The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of The Day!

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The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of The Day!

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sTyLe TiP : L A Y E R L E S S O N 6

My formal days are beginning to look a lot like my informal days and for me…this is a good thing!  The Athlete meets the Gentleman!  I LIKE IT!  “The Comvertable Gentleman” is in full effect!  I’m Layering 3 Jackets today!  The KEY is to have a nice light Base Layer, a solid mid-range Transition Layer, and a nice Tailored Top Layer!  Started with my Black/White, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), then my Navy, Banana Republic Joggers ($40 SALE), my Sean Jean Crew Neck T-Shirt from Ross ($10 SALE), my Nike Running Dri-Fit ($10 SALE), next there’s the 3 jackets: My Nike Track Jacket ($20 SALE), my Nike Golf Jaket ($30 SALE), and my Navy, Express Top Coat ($278).  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

“Don’t wear white after Labor Day.”  Okay…WHY?  Exactly.  This “rule” much like many other societal norms that we subscribe to without challenging the validity thereof (Ooops, nerd moment) is not based in anything substantial.  It is merely the opinion of a person that was considered to be a Fashion Icon.  Well, today we have our on brains and with those brains we are beginning to blaze our on trails!  It’s a myth people.  If you want to wear White then wear White.  Heck, you don’t question it when it comes Black ( insert Kermit sipping tea here).  So today took my Summer White and made it my Winter White.  And the results are on display.  LET IT SNOW!  Rockin’ my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my White, Levi Jeans from Macy’s ($25 SALE), my favorite vintage belt ($FREE.99), my Sean Jean Crew T’ from Ross ($10 SALE), my Gray, Merona Zip-Up Cardigan, my Navy, Express Top Coat ($270), and my Gray/Black, Banana Republic Vest ($40 SALE).  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day! L A Y E R L E S S O N / 5

Today I’ll be very mobile so I wanted something Comfortable.  Last year I coined the phrase, “Comvertable Gentleman.”  Well, this is what it’s all about.  Rockin’ my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip shoes ($278), my Black, American Stitch Joggers from Saks Off 5th Ave ($40 SALE), I layered the look with my White, Sean Jean Crew Neck T’ from Ross ($10 SALE), Gray, Converse T’ from Target ($12), and my Red, V-Neck Merona Sweater ($20).  The Key is to Layer T-Shirts.  We generally don’t think about Layering T-Shirts, but you can!  And it makes for a nice look.  It creates a nice pattern around the neck and it’s great for Joggers.  If you can, have the bottom T’ be a bit longer than the top.  To finish this look I threw on my Royal Blue, Nike Golf Coat ($20 SALE).  This made for a really nice Contrast!  Just call me SUPERMAN!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Looks like the sun had some trouble gettin’ out of bed this mornin’ too!  LoL  However this did create a nice Blue effect to compliment my Royal Blue, Merona V-Neck Sweater from Target ($20)!  Go figure.  Like Tim Gunn says, “MAKE IT WORK!”  Keepin’ it cool with my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrands ($278), Express, Rocco Skinny Denim Jeans ($80), Gray, Shawl Cardigan from The GAP ($10 SALE), and Gray, Mossimo Blazer from Target ($70)!  Of course we top it off with the Express Top Coat ($278).  Once again, “Sweater on Sweater Violence” is great for Layering!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

BRRRRRR! It is COLD Nashville! And it’s only gettin’ colder! LoL So today is a great day to use those layering techniques I taught you. It’s also a great day to have a Lamb’s Wool Sweater! I bought this Mustard greatness for $10 during a Christmas sale at the GAP!  It feels excellent on the skin and looks great with Gray! Which is my NEW go to color! Which also just happens to be the color of my NEW Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278)!  A deadly combination, but I am rockin’ socks today! LoL I’m also rockin’ My tweed, GAP Photographer pants ($40), my new, White, hidden buttons, slim fit, Button Up from Express ($40), and GAP Cardigan ($10 SALE). WoW! I didn’t realize how much GAP I was rockin’. LoL But the secret is to use the Cardigan like a Blazer 😉 And of course my Express Top Coat to top it all off ($278)!  Oh and I almost forgot, you haven’t seen this Skully! It’s just like my Black one from H&Miller ($5). Well! That’s it! Try to stay warm out there! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

#JPSKILLZStyleTip: Layering Lesson 4


Well why are you looking at me like you saw a ghost? I mean the Holy Ghost is with me, but come on!? LoL No. I know why. It’s because you’ve seen this Fit before, you just don’t know it (REMEMBER)? Good now I’m going to show you how a slight change in tops can effectively altar the whole Fit! So we’ll skip the bottoms and get to the changes.


