcoats from $158-$180 cost and shirts in the $58-$90 range, many of them digitally printed to look like linen.

Lenor Romano

As always, beautifully designed, colored and detailed wovens and knits.


You know you’ve made it when you can offer your buyers personalized m&ms, not to mention fabulous California wines and the best views of Central Park in Manhattan! After just a few seasons, this exceptional shirt collection has earned 150 upscale specialty store accounts. Hagen has expanded sportshirt offerings by a third and doubled the size of his warehouse; his in-stock dress shirt program still comprises half his total volume. Best of all: price points on these beautiful shirts remain $74 cost for suggested retails from $185-$195.