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The Deighton Cup

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY The Deighton Cup.

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The Deighton Cup

Billed the most stylish event of the summer. The Deighton Cup returned for its 10th anniversary at Hastings Racecourse. Watch as 6,000 racegoers don their best outfits, but only two were found worthy to win this years style stakes. Join us as we meet entrepreneurs, racegoers and new friends.

The Deighton Cup is proudly presented by Parade Agency and The Social Concierge. Partial proceeds benefit Variety – the Children's Charity.

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Special Thanks: 

Photography By: The Glass Eye 

Indochino : Get $25 off your off your first order.

I like her style Vancouver. 

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AMAS: Kenya Vol. 3 || Social Good Vlog

A Man About Style has partnered with Le Foodie Co & Maasi Development Project to help a young entrepreneur achieve her dream. Tomonik is a young Kenyan girl from the Maasai Development Project ( MDP ). MDP rescues young girls from female genital mutilation and forced marriage. In this Vlog, we follow MDP founder Jan Latsha as she meets up with Tomonik to inform her of the campaign. With support from business, influencers, and you. We are helping this young entrepreneur achieve her dream of opening up a bakery. Hear Tomonik tell her story first hand while enjoying more sites and sounds from Kenya.  

Remeber with every purchase of a Le Foodie Co bakers delight T-shirt this quarter, they are donating 20% of the net proceeds from the  "Bakers Delight" T-shirts and 10% of the net proceeds from the other t-shirts to help Tomonik bring her vision to life! Thanks for helping us change a life fashionably. 

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HGTV | The Lost Episode

Here is the lost episode of our very first vlog. In this episode, we got to tour the 2018 HGTV Dream Home. HGTV provided us an exclusive look at the home before it was given away. We were given the opportunity to meet Brian Patrick Flynn and Celery Jones. Enjoy the tour of this magnificent 1.8 million dollar home. Special thanks to everyone at HGTV. 

Networking: The Social Club

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Networking is a structured plan to get to know people who will do business with you or introduce you to those who will. Typically, ineffective networkers attend several networking groups but talk to the same friend's each time. Obviously, this behavior defeats the entire purpose of networking. Knowing this Laidback Allure in conjunction with The Cloud Room created The Social Club. A gathering where creatives, influencers and business entrepreneurs can converse over drinks and good music.

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Remember networking is inclusive, not exclusive. After learning people's names, don't be afraid to add those wallflowers standing on the fringes to your conversation. This practice allows you to seamlessly move in and out of conversations while being a connector. AMAS also suggests you use your wardrobe to your advantage as comfort starts with appearance. A simple rule is to always dress one level better than the suggested dress code. Lastly be an active listener. Listening makes one captivating and will inspire you to ask smarter questions. Consider what we think about speech, "Talk is cheap", "That's mere rhetoric", "Silence is golden". People don't value listeners because they will respond with answers. We value the people who care to listen. 

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Standout: With Your Wardrobe

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The first thing to plan for is your first impression. Whether it's winning a job or a date, a key to success is making the other person comfortable. Comfort starts with your appearance. Yet there are subtle ways to be distinct. With the right use of color, patterns, and accessories one can command attention without saying a word. This power will now put you in a position of influence. 

 

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Color.

Colors bring about an emotional response in each of us. They stimulate emotions and feelings subconsciously. There are several factors to consider when wearing color: the color of your hair, your skin tone, and your eye colors are some of the most important ones. When incorporating color also consider what some colors symbolize. It is no surprise that the business color blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, and wisdom. 

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Patterns.

Like color, patterns must match the rest of the outfit, suit the occasion and be flattering on you. During Fall and Winter, we suggest adding some Plaid or Houndstooth to your wardrobe to make a statement. In the Spring and Summer Seersucker and Gingham are your game changers. Patterns not only set you apart aesthetically, but many times they add texture to your outfit.  

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Accessories. 

Even in the most conservative environments accessories are your gateway to individuality. When used correctly these pieces will be conversations starters. Yes, ties and socks are the standard. Beyond that consider infusing your wardrobe with pocket squares, tie bars, and the less popular collar bars. In addition, frames can also be used as a practical form of self-expression. Remember the purpose of accessories are to pull everything together unless your outfit is muted make sure they don't speak to loud.

