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Chicago street style | Patrick Clay

This architect is all about a professional look with an edge.

 (Photograph: Jamie Kraus)
Photograph: Jamie Kraus
 (Photograph: Courtesy of TheTieBar.com)
Photograph: Courtesy of TheTieBar.com

Pivot dots bow tie
$15 at thetiebar.com

 (Photograph: Coutresy of Topman)
Photograph: Coutresy of Topman

Dis-pair hackney loafers
$130 at topman(830 N Michigan Ave, 312-280-6834)


Supima pinpoint dress shirt
$88 at Brooks Brothers(713 N Michigan Ave, 312-915-0060; 209 S LaSalle St, 312-263-0100)

How do you describe your style?
My style is professional, but also edgy and on the fringe. I’d say it’s steampunk-meets–formal wear.

Where did you get your bow tie?
Jos. A. Bank—it’s a skinny 1930s throwback.

How did your style develop?
Until I moved to San Francisco in 2004, I didn’t really try anything fashionable. Then I [figured out] the whole hip [versus] not-hip thing.