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February 20, 2020

How to Get a Good Shot

Check out this video for tips on how to get a good shot

As a part of the Seattle Gents Influencer Membership Program, we host quarterly group photoshoots with our members. Here are some quick tips to think about when you’re shooting your outfits for social media posts:

Centering your subject will make the photo look symmetrical on social media.
Followers on social media love “swag”
Different colors in your outfits are captivating. Be sure not to use too much bright colors though.
Slow motion is an added feature to video posts that are fun!
Everyone likes a group of well-dressed people. Something to look up to!

These techniques can be applied to any type of photo, whether it’s about fashion, lifestyle, travel, or dining. Hit us up if you have any questions!

January 13, 2020

Seattle Gents presents Influencer 201

Get stronger on the platforms that you use everyday! As we begin the new year, we want to give you the resources necessary to reach your 2020 goals. Over the past five years, influencer marketing has become a multi-billion dollar industry and it is expected to rise in the near future.

We’re hosting a workshop to go a step further than the basics of influencer marketing in today’s social media. We’ll be providing a gift item from Richer Poorer to the first 20 guests. One of our influencers, Antonio, recently collaborated with this brand to spread awareness to his PNW following. Check out his collaboration here!

The workshop will be led by travel influencer Portia Smith & entrepreneur Justin Blaney.

Whether your passion is fashion, lifestyle, dining, travel, or hospitality, Portia and Justin will answering questions such as:

  • How do you monetize off your audience?
  • What kind of contacts should you be reaching out to? Agencies, marketing teams, etc.
  • Have you seen an ROI from ads?
  • What direction is influencer marketing going in 2020?

There will be complimentary light bites and drinks. You won’t want to miss an opportunity to learn from Seattle’s top social media experts! Special thanks to Create33 for sponsoring this event.

WHENWHERE
January 16th, 2020
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Doors close at 6 pm
Create33
999 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA
December 9, 2019

Seattle Gents x Bonobos Holiday Event

We’ve partnered with Bonobos to show you some of their holiday styles this season! Join us as the Seattle Gents influencers will help you pick outfits for your upcoming holiday party. Whether your company is throwing a holiday event or you have a family outing this holiday season, we’ve got you covered.

Come network & meet with individuals in our community who love fashion and style. There will be food & drinks available.

Bonobos will be offering a styling starter pack raffle prize, which includes the following:

  1. One hour appointment with one of their lead guides
  2. $100 bonobos gift card
  3. Mini men’s sampler from skincare partners at University Village

About Bonobos
Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, excellent customer experience, and a fun approach to menswear. Launched online in 2007 with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the first apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshop locations, e-commerce stores that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in person.

November 18, 2019

Collaboration with Filson

Most Seattlelites are familiar with Filson, but for those of you who are from outside of the Pacific Northwest, allow us introduce the brand to you.

We partnered with Filson, a men and women’s clothing and accessories retailer for outdoor enthusiasts, to showcase new styles & colors from the classic brand.

Below, Avin (@prinseavin) went with a casual yet outdoorsy look with the Henley Guide Sweater and Dryden Backpack in dark navy. He stays warm with the combo of his sweater, beanie, and boots in this fall weather.

Next, Rashad (@mrrlittle) went with the Scout shirt in green/gold plaid and Dryden Backpack in whiskey. The brownish and greenish looking colors go perfectly with the outdoor Pacific Northwest scenery!

Finally, Avi (@suitedsoor) went with the Scout shirt in black/scarlet plaid, layering it with the Wool Cape Coat. This outfit is quite a standard look for Seattle, but Avi adds some flare with a color that pops out.

Be sure to check out their new products on their website!

November 11, 2019

3-Year Anniversary Sponsors

Special thanks to our Anniversary sponsors!

One of the reasons we wanted to host this anniversary event is to show appreciation to the people we’ve worked with in the past. We started Seattle Gents based on community. We want to bring people together and enable them to strengthen their brand. Part of that means collaboration with members of your community. We’re excited to introduce our brand sponsors who will be at the event!


