This is a sponsored post in collaboration with JCPenney. All opinions are our own.
The other day we were recording an episode of our podcast The Little Radio Show, and somehow the conversation turned to the topic of my personal sense of style and fashion. I believe the reference used was “your signature style.” As in what is it? And for a moment I kind of sat there dumbfounded about how to actually answer that question. We settled on flannel and kept the conversation moving, but in the weeks since I’ve kind of still been privately mulling over the question.
Do I have a signature style?
Other than comfort above all else that is? I mean as a teenager I wore the baggy pants, the hooded tees, the combat boots. I even died the front of my hair with hydrogen peroxide and pierced my ear once. Yeah, really! As I got older, things just kind of got more conservative – including my clothes. I lost the earring, let my hair grow back to it’s natural color and then chopped it off into a more clean cut look. I eventually even let go of my combat boots, which I was obsessed with for many, many years. Life was changing and I had to grow up a bit too – or so I thought.
Then came fatherhood and career moves, and with that the need to pay even more attention to my choice of clothing. I mean you can’t really serve as a spokesman for an organization in jeans and tee-shirts, or chanclas. Although if you could I’d be all over that, jajaja! But seriously, I think my appreciation for classic, well made clothing started then. I began to notice the little details in how a pair of slacks were made. The stitching on a suit and how it made all the difference in the world. How the right pair of shoes could say so much about one – even if the intention in owning them was not to give any impression at all.
I noticed how sleek a good pair of cufflinks could look, and how the right tie could give a man just a little extra boost of confidence. I guess you could say my sense of fashion is all about looking good and feeling great.
That’s how I’ve felt in the new gentleman’s line, Collection by Michael Strahan – available now at JCPenney. It’s made up of expertly tailored pieces and refined fabrics that are comfortable to wear and perfect for making a great impression.
For this feature of the Collection line I decided to focus on the details that can really make a guy feel dapper. After scouring through the entire collection I settled on a tie, socks, and cufflinks.
That’s one of my favorite reasons for shopping at JCPenney. You can find so many brands for every single occasion, and it’s so easy to grab everything you need in one single store. For me, it’s definitely worth my time and effort. Plus they always have great deals and coupons to keep things affordable. Y’all know I’m all about saving!
I honestly couldn’t make up my mind about the tie because there were so many to choose from, but now I’m kind of certain I made the right choice. Look how regal it looks! 🙂
These cufflinks immediately caught my eye when I saw them. Anjelica gave them her vote of confidence immediately too.
Then we had to find the right pair of socks to make everything come together. I think these pretty much get the job done.
You can’t help but to feel like a million bucks when the wife gives you that look. Like “hey, there’s that guy I married!”
I couldn’t possibly do this entire line justice in one single post, so please take a look at the following video that really captures the depth an essence of Collection by Michael Strahan at JCPenney.