JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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It’s Monday! I don’t know why I like Mondays so much. “I’m different, yes I’m different!” LOL Anyway, let’s start this week off right with a little Al Capone, grown & sexy attire. LoL

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You already know! Doesn’t get any hotter than my “Ones!” Red just exudes sexy! LoL Plus they are an excellent compliment to all the black. $250

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Using my black, Divided shorts from the Labor Day, H&M sale! It’s cool this morning, but that will change shortly. Remember, always check the forecast. $10

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I finally there’s this little gem that I also picked up on Labor Day! It doesn’t get any better than Oxford’s from Banana Republic! An all black is a must for sexy occasions like this one. LoL Notice how basically this is the fit I wore awhile back, but with a change in style of shirt & shoes it looks & feels completely different. Remember, VERSATILITY is the word. $25

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And of course I had to get the collar tailored. $6

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Stay sexy my brothas. I think I just found my catch phrase? LoL #JPSKILLZStyleTip

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day: Labor Day Edition

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Gotta get up, get out, and get something! It’s Labor Day, not to be confused with Memorial Day or Independence Day, the 3 of which I have always thought to be the same day just split into 3 so that people have an excuse to drink, grill, swim, and RELAX! But the days do have different meanings and characters to them. It’s also infamously the last day to wear white which has lost its power really. I feel that Labor Day Is all about relaxing from laboring hence “Labor Day. ” So style wise I always try to just relax.

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From my relaxing “Ones“….

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To my relaxing jeans

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To my relaxing T-shirt

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It’s all about RELAXING! The key is to find a few not so relaxed “EXCESSories.”

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And what better EXCESSories than shades and a SUPER belt!? This is one of my favorites! Don’t even remember where I got it, but it’s always an attention grabber. It’s just very regal and looks handmade. You get a sense of medieval times. I LOVE IT! Style wise it breaks up the monotony of the white. Not necessary, but this was my choice for today. I could have went without it and been even more relaxed.

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Well, I’m off to find some sales. Happy Labor Day! #JPSKILLZStyleTip

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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Cloudy day today. Has a tendency to make things a bit dull. Let’s spice it up a bit shall we?

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No shoe spicier than my red hot “ONES (Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka)!” The perfect shoes for Style & Function! They make any outfit pop! $250

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Rollin with my Forever 21, Heritage 1981, parachute Khakis again! Like I said they give the outfit an edge! And the built-in roll at the bottom is perfect for Chukkas! $30

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Every man should own an Oxford! Start with white & then work your way out. I’ve got 3. This is one of my favorites from Express. I love the shiny finish! Makes it very polished if necessary, but at the same time, un-tuck the shirt and voila! The white buttons compliment the Chukkas. I also love the way it fits. This is a slim fit. I don’t believe in any other fit. LoL Especially for a button up. If you notice the back is tailored that way. $50

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A few people asked so, this is an Express messenger bag by the way. Got it eons ago and it is still holding me down! $70

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Alright kiddos. Have a good one. #JPSKILLZStyleTip

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

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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Happy Thursday to you!  Headed back into the city to sketch again because I just can’t get enough and obviously I’m a glutton for punishment.  LoL  But I am and I’m definitely gonna need to be CPF!  That’s right!  COOL, PRESENTABLE, & FUNCTIONAL!  Busting out my “RETRO” fit today!

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“It’s gotta’ be da’ shoes!?”  As they use to say in the 90s when “His Airness” would take flight!  Well, this is why I’m going with my blue “Ones” today!  You know the drill, no socks!  The Nike Lunar Flynit Chukka need no extra baggage & will definitely keep me CPF! 😉 $200

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or Michael Kors to tell you that blue & khaki go together like peanut butter & jelly!  Sorry guys, I’m a bit hungry.  But they do!  Had to go with my old Target “Nobo”cargos, you know the ones I warned you about yesterday? I haven’t washed my BR’ shorts in days & they’re beginning to look like it 😦  So I had to go to my older shorts.  Remember fellas’, Men’s Style takes time.  I’m still overhauling my wardrobe as well.  See, despite popular belief, I’m not perfect either (that was a joke… wow… tough crowd).  So what do you do?  You IMPROVISE!  I simply threw on my favorite fatigue belt (AUTHENTIC/DAD’s: I told you our Style takes time) and tightened up the waist to slim out the shorts.  For you youngsters out there, I don’t know if you know this, but the BELT was actually designed to keep your pants UP!  I KNOW RIGHT!?  One revelation at a time.  $15

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And then there’s the crown jewel!  The creme’ de la creme’!  If you will!  The RETRO AIR JORDAN TANK!!!  This is NOT a remake people!  It was actually my older broth… well… I’m not sure if my… OTHER… knows I have it so we’ll just keep that between you and I KAPEESH!?  Any who, the splash of blue connects the eyes back to the kicks & back then Jordan still rocked Nike insignia on his apparel making this the perfect top for a pair of sick Nikes such as my “Ones!”  Plus this top is obviously great for hot weather! $FREE .99

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As for the EXCESSories!  Rockin’ the Kenneth Cole black touch watch again today!  Definitely my go to driver!  It refines my outfits which feeds perfectly into my Personal Style.  Remember, it’s not what you wear it’s how you wear it.

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Well until next time gentleman… and ladies, don’t want to be rude, hold it down like I’m trying to do this basketball while maintaining my balance for this last shot!  LoL  PEACE!  #BikeSelfieNashville #JPSKILLZStyleTip