News & Updates
September 5, 2018
An interview with Endurance Nweke: What is Dapper
Dressing up dapper is never a bad option because you can wear it essentially any social setting, whether it’s for a job interview, first date, networking event, or party. Dapper isn’t only about suiting up from head to toe. It’s more about being creative with your style and getting out of the norm. In preparation for the 4th annual Dapper as **** this weekend, YPOS had the chance to interview local fashion blogger and fellow Seattle Gents influencer Endurance Weke of The Curator of Cool to grab a few tips!
YPOS: One of my favorite parts of the Dapper As * * * * party is the fashion. The guys really bring it! What is one of the easiest things guys can do to dress up and standout?
Endurance Nweke: Now we all know that women bring it every day, so guys we need to bring it once again. The easiest ways to dress up and stand out are to introduce subtle details to your outfits that make it pop. For example, utilizing a seersucker dress shirt gives you a textured look that you can play with and add other patterns and accessories to make it cohesive.
YPOS: Brightly patterned and funny designed socks seem to be all the rage right now. How can someone show off their personality and still look dressed up?
EN: The best way to show off your personality is to utilize accessories or take the time to craft your outfit selective so that each standalone piece still says something about you. If you’re opting to use accessories, it’s all about placement. Having a bright pocket square is a nice touch, but you can also have your go-to watch or bracelet and couple that with a lapel pin or broach that you can attach to your blazer that will also add some panache.
YPOS: One size never fits all. What’s an easy alteration you would suggest for everyone’s wardrobe?
EN: An easy alteration for most guys would be to have your trousers custom-fitted. Going to see a tailor is just as important as seeing your barber. Think about it – you only let one person cut your hair because they know your head like no one else does. Getting a tailor is beneficial because they will know your body will change the more you work with them. They can tailor your jeans so it’s a slimmer fit and not such a loose or airy look.
YPOS: Accessories really ramp up our outfit for “dapper.” Would you suggest tie, bow-tie, or none at all?
EN: If I had to suggest one, I’d say go bow tie. Have faith in your fit and let the bow tie bring all the attention to your face.
Endurance Nweke is a DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) native living in Seattle, currently working as a finance analyst at a tech company. Endurance has built the platform called The Curator of Cool with a purpose to educate men on menswear. Menswear isn’t just about suits, so he tries to help men create a complete versatile closet with timeless pieces that they can use for any occasion. “I just want to help men find their confidence, help them understand their bodies in order to find their own style.” #CurateYourOwnCool
Don’t forget to grab your tickets to Dapper As * * * * !!
July 24, 2018
Art + Fashion Combine
This year Seattle Gents and YPOS are joining forces to bring you a series of events this summer – culminating in what’s become an end-of-summer classic, Dapper as * * * * (stay tuned for more on that).
In the meantime, we are both working with Seattle Art Fair to host a panel on the intersection of Art and Fashion. This panel will include leaders from Seattle Gents, Young Professionals of Seattle, the Seattle Art Fair community and will be hosted by Chloe Csadenyi-Benson from Gather Seattle. You won’t want to miss this once a year experience to learn from a diverse panel of individuals speaking about art, fashion and witness modern and contemporary art from around the world.
We’re excited to offer a discount to our followers for a unique Single Day ticket. We hope you’ll join us for the art experience you can’t miss. The fair features 100+ local, national and international galleries presenting the best in modern and contemporary art, as well as daily talks and live performances at the Seattle Art Fair, August 2-5, 2018 at CenturyLink Events Center. Mingle, learn and dress your best.
We’d be honored if you could join us, whether you’re able to attend one day or all three days of the festival. Discount applied to the All-Access Pass and Single Day Pass. Get your tickets here!
Date: August 4th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 6 pm
Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center
Tickets: Get your tickets here
June 26, 2018
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.