Sneaks and Drinks Under Lock and Key

An exclusive Wicker Park bash celebrates the U.S. World Cup aspirations.

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Nike, the official outfitter of the U.S. national team, helped get Chicagoans into the spirit by throwing an exclusive bash at the old Noel State Bank building Friday.
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Nike used "Mr. Smith" to help create intrigue before Friday's party.
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Mr. Smith was seen all over town handing out briefcases to select individuals.
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Partygoers were also given briefcases at the bank vault party ...
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... and a key.
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... which contained a specially-designed U.S. soccer jersey designed by Nike and St. Alfred.
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Nike has partnered with St. Alfred to open a store at 1529 N. Milwaukee, where the home kit is available for purchase along with a number of other collaborative pieces between the two companies.
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Some of the patrons also received the new home and away kits (uniforms) the U.S. team will be wearing during the actual tournament.
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The home kit is inspired by the U.S. Team's famous victory over England in 1950, one of the biggest upsets ever.
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The Away kit, made from recycled polyester, and produced from up to eight plastic water bottles.
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Nike also created kits for countries such as Brazil, France and New Zealand.
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