No you’re not experiencing De Ja’Vu! You’ve seen this fit’ before. Quite recently actually in “Street Suit!” Only it was a lot wetter outside so I was wearing different shoes, I used my rain jacket for a Blazer & I’m not wearing a T-Shirt underneath, only a Tank Top. The perfect fit for business & pleasure! And by pleasure I mean riding around and gettin’ it on my bike! You can’t live this lifestyle sagging fellas’. No sir ree! So tailor it up! Yeah, I love this time of year! I wonder if Green Fleet is riding tomorrow? I sure hope so. “#BikeSelfieNashville” is back! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips $300 | JEANS: Express Alec Quilted Denim Moto Skinny Jeans $120 | SHIRT: Banana Republic Oxford $20 (SALE) | BLAZER: Target by Mossimo $60 | TIE: Macy’s by M151 $10 | BIKE: JC Penny’s VINTAGE!
“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
Welcome to “Street Suit” part 2! If you were with us during the last Style Tip then you know that this is the same outfit just organized in a different color. The garments are different, but the pieces to the puzzle are the same. Just take that rain jacket and rock it like you would a Blazer & replace those slacks with a nice pair of jeans. Don’t forget to make sure that the tie hits just above the belt buckle (This is the same belt from SS1, just in reverse) and because common sense ain’t common, you match your belt to your shoes. Oh and if you are a male then chances are you know that when it comes to finding the Holy Grail that is the perfect White Dress Shirt, the struggle is REAL! LoL However, I am definitely impressed with this one. A nice slim fit, comfortable fabric, & the collar which is shorter/thinner than the average, has proven to be a good look. I actually had some one tell me, “NICE SUIT” today! So mission accomplished 😉 “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
BOOTS: Cole Haan Lunargrand Boots $300 l JEANS: GAP En Noir Moto Jeans $80 l SHIRT: Express No Button Dress Shirt $30 l TIE: Macy’s by M151 $10 l BELT: Ross $12 l JACKET: Target by Converse $40
I’m a boss I said, tip my hat and I cross my legs. LoL I don’t wear ties often, but when I do…
You know the drill. Fresh pair of Zerogrands. I use to rock certain fits with a tennis shoe that had a thick white sole, but that has been replaced with these! Same effect, more refined. Every man needs a black shoe with a white sole. $278
For the pants, one can’t go wrong with the Express Photographer pants. Never know when you may have a shoot fellas…if you know what I mean? $50
Then of course there is the shirt, tie, and vintage, leather, bomber jacket! The tie is M151, Macy’s, the shirt is an Oxford from Banana Republic, and the bomber is courtesy of my grandfather, Lord rest his soul. Thanks pops! He had plenty of Style just like me. As if you can’t tell. LoL Every man also needs a decent bomber. You can substitute your suit coat with it. Free-your-mind Neo. LoL I prefer to let the Tie hang loose and I never button my top button, Personal Style…remember? Tie $10 Oxford $30 Bomber $Priceless (Remember, Men’s fashion is about Character. The older the better.)
And finally don’t forget the EXCESSORIES! A nice clean belt and watch really complete the look. Now you’re ready for the office or to fight aliens, which ever comes first. Belt (Ross) $12 Watch (Kenneth Cole) $150
I’ll holla. #Fin.
Happy Monday gentleman! Look alive! Monday comes with its own struggles, but Style shouldn’t be one of them. I make it a point to be fresh on Monday. I believe it just helps one to get motivated. Colors are a large part of Mood.
Black, Lunargrand boots are my launch pad! Usually a dark shoe & light pants shorter pant is very shortening, but gray is in the dark family as well as the light. That’s why it’s considered the middle ground. So it actually works quite well. $200
The pants are the gray version of the white Levi’s I wore in a previous post. Got them both on the same day! I wish I had went with a shorter length, but they fit well and give me some variety which is always good. Got em’ from Macy’s on sale! $30
Now. Let’s talk shirt & details. The shirt is Express…SIIIIKE! LoL It’s actually from Forever 21! a part of the Heritage 1981 collection! Remember, “It doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to look that way!” The yellow really picks the Mood of the outfit up and the cut of the stitching is perfect for Nashville! I call it, “TAILORED COUNTRY!” LOL $20 The tie is from Macy’s as well, it’s M151 and it’s a Super Skinny Tie $10. While the belt is from Ross and is reversible. Remember, “every man needs a black and brown belt $12. The key to the tie is making sure it stops just above the belt buckle and right on top of the button. Why would you cover the focal point of your outfit? No need to have a gaudy center piece either fellas. The huge belt buckle has came and GONE! LoL Keep it simple.
Welp! See you tomorrow! Ya’ll come back now, ya hear!? #JPSKILLZStyleTip