This Chicago guy walks the fine line between bookish and nerdy.
1/5Photograph: Stacie Scott
2/5Photograph: Courtesy of Brooklyn IndustriesSurface S/S shirt$68 at Brooklyn Industries (1426 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-360-8182)
3/5Photograph: Courtesy of FossilBobby belt$35 at fossil.com
4/51969 denim-washed skinny fit khaki$60 at Gap (locations citywide)
5/51969 denim-washed skinny fit khaki$60 at Gap (locations citywide)
By Maura Brannigan|
What inspires your style? The way men are styled in old Sears and JCPenney catalogs. They are carefully posed in blissfully artificial situations, conservatively handsome, with a dopey sincerity. I love that weird, gentle, unsettling precision.
Where you are headed? I’m on my lunch break from the Ryerson Library to the Art Institute’s North Garden. A securely tucked-in shirt, a sharp wristwatch and a smart belt help me to look good and feel in control behind the circulation desk. It’s so important to look the part!
How do you describe your look? I keep my look relatively classic and conservative. But, I still want to be noticed. That’s why color and fabric combinations are so important to me. I get things tailored to fit just right. I think that’s the big difference between bookish and nerdy.