JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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Hideeho neighbors! LoL I don’t even know how to spell that word, but hell, do you!? Anyway, today I’ll be very busy with meetings but the catch is I need to be casual yet respectfully professional so let’s boogie!

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What do we start with? THAT’S RIGHT! You’ve been listening! The kicks! The Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka (My “Ones”) are smooth! And by “smooth” I mean the cut of the shoe allows them to sorta morph to whatever style you see fit! I’m a huge fan of thick white soles because they create an excellent silhouette if you will. Athletic shoes don’t have to be so… Athletic. Plus the less going on up top (the upper) the better! I love Hip-Hop, but basketball shoes belong on the court, but hey that’s just me. That’s why people had such a hard time believing I played/play ball. $200

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Every man needs a solid pair of blue jeans! Go dark first because it’s more VERSATILE. Then stonewash comes later, but they take a bit more finess and for this look I want to lean more towards professional. The jeans are Express. Fellas… I don’t how else to say it so I’ll just say it… BAGGY IS OUT! LoL Even thugs are tailored now. Here’s my secret: I buy skinny jeans (not super, but regular) and I go up about a size or 2, depends on the fit of the jeans. And then there is the length. Now this is seemingly unimportant, but this is critical because this determines how your jeans fall which dictates your look. I go with 30 now as opposed to the 32 that I use to because as my style has become more tailored I like a slim silhouette. The longer the jean the more, shall we say, BAGgage you have. And we don’t want baggage
… do we? $80

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Finally a V-Neck T, I only rock Haynes (MJ), along with my GRAY jacket from Saks 5th Ave. This jacket is brilliant because it’s not blue jean but you rock it like one and it’s much cooler (literally)! The cut falls above the waist which feeds into the modern trend of shortened jacket/coat length. I call it the “Hero Cut!” because all heroes rock super jackets without fail. Think Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) or Fast & Furious (Vin Diesel). But the coolest part is that they can replace the Suit Coat. A Suit Coat would completely change this look. But try replacing your Suit Coat look with a Biker Jacket, let me know what you come up with. $75

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Well that’s it. Time to go conquer the world! See ya’ next time. #JPSKILLZStyleTip

FREAKIN’ WONDER WOMAN!!!

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First image of Wifey has surfaced at SDCC! Gal Gadot is looking good in the WW garments. Definitely has a Xena feel, but I ain’t mad. I do wonder if Jim Lee’s pants would have been better? But it depends on the story I suppose? At any rate, I’m excited! What do you think?

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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Today is a day of rest so I’ll keep it short in honor of the bug guy, but just because you’re chilling doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style! Personally I’m hitting a coffee shop, maybe check out 12th & Broad ‘s “Waterpalooza” over at the Farmer’s Market, and then I’m swinging by to see the parentals.

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Despite popular belief, I own more types of shoes than just Cole Haans. LoL The key to today’s fit are the kicks that every man should own at least one pair of… the iconic Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor’s!

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They really have an uncanny way of bringing an outfit to life! Especially the lows paired with shorts. Largely because they accentuate the legs which most males have strong legs. The rest, well… they say “a picture is worth a thousand words” so here are a few. God bless.

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JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

I’ve made my DECISION… I’m headed to Soho’ (Green Hills) today fellas’! I have to pick up some money which is always good LoL and then I’m going to stop by Cole Haan to check out the new Zerogrands (Follow me on Twitter & IG for some of that action)!

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I see you lookin’ at my kicks homie! LoL Just my Nike Flyknit Chukka here! Nothing to see. Going with the blue. I want to compare these feather weight champs to the Zerogrands. I’m wearing socks, sheesh, relax! LoL  $200

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Rockin’ my BGR stonewash blue, skinny jeans from Urban Outfitters again because well… they’re super and they connect my kicks to my shirt. It’s not about perfect matches it’s about BALANCE! $30

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The “devil is in the details” here. H&M shirt from Texas. One of my favorites because of the loose crew neck. Helps to keep you COOL! $20

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Well, as a wise Pig once said, “That’s all folks!” #JPSKILLZStyleTip

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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YO YO!  What’s good fellas’!  You didn’t think I forgot about you did ya’!?  Of course not!  Well I’m feeling a bit claustr0phobic and if you are a fellow Creative then you know exactly what I mean.  It’s good to get out & get away from the home office for a bit’ to help cultivate some new creativity.  So I’m just going to hit a coffee shop for a bit, but that doesn’t mean you step out looking raggedy!