Walnut and Oak designs beautiful modern furniture, built with unmistakable quality at surprisingly affordable prices.


DITA Eyewear is a luxury eyewear brand with product ranging from bold character frames to new interpretations of timeless shapes through innovative technology.


Zeacon is a mobile app dedicated to fostering real world connections through real time, hyper-local search. 


Look forward to seeing our sponsors at the event as they tell you more about their businesses!

November 5, 2019

Our 5 Favorite Bakeries in Seattle

Our 5 Favorite Bakeries in Seattle

Some of the very best places to stop for croissants and a coffee

Picks by Chanson Kuo

Sweet or savory? Croissant or brioche? Coffee or tea? For here or to go? Whether it’s for new folks in town, soon-to-be regulars, or seasoned pastry addicts, bakeries are one of the few places where you walk in and are immediately greeted with dozens of options – most of which you can’t even pronounce, but all of which are delicious. 

In a fast-paced city, sometimes it’s nice just to sit down inside somewhere, avoid the rain, and chow down on some carbs and cholesterol. The appeal of flour, sugar, and butter is pretty much universal, so here’s our picks for our favorite bakeries in the Seattle area – go treat yourself.   

Note: the following is not a ranking, features are listed in no particular order

Bakery Nouveau

An iconic installation of Seattle, Bakery Nouveau has been around for years, now with three locations throughout the Puget Sound area. Nouveau boasts a wide array of choices between pastries, desserts, fresh baked bread, and even pizza, so you could go there for breakfast, lunch, or even just a mid-day snack. In the past couple years, Bakery Nouveau have even started their own line of craft chocolate – perfect for a gift or as a treat for yourself 😉 

Our picks: Any of the Gateaus (French layer mousse bar cake), Savory Croissant, Twice-baked Almond Croissant

La Parisienne

A relative newcomer to the area, the founder of La Parisienne comes straight from Paris to realize his dream of opening a bakery in the US. We’re lucky he chose Seattle, as their creations are incredibly elegant. We almost felt bad tearing into their superbly crafted pastries, but it quickly faded away when we found them to taste even better than they look. 

Our picks: Paris Brest, Tuna & Red Pepper Quiche, Seasonal Fruit Tart

Hiroki

Hiroki’s offerings are not in the same ethnic ilk as the European establishments on our list, but are no less delicious. This place has quite the homey feel, as it’s run straight out of what appears to be a modified living room (don’t worry – they have all the necessary food safety permits on display). Though their hours are rather odd, it’s worth it to stop by when you get a chance. 

Our picks: Green tea tiramisu, Houji latte

Sea Wolf Bakers

Opened by brothers & fellow Washingtonians Jesse and Kit Schumann, Seawolf offers an interesting selection of pastries and breads not found at some of the other places on our list. Their primary focus is on fresh bread rather than pastry, so go on ahead and grab a loaf for lunch, dinner, or maybe just to chew on right then and there. 

Our picks:  Classic Baguette, Rye Sourdough

Crumble and Flake

Though no longer headed by their former pastry chef Neil Robertson as of late 2018, the new folks running the show at Crumble & Flake still reproduce that same level of quality that brought the little hole-in-the-wall to the fore some years ago. Don’t expect a place to sit – Crumble & Flake’s space is roughly the size of my bedroom. Compared to some of the other spots on our list, Crumble & Flake offers a limited selection, but have really taken “quality over quantity” to heart. Tucked away in a small corner of Olive Way, get there early before they sell out for the day!

Our picks: Classic Kouign Amann, Twice-Baked Ham & Paprika Croissant

Hope you enjoy!

About the Author
Chanson is an undergrad student at the University of Washington and has an affinity for pastry and for bean-to-bar chocolate. He prefers savory over sweet and thinks oat milk is the best alternative milk. 

