August 29, 2018

Walking with Confidence

Picture yourself, walking in the street in the middle of a crowd, walking into a meeting, a party, or approaching a woman. How do you look? What message do you communicate the moment you walk into a room? What is your body saying? What can people read about you before you ever say a word? Have you thought about it?

Walk into a room as if you own it

Body language makes up 90% of our overall communication. So, if you want to be and appear more confident it is important to always work on improving your body language. Your walk is one of the biggest things you can work on.

The more you walk confidently, the more you will you will truly feel confident. If you want to work on your walk and increase your confidence, below are some simple strategies that you can use:

  1. Keep your chin up and your eyes forward. Don’t fidget as it is a sign of nervousness.
  2. Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
  3. Take wide steps, you will seem purposeful and relaxed.
  4. Shake hands firmly and confidently while looking at the person in the eyes, but don’t hold on too long.
  5. Smile because you have nothing to worry about.
  6. Avoid both hands in the pockets and don’t cross arms as it makes you seem vulnerable. Rather keep your arms loosely at your sides or open.
  7. Your arms should move as you move, directly in front of you. Your hands should be relaxed rather than tight-fisted. For a man, a confident walk is when his shoulders move. But don’t try to make them move. They should move as the source of your body moving.
  8. Move slowly. Confident men refuse to let circumstance dictate their speed and pace in life, for they are in control of the circumstances. The circumstances do not control them. This is what moving slowly conveys to other people subconsciously.

Your clothes matter, too. You should be wearing clothes exactly your size, not the one or two sizes too big like most guys are guilty of doing.

Always walk like you deserve to be right where you are

A man with a confident walk tells people many things. It tells people that he is secure and take good care of his mental and physical health. People tend to gravitate around those who appear or give the perception of being confident.

Confidence is being able to say ‘I got this’ without opening your mouth. Say it with your walk, with your smile, and with your entire being 

Walking with confidence is also sexy. Having a confident sexy walk also contributes to a more successful life as it contributes to shifting your mindset from fixed to growth mindset.

Walking with confidence is a great way to create a great first impression or simply demonstrate your confidence to the world without saying a word. With a little practice, you can learn the tips to show confidence through body language so that you always appear confident.

Nora Paxton – Executive Life Coach for men

August 22, 2018

The Gentleman’s Prologue #6: Being an Influencer in Today’s Market featuring Sydney Mintle

Sydney Mintle Seattle GentsThe Gentleman’s Prologue #6: Being an Influencer in Today’s Market featuring Sydney Mintle

In the final episode of The Gentleman’s Prologue, the Gents interview the one and only Sydney Mintle! Founder of Seattle-based PR firm Gossip & Glamour, Sydney talks about her background, how she got to where she is today, and how blogging and marketing coincide with one another. This episode was a great way to end this series as we dive into how the influencer scene impacts the competitive landscape in Seattle and touches on why the women’s influencer community feels saturated at times.

For more information about Sydney and Gossip Glamour, check out her website at www.gossip-glamour.com!

 

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August 14, 2018

Dapper as **** Event

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+

Details
September 8th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Metropolitan Park.
Tickets: https://www.youngprofessionalsofseattle.com/event/dapper18/
more details coming soon!

August 8, 2018

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #5: A Discussion About Seattle Gents

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #5: A Discussion About Seattle Gents

In this episode, co-hosts Avi Soor & Antonio Smith dive a little bit deeper into what the organization is, the growth that the collective has seen, and what kind of events are hosted. Avi & Antonio also talk about how they style themselves during those few nice months in the Pacific Northwest.

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August 1, 2018

Wolf Clothing Co (Giveaway)

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Wolf Clothing Co (Giveaway)

We’ve partnered with Wolf Clothing Co., a men’s premium fashion sock, underwear, and accessories brand based in Vancouver, B.C., to provide a giveaway contest to our followers! Through our collective influence, we’re looking help spread awareness of brands in the Pacific Northwest and provide value to our followers.

Wolf Clothing’s fashion socks are perfect for any style, whether you like professional or casual attire. They go well with sneakers, dress shoes, and even suede oxfords. If you’re looking for some fresh socks for a friend, your dad, your significant other, or for yourself, you can enter our giveaway contest by completing the following:

Like our post on the @SeattleGents Instagram page featuring @Wolf_Co

Contest ends on Tuesday 8/7 at 11:59 PM PST and we will be announcing a winner on Wednesday 8/8. Good luck!

