The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of The Day! | H & M

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‘But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee. ‘

Deuteronomy 28:15,36-37 KJV

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith the Lord , Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. For thus saith the Lord God , My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord , that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the Lord ; and my name continually every day is blasphemed. Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that IAM he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

Isaiah 52:1-6 KJV


The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

If you’re like me then likely you too have been cooped up in the crib for the last 2 days because of the ice storm and are in need of a grocery run.  Well I’m here to ensure that this transition goes as smoothly as possible.  LoL  I’m not going to even change out of what I’ve been lounging in and you don’t have to either thanks to the miracles that are Joggers & Top Coats!  I simply strap on my Cole Haan Lunargrand Boots ($278) which are weather proof (Waterproof), and then wrap my Express Scarf ($25) around my neck & pull my H&M Skully ($5) over my my head, no need to even comb your hair!  LoL Toss on my Express Top Coat ($278) and BOOM!  I’m good for a PUBLIC appearance!  LoLThe tailored Joggers  (American Stitch $40 SALE) allow you to be fashionable while the Top Coat keeps you nice and tailored!  Once again, fellas, your Lounge Style is just as important as your Public Style.  It all consolidates under the same umbrella…your Personal Style!  Oh and you can’t forget your headphones (JayBird Bluebuds X $160).  Gotta’ tune out those grocery store tunes and be prepared for that long, Nashville Panic line.  LoL  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

BRRRRRR! It is COLD Nashville! And it’s only gettin’ colder! LoL So today is a great day to use those layering techniques I taught you. It’s also a great day to have a Lamb’s Wool Sweater! I bought this Mustard greatness for $10 during a Christmas sale at the GAP!  It feels excellent on the skin and looks great with Gray! Which is my NEW go to color! Which also just happens to be the color of my NEW Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278)!  A deadly combination, but I am rockin’ socks today! LoL I’m also rockin’ My tweed, GAP Photographer pants ($40), my new, White, hidden buttons, slim fit, Button Up from Express ($40), and GAP Cardigan ($10 SALE). WoW! I didn’t realize how much GAP I was rockin’. LoL But the secret is to use the Cardigan like a Blazer 😉 And of course my Express Top Coat to top it all off ($278)!  Oh and I almost forgot, you haven’t seen this Skully! It’s just like my Black one from H&Miller ($5). Well! That’s it! Try to stay warm out there! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!


Today I have a few errands to run and then a lot of prep work for JPSKILLZ 2015!  So I’m definitely Sporty and I’m showing you the best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones on the planet!  Because these are what I rock throughout my day!  From the office to the gym to the crib!  “TO THE WINDOOOOOOOOOW TO THE WALL!!!”  LOL  No?  Okay.  Let’s get started.

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You know it all starts with the shoes.  You know it’s gotta’ be Zerogrands for now.  LoL  Rockin’ my American Apparel thermal underneath to create a nice, warm base layer!  It also gives the Button Up a less refined look.  Very Manish.  (Z $278) (T $30)

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And next I threw on my American Stitch Joggers from Saks 5th Ave.  Perfect for JOGGIN’ around town!  See what I did there?  LoL  $40 Sale





“Yea Joe, that’s cool, but what about the Button Up?”  Well I’m glad you asked!  This is my Slim Fit, Banana Republic Button Up!  Black buttons on a Black Button Up are a must!  $20 Sale

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“Yeah, but JOE!  What are you listening to!?”  Well, I won’t tell you what I’m listening to, but I will tell you what I’m listening with…MY EARS!  LoL  No.  These are my new, Wireless, Jay Bird Bluebuds X Headphones!  Just check out the site, they’re everything and MORE! Thes bad boys get my FULL endorsement!  YO JAY BIRD!  HOLLA’ ATCHA’ BOY!!!  $130 Sale






Not rockin’ any of my Shawl sweaters today so I’m using my scarf to keep my esophacus…esofucus…esoff…MY THROAT, warm.  Throw the Blazer over the top & you create a nice little piece of much needed refinement to an otherwise laid back Fit.  You know my Mossimo Blazer from Target well by now.  $70








“FINISH HIM!”  Yo hand me that tailored, Express Top Coat would ya’!  BAM!  DONE!  REMEMBER: I nice tailored piece of outerwear goes a loooooooooooooooooooooooong way.  $278



SEE ya’ll later.  #Fin.

