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Inside Baltimore's mayoral candidates' style

Inside Baltimore's mayoral candidates' style

Succeeding in politics means researching policies, pushing through legislation — and holding up to public scrutiny of one's appearance.

President Barack Obama's "mom jeans," Fidel Castro's sporty track suits and John Edwards' $400 haircuts have made easy fodder for news cycles, online memes or late-night talk-show jokes.

And that holds true on the local level. Baltimore's chief executives and their attire have prompted headlines and water-cooler chat, whether the topic was Martin O'Malley's bared, buff arms in a sleeveless T, the auctioning of Sheila Dixon's seized furs or Stephanie Rawlings-Blake making Vanity Fair's list of the 10 best-dressed mayors in the...