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J. Crew Nike Kill Shot 2 || Review

This week we review the popular Nike Killshot 2 from J. Crew. As one of the most popular sneakers on the market we wanted to give you an honest review. In this episode we go over the pros and cons of the shoe and some styling advice. If you enjoy the video make sure to give us a like because we already know you are subscribed!

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Three Gin Drinks You Should Try || Featuring Joli

A Man About Style brings you a mini guide to Gin. Since Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits we decided to collaborate with Joli Seattle and Cognac Small Talk host Anthony JR. We will give you a brief history and answer common questions about Gin. If this makes you thirsty don’t worry we included the recipes.

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Negroni

1oz. Apostole’s Argentinian Gin

1oz Campari

1 oz Dolin Rouge Sweet Vermouth

Garnish with Orange Peel

Bucket glass with large sphere 

 

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Joli Gin and Tonic

1.5 oz Bainbridge Doug Fir Gin

.75 Bradley’s Kina Tonic

2 dash lime bitters

3 oz soda water

Tall Collins Glass

Garnish with lime

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Gin-Icillin

2oz Big Gin Peated Gin

1 oz lemon

.75 Ginger Syrup

.25 Honey Syrup

Spritz Laphroaig Scotch

Large Sphere in rocks glass

Garnish with lemon peel

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About Jolie

 Joli offers elevated food with high quality ingredients in a comfortable and elegant space where our neighbors can relax and have a cocktail and a snack or enjoy a special evening out. Choose from dishes meant for sharing made (flatbreads, house made rillettes, brown bag fries) or go all out with starters (salads, mussels, bruschetta), an entree (Pacific Rockfish, Steak Frites, Risotto and more), or one of our 50 selections of gin. Our full bar focuses on craft cocktails on tap, as well as swanky custom cocktails. Canned beer and wine selections are also available. 

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A Man About Nordstrom

Here at AMAS we know that shopping can feel ominous at times. So we teamed up with retail giant Nordstrom and the Seattle Gents to give you some wardrobe inspiration. With signature pieces and looks for all occasions rain, sleet or shine you will be looking your best.

Laidback allure

Casually Cool with elements of luxury. Let the pants and the jacket do the talking. - Richard Meharry  

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SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

It doesn't matter if you're off to the races or not. This look will get you attention at the race track or at the new rooftop bar. If it gets too hot, lose the jacket but not the aesthetic. 

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AIRPLANE MODE

Travel in style and comfort. Tune out crying babies with some headphones and skip baggage claim with an all-purpose bag. With looks like these you should be on more than one runway.

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SWEAT SUIT

Shed bad fashion and pounds.

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TUESDAY TUX

Get more use out of your tux by making it casual. This look is casual enough to go to the grocery store and formal enough for events and professional wear.

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SELL OR BE SOLD

This isn't a fashion show. Let them know you mean business when you walk into the boardroom. Remember a tie bar and pocket square will show you care about attention to detail.

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PAUL BUNYAN

Inspired by the spirt of the northwest. With a hint of sophistication. Wear the scarf like an ascot or in a triangular fold. We will just let you see for yourselves.

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Northwest New Day: Summer Fashion Styles For Guys

As summer is on the horizon. We partnered with Curtis from The Bright Report to give you some inspiration. Curtis styled three looks from J. Crews 2018 summer collection for New Day Northwest that will have you ready for any occasion you face this season. 

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Ollie Quinn

Suite: Indochino, Shoes: Creative Reaction, Shirt: J Crew. Sunglasses: Ollie Quinn Pocket Round: Ebay

Suite: Indochino, Shoes: Creative Reaction, Shirt: J Crew. Sunglasses: Ollie Quinn Pocket Round: Ebay

Ollie Quinn

Thier Story:
If eyes are the windows to the soul, Ollie Quinn will make you take a second look.  Ollie Quinn is a UK based eyewear retailer that is rapidly expanding throughout North America.  A man about style draws many of its influence from British Fashion.  Their roots may not be native to North America but all of their boutiques are infused with the local heritage. Their boutiques are designed by in-house architects that work with local furniture suppliers and craftspeople.  This creates a welcoming home away from home atmosphere that reflects the community it serves.  

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How to Choose Quinn Frames:
Price will not be a major factor at Ollie Quinn since all of their frames are the same price (currently 125 USD).  Prescription frames are available within 1-2 weeks instore or for delivery.  They also offer 30-minute eye exams from an in-house optometrist.  When styling frames, keep in mind face shape, skin tone, and personal style.

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Our Style:
We decided to style the Clemes frames in the tortoiseshell color, dramatically named "Fireflies," since we needed a frame with rounded lenses to soften the sharp angles of our square face. The color and style are a nod to classic 50's style.  In addition, Fireflies is a versatile color for all occasions that can be paired with both vibrant or muted outfits--as you can see, we chose to pair it with a vibrant green Indochino suit.

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What sets Ollie Quinn apart is their attention to both detail and design.  Honoring the unique history and flavor of the various neighborhoods in which their boutiques are located along with their modern approach to classic frame design, Ollie Quinn exquisitely balance both sophistication and expression.  Make sure to visit one of their many boutiques in the UK or Canada.  So far, Ollie Quinn is exclusively located in Seattle but further expansion into the US is in the works.

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Shop the look: 

Suite: Indochino, Shoes: Creative Reaction, Shirt: J Crew. Sunglasses: Ollie Quinn, Pocket Round: Ebay, Scarf: Burberry White Linen Pocket Square: J. Crew

Photography courtesy of:  www.arturogarza.com IG: arturogarzaphotography