Jun 2, 2022 - News

Meet Chicago's dapper mail carrier

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Kalani Han likes to adopt a polished 1950s postman look when delivering mail in Chicago. Photo: Monica Eng/Axios

👋 Hey, it's Monica! I was driving through Albany Park last week when I spotted a particularly stylish mail carrier walking with a spring in his step.

  • Naturally, I pulled over to talk to him while my mortified daughter hid in the back seat.

The city dweller: Kalani Han, a rookie mail carrier who started with the USPS last November and assembles his outfits with an intentional old-school flair.

Inspiration: "I prefer to have a polished look because I'm proud to represent the mail service," says Han, who didn't seem at all surprised by my sudden request for an interview.

  • "I admire those 1950s milkman, mailman kind of looks. In fact, the other day I was on eBay looking for some vintage mailman hats with the little brim. You'd be surprised, they are very popular."

Where you can spot him: Walking the 60625 postal code in Albany and North Park.

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