I’m going to start this post off with the most random fact I could think of about myself at this very second. So here goes. I am very particular (or slightly anal) about who I allow to come in close enough proximity to me to cut my hair. I know, weird isn’t it? So I’ve only had one barber that I’ve consitently gone too since I moved to the Big D (Dallas and not Detroit for all the michiganders out there). I guess I’m loyal like that. I mean when you find a barber that’s blessed with the blade come hell or high water, you got to stick with that person. If you were wondering, I go to Rays Barbershop in Lewisville, Tx. Ask for Jose and tell him I sent you. Cool dude. Of course I wanted to show you his handy work so here it is.
With all this talk about barbers and hair cuts I’m reminded of a story. Its actually a true story by the way. I was in the fourth grade at the time. I wouldn’t say I was popular, but a lot of people knew who I was. Seriously, who is “popular” in the fourth grade. I ended up getting a haircut on a Monday night. But it was so bad. The person who cut my hair jacked it all up. So if you could imagine, I am dreading going to school the next day. Insecurity started rising up inside me. I became so insecure about what people would think? What they would say to me? How they would act around me? Would I still have friends? You know all the crazy stuff that can go on in the mind of a fourth grader.
So, Tuesday morning arrives and my educational system loving parents send me to school. Can you believe they would do such a thing? So everyone is sitting in class in between first and second period waiting for our teacher to arrive, and guess what happens? Yup, the entire class starts laughing, and teasing me about my jacked up haircut. In that moment I just wanted to crawl into a hole somewhere away from everyone. I was already insecure about my haircut and that moment cause it to go into overdrive. I remember running and hiding under the teacher’s desk and crying until she walked into the classroom. Thankfully my teacher shut that down really quick once she walked in.
I think we all at one time or another deal with some form of insecurity. Whether its a part of your body, they way you talk or look, your job, being single etc. My beautiful wife Jaclyn Bowe and I just celebrated one year in marriage. So yay us! For me, I sometimes still deal with insecurity related to am I being a good provider for my family and a good husband to my wife. I’ve often heard as a husband you are to be the provider. I do believe this is true to a degree. A lot of husbands out there (including myself sometimes) can feel as though we are to be the constant source of provision for our family. So we put this heavy burden or expectation level on ourselves to make X amount of money. Or if we find ourself in a period of transition from a job we feel less than. Here’s the beautiful thing, we are NOT the constant source of provision for family. I’m not saying not to work hard or try to achieve all you can. I’m just saying we as husbands are not the ultimate source of provision for our families. So we don’t need to put the weight of that burden on our shoulders.
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” – Matthew 6:25-26
Its easy to allow worries, anxieties and insecurities to consume us. They don’t have to. We have the power to overcome these things.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
But we have to talk about the style real quick. The detailing of this shirt is so unique. I really love the color blocking aspect of this shirt. The way the white color blocking runs higher in a flying V formation (shout out to my Mighty Ducks movie fans) is perfect. It definitely adds a bit of ump or flare to this shirt. Honestly, I have yet to see a shirt like this. It’s probably what drew me to this shirt. This shirt has been a constant conversation starter as well. Of course, I had to tie in these Ray Ban aviator sunglasses. I actually forget I’m wearing these once I place them on my face. That’s how great they feel and fit on your face. So definitely go and get you a pair of those.
These black frayed jeans have been on constant rotation since I purchased them. If you noticed, there is a distinct patchwork running along these jeans. DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS. I love the fit and they are really comfortable. Some people say fashion over comfort. I say why can’t I have both. It’s important to be comfortable in whatever you are in. Look good, feel good.
Being the kicks connoisseur that I am we must highlight these Addidas Tri color prime knit NMDs. You will be seeing these more often for sure because I never want to take these off, EVER! They feel like you are walking around in the most comfortable socks. They are super light and they are designed to form to your feet. Also, Addidas’ boost technology they’ve places in the soles of these shoes make you feel as though you are walking on clouds. Good job Addidas! I love these kicks. So much so that I decided to show y’all two pictures of them ha!
Here’s the entire look:
Shirt / LIRA
Shades / Rayban
Jeans / Neuw Denim
Watch / Daniel Wellington
Shoes / Addidas Originals NMDs
Thanks for reading. Feel free to comment and let me know what you thought of this post!