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Desmond Kinlaw

Desmond Kinlaw
March 2012
“Style is confidence; it’s inside of you, and once you find yours, it can last forever.”

Occupation: Service worker at Santee Cooper

What I like: Simple essentials that fit well—blazers, Oxford shirts, khaki chinos, dark blue denim, and brown leather shoes

What I dislike: Baggy clothes. They make you look six inches shorter and 40 pounds heavier.

My style: A combination of Southern prep and rugged prep

Signature item: My custom-made, rosary-engraved wedding band. I wanted it to be special and personal, after all I’m going to wear it for the rest of my life.

Trend I will never follow: Big knotted “muscle” ties—they’re just plain wrong.