Old doesn’t mean worse.
Old doesn’t mean worse.
Sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Hard work has a style all its on!
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!
Being an adult SUCKS! It mainly means postponing the things that you really want to do in order to have the means to do them, but I digress! LoL Because of budget necessities I had to postpone my purchase of these amazing jeans, but nevertheless I have them now and they were well worth the wait! It’s a rainy day today, here in Nashville and cloudy. The perfect Blue Collar feel for their debut. The jeans to which I am rambling about, are my NEW
Okay, so that was a bit dramatic, but I love a sleek pair of Moto jeans and you have to understand that I’ve been looking for a pair of denim Moto jeans forever! These fit EXTREMELY well, feel great against the skin, and to top it all off: although they are Skinny Jeans, they are designed so that there is room around the knees for flexiblity unlike most Moto Skinny Jeans. I mean these bad boys feel like a pair of Joggers! I LIKE IT! I paired these industrial jeans with my Lunargrand Weatherproof Boots, my favorite Vintage Button-Up, a light Cardigan for warmth, and my rain jacket to ward off the rain drops. You’ll be seeing a lot more of these hardworking trousers. Let’s work! “LIVE ABOVE IT!
BOOTS: Cole Haan Lunargrands $300 l PANTS: Express Alec Quilted Super Skinny Moto Jeans $120 l BUTTON-UP: Vintage l CARDIGAN: Target by Merona $25 l JACKET: Target by Merona $30
Wednesday has arrived and by now you’re either making moves or making excuses. For me it’s the former and I love semi-warm days like this to make them! Only in Nashville baby! So I don’t need much to keep me warm. I’m rockin’ my Sequoia Suede, Cole Haan Zerogrand Chukkas ($278), my Black, En Noir Moto Skinny Jeans from The GAP ($40 SALE), my Black, American Apparel Henley ($30), my favorite Vintage Button-Up ($FREE.99), My Dark Gray, Mossimo Blazer from Target ($70), and my Green, Merona Vest ($30)! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”
Well it’s Monday people, but not just any Monday, Bandaloop is going to be performing downtown, but wait, there’s more! They’ll be performing…wait for it…on the SIDE of the UBS building about 20 stories up! Yeah, just another Super OZ production! So of course I’m heading down there, me and JC’ (bike) that is! So, I’m going to need something functional. Because I need to be swift to beat the rain and just warm enough to hold off the strong winds. This sounds like a job for…JOGGERS! That’s right, I’ve been sitting on these bad boys since Labor Day, but it’s time to break em’ out!
Where there’s water, there’s my trusty waterproof, Lunargrand Boots! So versatile that one can easily ride a bike through the city…like me, while not sacrificing any Style. $278
Now let’s discuss these super Joggers!
The common mistake that many men make when deciding to rock joggers is they buy cheap. You don’t want a pair off of Karmaloop or something like that, you want to go the high end route like, Express or Banana Republic, like me and I know what you’re thinking, BR isn’t really “High End,” but in comparison okay. LoL generally you’re going to get a better fit and quality of materials & make. So it’s worth the extra cash. Now that Joggers are popular, more quality retailers are getting on board so they shouldn’t be too hard to find.
I’m a fan of the zipped pockets! I think it gives them a more formal look than regular sweats which is exactly what I wanted, because I don’t want to be too laid back, I want a nice balance. I am labeling my Fall/Winter Style, “Rock-Hop Tailored!” The Lower End Joggers generally don’t have pockets. So there’s that. The more expensive Joggers don’t break funny either, they maintain a nice silhouette. Which is what you want. And finally the extra long tassels, I’ve been designing pants like that for years, I’ll show you the sketches! I’ve always been ahead of my time, but just another reason these are perfect. Didn’t think this much went into a pair of Joggers did you? Oh and how could I forget the best part!? They’re SUPER Comfortable! LoL $40 (on sale)
I found the top, as far as balancing the Joggers with your everyday attire, to be a bit tricky. The Wrong top can make you seem lid you got dressed in the dark, which is another reason why you don’t want to rock cheap materials. My favorite vintage button up is perfect for today along with my Merona rain jacket. It’s going to be fun creating this Style! Shirt $Free.99 Jacket $40
Now look below for a few shots from the Bandaloop performance! Check out my Instagram for a short video! Enjoy!
Foggy this morning, but be careful, fog doesn’t mean cold. LoL Always check your forecast. That’s an important part of fashion.
Rockin my Poolside Lunargrands today. They help to wick up all the moisture. LoL $250
The second pair of Gap shorts I got on Labor Day. They are green, but given the right color combination & they can come off gray. These are great because they are slim fit & they have an elastic waist band! Perfect for merging Athletic with Formal. These are super comfortable & Functional! $12
Me shirt is Vintage! LoL Which is the best type of fashion if you ask me, because generally you’ll be the only one rockin the piece. I have yet to see anyone in this shirt. It is my dad’s so I’m talking my entire life! LoL super comfortable & breathable. Pops use to cut the yard in this bad boy! $FREE .99
Aiight, that’s all, I’m out! LoL #JPSKILLZStyleTip
The 50s were known for rebellion when it came to fashion. Some of the best things are born out of Free Thought. And that is exactly what inspires today’s look.
Then cuff was born out of this era! Although it would be with a pair of Chucks! Well I’m rockin it with the Chukkas! LoL see what I did there? The role is traditionally a good idea for Chukkas though because of where the boots sit on the ankle. The cuff streamlines the silhouette instead of making that awkward break if you don’t. Chukkas are meant for a shorter length so that’s what the cuff gives. You want to roll it right above the top of the Chukka. $50 (Outlet)
Using my Express, Rocco, Slim Fit, Skinny Jeans for this look which obviously lends itself to the day! $80
Another shirt from the past via my Old Man! Role it one role higher than need be above the elbow and you’ve got a place to pack your cigarettes (I don’t smoke)! It’s a light, vintage cotton so it’s extremely breathable. No need for a tank. $Free. 99
There you have it! Now where’s my Chevy?
“Keep it simple stupid.” a philosophy that works in the design world as well as fashion.
Rockin my brown, Lunargrand Boots! An excellent companion for stonewash. But I’m not tucking the pants in for more of a low key, formal look. $200
My BGR stonewash jeans from Urban Outfitters. Yeah, they’re Skinny Jeans! Once again, don’t have to be super tight. There are many different fits now! $30
My friends, you are looking at MY FAVORITE SHIRT! It was my dad’s (still alive). This is officially VINTAGE! A One of a Kind! It’s Linen & has that 70s slim fit! Perfecto for Heat & Style! $FREE. 99
Well, that’s all! I told you…keep it simple 😉