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Life is too short to wear boring cloths.
Carly Cushnie

Special Thanks: 

Partner: Ollie Quinn save 10% with the promo code: OQRichard 

Menswear Creative: Endurance Nweke  IG: curatorfcool

Photographer: Karya Schanilec IG: karyaschanilec.photography

Location: The Cloud Room

Date With A Model

Here at amas, we know dating can be a choir. So we decided to give you some tips on how to attract that special someone. In this episode instead of telling you what to do, we decided to practice what we preach. With Kate Gawlowski of Seattle Models Guild, you will hear her answer some of our favorite date questions. While giving us some tips on these subjects:  

  • How do you slide in a DM?
  • How do you approach a woman at the gym?
  • Should we wear boxers or briefs? 

Special thanks to Third Culture Coffee for sponsoring our wonderful date: 

 

Bonus: If you still have not checked out our currated date mix with Dj Epop here is your chance. 

DJ EPop: More Than A Crush Mix

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A sonic journey through a date. From the excitement of getting ready for that special someone to those intimate moments that foster inside jokes and romance. For the ladies we admire and the women who inspire us to be better men. From galentine to valentines this is for you. The day may be manufactured but our feelings aren't. 

Featuring artists SWV, Drake, Mary J Blige, Teedra Moses, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R,Frank Sinatra, Aaliyah and more.  

Special Thanks to DJ Epop. 

Connect with him on Instagram, Soundcloud and Facebook

A Man About Style Celebrates Seattle Gents 1 year

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Paris, London, and New York the fashion capitals of the world. Seattle may have its work cut out for it, but brands are noticing the tastemakers. Like many style journeys, men are behind. Noticing a void Antonio Smith and Avi Soor created a platform for the male creatives of the city.   

The Seattle Gents is a menswear collective that looks to highlight Seattle culture through various forms of media. From podcasts to models this group has it all. In celebration of a year's worth of work. The Seattle Gents hosted an event for entrepreneurs, brands, and creatives. As you enjoy the highlights of the night, know this is only the begging for this group gentlemen. 

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Photography by Blake Gillies

IG: @blakelygillies   

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New Year New You!

 

Each New Year is a new chance for reflection and correction. To that end - err, that beginning - AMAS has amassed a short list (three books) of resources to get you started. These books span the topics of Love, Finance, and Lifestyle. Meanwhile, be sure to enjoy a fun New Year's Eve inspired look from our friends over at Indichino.  

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7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness

By Jim Rohn 

Without goals, it’s impossible to manage your time effectively and achieve your dream life.
— Jim Rohn

Success is nothing more than the natural consequence of consistently applying the fundamentals of success. Happiness and wealth are no different. Jim Rohn promotes the 80 percent principle, which states that six significant practices make up eighty percent of whatever skill or goal you are trying to master. This excellent read addresses essential questions on health, wealth and personal achievement.  For those of you who have fallen short of goals in the past, Mr. Rohn gives practical advice that can instantly be implemented.  

 

Notable topics covered:

  • The Four Great Motivators for Personal Achievement
  • Learning the Science of Change 
  • The Four Attitudes Toward Time 
  • The Road to Living Well - (Lifestyle is style over amount) 

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The Art of Seduction 

By Robert Greene

“Seduction is a game of psychology, not beauty, and it is within the grasp of any person to become a master at the game. All that is required is that you look at the world differently, through the eyes of a seducer.”
— The Art of Seduction.

If you have to play the game, you might as well have the playbook. The Art of Seduction vividly illustrates how seduction is more than a sexual tool. With analogies from history, Greene explores the interstice of social and political temptation. In today's age where everyone has options, this book will help you understand the psychology of how to gain someone's affection and desire. Even if you are "out of the game," this book can assist with your ambitious endeavors by teaching the skills that work in day to day dealings with people. Packed with stories from fictional and historical figures this book will give you something to think about and apply for the next 365. 

 

Notable Thoughts: 

  • The Seductive Character 
  • The 18 Types Of Seducers Subjects 
  • Seduction Phases 
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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

T. Harv Eker

Money is extremely important In areas in which it works, and extremely unimportant in the areas in which it doesn’t.
— Secrets of the Millionare Mind

In the age of the internet guru, everyone has a system to sell. Harv Eker differs from many authors by first looking into the psychology of the have's vs. the have-nots. He reminds readers that whatever results they are getting are linked to what is going on in one's mind. The second part of the book is then spent explaining seventeen different ways the wealthy and the middle class look at money. With practical action steps at the end of each principle, we believe you will find something to take your financial literacy to the next level. 

