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June 26, 2018

Suited Soor & Curator of Cool present Spring Session

Spring session

Suited Soor & Curator of Cool present Spring Session

In May 2018, Avi Soor of Suited Soor and Endurance Weke of The Curator of Cool hosted Spring Session, an event where the two local bloggers featured their favorite spring outfits of the season. We wanted to give our community the chance to meet and mingle with other menswear influencers and enthusiasts in the community if they haven’t already.

The event was held at Scout PNW at the Thompson Hotel in downtown Seattle. We began the evening at the restaurant bar where everyone grabbed a cocktail. As most of our attendees arrived, we shifted over to the outside courtyard. The space was a perfect patio area for a small group to gather and chat.

Avi and Endurance took the stage for a few minutes to talk about how they like dressing up in spring. Endurance highlighted the importance of light clothing such as a searsucker shirt while Avi emphasized his preference of floral design and bright colors.

We have plenty more opportunities to get involved with our community this year. If you’re looking for a network of people who love fashion and style, be sure to RSVP for our next event. Stay tuned!

Avi Soor | Suited Soor
Suited Soor is a menswear fashion blog that focuses on professional dapper style with the intention of influencing individuals on what to wear in any situation, from a business setting to a social gathering. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, founder Avi Soor has infused his classic style with Seattle fashion. The goal of the blog is to influence like-minded individuals and inspire them to go out of the box with their style and having fun with dressing up. Incorporating the Pacific Northwest aesthetic, the Suited Soor blog has covered topics such as classic suiting, outerwear, men’s grooming, and many others.

Endurance Weke | Curator of Cool
The Curator of Cool is a blog that serves as a destination to educate men about menswear. Creator and founder, Endurance Weke, is known for his own unique sense of style. The goal is to provide a look book of men’s style and inspiration with tips which includes engaging fashion content for a variety of seasons and moments to meet a wide demographic of men’s needs. Endurance believes that this platform will allow men to find their confidence and develop their own individual style.

June 18, 2018

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #2: Everyone Has Their Own Unique Style

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #2: Everyone Has Their Own Unique Style

In Episode 2 of the The Gentleman’s Prologue that was recorded in early 2017, co-hosts Avi Soor & Antonio Smith talk about how confidence & style are related, what inspires them to dress the way they do, and what style trends they are looking to explore.

Follow us on our SoundCloud page and stay tuned as we have an exciting series featuring a few special guests where we talk about more than just fashion, but also about how it is being an influencer in today’s market.

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook at @SeattleGents!  Keep up to date on our website through our mailing list and here on The Seattle Narrative. Also visit our hosts’ sites SuitedSoor.com and Antoniocdsmith.com

June 12, 2018

Seattle Gents x Ollie Quinn

Hello everyone!

Hector Diaz here, Seattle-based blogger of Geek Q. Welcome to another edition of The Seattle Narrative. We are a platform where curators and creators alike collaborate to bring you the best of Seattle’s fashion and style news and tips. Today I want to talk about one of our most recent partnerships with a brand that has been taking Seattle by the storm in terms of eyewear. That brand I’m talking about is the one and only Ollie Quinn. When it comes to accessories, it is paramount that such accessories mix and match well with your personal style. When you take a step into the brick-and-mortar location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, it feels like you’re in a style consulting session rather than shopping for glasses. The key is that the type of glasses you select needs to suit not only the clothes you wear, but also the lifestyle you have.

That’s why when a few of the Seattle Gents and I were invited to meet with Briar to choose our own pair of spectacles and sunglasses, I knew that we were in for a fun ride. You see, every one of us has a very different and unique sense of style. We combined these pairs of glasses with our own personal style and took a few group photos to showcase the diversity and variety of #TheModernGentleman. Something that we also feature in this photoshoot is a personalized Seattle Gents hat from each of us. The most important thing about being fashionable is being confident and feeling comfortable in your own clothes, since fashion is an expression of ourselves. Let’s go over a few of these fashionable men’s styles and see how the glasses that they chose work well with their individuality.

