SHOUT OUT TO MY 98th FOLLOWER : Larissa N. Takahassi!

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There’s just no better image to represent the number 98.  I mean… need I say more?  SHOUT OUT to Larissa N. Takahassi!  She is definitely “Sitting PRETTY.”  LoL Go check out her silky smooth blog 😉  You’ll be glad you did.

SHALAWAM

SO RUDDY! | Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million African American Museum

If we’ve learned nothing else from his Airness’ career we’ve learned this:  DON’T CHALLENGE HIM!!!  Kudos Mike.

Source: Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million African American Museum | Sole Collector

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Today I decided to break out some old friends!  My Radii boots!  I love these boots, but I’m just not a fan of the clicking noise they make when walking.  Sounds like a chic wearing heels.  So I don’t wear them often, but today I’m going to be in dirty auto shops while I search for a new wheel to replace my damaged one from the aftermath of the recent ice storms.  It’s also raining, so I don’t have to worry about getting these bad boys dirty.  They’re comfortable, stylish, & durable.  You can’t beat that.  Also, I rarely rock hats except for when it rains, but I bought 2 hats yesterday that I plan to use for more than rain.  As I become more comfortable in my Personal Style I’m starting to venture out.  The 2 hats make a distinctive statement about who I am.  I love comics, but as far as comics & clothing go, I’ve never been a fan, but I’m starting to find cool ways to merge them.  Generally I find comics inspired clothing to be too daunting.  I’m more low key, but the hats I bought work for 2 reasons: 1. They FIT well and 2. They don’t overwhelm.  The Voltron head actually reminds me of the Chicago Bulls logo.  Maybe that’s why it works so well?  My Spring/Summer Style plans to be SIMPLE.  So my attention will fall on the accents or details.  A nice lid, like this one, or my shoes…or a nice Rosary like these red ones I picked up from the store today and added to this gallery.  And finally I bought new draws! LoL Men, you should replace your undergarments every Spring. Just trust me on this one. I’m trying Haynes’ new tagless, moisture resistant product. Here’s to Simplicity & good hygiene! .  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

BOOTS: Radii $100 | PANTS: Express Alec Quilted Moto Denim Skinny Jeans $120 | SHIRT: Haynes $12 | JACKET: Target by Merona $30 | HAT: VOLTRON!

FRESH SWAGZ is BACK!

I use to post shoes that I found to be fresh under the title, “Fresh Swagz!” Well, I’m back at it, and what better way to announce my return than with the kings of returns Michael Jordan& Roger Federer (see what I did there?)!

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These bad boys are the love children of a collaboration between Roger & the Jordan 3s! For more images & information follow the JUMP…man (do you see what I did there? LoL) 😉

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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It’s Hump Day and I’m feeling good! Like Arsenio says, “let’s get busy!”

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“Started from the bottom now we here!” rolling with my Fatigue, Wingtip, Lunargrands today! Perfect for Khakis. And this military inspired look.  $250

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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

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Nothing to see here, just a normal Haynes, white T’. But paired with a nice jacket it becomes a staple. $15 for a pack.

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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

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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.

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Oh and the Aviator shades add to the militant look. Okay I’m late, gotta’ roll! See ya’ll next time! #JPSKILLZStyleTip

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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Labor Day Isn’t here yet. So white is still acceptable. At least according to traditional thoughts on fashion.

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Now there’s not a pool in site, but I’m still POOLSIDE with my Poolside, Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips! You know the story, but the colorway will cause any shoe enthusiast to become sea sick! LoL Just a great summertime hue! $200

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Put a roll in my white, Levi, Skinny Jeans from Macy’s & I’m ready for high waters! Remember, not too high, we’re not going to the beach. LoL $50

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They lovin’ the crew! My favorite t-shirt is perfect to match the gray soles of my Lunargrands. A very light weight fabric produced by Converse from Target. It definitely brings the white & grey together. Remember when you have a dominant shoe…let it dominate. Scottie new when to move and let MJ do his thing.

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Well that’s it for this week. “Go & Love young man…go & love.”
#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