July 24, 2018

Art + Fashion Combine Event

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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!

Details

Date: August 4th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm – 6 pm

Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Tickets: Get your tickets here

July 18, 2018

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #4: Being a Fashion Influencer featuring Andrew Hoge

Andrew Hoge

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #4: Being a Fashion Influencer featuring Andrew Hoge

In this episode, co-hosts Avi Soor & Antonio Smith sit down with men’s fashion blogger Andrew Hoge at a downtown Seattle restaurant. Raised in central Washington, Andrew talks about his background growing up in a conservative area and what it was like moving to a more progressive city like Seattle. His passion for fashion and involvement in the community has allowed him to be successful in so many ways.


Check out his blog at andrewhoge.com as well as some of his articles on Seattle Magazine!

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook at @SeattleGents! You can find more information about us at www.seattlegents.com.

 

July 10, 2018

How Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

How are you taking care of yourself?

“Self-care is never a selfish act. It is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.” – Parker J. Palmer.

There is nothing manlier than being independent in your ability to care for yourself, not just physically but emotionally. Confident men engage in self-care. They want to continuously improve their physical and mental appearance. That it is investing time and resources in grooming products that are designed to emphasize your strengths, as well as physical and mental activities. Focusing on self-care creates positive change and maintain wellness.

Manhood today is defined in terms of work, productivity and “get” mentality.  Instead why don’t men simply embrace other parts of themselves that make them who they are and most importantly make them happy?

Here are four ways the modern man can practice self-care:
  • Make time for yourself. Making time for yourself is not an act of selfishness. it is a priority as it is necessary to being at your best. If you are at your best everything around you is positively impacted. By the way, it does not mean that you have to devote most of your day to a physical activity. It could be as simple as listening to your favorite album on your daily commute or dedicate few hours to the gym every week or getting a haircut and a massage.
  • Embrace your physical and mental health. Staying on top of your mental as well as physical health can be nothing but beneficial in the long run. So make sure to get enough good night’s sleep. Have your yearly check-up proactively scheduled. Eat healthy and have a good hygiene practice.
  • Engage with the people that you care about and that respect and love you. Studies have shown that maintaining meaningful relationships positively influence mental health. When it comes to romantic relationships, spending time to maintain and develop your relationship, increases both the energy of the relationship, as well as your well-being, mood, and productivity.
  • Find what give you energy and ignite passion in your life. Is doing outdoor activities what get you going? Or simply enjoying reading a good book? Making time to engage in these activities, whatever they may be, is important to build into your schedule. Knowing what brings you joy and being proactive about it has been shown to increase well-being.

Make sure to pay attention to the little signs like a short temper or exhaustion, as it can help identify when it may be time for either a mental health day, or for a half hour or so to yourself, doing something that you know helps you “reset.”

Bottom line, Self-care isn’t just an activity you can build into your daily life. It’s a mindset that you should embody, involving putting yourself first, and checking in with yourself regularly to help put your best foot forward in everything you do. Remember, taking care of yourself creates the ground from which you impact your whole world. It is the most important thing you can focus on. Renewing yourself will help you perform better at work, improve your confidence and your life experience.

What are you waiting for?

Nora Paxton – Executive Life Coach for men

 

July 3, 2018

The Gentleman’s Prologue Episode #3: Perspective of a Minority in Fashion featuring Anthony J.R.

Anthony JR

In this episode, co-hosts Avi Soor & Antonio Smith have a deep conversation with event host, Anthony Ukaogo Jr. Anthony is the co-creator of Laidback Allure, a lifestyle and hospitality collective that inspires smart, simple and well-curated living through branded partnerships, events and consulting services. The Gents talk about how Anthony transitioned from Atlanta to Seattle as well as perspectives on how style is incorporated with building a brand or business, especially being a minority in Seattle.

 

Check out the Cognac Small Talk podcast series hosted by Anthony! You can find more about Laidback Allure through Instagram & Twitter as well as www.laidbackallure.com.

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook at @SeattleGents! You can find more information about us at www.seattlegents.com.

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.