ANT-MAN!!!

July 23, 2014

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Oh if only my childhood self could see me now! Going crazy for an Ant-Man movie!? LoL *sigh*

20 Minutos of TMNT Footage!!!

July 23, 2014

If you are on the fence about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie as I was then this video is for YOU!!! COWABUNGA!!!

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

July 20, 2014

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Today is a day of rest so I’ll keep it short in honor of the bug guy, but just because you’re chilling doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style! Personally I’m hitting a coffee shop, maybe check out 12th & Broad ‘s “Waterpalooza” over at the Farmer’s Market, and then I’m swinging by to see the parentals.

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Despite popular belief, I own more types of shoes than just Cole Haans. LoL The key to today’s fit are the kicks that every man should own at least one pair of… the iconic Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor’s!

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They really have an uncanny way of bringing an outfit to life! Especially the lows paired with shorts. Largely because they accentuate the legs which most males have strong legs. The rest, well… they say “a picture is worth a thousand words” so here are a few. God bless.

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#JPSKILLZStyleTip

NEW AVENGERS 2: Age of Ultron Image!

July 16, 2014

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Soooo… this is pretty #SUPER for a first look that is! For more images ride over to EW! I’m siked!

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

July 11, 2014

I’ve made my DECISION… I’m headed to Soho’ (Green Hills) today fellas’! I have to pick up some money which is always good LoL and then I’m going to stop by Cole Haan to check out the new Zerogrands (Follow me on Twitter & IG for some of that action)!

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I see you lookin’ at my kicks homie! LoL Just my Nike Flyknit Chukka here! Nothing to see. Going with the blue. I want to compare these feather weight champs to the Zerogrands. I’m wearing socks, sheesh, relax! LoL  $200

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Rockin’ my BGR stonewash blue, skinny jeans from Urban Outfitters again because well… they’re super and they connect my kicks to my shirt. It’s not about perfect matches it’s about BALANCE! $30

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The “devil is in the details” here. H&M shirt from Texas. One of my favorites because of the loose crew neck. Helps to keep you COOL! $20

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Well, as a wise Pig once said, “That’s all folks!” #JPSKILLZStyleTip

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

July 9, 2014

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YO YO!  What’s good fellas’!  You didn’t think I forgot about you did ya’!?  Of course not!  Well I’m feeling a bit claustr0phobic and if you are a fellow Creative then you know exactly what I mean.  It’s good to get out & get away from the home office for a bit’ to help cultivate some new creativity.  So I’m just going to hit a coffee shop for a bit, but that doesn’t mean you step out looking raggedy!

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Going with the Free Runs today.  Mostly because of all the Free Run talk & creativity that’s been going on lately especially yesterday’s release of Cole Haan‘s new ZeroGrands!  These are light weight & will get the job done.  No socks!   $Free .99 (Thanks Coach!)

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Then I’m sportin’ my Mossimo cargos from Target!  You know how comfortable their shirts are?  WELL JUST IMAGINE THAT COMFORT ON YOUR LEGS!  LoL  I love these britches!  LoL  Put a slight roll in the cuffs tho’.  Remember, “Skin is in” fellas.  The wrist & ankles are where this mainly applies to us.  You don’t want to roll too high or too low.  You want to find a nice middle ground.  You see how I rolled the left leg just a smidge higher than the right yet it changes the look completely?  $20

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For my torso I’m going with my Converse T’!  Also from Target! C’mon, you know Target has everything.  LoL  This shirt is my favorite T’.  It just feels so amazing on the body!  Feel good, look good ;) The grayish, white tone balances the kicks & pants.  $10

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Finally you know we have to EXCESSories!  Rockin’ the rosary today.  Keep Calm… it’s just a piece of plastic.  The rosary takes a casual look and gives it a lil’ spice.  You have to know when and when not to use it.  And of course my daily driver, I may stop mentioning it because I wear it so often, my black, Kenneth Cole, all touch watch.

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THAT’S IT!  “Go and love young man… go and love.”  #JPSKILLZStyleTip #BikeSelfieNashville

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day: 4th of July Edition!

July 4, 2014

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Well a laundry mat (parent’s house), a free meal, and a pair of clean BR’ shorts later and here we are again!  But this time it’s different!  This time… IT’S THE 4th of JULY!!!  * Que the fireworks * Today I’m going into the heart of the city, where there “ain’t no love”…. huh, huh, anybody?  Of course not and where there will be the best fireworks display in the country second only to New York City– “NEW YORK CITY!?”  Yes New York City.  I’m also going to stop by the Frist which is giving free admission to those who wear red, white, & you guessed it, blue.  So as always I need to be CPF’ (Cool, Presentable, & Functional)!

