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Got time for another piece of menswear news? Saks Fifth Avenue will launch its newly renovated menswear store in January. Called The Fifth Man, the shop will take over the sixth and seventh floors of the Saks flagship on Michigan Avenue. But don't worry, gentlemen: an express elevator will whisk shoppers right up to its dapper confines.
The sixth floor, inspired by the Library of Congress, will be spruced up with bronze and brass medals, oak, and wall coverings inspired by suit fabrics. There will be luxe goods from brands such as Kiton, Brioni, Brunello Cucinelli and Salvatore Ferragamo, and a made-to-measure suiting will also be on offer.
The shoe department, which extends to the seventh floor, will house one of the largest men's shoe collections in the Midwest. Some 500 styles will represent brands such as Gravati, Y3, Opening Ceremony, and Pierre Cathay.
One floor up, more contemporary styles will fill the racks. With an industrial atmosphere inspired by modern architecture, the floor will house styles from brands such as Givenchy, Dior, Y3, Carven, Z Zegna, and Alexander McQueen; denim is by J Brand, Nudie, Rag and Bone, and more.
Also on the menu: a new restaurant, Sophie's at Saks Fifth Avenue, will look out over Michigan Avenue from the seventh floor. Spanish chef Alexandro Reyes created the menu of globally inspired American fare.
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