Necessary Notables:

 

  •  Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. Actions lead to results.  
  •  When the subconscious mind must choose between deeply rooted emotions and logic emotions will almost always win.  
  • The habit of managing your money is more important than the amount. 
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Le Foodie Co

A Man About style Is all about experiences. This weeks collaboration will take you on a tour of Seattle's finest vegan dessert restaurants. Join us as we visit Cup Cake Royal, Frankie & Jo's and The Cookie Counter. Like  Le Foodie Co we are lovers of fashion and food. 

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Besides food, this streetwear brand has a hunger for impacting the lives of others. Thier T's have become a vehicle for change. With the purchase of each shirt, Le Foodie will donate 10% of profits to help struggling families gain access to nutritionally balanced meals. Here at AMAS we believe giving is one of the master keys to success, so join us in support Le Foodie. 

Shop the look: Pants by   inodchino , Shoes; Creative reaction, Cardigan: J. Crew, T-shirt:  Le Foodie

Shop the look: Pants by  inodchino, Shoes; Creative reaction, Cardigan: J. Crew, T-shirt: Le Foodie

Indochino

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Indochino Seattle

A Man About Style

In the words of Jay-Z "nobody's built like you, you have to design yourself." Many of us feel that buying made to measure is out of reach, even if our we are far from the "average body type." With this in mind, Indochino set out to make buying made to measure convent, cost-effective and accessible. The Canadian based retailer was the first company to deliver mass customized men's clothing directly to consumers and remains the largest in the world. Today we will guild you through two tailored Indochino experiences.  For the progressive, buying a made to measure suit is now only one click away. For the classic man, the revered relationship between a man and his tailor still holds value. 

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Step 1: GET MEASURED

 

The progressive: 

Like most men, the toils of life seem to always be beckoning. When you shop, you are well educated about what you want. Since you are a self-starter in all things, you elect to go to indochino.com.  There are a lucky few who have their measurements in hand. If that isn't your story? Relax, all you need is a few minutes on your feet and a friend that can read a measuring tape.  After that, just follow the step by step video prompts and enter your measurements. The final process is to set up your measurement profile, which will take less than 10 minutes and can be done from anywhere you choose.

 

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The Classic Man: 

One of the amenities of buying bespoke attire is that customer service is not a suggestion.  As men, we have few sanctuaries. Like the barbershop, an Indochino showroom is a place for free thought and expression.  We at AMAS suggest you visit the new Seattle location, but they the have many beautiful spaces across the United States and Canada. Upon arrival, the vibes and ambiance make you feel comfortable. Once checked in, your suiting professional will take your measurements.  During this process, you are encouraged to be yourself. If you desire peace from the hustle and bustle, this is your refuge. Here at A Man About Style, we promote the art of healthy conversation and dialogue, since we all can learn from the stories and experiences of others. 

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Step 2: Fabric Choice

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The Progressive: 

While online you will be given the option to choose your garment by model, fabric or color. As a seasoned shopper, you can easily find out the garments makeup. Other running details include garment care, season suggestions, and wardrobe functionality.

The classic Man: 

You know that fabric choice is the key to longevity. So being able to discuss how a piece of fabric will  breath always be useful to you. An advantage of visiting a showroom is the ability to see how vibrant a color or pattern is. The sharp dresser also knows texture is as big apart of putting an outfit together as color or design. If you are a novice or veteran the interpersonal connection, you will have with your suiting professional will prove valuable for education and inspiration. 

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Step 3: Customizations

The Progressive and "Classic" man both have similar experiences when it comes to customization. Indochino has a vast selection of options from lapel types,  jacket vents, buttons, and monogramming.  We do suggest when customizing your garment less is more. If your suit is muted, go bold with your inside liner or vice versa. Whatever you choose make sure that the clothing reflects an image befitting your best self. Indochino is here to inspire confidence that people can admire. 

 

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Special offer. 

  • INDOCHINO is offering up 70% off everything online and in their showrooms from now until Black Friday 
  • Our Black Friday coupon code is: BLKFRI

As friends of AMAS, we want to Hook You Up with $50 to shop with Indochino.com

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The Final Product

'As men we have few sanctuaries.'

'As men we have few sanctuaries.'

RANDY BINNING  Vice President of Retail Operations

RANDY BINNING

Vice President of Retail Operations

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Photography BY: Arturo Garza