A Man Who Cares About Clothes | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

A Man Who Cares About Clothes


Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


To the editor:

As a relatively high-profile member of Chicago's teeny tiny (if overdressed) rockabilly community I have always relied on my tailor to keep me looking sleek in my vintage duds. In a profession currently filled with two-bit hacks, Kurt Scheel ("Clothing Time," July 14) was a god. If there was ever a question of how a jacket should hang or how a cuff should break, I always deferred to Kurt. His fabric artistry will be missed. Of course, if my barber, Rosario, hangs up his shears tomorrow I am completely doomed.

Ken Mottet


Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  →