About

What has over six decades in the clothing business taught us?

The single most important lesson we have learned is the concept of craftsmanship in the construction of the clothing we wear. From suits to sportswear, there is no substitute for fine fabrics and quality construction. This is the main reason we search for garments with integrity and a company history that stands the test of time.

We believe strongly in "investment dressing" and understand the value of assembling a cohesive wardrobe. We do not ask our customers to fall victim to pricey trends that are in one minute and gone the next. Our tag line is "dedicated to the Art of Dressing Well" because we stand by that philosophy. Generations of families trust Morris + Sons to provide fine quality garments supported by expert tailoring and personal service because we listen to their needs, and deliver.

Our goal is to provide a comfortable atmosphere with personal service to find clothing to help build your wardrobe and help develop your personal sense of style. From tuxedos to smart leisure wear; we've assembled a collection of pieces that will provide a level of enjoyment unparalleled anywhere today.

We have amenities not to distract, but enhance your experience including free parking, cigars, a Scotch Bar, and even a pinball machine. Early shoppers are welcome to enjoy an espresso or pastry treat from our favorite local bakeries.

We invite you to come and visit our store and explore the possibilities. Morris + Sons strives to be a one-stop Chicago shopping experience.


OUR HISTORY

1952

Morris the tailor opens a small tailoring shop on the south side of Chicago. The original tailor shop offered a small selection of clothing & was located at the intersection of Halsted/Maxwell Street which was considered the old “garment district” of Chicago.

1970

Morris & Sons makes a big move to 555 W Roosevelt Rd — “atop the bank”. The new second floor address directly above South Central Bank was ideal for customers because the plaza provided parking and was a hop skip from our previous location.

1977

Gary, the owner’s nephew who had been working at the store since he was 8 years old started regularly traveling to seek out more “Made in Italy” brands. At this time Morris & Sons was already the largest distributor of Brioni in the country, but Gary brought Stefano Ricci to the store — who at that time had only been manufacturing shirts & ties.

2004

Gary, along with his wife Ellen took ownership of the business. With a strong sense of family values passion for fine clothing, they sought out to strengthen relationships with vendors & take on more brands from Italy & France to offer customers back in Chicago.

2006

In June of this year Morris & Sons bid farewell to the Roosevelt Rd location and moved to 557 W Polk St where they currently reside. The new “Penthouse on Polk St”, which is 13,000 square feet- our largest location yet but also warm & inviting. The store also provides a private shopping environment with free parking for our customers. When Ellen & Gary relayed to our vendors that they were moving to a new space, Stefano Ricci insisted on building a “shop in shop”. Without hesitation, they had 2 Italian carpenters at our store for 6 days building the largest Stefano Ricci “shop in shop” in North America. The shop, constructed with beautiful Burled wood exemplifies the artistic talents and attention to detail that the brand’s garments do as well.

2009

In June Gary & Ellen received an invitation from the Ricci family to attend their flagship store opening in Florence. The Morris & Sons family, accompanied by 10 of their most loyal Stefano Ricci customers flew to Florence for the grand opening party. It was an amazing celebration that lasted for about a week and the trip ended in Rome. The trip was a great educational experience for our customers, and also an opportunity for them to see the types of close relationships Morris & Sons maintains with their vendors.

2011

Although she had “unofficially” helped out at the store and grown up around it, Kara, the fourth generation at M&S “officially” enters the family business. While taking on many different roles & responsibilities, Kara planned in store events at the store such as trunk shows which gave customers the chance to meet vendors and pick out custom clothing. Very much like Gary when he started at the store, Kara joined on buying trips to Italy to partake in “buying” for upcoming seasons as well as finding new “Made in Italy” vendors while strengthening relationships with current partners. Kara also made her way to London, and Northern England where she met with Drake’s (ties) and Barbour. It was important to her to carry brands that had also been in business for multiple generations while also catering to different generations of Morris & Sons customers at the same time.

2017

With contemporary fits and sportswear becoming more relevant in the way our customers dress, Morris & Sons partnered with Maurizio Baldassari to create a "shop in shop”. Baldassari’s Milanese look is effortless and easy for the Chicago man to layer with his sweater jacket or soft sport coat, and The Baldassari family reflects similar values that we do here at Morris & Sons. In an effort to create brand awareness for the store, and grow our out of state clientele, Kara, along with her husband Justin opened up Morris & Sons’ first “Pop Up Shop” in the summer of 2017. The shop, located on the east end of Long Island in Southampton, NY stayed opened for several months and was a great success.  

2018

Morris and Sons returns to the Hamptons for their second pop up shop in the most charming courtyard on Jobs Lane. Throughout the year they remained close with many of their customers in the Hamptons and reopened to much enthusiasm.

2019

Featured in the Robb Report, read the article.