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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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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

Henry's Tavern

Breaking bread has always been more than just eating. It implies that the event has fostered memories or has created an event that has brought unlikely parties together. If you're like us, you have experienced some of the best moments and conversations over a bite or beverage.  With that reverence in mind, Henry's Tavern has created a space that revolves around the sense of community.  

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Dining out should always be about the experience. For many of us, that hinges on the customer service. The culture at Henry's will lift your spirits with their infectious energy and attentiveness. Though they are subtle, as to not take away from those you came to dine with. Speaking of dining you won't be disappointed. 

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Henry's brings to life many of your favorites when it comes to American cuisine. When dining here you are encouraged to pair your meal with their large assortment of brews. Our favorite dishes off the menu are the waffle fry poutine,  Blue Moon crispy cod tacos, and the BBQ Bacon Burger. Needless to say Henry's has all the right ingredients from service to food for any occassion. 

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Special thank you to Chef Sean and Katie. 

Photography: www.soulbreathingphotography.com IG; Soulbreathingphotography

Video: Keanu Kees

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Shop the look: J. Crew Bowery, Henley: Sharply, Scarf: Burberry

Shop the look: J. Crew Bowery, Henley: Sharply, Scarf: Burberry

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