In lieu of “President’s Day,” I figured I’d promote mine…
‘Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.’
Deuteronomy 17:15 KJV
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With this weekend’s opening of Marvel’s Black Panther I am excited 😃 for my people’s jubilation for the awe inspiring, positive, visual representation of so called “black people” in a world that constantly feeds us a negative one. But at the same time we must be vigilant. Brothers and sisters… one’s STYLE should be a representation of one’s HERITAGE, TRADITIONS, & CULTURE and not merely an illustration of one’s fantasies.
“A man may be known by his look, and one that hath understanding by his countenance, when thou meetest him. A man’s attire, and excessive laughter, and gait, shew what he is.” Ecclesiasticus 19:29-30 KJV 1611
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Focal points are the key to success.
Tried and true is best with trusty Blue… take it easy.
I absolutely LIKE the Transitional Seasons! Slight layering, Sleek Jackets….I could go on and on, but we don’t have much time so I’ll get to the point. You can take 3 simple pieces and be more than ready for anything the day throws at you. A light cardigan for the morning chill, T-Shirt for the mid-day heat,, and a sleek jacket for…well…isn’t it obvious? LoL 😉 “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips $300 | PANTS: Express Khaki Joggers $40 (Sale) | T-SHIRT: Haynes $12 Pack | CARDIGAN: Target by Merona Zip-Up Cardigan $25 | JACKET: Express (Minus the Leather) Quilted Moto Jacket $230
If the words “BEAST KING GOLION” don’t mean anything to you…then you have NO IDEA what this hat is all about. Trust me, these words are for TRUE Voltron fans only. Now as for the fit, hey man, keep it simple. It was a little cool out there that night and the event was outside. Yes, I’m speaking in the past tense, because this was last night. I told you I’ve been a bit out of it, what with the food poisoning and all, but anyway, a perfect night for a light denim, like this one. And my Chukkas kept me toes nice and toasty! The key is SIMPLICITY. Like all art you want a good Focal Point. My lid is the FP of this masterpiece. Always keep the objective, which is your anchor, in mind. It’s all about the Heroes this week! Oh and SIDE NOTE: When sporting a lot of denim, be sure to mismatch the top & bottom. So choose either a dark top & light bottom or vice versa. Or else risk looking like a JC Penney’s model from the 90s. LoL Alright, that’s it! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
Happy Monday dudes! Sorry, I guess the Spring Sun has got me feelin’ like I’m a surfer on the California Beach! LoL But it is definitely warmer today so today’s fit doesn’t require much. This is why it’s important to have not only Joggers in the traditional Sweats make up, but also in lighter fabrics like Khaki. The same goes for my Blazer. I bought this in the Fall, but I went with this lighter Polyester on purpose so that it would transition well into the hotter days. And I have retired the Long John’s so that the Khaki’s can breathe. You see this is the genius of Layering. You can control your temperature by the amount of layers you put on. This is also why you don’t buy “ONE OFFS!” You buy things that can be mixed & matched in any season for any reason! Alright fellas…”LIVE ABOVE IT!”
SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip (Suede) $300 | PANTS: Express Khaki Joggers $80 | SHIRT: Haynes V-Neck T $12 Pack | BLAZER: Target by Mossimo $60
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!
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