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!


Short and sweet today.  You know the BOTTOM, but let me introduce you to the top.  REMEMBER: It’s all about VERSATILITY!










I added a my H&M Henley’s and tossed my Merona Vest over them and got an entirely different look!  I told you before, the best part about my BR Camo jeans is that they change according to what you wear with them.  You know, just like camouflage should!  I don’t remember the prices on the Henley’s because it’s been years, but my vest cost $25!  Good ol’ Target.



Top it off with my Express Top Coat and I’m out the door!





Well HAPPY THANKSGIVING people!  Excuse me while I take a moment to consider all that God has done for me… … … … … … … … … … … … …sorry, He’s done A LOT!  LoL


Now for the reason we’re all gathered here today…THE STYLE!  Maroon and Thanksgiving go together like Turkey & White Meat…sorry, I’m a little off my game because I’m ready to EAT!  LoL  But you get the idea.  So I decided to anchor today’s fit in that color palette.  REMEMBER: You always want to have Focal Point.  My Focal Point today is my Maroon Cardigan.




First of all we must start with the kicks.  No surprise here.  Rolling with my current MVP’s, my Cole Haan Zerogrand Chukkas!  They have a Moccasin feel to them which just seems right on Thanksgiving.  Shout out to Geronimo!  LoL  I’m telling you, these kicks are the epitome of VERSATILE!  $278


Of course I must reach for my Saks 5th Avenue, American Stitch Joggers today!  Definitely going to need the expandable WAIST LINE!  LoL  And then I can nap in peace because of the comfort. REMEMBER: You would traditionally wear a pair of Tweed dress pants with a fit like this, but the key to Joggers is simply plugging them in.  It’s scary, but you’ll get the hang of it. $40 (Sale)







As for the top half, I’m rockin’ my Plaid, Merona, Button Up from Target atop of my favorite Converse T’ (which you can’t see) and then topped off with my Merona Cardigan.  Super comfortable, super Stylish, Super Functional!  A pop of the collar and you have an automatic scarf.  It’s not hot out there today, that’s for sure.  REMEMBER: Untuck that shirt!  It just works.  T’ $12 BU $20 C $25







Now for an old friend!  Got this bad boy in COLLEGE!  I’m talking 03′!  LoL  A friend of mind moved and left it behind.  Hey, Don’t judge me, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” right?  RIGHT!  LoL  Plus he owed me, but we want get into the details, at least as far as that story goes, back to the point!  Apparently Corduroy is in this Fall/Winter season and now is a perfect opportunity to break out mine.  This is a Vintage blazer so it’s a one of a kind.  I mean it was made by a company called “Machine?”  LoL  There are holes in the pockets and it’s a bit baggy, buy atop of a few layers it fits just fine.  REMEMBER: It’s all about Perception!  PATTERNS are an important part of BALANCE and the Corduroy Vs Plaid contrast is a Super one!  $FREE.99







Next, throw a Vest (Merona) over your Blazer and you get a nice combination of Patterns & Textures.  Plus it’s warmth without the big coat.  The Greenish/Brown color adds some POP too the otherwise mundane fit. $25





Finally, I’m throwing my H&M skull cap over my doobie and switching out my glasses for shades and I’m off to PARADISE!  LoL  WOOOOOO!!! $5



Alright fellas, that’s it.  Go be with the ones you Love and HOLLA’ at those who you can’t be with.  LoL  Gobble, Gobble baby…Gobble, Gobble.  #Fin.


#JPSKILLZStyleTip: Tying a Scarf Part 1(The JPSKILLZ Noose)


Happy Monday people!  Today is a special day because, well… it’s Monday and because today you become a MAN!  Today…I teach you…how-to-tie…a scarf!  LoL Well, at least one of the ways.   So let’s get crackin’!



