Men of the Year 2018 invited to the GQ awards

Men of the Year 2018 invited to the GQ awards
17/11/2018 pilotpatrick
men of the year GQ awards

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Hello my Aviator, 

first of all apologies for my absence here on my blog. It has been a while since I posted my last article. But I am not only a full-time blogger but also a full-time pilot. Time management and setting priorities are crucial in this case. My job as a pilot has always the highest priority, that is why it can happen that I am less active on social media. The moment I received the invitation to the GQ Awards I was more than happy that I had off and I could attend the event even with the flight schedule already being made. 

men of the year GQ awards

Wake me up! Am I dreaming? I literally cannot believe what is happening in the past few months. I have been experiencing so many cool stuff lately. Like flying with the Breitling Jets, a documentary featuring myself and now the invitation to the GQ Awards. The event in Germany! Thanks to Grey Goose that I had the chance to attend my first GQ Awards. It is one of the biggest events in Germany with a lot of international superstars. When I received the invitation I knew I was going to see a lot of famous people live on stage. Maybe, someone, I had flown in a private jet before?

men of the year gq awards

Source: GQ Website

GQ awards

Men of the Year is GQ‘s annual celebration of the year’s cultural high points, packed with interviews, profiles, and videos featuring the actors, musicians, politicians, designers, and more whose work everyone is talking about.

In Berlin, it was the 20th celebration taking place in the Komische Oper. The event started with a huge red carpet photo shooting followed by a pre-gathering. The main part was the award show which lasted about two hours. The awards in different categories will be handed over personally to the winners. My highlight was Donatella Versace. She received a GQ award for her role as a style icon. Versace is my inspiration when it comes to fashion. I found out that she flew with a private jet of my former employer to Berlin. Unfortunately, I never had her on board and neither any star of this night.

In my Vlog on YouTube, I take you to the event and I give you some funny behind the scenes how I get ready for the night. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel PilotPatrick in case you haven’t yet 

My outfit and styling

The dress code for the was evening was strictly black tie. To be honest I had to google it to find out what it stands for. It means you have to dress up preferably a Tuxedo in dark colors.

I have one tuxedo in my closet I have worn twice, but I thought a special evening requires a special outfit and styling. Everything arrived in time, except for my cool airplane cufflinks. So I initially had to leave the house without any. Luckily, Verena from Breitling brought me some to the event. I hope nobody noticed that I was not wearing any cufflinks on the red carpet.

  • Tuxedo: by the Italian luxury brand Canali. The tuxedo was in black and 100 % wool with silk peak lapels.
  • Shoes: Oxfords of Scarosso with patent leather made in Itlay.
  • Watch: the new Breitling Premiere B01 Chronograph 42
  • Bracelet: Cartier love bracelet in 18k white gold
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I hope you enjoyed the glamours night with me. Please rate my outfit from 1-10. Leave it in a comment below and subscribe to my newsletter with your email!

As always safe travels and happy landings!

Your PilotPatrick



  1. Shiran Abraham 1 year ago

    Wow this one is so amazing blog glad to read bout GQ awards I already watched your vlog bout GQ awards but read your blog is so amazing… congratulations gorgeous for your achievement you deserve more n more achievements in your life.. I can feel if dreams came you how you felt same feelings I had when I met you first time … love your tuxedo You looks so dazzling not that outfit.. gorgeous was so amazing to see you walking on red carpet soon you’ll walk on ced carpet of Oscar Awards n you’ll honored by most famous holiday superstar Germany number 1 Pilot and best Instagrammer !!!

  2. Liliani Setiawati 1 year ago

    My crazy friend Shiran always updates me on your whatever, be it new blog,post,YT,etc. You look so classy and extraordinary. You will be the new generation of classic Hollywood leading men. Your predecessors are Cary Grant, Gregory Pack, and George Clooney. They will surely approve your look. Last but not least, thank you for keep posting even though you are having so hectic schedule.

  3. Kella 1 year ago

    Good Night from Jakarta Mr. Patrick, PilotPatrick. You looked incredibly handsome in that Canali Tuxedo. I don’t even notice that you didn’t wear cufflinks. Aah no worries because I just love staring at you and no need to see other things.

    You are an inspiration to your aviators around the world with so amazing achievements you have shown to us.
    One day you will be the one who is standing at the stage to receive ‘Man of the Year Award’.

    From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you to show me such an amazing moments that never seen before.❤ Also helping me to get my bestfriends all around the globe.
    I am so pround to be your Aviator‍✈️

  4. Jan Steadman-Jackson 1 year ago

    Patrick……A superb blog with stunning photographs of your glamorous night. Your charm and sophistication radiate from your shared images. You deserved to be there and one day, who knows, your name may be on one of the awards! I hope I live to see that day!

  5. I don’t know if you can read my messages or not, but I’m very happy to find out who you are, who you are, what your name is and where you come from. Did you know that the bad guys used your image to open up so many bogus Facebook accounts for the purpose of deceiving or appropriating the properties of young girls in Southeast Asia? I’m one of the victims of them, but fortunately I have not lost money with them. I always wondered what the real pilot was in those photos and today I got the answer for myself. I am really happy. Hopefully one day I will have the chance to sit on your flight to Germany. Hello, I’m Linh, I’m a girl from Vietnam. Nice to meet you. Very thank you for listening to what I said. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  6. Keshia Robertson 1 year ago

    Buy me Louis Vuitton baby. I love Gucci too.

  7. Michele 3 days ago

    This GQ special moment for you and for me .as well seems just like yesterday. However , it had been a year and half ago and i still could feel your excitement to attend it on the red carpet with your stylish tuxedo and your lovely Cartier bracelet when i finally i could read this blog . Such an glamous night i have seen via your stories and from all these beautiful and memorable photos . So happy that you could see your fashion inspiration Donatella Versace there to obtain her GQ awards which is a double prize for you ! no you were not dreaming , You’re well deserved to have that moment as you’re such an amazing inspiration to all new or young pilots which had made me loving you more and more every day since i known about you . So proud of all your dream come true and now you’re our lovely Captain that no one could replace it in our hearts . You’re always the heart of airplane and in our hearts always and forever. Love , Michele

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