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 Hello beautiful ones! I trust you are well and had a great weekend. I had a rather chilled weekend and I appreciated every bit of it. It wasn’t very eventful but I got some time to rest and spend time with family. It’s Monday and I am sure by now we all know what that means? It’s male feature day *nae naes*. Without wasting more time, let’s get right into it and meet our male feature for the week.

Hi Male Feature …..tell us something about yourself

My name is Jacob Clayton, I am 22 years old, and I am a senior at Northern Illinois University Majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and minoring in coaching.  In October of 2015, I started my own business by the name of Iconic Impressions, an image consulting agency, where our aim to enhance the lives of all of our clients by emphasizing the significance of personal branding, first impressions, and the power of image on public perceptions.  I also travel with a presentation titled I.M.A.G.E (Increasing Motivation and Awareness to Gain Empowerment) where I hope to transform the lives of corporate clients and students at high schools, colleges, and universities.  I am a visionary, leader, mentor, cultivator, and a provider living in the purpose that God has called me to do.  I am Jacob Clayton.

  

Moving onto the next question, how would you describe your style? 

 I would describe my personal style as having no boundaries.  Its taken me years to diversify my wardrobe and I love to see it continue to grow.  I believe that being comfortable should be the number one priority because a high level of confidence will follow.  Wearing a suit to me is almost like wearing a suit of armor.  It gives me the ability to go into any arena fearlessly and make a lasting first impression and execute accordingly.  

  

What or who inspires or influences your style?

I am inspired the most by the men and women who choose to serve as positive role models for the youth of our generation and their communities.  Its amazing when you are surrounded by people that are so comfortable and confident in their own skin that they believe there is no obstacle they cant face.  People like this inspire me to be a better man than I was the day before which allows me inspire those who look up to me.  I am also inspired by well dressed gentleman and love to to be exposed to new ideas and concepts to create my own looks.  

    

The one thing every man should have…..

The one thing that every man should have in this world is a purpose.  The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.  Once you understand what your true purpose is, you will have the power to change not only your life but the lives of those around you.  It all begins with becoming a slave to your passion and seeking true happiness.  

  

What are some of your closet favorites?

My closet favorites would have to be my shoes and accessories.  Accessories such as your ties, cuff links, pocket squares, and lapel pins give you the ability to incorporate your own style and make a statement that separates you from everyone else.  My tie collection is vast and gives me the ability to create hundreds of looks by making simple adjustments and focusing on the details.  I would also have to say that there is nothing that brings me more joy and comfort than a new polished pair of Cole Haans.

  Jacob thanks for taking time out to answer my questions and for agreeing to be part of this. I really appreciate it. Keep scrolling for more pics. 

  Another wonderful Monday Male feature, I hope you enjoyed that. If you’d like to see more of Jacob’s style check him out on Instagram : he_inked. Keep following to be inspired by more male features…Goodbye!