The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of The Day!


Yes.  It’s been awhile, but “Time waits for no man,” and “Spring has sprung,” so… I figured I’d make up for lost time and clear some head space.  The muse of the day is a young lady that answers to the name “MALAKA (Muh-Lay-Ka).”  She just so happens to enjoy the stylistic martial arts of textiles and fabrics.  Go check out her blog, Scales Of Style.  And tell her a secret admirer sent you 😉  I’ll be adding her to my “JPSKILLZ Inspirations” column so in case you ever forget the address you can always find your way here 😉  Enjoy the story.


The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day! : Superboy

I enjoy pulling style from random places and what better place than the random world of comics!?  Today’s inspiration…SUPERBOY!  Oh yes!  And not only Superboy, but from one of the greatest eras…the 90s!  How can any true comic fan forget that leather jacket?  I certainly didn’t.  LoL  So…who wore it better?  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

SHOES: Nike FlyKnit Lunar Chukka $200 | JOGGERS: American Stitch $40 (Sale) | T-SHIRT: DC Comics from Hot Topic $20 | JACKET: Express (Minus the Leather) Quilted Moto Jacket $230

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

What’s going on brothas’!? Yes. I know it’s been a hit minute, but I’d rather it be hot than cold. LoL anyways, today it’s suppose to snow, I guess Old Man Winter hasn’t gotten over his cold yet SMH, so I decided to rock’ a look that I came up with during last week’s ice storm. Men’s Style has really adopted this Post World, layered, flowy look. I find the key to be varying the lengths of your tops to draw attention to the details of the mid-section like the details around the neck. What I did was cross my scarf so that it overlapped and then put it underneath my BR Shawl Cardigan. And BAM! A SUPER SLEEK LOOK! Add my Express Top Coat for that final layer of varying length and the rest is history. “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

BOOTS – Cole Haan Lunargrand | $278 JOGGERS – American Stitch $40 | SCARF – Express $30 | CARDIGAN – Banana Republic $40 | TOP COAT – Express $278

sTyLe TiP : V A L E N T I N E S D A Y

First of all, happy Valentine’s to all the lovers out there! Fellas, this is one of those days wear you may want to look better than the usual jeans and flip flops. LoL But you don’t have to be uncomfortable. So grab that special pair of shoes. We all have one (Jordan 1s, Yeezys, etc) and throw them on with your favorite Joggers! And finally an Oxford & Blazer to keep it classy! BOOM! You’re #SLEEK and ready for a special, relaxing night! “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

sTyLe TiP : F O T O S H O O T F R I D A Y

The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Chill day today, nothing too important so just need to be sleek!  “I’M ON SLEEK!”  LoL  You just witnessed the birth of a new phrase!  Rockin’ my Black/White, Suede, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my Saks Off 5th Ave, Black, American Stitch Joggers ($40 SALE), Black, Nike Pro Combat Dri-Fit ($Free.99), Navy, Express Top Coat ($278), my Gray/Black, Banana Republic Reversible Vest ($40 SALE), and Black, Express Wool Scarf ($30).  Oh and it’s pretty cold today so I decided to put on my “No Show” GAP socks.  You can still be fly and functional at the same time.  It’s all about the tricks of the trade!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

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The JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day! L A Y E R L E S S O N / 5

Today I’ll be very mobile so I wanted something Comfortable.  Last year I coined the phrase, “Comvertable Gentleman.”  Well, this is what it’s all about.  Rockin’ my Gray, Cole Haan Zerogrand Wingtip shoes ($278), my Black, American Stitch Joggers from Saks Off 5th Ave ($40 SALE), I layered the look with my White, Sean Jean Crew Neck T’ from Ross ($10 SALE), Gray, Converse T’ from Target ($12), and my Red, V-Neck Merona Sweater ($20).  The Key is to Layer T-Shirts.  We generally don’t think about Layering T-Shirts, but you can!  And it makes for a nice look.  It creates a nice pattern around the neck and it’s great for Joggers.  If you can, have the bottom T’ be a bit longer than the top.  To finish this look I threw on my Royal Blue, Nike Golf Coat ($20 SALE).  This made for a really nice Contrast!  Just call me SUPERMAN!  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

Another mild day in “Da’ Ville!”  I Like it!  A few Layers should suffice. Rockin’ my Gray, CH Zerogrand Wingtips ($278), my Black, American Stitch Joggers from Saks Off 5th ($40 SALE), I’ve Layered my Red, Express Oxford ($30) with my Gray, Merona Zip-Up Cardigan ($25) & Green, Vest ($25) from Target!  Protect ya’ chest gentlemen…your arms will take care of themselves 😉  “LIVE ABOVE IT!”