Today’s JPSKILLZ Style Tip is special because Le Amiche Studio jewelry designer Rachelle, my sister, and wife of my brother/best friend sent me a custom piece, that she new I had my eye on, from her new men’s jewelry line: “THE PROPHECY COLLECTION!” It’s reppin’ the entire family! That’s right, all 12 tribes!
Rueben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim, Mannessah, & Benjamin… heck DAN! LOL
English won’t do this thank you justice so forgive me, but I must speak in my native tongue: THAWADAH RACHAL MA-HA-MALAHYA NATHAN-KA WA YADI HA-AHAB-KA RAAB! SHALAWAM WA BARAK ATHA!
Errands to run, shopping to do, meetings to meet…just a day in the life of a young business professional. LoL I’m embellishing a bit, but you get the idea. LoL Anyway, It’s hot out, but the humidity has yet to come back from vacay so a light jacket is still needed, which is why I love Fall/Spring, the transitional periods, you get a little bit of everything. Keep the jacket LITE fellas. Too heavy and you’ll be sweatin’ bullets! And that’s not COOL! See what I did there? “LIVE ABOVE IT!
SHOES: Cole Haan Zergorand Wingtip $300 | PANTS: GAP by En Noir, Moto Jeans $80 | T-SHIRT: Target by Converse $12 | BELT: Vintage | JACKET: Vintage
It is a gloomy Thursday. And with gloom often comes rain. Grab a light jacket and hit the streets.
Rockin my brown, Lunargrand Boots to compensate for the rain. $260
You know the pants. They’re my BGR pants from Urban Outfitters, but you haven’t seen the jacket. No. It’s not a Member’s Only, it’s Club House, but no matter, it’s still fly! You rarely see a brown one like this! It’s VINTAGE! It was my grandfather’s. He was very stylish from what I hear. It’ll keep me dry & cool. Perfect for a day like today. $FREE. 99
As for the T-shirt, another one of my favorites! I call it my “Kanye T.” Not sure why? LoL I got it from The GAP around the time he dropped Heartbreak. It just makes me feel Creative. Love that album. It’s perfect to add some color to the look. $8
Stay dry my friends. #JPSKILLZStyleTip
It’s Hump Day and I’m feeling good! Like Arsenio says, “let’s get busy!”
“Started from the bottom now we here!” rolling with my Fatigue, Wingtip, Lunargrands today! Perfect for Khakis. And this military inspired look. $250
The pants are from Forever 21. They were a part of the Heritage 1981 collection. Got em’ about 3 years ago. Before Jumpers were in. Loved the low crotch area. Reminds me of the good ol’ Hammer days. LoL They’re perfect for adding some flare to a simple outfit. I could have just went with regular Khakis, but where’s the fun in that? They come with the roll so they keep you COOL & are perfect for low tops. $30
Nothing to see here, just a normal Haynes, white T’. But paired with a nice jacket it becomes a staple. $15 for a pack.
The jacket is also from the Heritage 1981 collection. It’s like a Members Only jacket so it’s cool enough for the heat. But obviously you can transition from AC rooms to outside Saunas. LoL $30
Finally, today I want to add something different that is often overlooked, but is essential to Style. The Hair Cut. How you rock your hair, facially & up top, matters. Fro’ Hawk = Edgy, Ceasar = Reserved and so on. Not every Hair Style works for you. It has to fit your Personal Style & your head shape. LoL But don’t be afraid to experiment. I have found that low around the sides & back fits my Head Shape & Style the best. I have a long face, but strong muscles on the side of my head. LoL So more up top looks better at least in my Personal Opinion. It’s called a Hair STYLE For a reason. The 5 o’clock shadow is in right now so, that is what it is. I love it! It’s a uniquely male trait & I’m all about Manliness! So MAN UP! LoL FYI no one has touched my head but me in over a decade! If you can do it yourself you can save money and more importantly TIME! And a pushed back hairline. Can’t stand looking like Lebron after leaving the barbershop! SMH Although I do miss the conversations/arguments! “There they go! There they go! Dat’s they one! Dat’s they one! Every time a black man mention Muhammed Ali a white man bring up Rocky Marceona!” LOL That’s a famous Eddie Murphy line from Coming to America if you are from another planet.
Oh and the Aviator shades add to the militant look. Okay I’m late, gotta’ roll! See ya’ll next time! #JPSKILLZStyleTip