30 June 2010

A Rally with a Cause.

This past weekend, A&B attended the “Rally for Kids with Cancer” in Chicago. Rally drivers were challenged to raise at least $25,000 in order to draft a celebrity navigator to help them “race” around the city and complete challenges at multiple pit stops. Participating celebrities included Giuliana and Bill Rancic of E!, Scottie Pippen- former Chicago Bulls star, Bai Ling- actress, Eric Roberts- actor, as well as many others. Astor & Black donated free custom-made shirts to all participants, as well as a gift card for a custom suit, 3 custom shirts, a cashmere sweater, and handmade tie for the winner of the rally.  Brandon Bowers and Patrick Coates (A&B clothiers, Chicago) were on site to take measurements for the participants in the gifting suite, and Brandon even got to participate in the rally along with A&B client, Neil Farrell and celebrity navigator, Jessie Camancho- actress. This charitable weekend ended with a star-studded gala at the Marriot right on the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago.

The Rally will also be held in Los Angeles, Miami, and Toronto, all 3 of which A&B is looking forward to being a part of! If you are interested in joining this fantastic weekend and phenomenal cause, please visit the Rally’s official website at, and for more pictures, join our Facebook page at   Brandon Bowers (A&B clothier), Jessie Camancho (celebrity navigator), Rachel Smith (former Miss USA), and Neil Farrell (A&B client).

Patrick Kilpatrick (actor) and Patrick Coates (A&B clothier).

Brandon Bowers measuring Bill Rancic.

Brandon Bowers at a “pit-stop” challenge on the rally.

Brandon Bowers, Bai Ling, and Patrick Coates in the gifting suite.

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