October 23, 2019

Layering Up for Fall featuring Mizzen+Main

Layering Up for Fall featuring Mizzen+Main

We partnered with Mizzen+Main to show you how to layer up this fall! What most of us fashionable men love to think about in the fall when it comes to style is finding pieces with the right kind of tones and the perfect amount of layering.

If you’re looking for some ideas for layering pieces, check out the link below for our styles and read on to see how 2 of our influencers chose their outfits!

Shop our styles! Mizzen+Main

Influencer Alex Hooi (@thealexlad) chose to layer the Archer dress shirt with the Wooster quarter zip, which is a warm, pullover sweater perfect for Seattle weather. This outfit is a good choice if you are a corporate professional in tech like Alex who works at a company with a relaxed dress code. His style is usually either dapper or casual.

Influencer Hector Diaz (@hector_diaz_mtz) went with the Belson charcoal heather vest over the Malone shirt. Hector is an engineer by trade who works in the tech industry and he doesn’t like to dress up formally at work. The outfit he chose blends casual and professional together. For more fashion inspiration, check out his blog Geek-Q.

Mizzen+Main is a purveyor of performance menswear that focuses on quality material. Their fabric is wrinkle resistant, machine washable, non-iron, stretchy, and super comfortable. If you’re a professional who is looking to find layering pieces this fall, check out the Mizzen+Main site for their new fall products!

Shop our styles!
October 2, 2019

Dining & Style: A 3-Year Anniversary Celebration

Dining & Style: A 3-Year Anniversary Celebration

We are excited to announce our 3-Year Anniversary Banquet!

Our celebration will be held at the University District’s exquisitely restored Art Deco hotel, the Graduate Seattle, on Thursday, November 14th. Come together over dinner with the other VIP ticket holders and dress up if you enjoy excellent food and unexpected prizes as we celebrate 3 incredible years of Seattle Gents! You won’t want to miss an opportunity for the following:

  • Win raffle prizes from amazing brand sponsors
  • Take photographs with members of your community in the ultimate social media setting
  • Discounts from local vendors
  • Cash bar will be available to purchase drinks

There will be two ticket options:

  1. General Admission tickets include heavy appetizers, photo booth to take pictures, chance to enter raffle, and access to vendors. General Admission starts at 7:30 pm after dinner is served for VIP ticket holders.
  2. VIP Plated Dinner tickets include dinner with the Seattle Gents, VIP exclusive raffles, special performance, and more. Dinner will be served from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
September 10, 2019

Recap of Dapper as ****

Recap of Dapper as ****

 
 
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Recap of Dapper as ****

For the second year in a row, we partnered with the Young Professionals of Seattle to host the 5th annual premiere summer party Dapper as ****! We had such a blast partying with 500+ of the most fashion-forward, influential young professionals in the city.

There were so many fun things about the party: DJ, several bars, lawn games, photo booth, and other activities. Representatives from our sponsors DITA Eyewear and Indochino displayed some of their products so that guests could stop by and explore the brands.

Left: Branden from Indochino
Right: Matt from DITA

It’s always a great time mingling, meeting new people, and introducing ourselves to a group of young professionals who might not have even heard of us! If you didn’t get to attend Dapper as **** this year, stay up to date with our upcoming events.

August 6, 2019

Seattle Gents & YPOS present The Seattle Style Panel

Seattle Gents & YPOS present The Seattle Style Panel

True summer in Seattle has begun and we are excited for the 5th annual Dapper as **** on August 17th! Before we party in style, Seattle Gents & YPOS are hosting their first ever Seattle Style Panel to help you gear for your everyday wardrobe.

We can all agree that Seattle is on its way to the top, with a flourishing professional community, economic boom, and fun events all around the city. But do you ever struggle with what to wear at a date with that special someone, networking event with other professionals, or happy hour with friends? Well, we are excited to host our panel event featuring local personal stylists to talk about the do’s and don’t’s of fashion in Seattle!

Featured Panelists

Moderators

If you attend this event, you’ll be getting a special 30% discount to your tickets to Dapper as **** on August 17th. Special thanks to thinkspace for sponsoring this event!