News & Updates
June 25, 2019
On June 19th, we hosted a very special Whiskey Wednesday to celebrate Dapper as **** with the Young Professionals of Seattle (YPOS).
Dapper as * * * * was launched by YPOS back in 2014 with intentions to provide the growing young professional community with a unique event experience, promoting fashion and networking while celebrating the close of a beautiful Seattle Summer. For the second year in a row, we have partnered up with YPOS to enhance the event experience and help bridge the gap between local fashion, social media influencers and young professionals.
Whiskey Wednesday Special was an opening party for Dapper as ****, which will be held on August 17th. Our guests enjoyed getting together and meeting new people while sipping on delicious beverages at the historic Hotel Sorrento. Some of the highlights of the event included the following:
- Preview of what Dapper as **** is
- Inside look of who our brand sponsors are (Indochino, Wolf Clothing, and Timbuk2)
- Raffle giveaway to win a bag from Timbuk2 and sneakers from ROOY
- Contest to win a styling session with some of our influencers (clothes provided by our non-profit sponsor Goodwill)
- Swag from Wolf Clothing
Check out the full photo gallery on our Facebook page!
Next Event for the Dapper Series
Our next event leading up to Dapper as **** will be our stylist panel in early August. Stay tuned as we provide more details in the weeks to come.
Free Service at Kiehl’s
Co-founder Antonio Smith went with his dad on Father’s Day to get facial treatment from Kiehl’s! Check out the video below to see how it went.
Mention SEATTLEGENTS by the end of July for a free Kiehl’s Pampering Treatment that revitalizes eyes, face, neck, hands with an indulgent relaxing service.
Location: Neiman Marcus at The Bravern in Bellevue
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 * * * * !!
August 14, 2018
Dapper as **** Event
Are you ready for the most stylish end-of-summer party in Seattle?
Come celebrate with us as we partner together with YPOS to present: Dapper as * * * *. Hundreds of the most fashion forward, influential, young professionals around will be partying and celebrating with us at the newly constructed, mostly outdoor terrace Metropolitan Park. Get your tickets now while early bird tickets last!
What do you need to do? Bring your party attitude, dress in your most dapper outfit and get ready to make some memories! You won’t want to miss it. The event is open to everyone 21+
September 8th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Metropolitan Park.
more details coming soon!
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