1st there’s the new, Gray, Merona Zipper Cardigan from Target. Essentially this replaces the Gray vest and simultaneously refines the Fit. $25


Then we transition it with my new go to Blazer by Mossimo also from Target. I told you this bad boy was going to get a lot of play! This is probably going to be my go to combo, especially since it off sets the weight of the Blazer. $60




Finally we cap things off with my Express Top Coat! A lethal combination! DAMN I’m good! LoL $278


Now, keep calm there Scott Pilgrim! I didn’t forget about our LL. Here’s how to keep your Fit Slim, Light, & Warm! 1. Long John’s 2. Tank Top 3. V-Neck T’ Boom, BOOM, BANG! You wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t told you! You’re welcome! It’s like putting on a Bullet Proof Vest! But more like weather proof. LoL


Ho Ho Ho Gentlemen…Ho Ho Ho… #Fin.



Well HAPPY THANKSGIVING people!  Excuse me while I take a moment to consider all that God has done for me… … … … … … … … … … … … …sorry, He’s done A LOT!  LoL


Now for the reason we’re all gathered here today…THE STYLE!  Maroon and Thanksgiving go together like Turkey & White Meat…sorry, I’m a little off my game because I’m ready to EAT!  LoL  But you get the idea.  So I decided to anchor today’s fit in that color palette.  REMEMBER: You always want to have Focal Point.  My Focal Point today is my Maroon Cardigan.




First of all we must start with the kicks.  No surprise here.  Rolling with my current MVP’s, my Cole Haan Zerogrand Chukkas!  They have a Moccasin feel to them which just seems right on Thanksgiving.  Shout out to Geronimo!  LoL  I’m telling you, these kicks are the epitome of VERSATILE!  $278


Of course I must reach for my Saks 5th Avenue, American Stitch Joggers today!  Definitely going to need the expandable WAIST LINE!  LoL  And then I can nap in peace because of the comfort. REMEMBER: You would traditionally wear a pair of Tweed dress pants with a fit like this, but the key to Joggers is simply plugging them in.  It’s scary, but you’ll get the hang of it. $40 (Sale)







As for the top half, I’m rockin’ my Plaid, Merona, Button Up from Target atop of my favorite Converse T’ (which you can’t see) and then topped off with my Merona Cardigan.  Super comfortable, super Stylish, Super Functional!  A pop of the collar and you have an automatic scarf.  It’s not hot out there today, that’s for sure.  REMEMBER: Untuck that shirt!  It just works.  T’ $12 BU $20 C $25







Now for an old friend!  Got this bad boy in COLLEGE!  I’m talking 03′!  LoL  A friend of mind moved and left it behind.  Hey, Don’t judge me, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” right?  RIGHT!  LoL  Plus he owed me, but we want get into the details, at least as far as that story goes, back to the point!  Apparently Corduroy is in this Fall/Winter season and now is a perfect opportunity to break out mine.  This is a Vintage blazer so it’s a one of a kind.  I mean it was made by a company called “Machine?”  LoL  There are holes in the pockets and it’s a bit baggy, buy atop of a few layers it fits just fine.  REMEMBER: It’s all about Perception!  PATTERNS are an important part of BALANCE and the Corduroy Vs Plaid contrast is a Super one!  $FREE.99







Next, throw a Vest (Merona) over your Blazer and you get a nice combination of Patterns & Textures.  Plus it’s warmth without the big coat.  The Greenish/Brown color adds some POP too the otherwise mundane fit. $25





Finally, I’m throwing my H&M skull cap over my doobie and switching out my glasses for shades and I’m off to PARADISE!  LoL  WOOOOOO!!! $5



Alright fellas, that’s it.  Go be with the ones you Love and HOLLA’ at those who you can’t be with.  LoL  Gobble, Gobble baby…Gobble, Gobble.  #Fin.