My friend Shannon sent me this via BBM. Even if you’re not a fan of Michael Bay’s last installment, which most people aren’t, you still have to love this cover!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. As stated before, my blog, as far as Style goes, is different because you’re truly getting my day to day Style. I repeat a lot of my garments, but I show you how slight changes alter the appearance. I rocked this in the special Zerogrand post, but today I just added a vest. Easy peasy.
On to the next one 😉 #JPSKILLZStyleTip
Happy Monday, or should I say New Day! I was thinking this morning, as I often do LoL, Style not only has to be Tailored to your body, it has to be Tailored to your day. This is what truly gives a person Personal Style. I say this, because I didn’t post my usual #FotoshootFriday Friday. I just did not get around to it. So I was thinking about just using it this Friday. Who would know the difference? Right? Well, then I thought, if the weather is different, it won’t make sense. So you see Personal Style depends on these 2 important variables.
Rockin my Fatigue, Lunargrands, because I’m going to be on my feet all day & they match. LoL $278
My khaki, City Shorts from Banana Republic Because it’s going to be hot…and they match. LoL $12
My favorite vintage army belt and Haynes V-Neck for ultimate comfort and…because they match. LoL $12
And my green, Mossimo hoodie from Target, because it’s cool this morning and in buildings…oh…and because IT MATCHES! LoL Remember, layering isn’t just for cold weather. $20
Go get em’ champ! #JPSKILLZStyleTip
Today, everything I’m rockin, you’ve already seen. But that’s what makes my blog different from the others. I’m simply sharing my day to day attire with you. So your going to see repeats, but the beauty of it is that you may have seen certain pieces before, but you still see them rocked in a variety of ways, which is what it’s all about. Very few people can afford to wear new clothes everyday. I’m not one of them. LoL Enjoy.
Target: Mossimo T $12 Merona Vest $40
Kiosk shades $12
1 Kings 17:7 #JPSKILLZStyleTip
WARNING: The following may cause vomiting, nausea, headaches, and general disdain for the current state of Men’s Fashion/Style.
THIS! THIS IS WHY THE JPSKILLZ STYLE TIP EXISTS!!! …. Jesus.
Here’s some medicine. Take 2 of these and call me in the morning.
Fellas…let’s get back to being MEN. #JPSKILLZStyleTip
Happy Monday people! You all know how I Love Mondays! And with good reason, it’s a new beginning! Today is like the 1st day of Fall or something so, figured I’d kick it off with something, well, NEW! LoL
After Thursday’s post, you know these well! My Zerogrands are a staple! They pretty much go with anything. It’s not sock weather yet, thank God, so still chilling barefoot. LoL $278
As you know I LOVE Comics and Heroism actually influences my style a great deal. In the past I’ve been against the vest. Quite frankly, I just didn’t understand them. I mean, hot or cold, make up your mind? But in my defense, I was viewing them through a 90s inspired, Tommy Hillfiger lense. LoL I now see their value after observing Asian culture for so long. They are excellent for the Fall, because it’s not cold enough for a coat in the mornings and nights, but a little extra material over the chest is perfect. “The arms will take care of themselves.” (Batman Begins: Rasagul reference) They are also great stylistically and add the perfect transitional layer. I bought it small so that it fits very nice and snug for a modern look, warmth and layering. The collar is the “Heroic” edge I was referring to. Nice and tall to keep the neck warm. This a Merona from Target! $40
It’s Monday! Easy does it gentleman. #JPSKILLZStyleTip
Today’s post is all about Cole Haan’s NEW ZEROGRANDS!
First off, looks like they decided to change their regular brown box to a nice, navy blue. Now, let’s crack it open…
Yep, they went all out! They put cardboard in between the shoes and in the shoes. Some like to throw the paper away, but I prefer to use it to help hold the shape of the shoe. Cardboard is needed with these, because they’re so flexible! Let’s try them on!
Ah yes, just as I–WAIT!? WHAT’S HAPPENING!?!…
This feels weird, I feel all tingly…that was weird, anyway…MAN! I wish you could feel these! They’re SO LIGHT! It feels like…like they’re not even there! They make you feel…I dunno…WEIGHTLESS!
Let me sit down.
Well, better seat in my seat, I forgot to sweep last night.