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No shoe embodies the city life better than the iconic Cole Haan Lunargrands!  Hell, I’d go as far as to say that ain’t nothin’ more American than Lunargrands!  Well, maybe hot dogs?  But the Lunargrand Wingtips are the epitome of Dressy meets Sporty meets Casual.  Ya’ll know me fellas’ and I swear by my Lunars.  I decided to pull my navy blues for obvious reasons.  No socks, as if I ever wear any, and I’m rockin’ my regular navy laces (the Lunargrands come with 2 sets) because you don’t want to overdue it.  These will keep me Stylish no doubt, but definitely comfortable as I’m going to be on my feet all day!  All I have to worry about are people downtown stepping on my “BLUE SUEDE SHOES!?”  Huh?  Tough crowd.  $200

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Rockin’ the Banana Republic (BR’) shorts again and with good reason.  They are in the red family, but not red red.  Closer to a maroon actually, but this is the point I want you to get fellas’.  You don’t have to rock Royal Blue & perfect Red just because it’s a holiday.  You end up really looking like Captain America!  LoL  No, you want to keep it grown & sexy so simply downplay the colors as if you woke up & just happen to throw it on.  It works both ways though because it’s just enough to say, “Hey, I’m celebrating too and I’m proud to be an American.”  Or get in free at the Frist… whatever, the point is don’t over do it.

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Aaahhh, the V-Neck.  A fashion forward man’s best friend.  It can be used in so many ways!  Today it will simply be a needed color on the color wheel.  To me V-Necks are much more comfortable than Crews & since Jordan eliminated that nagging tag they’re damn near perfect!  They even make them in a Slim fit now!  Which are the ones I rock.  According to your style you can choose which works best for your body type, but please, Please, PLEASE fellas’… no DRESSES!

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AND YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!

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Here’s my lil’ secret: I always rock a wife beater’ under my T’ so that all the sweat gets trapped in the beater’ instead of the shirt.  Sweat spots are just not a good look!  I don’t care how hot it is!  Plus you can always take your T’ off if the moment calls for it!  That’s that FUNCTIONALITY that I preach about ;) $20 (Pack of T’s & Tanks)

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Time for the “EXCESSories!”  Just my army belt (doesn’t have to be blue, just has to have the proper theme) and my Kenneth Cole watch again!  Helps refine the look and make it less playful.

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WELP!  I hope you enjoyed this special edition of the #JPSKILLZStyleTip and MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU!!!  AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

Batman/Superman USIE!

July 3, 2014

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Batman/Superman 14 written by Jae Lee is one for the books! Or IG perhaps? Does anyone know what Superman’s IG name is? Hop on over to my friends at Cosmic Book News for more details but FIRST… let me take a Selfie!

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

July 3, 2014

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Happy Thursday to you!  Headed back into the city to sketch again because I just can’t get enough and obviously I’m a glutton for punishment.  LoL  But I am and I’m definitely gonna need to be CPF!  That’s right!  COOL, PRESENTABLE, & FUNCTIONAL!  Busting out my “RETRO” fit today!

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“It’s gotta’ be da’ shoes!?”  As they use to say in the 90s when “His Airness” would take flight!  Well, this is why I’m going with my blue “Ones” today!  You know the drill, no socks!  The Nike Lunar Flynit Chukka need no extra baggage & will definitely keep me CPF! ;) $200

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or Michael Kors to tell you that blue & khaki go together like peanut butter & jelly!  Sorry guys, I’m a bit hungry.  But they do!  Had to go with my old Target “Nobo”cargos, you know the ones I warned you about yesterday? I haven’t washed my BR’ shorts in days & they’re beginning to look like it :(  So I had to go to my older shorts.  Remember fellas’, Men’s Style takes time.  I’m still overhauling my wardrobe as well.  See, despite popular belief, I’m not perfect either (that was a joke… wow… tough crowd).  So what do you do?  You IMPROVISE!  I simply threw on my favorite fatigue belt (AUTHENTIC/DAD’s: I told you our Style takes time) and tightened up the waist to slim out the shorts.  For you youngsters out there, I don’t know if you know this, but the BELT was actually designed to keep your pants UP!  I KNOW RIGHT!?  One revelation at a time.  $15

