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Alphonso does not care as much about comfort as he does about style he will wear, for example, a long sleeve shirt and a leather jacket in the middle of a Florida summer if they are the perfect complement to his new pair of khakis.

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Alphonso does not care as much about comfort as he does about style; he will wear, for example, a long sleeve shirt and a leather jacket in the middle of a Florida summer if they are the perfect complement to his new pair of khakis.

Alphonso does not care as much about comfort as he does about style is a complete sentence. He will wear, for example, a long sleeve shirt and a leather jacket ... begins the second complete sentence. You are always correct when you use a semicolon to join two complete sentences that are closely related in meaning.

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