"Flair is so much a part of skateboarding, but I really can't do it. I don't want a bolo hanging around my neck and then having it hit me in the face when I'm jumping down something."

Job: Software technician at JPMorgan Chase; co-founder of Resident Skateboards

Neighborhood: Worthington

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Label your style: "Blue-collar skateboarder"

What do you like to wear?

This is pretty much it: $10 cowboy shirts, jeans and Vans shoes.

Where do you shop?

Blair online - which my grandma orders from, but they have a nice Western-wear section. Sometimes Rag-O-Rama. And Tractor Supply Company has great cowboy shirts and Wranglers that stretch so you don't always tear up your pants.

Why do you like cowboy shirts?

When you get a legit one with the pinhole in it, there's something behind it that says, "You're supposed to do business in this."

Tell me about your shoes.

These are suede, so they grab the board, but they're still an old skater style. These are about two weeks old, and I probably go through a pair of shoes every three weeks, four weeks. Old Skool Skateboards has really great shoes. Buying shoes online is too much of a risk, because they're key.

What about accessories?

Flair is so much a part of skateboarding, but I really can't do it. I don't want a bolo hanging around my neck and then having it hit me in the face when I'm jumping down something. The only thing is my ring: I tap the board three times with it before I try something.

What happened to your lip?

I fell down and chipped a tooth at Worthington Skate Park last night.

The outfit:

Shirt: Blair catalog

T-shirt: Blueprint

Jeans: RVCA

Shoes: Vans Era

Skateboard: Blueprint, his sponsor

Ring: Aldo

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