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The Art of Dating || Featuring Joli Seattle

A great date should have your personality hidden in the details. Remember you can't connect with someone if they're connecting with the fake you, so leave the posturing at home. Cherish the responsibility of choosing the activity, the company,  and the setting. You never know this could become your reality, well at least the sentiments. With the ingredients of  ambience and aesthetic one can create an environment of romance.  A moment that she will remember long after even if you aren’t “THE ONE. “ You don’t need a suit. Just  make sure to wear a smile.  If you do it right, it won’t matter how the bill is paid.  Besides she doesn’t need you for a free meal because at the end of the day we all just want something real. In the off chance you take an L, Make sure the foods good. “

 

Dinner For Two Give Away.

We understand even the seasoned dater needs an assist from time to time. From the first date to keeping love alive we got you! We have partnered with Joli Seattle to give you a dinning experience for two. Just follow the directions below. There is even an additional FREE Gift.

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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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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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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. 

AMAS: Kenya Vol. 1

A Man About Style wants better showcase our adventures. Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but videos are more exciting.  In our vlogs, we will give you a behind the scenes look at AMAS. We thought there would be no better way to kick off our new series than to hi-light our recent trip to Kenya. In the coming weeks, you will get to see all that Kenya has to offer. In this episode, we will take you grocery shopping through a Kenyan market. Enjoy! 

10% off Ollie Quinn: Promo OQRichard

10% off Ollie Quinn: Promo OQRichard

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

AMAS X YPOS Presents: DapperAS Style

A Man About Style has teamed up with Young Professionals of Seattle. For this episode we give you style tips for the 3rd annual  DapperAS Party: Featuring looks from Buki Brand and Hapertas & Co. Along with giving you different ways to stand out this fall.  Make sure you subscribe for the giveaway. Tell Next time!