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And then there’s the crown jewel!  The creme’ de la creme’!  If you will!  The RETRO AIR JORDAN TANK!!!  This is NOT a remake people!  It was actually my older broth… well… I’m not sure if my… OTHER… knows I have it so we’ll just keep that between you and I KAPEESH!?  Any who, the splash of blue connects the eyes back to the kicks & back then Jordan still rocked Nike insignia on his apparel making this the perfect top for a pair of sick Nikes such as my “Ones!”  Plus this top is obviously great for hot weather! $FREE .99

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As for the EXCESSories!  Rockin’ the Kenneth Cole black touch watch again today!  Definitely my go to driver!  It refines my outfits which feeds perfectly into my Personal Style.  Remember, it’s not what you wear it’s how you wear it.

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Well until next time gentleman… and ladies, don’t want to be rude, hold it down like I’m trying to do this basketball while maintaining my balance for this last shot!  LoL  PEACE!  #BikeSelfieNashville #JPSKILLZStyleTip

JPSKILLZ Style Tip of the Day!

July 2, 2014

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So here we are again!  It’s exciting to be… “Back in the saddle,” so to speak or in my case bike seat.  LoL Any who, today I will be headed back into the city to do some live sketching amongst the good people of Nashville and I also have a date with a new bicycle club, Greenfleet, which has a leisurely group ride every Wednesday at 6 O’Clock!  So I need to rock something COOL (pun intended), PRESENTABLE, and you guessed it, FUNCTIONAL!

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Alright fellas’, pop quiz!  Where do we START!?  That’s right!  The shoes!  Decided to go with my classic Cole Haan Air Estadio Straps!  These are what turned me on to comfort & function in the first place!  Heck, I don’t think it was truly possible until these babies dropped?  Now I have 4 pairs & next to my Lunargrands these are definitely the most comfortable!  Who knew that they would make such an awesome bike riding shoe as well?  Once again they’re perforated so this helps me stay cool and I ditched the socks.  As for the Style… well, you see them.  $150

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Rockin’ my Banana Republic shorts today!  Love these because of how tailored they are and stylish!  You can rock these from work to casual without missing a beat which is what function is all about.  Especially with the turn that Men’s fashion is taking.  It’s all about Athletic Chic so to speak.  It’s rare that you can find a pair of cargo shorts that don’t make you look like you just got home from serving our country.  These do the trick!  But it’s not about the brand it’s about the fit.  So fellas’ if you’re buying shorts don’t go for anything below the knees, nothing beyond an inch of your waist size, nothing that has more space than is, ahem, needed… and DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY, NO BLUE JEANS!!!  You know who you are (Nate Creekmore).  LoL Sorry, but what are friends if you can’t take jabs at them every now and again!?  And yes they are dirty.  I wear them A LOT!  Got em’ on sale.  $20

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Don’t throw those old tees away fellas’.  Instead get your Ralph Lauren on and cut those bad boys up!  I just removed the sleeves from a bunch of tees which were a size to big for my taste now and VOILA!  Looks like I did it on purpose!  Obviously they breathe well and they look stylish because they once were just regular casual tees that I rocked when going out.  It seems like I’m suddenly giving fitness tips as well, but most guys do have nice arms, no matter how big their gut has become, and women like arms.  They’re always poking and squeezing at them for a reason.  I think it’s like pinching a butt to them, but as with many other things, they get to get away with it.  LoL  Hit the push ups guys.  And then sale tickets to the gun show!  ;) $FREE .99

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And last but not least, fellas’?  “EXCESSorize!  Had to go with my black Kenneth Cole watch!  First touch screen ever done for Kenneth at least.  This bad boy can dress you up or down just depends on what you want to do.  Here’s the secret, don’t freaking wear a watch that is 2 or 3 links to big!!!  WHY!?  “Linda, Linda, LISTEN!”  You can get the links adjusted at any watch stand!  I use Dakota most often, but anywhere should do.  That looks so tacky & cheap.  I told you it’s not about expense it’s about fit.  Watches are man’s best friend despite popular belief… ah who am I kidding!?  I LOVE dogs!  But definitely a close second!  This bad boy is waterproof of course so all the sweating from riding is inconsequential!  There goes that function again!  $150

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Well, I guess we’re ready to roll!  Check back daily morning, noon, or night!  This blog is always open!  LoL  Don’t forget #BikeSelfieNashville which you can check out on IG & #JPSKILLZStyleTip when referring to this blog!  Let’s RIDE!


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