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