 

Antonio Smith (@antoniocdsmith)

First, we have Antonio’s look, which consisted of a gray topcoat paired up with a chambray shirt and some gray chinos. Here we can see that Antonio opted for a neutral palette in different shades of gray, which looks really hip and modern. Since Antonio is a big fan of street style, he chose a beanie as his Seattle Gents hat. Originally from Detroit, this look represents his urban and contemporary style. Antonio’s Ollie Quinn glasses are a black round paste rim with some highlights in baby blue. This is a very classic look and goes well with his personality, since he always pays attention to detail.

Austin Weige (@getweigewithit)

Then we have Austin’s outfit, which consists of a Mariners jersey worn on top of a light blue hoodie. He also wore a pair of skinny jeans and his signature Air Jordans. Austin is a high school basketball coach, so sports are a very big part of his everyday life. For his Seattle Gents hat, he followed along the sporty vibe with a Mariners baseball hat. Finally, for his Ollie Quinn glasses he opted for a paste-and-wire frame in tortoise color. Austin’s look paid homage to the Pacific Northwest by wearing the name and logo of one of Seattle’s most iconic sport teams.

Avi Soor (@suitedsoor)

Our next Gent is Avi, who can be seen wearing a navy-blue blazer on top of a gray Henley shirt along with some lighter blue slacks. A true businessman at heart, Avi incorporates that business vibe by adding the blazer with a floral pocket square. He went for some white sneakers to align with this season’s trends and a black snapback for his Seattle Gents hat. Avi knows his sense of style very well and being the dapper man that he generally is, he looks like he could own any of these boats on the lake. He paired his look with some thick paste, squared spectacles, which give this look that edgy vibe to still land on the street style realm.

Hector Diaz (@hector_diaz_mtz)

Finally, we have my look, which consisted of a wool tweed coat combined with some burgundy joggers on top of a washed denim button-down. I was trying to aim for that cool professor vibe since I’m a huge geek. I was able to accentuate this style with my Seattle Gents hat (an olive-green dad hat). However, to not look like your best friend’s uncle, I decided to elevate the look by wearing a pair of bright blue Nike’s. I opted for a clear paste frame for the glasses, which as the geek that I am just made it look a bit more intellectual but also kind of cool.

As you can see, even though we all have very different styles, Ollie Quinn was able to suit all of our needs. We could all find something that spoke about who we were and what we liked. I’d encourage you to pay a visit to our friends at the Capitol Hill store where I’m sure you’ll be gladly pleased by their vast array of different styles of glasses and sunglasses. If you do fall in love with their many frames, be sure to use the code OQGENTS for a 10% discount on their website or in the store!

If you liked these looks, make sure you follow each of these Gents on their own social media and The Seattle Narrative for more fashion and style from the Pacific Northwest. Thank you for reading and looking forward to writing you again soon. Until next time!

Photography by Karya Schanilec.

Antonio Smith Instagram

Shirt –  Levi’s

Pants –  Joe’s Jeans

Glasses –  Ollie Quinn

Hat (Custom) –  Lids

Coat – Gap

Shoes – Zara

 

Austin Weige Instagram

Jeans – Zara

Sweatshirt – Topman

Jersey – MLB Shop

Shoes – Nike

Hat (Custom) – Lids

Glasses – Ollie Quinn

Watch – Nordstrom

 

Avi Soor Instagram

Pants – Mason Tapered Rapid Movement Chino

Shirt – CSG Basic V-Neck

Navy Blue Blazer – Topman(Similar)

Shoes – Stan Smith Adidas

Pocket Square – Fleur Floral Pocket Squareby Pocket Square Clothing

Glasses –Ollie Quinn

 

Hector Diaz Instagram

Brown tweed coat – Hockerty(Similar)

Shirt – Abercrombie and Fitch

Pants – The Rail at Nordstrom

Hat (Custom) – Lids

Shoes – Nike

Glasses – Ollie Quinn