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Chicago street style: Andrew Goetten

Check out Andrew Goetten’s purple shoelaces.
 (Photograph: Emily Mohney)
Photograph: Emily Mohney
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters)
Photograph: Courtesy of Urban OutfittersLevi�s 511 Sulfur Stone Jeans$58 at Urban Outfitters (locations around the city).
 (Photograph: Courtesy of Ben Sherman)
Photograph: Courtesy of Ben ShermanPlectrum by Ben Sherman Shirt$149 at Akira (1910 W North Ave, 312-423-6693)
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Photograph: Courtesy of tillys.comBlue Crownpurple Shoelaces$3 at
By Nika Blake |

We’re getting the vibe that you have an extensive shoe collection.
It’s not too bad, but I have the essentials: black dress shoes, some sneakers and some nice suede brown boots.

Did you match your shirt with your laces and shoes on purpose?
This kind of just happened today. I get a lot of compliments on these purple laces.

How do you define your style?
I like how it’s more of a personality thing for people now. It’s not so much about people trying to impress others. I remember when I was in high school, it was all about Abercrombie & Fitch and looking a certain way. Now, it’s like people dress how they want to dress. There isn’t a formula for how you should look.

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