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Swagger 360: Behind the Look of the Skinny Rake

Get the inside story on the coolest street style, courtesy of Swagger 360 guest blogger Guerre.

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Name: Shaka Maidoh

What are you wearing?
"A custom-made 1950s tail-coat jacket with leather biker sleeves, black jeans with a wax finish, a black silk foulard as a tie."

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What details are a must for you?
"I always have my shirts rolled up and folded to my biceps, and my shirt collars are always buttoned, with or without a tie. I almost always have my wallet pocket chain. And I'm always wearing real leather wrist accessories."

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What style rules do you live by?
"I think rules are meant to be broken—I've been attacked for wearing a matching plaid of different colors in the past, but it worked for me, so I did it. And my shirts are always buttoned-up."

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How do you make your style work for you?
"I'm quite tall and skinny, and in my younger days I used to try to hide my frame with baggy clothes, which actually made me look even skinnier. Now I go for the tailor-made, structured, and well-fitted look."

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