First we must start with the shoes of course and today’s rides are my Sierra, Cole Haan, Zerogrand Chukkas!  I can’t praise these kickz enuff!  This colorway definitely adds to any outfit!  $278




Then of course there are the Joggers!  I’ve fallen in love with this style, mostly because of the COMFORT!  I mean, to be so comfortable yet stylish, while you work, is just PRICELESS!  These are my American Stitch Joggers from Saks 5th Avenue.  $40


And then there’s the top which is an oldie, but a goodie!  I bought this Henley from H&M about 3-4 years ago so honesty I don’t remember the cost, but it’s H&M so I’m sure it was affordable.  It’s definitely my favorite Henley.  Keeps me reasonably warm, the collar design is just super, and the fit is timeless.  Fellas, you need a few good Henley’s, that’s just the way it is.  Especially if you’re in decent shape.  It really shows off your work.  It’s almost the female equivalent of leggings, because women love arms.






Next we add a nice fitted Blazer to the mix and this is what really pushes a seemingly lax outfit into formal territory.  It truly is a beautiful balance.  You want your Blazer to be to things: 1.  Slim fitting and 2. A different color from your Joggers maintain the balance and not make it seem like your trying to replace the suit.  I know it sounds weird, but remember it’s all about BALANCE.  Not necessarily matching and it’s also about making it seem EFFORTLESS.  You need to be a veteran to pull a same color Blazer off, but I’ll tackle this at a later date.  The Blazer was my uncle’s or cousin’s or something like that so it’s vintage, you won’t find it, and it was $FREE.99!


And now for the MAIN EVENT!!!  HOW TO TIE A SCARF!  PART 1: The JPSKILLZ Noose!  There are names for different knots, but I prefer creating my own so, here we go!  First you fold the scarf in half.


Then you place said scarf around thine neck with your neck being in the middle.


Then you pull the open end of the scarf through the loop you created by folding it.  Be careful not to become entangled in said scarf.



With the end of said scarf firmly in hand, pull the end until it tightens around your neck like a noose, but not too tight, it’s not really a noose.  You need to breathe.


 TA-DAAA!  The JPSKILLZ Noose is complete!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!




Now put that nice Blazer of yours back on and watch the ladies SWOON!  LoL



“Justice is BALANCE Mr. Wayne…Justice…is BALANCE.”  #Fin.


JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!


I wasn’t going to do a Style Tip today, because I just threw something on to do some painting (DC Comics Mural). But this industrial creation was too good not to share. I was actually using these cargo pants because I figured they weren’t tailored enough, but now I see a place for them in my wardrobe again.





Cole Haan, Lunargrand Boots $278 Express Cargo Pants $20 Merona Hoodie $20 Merona Rain Jacket $40 H&M Hat $5 Surplus Lakes Travel Bag $50 Wireless Motorola Headphones $40


Keep your eyes peeled gentleman. #Fin.

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!


Happy Monday people! You all know how I Love Mondays! And with good reason, it’s a new beginning! Today is like the 1st day of Fall or something so, figured I’d kick it off with something, well, NEW! LoL


After Thursday’s post, you know these well! My Zerogrands are a staple! They pretty much go with anything. It’s not sock weather yet, thank God, so still chilling barefoot. LoL $278


You know the shorts, Divided from H&M, and my favorite T-shirt from Target’s Converse collection so let’s get to the new guy! Shorts $10 T $15






As you know I LOVE Comics and Heroism actually influences my style a great deal. In the past I’ve been against the vest. Quite frankly, I just didn’t understand them. I mean, hot or cold, make up your mind? But in my defense, I was viewing them through a 90s inspired, Tommy Hillfiger lense. LoL I now see their value after observing Asian culture for so long. They are excellent for the Fall, because it’s not cold enough for a coat in the mornings and nights, but a little extra material over the chest is perfect. “The arms will take care of themselves.” (Batman Begins: Rasagul reference) They are also great stylistically and add the perfect transitional layer. I bought it small so that it fits very nice and snug for a modern look, warmth and layering. The collar is the “Heroic” edge I was referring to. Nice and tall to keep the neck warm. This a Merona from Target! $40


It’s Monday! Easy does it gentleman. #JPSKILLZStyleTip