i get to chicago occasionally but i catalog order now. driving there with the cost of gas and paying $25 to park lol. last time i went there wabash was under construction and after that i vowed not to go there for a long while haha. i came this close to getting hit by a taxi which of course would have ruined my day. let alone anywhere to park. that whole area baffles me as to the parking situation. of course i suppose parts of la or nyc are even worse. i wish i was able to go to the jewelers mall and such but it is just too hard. last time i went there i hit iwan,fabrielle, and executive essentials to make it worth my while. i guess it has been a while....sorry for rant. in the 60's i lived there. it was a nice quiet neighborhood then(no el) and iwan was on the first floor. there obviously has been a large decline in pipe smokers since then. i wonder why. cigarettes are bound to harm one a lot faster than pipes. that is a medical fact. i guess it just is not cool anymore but being as old as i am i suppose it is retro or whatever.
anyways, they still have amazing pipes. you have to ask though. the really good stuff(cheap or expensive) is not always in the catalog. they remember me from 40 years so they are happy to always go look through the drawers. the autograph i was just smoking was three zeros and i felt like they made a mistake it was so cheap at the time. great place regardless of the parking. perhaps, the place for pipes anymore.