CHSO April 2009 : Page 6

Publisher’s Note April 2009 JOHN CARROLL Publisher When our editor in chief, Korey Karnes, letme inonthis year’s list ofChicago’smost stylish men, I thought, “Wow!” What an amazing group of smart, well dressed gents. Our editors always have a knack for finding the hippest trendsetters and tastemakers in the city from the Peninsula’s Greg Hyder to NoMI’s Fernando Beteta. And with Chi town native Billy Dec on the cover of this year’sMen’s Issue? Even more perfect!Well... I should say almost perfect, because then I started thinking about all of the dapper men out there I know and I felt it was necessary that I honor their Chris Kennedy Pat Borg DonnieMadia Rick Cooper Bob Cliff ord Sid Shapiro Lester Lampert David Lampert Rick Segal Richard Varnes Jack Weiss Bruno Abate Scott Ruerup Thad Wong Mark Anderson Mike Sullivan David Brandt Daniel Alonso Julius Few Scott Shapiro Michael Pierson Welz Kauff man Ernie Semersky Mike Loeber Edmund Paszylk John Jones John Moran Joe Kina chic side, too. So I’ve compiled my own list below of the most fashionable men in Chicago. Th ese guys truly embody the meaning of style, grace and sophistication. You know, in many cities, people become fashion victims. But in Chicago we find men of great sartorial splendor. Maybe it’s the Midwestern balance of the coastal extremes but whatever the reasoning, here in Chicago, style is truly about quality and attitude. Congratulations to all of our Men of Style for getting it done and looking good while doing it. jcarroll@modernluxury. com Michael Nahabedian Mick De Giulio John Brennan Jeffery Smith RichMelman Kevin Brown Rob Katz Kevin Boehm Victor Skrebneski Steve Fifield GregHolland RalphHughes Les Coney WayneHarth Jerry Solovy Patrick Hatton Gregory Bell Nick Hansen Albert Karel Jeffrey Landis Gary Collins Joe Powers Gary Garrabrant Joe Tyree Jerry Kleiner Joe Rueve 6 | | April 2009 PHOTO BY BARRETT PHOTOGRAPHY

Publishers Note

When our editor in chief, Korey Karnes, let me in on this year’s list of Chicago’s most stylish men, I thought, “Wow!” What an amazing group of smart, well dressed gents. Our editors always have a knack for finding the hippest trendsetters and tastemakers in the city from the Peninsula’s Greg Hyder to NoMI’s Fernando Beteta. And with Chi town native Billy Dec on the cover of this year’s Men’s Issue? Even more perfect! Well... I should say almost perfect, because then I started thinking about all of the dapper men out there I know and I felt it was necessary that I honor their chic side, too. So I’ve compiled my own list below of the most fashionable men in Chicago. These guys truly embody the meaning of style, grace and sophistication. You know, in many cities, people become fashion victims. But in Chicago we find men of great sartorial splendor. Maybe it’s the Midwestern balance of the coastal extremes but whatever the reasoning, here in Chicago, style is truly about quality and attitude. Congratulations to all of our Men of Style for getting it done and looking good while doing it.<br /> <br /> John Carroll <br /> Publisher

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