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How to be fashionable during March Madness || Hillflint Review

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Its that time of year when Cheryl in accounting is talking about colleges like North Dakota State being a cinderella and when most men get a vasectomy. Don’t worry we are not going down that road unless its the one that links Duke and UNC. Thats right we are talking March Madness and fashion. In this weeks episode we are reviewing collegiate apparel brand Hillflint. Time to trade in your old greek week t-shirts for a Hillflint sweater.

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Special Thanks

photographer: FLYNNPNW

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Holiday Gift Guide

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Tis the season! Here at AMAS we know finding the perfect gift can be a task, so we decided to give you some inspiration. It doesn’t matter if you are playing Santa or just treating yourself this year. We are confident none of these gift will end up at white elephant gift exchange in 2019.

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Socks

Because Millennial’s love anything avocado.

BUY $10

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Versace - OUD NOIR

Perfect for the fall and winter. Versace Noir is a warm fragrance with oriental woodsy notes and various spices.

BUY $55

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The Italian Topcoat

Because every other man has a camel, blue or grey Topcoat.

BUY $698

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Pony Topstar Pe

Touch his soul this season.

BUY $40

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Sneakers- Written by journalists Alex French and Howie Kahn, and designed by Rodrigo Corral

Sneakers gathers artists, journos, athletes and celebrated designers and collates their sage sneakerspeak into sneaker culture’s new bible.

As the book’s authors say, ‘Despite our title, this book isn’t really about shoes. Sneakers chronicles creativity and hustle, art and design, big business and bigger dreams, adventure and risk, refining taste and deciding the future, the mindful labour of working together and working alone.’

BUY THE BOOK $16.

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Productivity Planner.

The Productivity Planner is based on historical leading Productivity Principles and Supported Goals Research that are proven to increase productivity. Stay clear of distractions with the Productivity Planner's simple focused Pomodoro style work system. Rate your productivity at the end of each day and become more effective day by day! Stay on top of your weekly goals and review what happened each week. Everything is non-dated so you don't waste pages like most planners.

BUY $25

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A Tie Bar

Find him a tie bar that matches his interest.

BUY $20-30

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Whisky Stones

Make sure his drinks are always on the rocks.

Buy $20

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Weekender Hoodie Sweatshirt By Buki Brand

Get started on your new years fitness goals early. This hoodie is breathable, sustainable, and machine-washable.

BUY $228

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Mahabis Classic 2

Forget your favorite hotel slippers. These wool slippers 
paired with a vibrant sneaker sole. These highly durable, multi-surface sole are great for everyday.

BUY $ 95

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ASOBU® FLAVOUR U SEE SWG15

Nowadays your water bottle needs to be not only functional but it must make a fashion statement as well. The Asobu Flavor U See has it all. So how does it work? Unscrew the middle tritan section pull out one of the infuser filters and fill with fruit, veggies or herbs. Put it back together and fill with water from the top. 

BUY $20

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Oar Stripe leather tote bag.

It's not a purse It's a satchel as ASAP Rocky says. Trade in your college backpack for a sleek tote.

BUY $298

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Leather Touchscreen Gloves

Made of the finest Ethiopian lambskin, the glove has been uniquely designed from the ground up to be touchscreen compatible.

BUY $74

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Tom Ford Candle

The Tom Ford private blend candle collection features six more of the most celebrated private blend scents: Oud Wood, Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanille, Neroli Portofino, White Suede and Café Rose. Encased in exquisite dark brown glass, each candle is composed of the most luxurious ingredients in the making of scented candles.

BUY $98

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Lungolinea Glass Ping Pong Table Gold Edition

For the man who has ” everything.” Lungolinea has made the most sleek and stylish transparent game table. Thanks to a series of spectacular inventions it is now possible for even the most competitive professional players to enjoy a game of ping-pong on a table made of glass. With a removable net kit you can transform the table into an elegant dining table or a meeting table that will astonish your guests.

In this Ultra-Premium version, joints and part of the net kit are 24k gold or brushed gold plated.

BUY $27,000

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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Father Time: Casio Edifice

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This post is sponsored by Bubbleboxx on behalf of Casio. 

Father Time

Father time is a fictional reminder that time is the ultimate luxury.  On the third Sunday in June, many of you will be enjoying father time. Do yourself a favor: skip the tie or the worlds best dad mug this year.  Give him a gift that symbolizes that his presence is always missed and felt. A Casio Edifice watch is an honorable way to edify your favorite man.  

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The Gift of Choice.

If time is a luxury, the vessel should match the aesthetic. This sophisticated timepiece - encased in stainless steel - will have many admiring the craftsmanship. With stylish carbon fiber dials, you will notice that functionality doesn't have to be sacrificed for luxury. When designing this watch, Casio had the adventurous man in mind; hence crafting a men's luxury watch that could withstand the everyman's lifestyle. With features like 100m water resistance coupled with a solar power battery, this watch works past your 9-5.   

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 Like the hourglass that father time carries, this luxury watch will be a reminder of a great time spent while functioning as the tool to countdown the moments before a beloved memory.

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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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. 

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

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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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 

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

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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