There are no grey areas in Righteousness.
S H A L A W A M
So if you follow me on The IG then you know that yesterday I vowed to share my latest INVESTMENT… with you. Well, HERE IT IS! This is a $500 ELEVENTY (WARNING: Their site is SO RUDDY!) vest which I caught slippin’ at UAL (Shout Out) for $50!!!
Sometimes thinking can be a bad thing! LoL I didn’t hesitate. Remember fellas, “Versatility is KEY!” It’s actually made of Polyamide which is surprisingly warm but also light weight and everyone knows it repels water like a duck’s back! Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Why are you so excited Joe!?” You see, men knew the importance of a good vest back in the days. They didn’t just roll out, they put in some thought & dear lord, EFFORT.
You see the PINSTRIPES!!! LOL And NO, that is NOT a random picture of the late, great Josephine Baker… okay maybe it is… but who better to illustrate how the ladies will be lookin’ atcha’ fellas? Yea… Jo’ approves so I’m good! LoL *Sigh* I crack myself up. Get used to this Breastplate of Righteousness, because you’re going to be seeing ALOT of it!
There are 18 NATIONALITIES… do you know who you are?
Style isn’t always about what you’re wearing.
Save something for the imagination.
IT’S NOT ABOUT COLORS, IT’S ABOUT TONES.
“MARCH MADNESS” is in full swing which means I’m going to pretend to have some inkling of an idea as to how these games are going to pan out. LoL But this means business! So I’m dawning my 3rd “Street Suit” in order to properly fill out my Bracket. Today I’m adding my Shawl Cardigan to the mix because it’s going to be a bit colder today than our past few unseasonably Miami days. I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m actually rocking two base layers beneath all this swag. LoL A Tank Top & a T-Shirt give me the extra barriers of protection I need against the chill in the air today. Anyway, refer to the 2 previous posts for details. “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips $300 | JEANS: GAP by En Noir Moto Jeans $80 | SHIRT: Express $30 | TIE: Macy’s by M151 $10 | CARDIGAN: GAP Shawl Cardigan $25 | BLAZER: Mossimo $60 | BELT: Ross $12
Time for a lesson in Effective Layering laddies.
Of course we must start with the shoes. It’s raining again so my brown, Cole Haan, Lunargrand Boots are perfect! “Hell or High Water! ” $278
My BRG Urban Outfitters, skinny jeans will do just fine. Stonewash me! $40
And now for the layering! For my base layer I’m rockin a black tank (unseen armour), then there’s my brown, GAP, V-Neck sweater. Labor Day Sale $10! Not too heavy, but still warm. I go with a small now instead of medium. More of a tailored fit. You want to keep your garments close to your body. It’s better for warmth & layering.
My Grey, rain proof, Biker Jacket from Saks 5th Ave, is more than reliable as my 3rd layer. This is the layer responsible for keeping me dry. It’s light so I want burn up in the process. $100
Top it all off with a sturdy vest. My Merona Vest from Target is perfect! Once again, keep it SLIM! That’s the key. This layer is responsible for keeping me warm, but it’s not a cotton vest so water won’t weigh me down. $40
Well…let’s go singing. #Fin.