THE JPSKILLZ STYLE TIP OF THE DAY! | BLACK PANTHER

With this weekend’s opening of Marvel’s Black Panther I am excited ūüėÉ 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

S H A L A W A M

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of The Day!

Fresh should be easy and a man’s ride is his new horse!¬† #OPTIMUS

SHALAWAM

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of The Day!

My sister recently asked me if I’d ever given any thought to putting some artwork on shoes. ¬†Well I hadn’t, and MOST HIGH willing I will do a project for her, but until then, this is my first endeavor into the field. ¬†I converted these Tom’s into a personal work of art! ¬†Seeing how Tom’s are literally made from CANVAS, they definitely made great first candidates. ¬†I simply used my usual beloved acrylic paints. ¬†I think they turned out good. ¬†How about you?

SHALAWAM

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

“INTRINSIC VALUE.” ¬†Perhaps the most important phrase when it comes to STYLE. ¬†SHALAWAM!

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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So this isn’t as much of a Style Tip as it is an “I’M BACK” tip. ¬†If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, which I’m sure you haven’t, I had a pretty bad biking incident during the “Tour De Nash” a couple of weeks ago that messed up my leg pretty bad. ¬†I’m just getting back on my feet so I definitely been in the mood to do any posing, let alone put pants on. ¬†LoL ¬†So I didn’t, but this is just a quick heads up from me to you. ¬†Thank you for continuing to grow with me ūüôā ¬†“LIVE ABOVE IT!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

YO! ¬†YO! ¬†YO! ¬†Wassup fellas’!? ¬†Been a minute…I had to recover from a long week of Nashville Fashion and all the whoa’s that came along with it. ¬†But I’m back! ¬†And what better way to come back than with a nice NEW garment! ¬†Heroes need 2 things: 1. A reason and 2. A SLEEK jacket! ¬†Well, my new leather…well…Pleather Express Biker Jacket definitely takes care of #2. ¬†Yeah, yeah, yeah I know what you’re thinking, “What if it rains?” ¬†Hence the PLEATHER! ¬†Despite popular belief, Pleather is probably a far better option for the average consumer and some could argue PERIOD! ¬†You don’t have to worry about getting it wet, no animals are harmed in the process, it’s actually more durable than leather, and last, but certainly not least, it COSTS A WHOLE LOT LESS! ¬†And remember, you don’t have to spend a million dollars to look like it. ¬†Every man needs a nice Moto Jacket in his wardrobe, you’re looking at mine. ¬†It instantly toughens up any look. ¬†It’s one of the most Manly staples there is! ¬†Heck, I almost bought a Harley too! ¬†LoL ¬†When you do go shopping, keep in mind that you want the jacket to fit snug so go a size smaller than what you would usually wear and there are many designs to choose from so you’ll just have browse until one speaks to you. ¬†You’ll know it when you see it ūüėČ ¬†I paired it with my Moto Jeans and a nice, lightweight Spring sweater. ¬†MAN UP GUYS! ¬†If it’s good enough for The Fonz’ then it’s good enough for me & you! ¬†“AAAAAAYE!” ¬†“LIVE ABOVE IT!”

SHOES: Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip Suede $300 | PANTS: GAP En Noir Moto Skinny Jeans $80 | SWEATER: Merona $25 | JACKET: Express (Minus The Leather) Biker Moto Jacket $250

N A S H V I L L E | F A S H I O N | W E E K : Day 4

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!”

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

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

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!