We all need inspiration from time to time. Enjoy festive men's and women's fashion while enjoying the views from Seattle's Insignia Towers.
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. Maasai Development Project rescues young girls from Female Genital Mutilation and forced marriage. Tomonik’s story has inspired us since she is an aspiring entrepreneur. After graduating from secondary school, she began baking bread in a coal oven that the MDP has at their center. Her passion for bread making grew with her skills and she began selling bread in her village. Tomonik’s bread has since gained popularity and she has fallen in love with the business of baking. She now wants to open a bakery! 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! So help us change a life fashionably.
About Maasi Development Project.
MDP Sponsored Children:
MDP Education Center(MDPEC) was founded in November 2010. The centre has been home to over 70 girls throughout the years. Working with the Child Services Department, MDPEC is a home that is a safe refuge for many girls that have been rescued from forced early marriage, FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), or have been “at-risk”. They are orphaned or come from a single parent household who cannot support them and are at risk of being sold into marriage by a close family member. MDP provides a safe environment to live and provides education to each child, through college, university or technical School, resulting from their government qualifying exam scores.
MDP Sponsored Trips:
MDP provides the opportunity for people around the world to join them for free medical/dental mission trips to the interior of Maasailand. Thus, sharing the opportunity to serve the Maasai community in remote areas with much needed medical and dental needs. These trips also provide opportunities to do building projects and work with our children. On the mission trips a safari is also provided with a stay at a 5-star safari camp.
MDP Awareness Speaking:
MDP welcomes the opportunity to come to your school, church, organization, or fundraiser to help bring awareness to the plight of the “at risk” girls in Maasailand. School presentations provide a hands-on opportunity for children to experience another culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photography by Blake Gillies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Young Professionals of Seattle have teamed up with AMAS. Here we will discuss: Dance floor etiquette, how to exit a conversation with tact, and how to be memorable with just your wardrobe. Let us know your thoughts...