I've transplanted to Washington State, but Chicago remains in my soul! Bought 1st Chicago pen for myself, and got a second to give as a gift for a family member. Have just ordered another for another family member who would be insanely upset to learn I hadn't thought of him! :} Retro 51s are quality pens. Anytime I let a coworker sign a document with it, they remark about how wonderful the pen feels in their hand, and how amazingly smooth the writing experience is. I stay very close when someone else is using it!!!