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Going with the Free Runs today.  Mostly because of all the Free Run talk & creativity that’s been going on lately especially yesterday’s release of Cole Haan‘s new ZeroGrands!  These are light weight & will get the job done.  No socks!   $Free .99 (Thanks Coach!)

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Then I’m sportin’ my Mossimo cargos from Target!  You know how comfortable their shirts are?  WELL JUST IMAGINE THAT COMFORT ON YOUR LEGS!  LoL  I love these britches!  LoL  Put a slight roll in the cuffs tho’.  Remember, “Skin is in” fellas.  The wrist & ankles are where this mainly applies to us.  You don’t want to roll too high or too low.  You want to find a nice middle ground.  You see how I rolled the left leg just a smidge higher than the right yet it changes the look completely?  $20

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For my torso I’m going with my Converse T’!  Also from Target! C’mon, you know Target has everything.  LoL  This shirt is my favorite T’.  It just feels so amazing on the body!  Feel good, look good 😉 The grayish, white tone balances the kicks & pants.  $10

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Finally you know we have to EXCESSories!  Rockin’ the rosary today.  Keep Calm… it’s just a piece of plastic.  The rosary takes a casual look and gives it a lil’ spice.  You have to know when and when not to use it.  And of course my daily driver, I may stop mentioning it because I wear it so often, my black, Kenneth Cole, all touch watch.

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THAT’S IT!  “Go and love young man… go and love.”  #JPSKILLZStyleTip #BikeSelfieNashville

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day: 4th of July Edition!

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Well a laundry mat (parent’s house), a free meal, and a pair of clean BR’ shorts later and here we are again!  But this time it’s different!  This time… IT’S THE 4th of JULY!!!  * Que the fireworks * Today I’m going into the heart of the city, where there “ain’t no love”…. huh, huh, anybody?  Of course not and where there will be the best fireworks display in the country second only to New York City– “NEW YORK CITY!?”  Yes New York City.  I’m also going to stop by the Frist which is giving free admission to those who wear red, white, & you guessed it, blue.  So as always I need to be CPF’ (Cool, Presentable, & Functional)!

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No shoe embodies the city life better than the iconic Cole Haan Lunargrands!  Hell, I’d go as far as to say that ain’t nothin’ more American than Lunargrands!  Well, maybe hot dogs?  But the Lunargrand Wingtips are the epitome of Dressy meets Sporty meets Casual.  Ya’ll know me fellas’ and I swear by my Lunars.  I decided to pull my navy blues for obvious reasons.  No socks, as if I ever wear any, and I’m rockin’ my regular navy laces (the Lunargrands come with 2 sets) because you don’t want to overdue it.  These will keep me Stylish no doubt, but definitely comfortable as I’m going to be on my feet all day!  All I have to worry about are people downtown stepping on my “BLUE SUEDE SHOES!?”  Huh?  Tough crowd.  $200

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Rockin’ the Banana Republic (BR’) shorts again and with good reason.  They are in the red family, but not red red.  Closer to a maroon actually, but this is the point I want you to get fellas’.  You don’t have to rock Royal Blue & perfect Red just because it’s a holiday.  You end up really looking like Captain America!  LoL  No, you want to keep it grown & sexy so simply downplay the colors as if you woke up & just happen to throw it on.  It works both ways though because it’s just enough to say, “Hey, I’m celebrating too and I’m proud to be an American.”  Or get in free at the Frist… whatever, the point is don’t over do it.

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Aaahhh, the V-Neck.  A fashion forward man’s best friend.  It can be used in so many ways!  Today it will simply be a needed color on the color wheel.  To me V-Necks are much more comfortable than Crews & since Jordan eliminated that nagging tag they’re damn near perfect!  They even make them in a Slim fit now!  Which are the ones I rock.  According to your style you can choose which works best for your body type, but please, Please, PLEASE fellas’… no DRESSES!

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AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!

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Here’s my lil’ secret: I always rock a wife beater’ under my T’ so that all the sweat gets trapped in the beater’ instead of the shirt.  Sweat spots are just not a good look!  I don’t care how hot it is!  Plus you can always take your T’ off if the moment calls for it!  That’s that FUNCTIONALITY that I preach about 😉 $20 (Pack of T’s & Tanks)

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Time for the “EXCESSories!”  Just my army belt (doesn’t have to be blue, just has to have the proper theme) and my Kenneth Cole watch again!  Helps refine the look and make it less playful.

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WELP!  I hope you enjoyed this special edition of the #JPSKILLZStyleTip and MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU!!!  AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!