Ahhh, that’s better.
I’m too excited to sit! They’re just too SUPER!
And the Flexibility is RIDICULOUS!
I mean, I could go running in these!
LOOK! I’m Captain Morgan! LoL
I mean, I feel like I’m on the Moon!
I wish you could see the SUPER, yellow insole in these! A perfect punctuation to the super, new “Grand.OS” system that is contained within. They say, “It’s like an Operating System for your feet!?” I’d have to agree with them. iOS8 could learn a thing or two.
The whole freaking shoe weighs 290 GRAMS! They’re definitely the shoe that us men didn’t know we needed!
These are even lighter than my Nike Flyknit Chukkas! Which is absolutely ridiculous plus the large perforated wholes, which pay homage to the original Brogues, make them feel like there’s a built-in AC! These are definitely on the Cutting-EDGE…See what I did there? LoL
Well, there’s not much more I can say. You see them! The shoe speaks for itself! I guess the best way to describe it is…
It feels like I’m walking on air! #JPSKILLZStyleTip
Fall is upon us as evidenced by days like today. With it comes Hoodie Season, but generally you don’t think of mixing hoodies with shorts. Well, why not?
Always start from the bottom. It’s the first thing she sees. Rollin with the Chucks today. $20
Rockin my City Shorts from Banana Republic. It’s 57 degrees right now, but it will be 80 by noon. This is why shorts MAKE SENSE. You don’t want to do it just to do it or you’ll look crazy. Remember it’s all about FUNCTION. Check that forecast, before making your daily wardrobe decisions fellas. $12
One of the main reasons fashionable people love Fall is because of LAYERING – Placing one or more garments on top of another. We don’t think to do this with shorts, but as you can see, if done right, you won’t look crazy. This Mossimo hoodie from Target isn’t a heavy one, which makes it great for matching with shorts and layering because of how thin it is, yet it’s heavy enough to keep you warm. Despite popular belief, the closer garments fit to your body the warmer you’ll be, because of less air circulation. Coupled with the Mossimo V-Neck, you’ve got a nice, warm, lightweight combination. V $12 H $20
So TAILOR it up and LAYER it up fellas. Shalom. #JPSKILLZStyleTip
Everyone has fashion, some have style, but very few have Personal Style. It’s not something that can be achieved quickly. No, rather it must be treated like a fine wine. Today’s post is mainly about…the hat.
I heard there was rain in the forecast so I’m rockin my Lunargrand Chukkas! This is the 1st time you’re seeing me rock them with shorts. You have to have the right balance to pull it off. Got these on sale at the Cole Haan Factory Store awhile back! $50
The most beautiful part of Men’s Style to me is the CHARACTER it requires. Our pieces get better with time. They become a reflection of our lives. War Wounds if you will. Men are all about showing off & comparing scars. It’s no different when it comes to Fashion. The more worn & tattered a piece becomes the better. The way it Wears reflects your lifestyle. Take my hat for example: I’ve had this hat for almost a decade now. I got it from Express years ago. I loved how the plaid & brown design matched everything! Still does, which is why I still have it. I also bought it out of necessity, because you know how I hate umbrellas. But as time passed it went from my centerpiece to my gym hat. LoL So for the last few years I’ve been searching for a hat to take its place, but to no avail. Here’s the irony; after trying it on with a couple of fits and comparing it to other hats…I’m wearing again! I’m not ashamed of it! It’s like a favorite t-shirt or jeans, it has CHARACTER! It reflects my active lifestyle and sense of Style. You see part of what makes my Style so unique is that I don’t adhere to one culture. I pull from SEVERAL! My Style is very Motley to say the least. But I do it in a way that goes undetected without scrutiny. I remember how Country, “White” boys who loved to hunt would rock old beat up hats in high school, which is the opposite of how Hip-Hop, “Black” culture does things. It’s all about crispness & newness. A New Era cap, for example, which still has the tags on it. You see while I don’t crease & bend my cap (Hip-Hop) I don’t mind the wear & tear (Country). Together you get my Personal Style.
So don’t repair every tear, or wash every stain…It’s all a part of what makes you who you are. After all, “Nobody’s perfect.” 😉 #JPSKILLZStyleTip