Everyday Style: Casual Tailoring

What’s your style sweet spot? For me, it’s when I’m mixing up casual and dressy elements. I call it sharp casual or casual tailoring, but whatever name you have for it, it’s an easy way to look good every day with minimal effort. Blazer, button-up shirt, dark jeans, nice shoes. Done.

Light Blue Suitsupply Linen Blazer - He Spoke Style

Light Blue Suitsupply Linen Blazer - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Suitsupply blazer, Neiman Marcus shirt, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Timex watch, Coach double monk strap shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

By far, one of my favorite blazers of the summer is this light blue wool, silk, and linen number from Suitsupply. It’s office-appropriate and works just as well as a tailored counterpoint to a pair of slim black denim.

Don’t forget that black denim is your in-between dress pant. Wear it as a slightly dressier alternative to your standard dark blue pair. Great for an office to happy hour transition or on a first (or second) date, when you want to look good but not as though you’re trying too hard.

Speaking of dates, if your aim is to impress – and it had better be! – make sure you’re wearing a great pair of shoes. After your face and smile, it’s the next thing she’s going to look at. Poor quality footwear is a dead giveaway for a style novice. Good shoes are often a bit of investment, but it’s one worth making.

Light Blue Suitsupply Linen Blazer - He Spoke Style

Light Blue Suitsupply Linen Blazer - He Spoke Style

Coach Double Monk Strap Shoes - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


Chime In

  • DJ Hargrave

    One of the best part about a quality pair of shoes is when they age gracefully, would you agree?

    DJ- http://www.tailormade-style.com

  • http://www.thekentuckygent.com The Kentucky Gent

    My sweet spot would have to be where comfort meets function, cause I’m all about looking good while feeling just as good.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  • Michael

    Interesting choice combining blue and brown (the shoes), a classic pairing, with the black jeans, but you pulled it off, well done!

  • Alain T.

    Hi Brian,

    I recently purchased this sport coat http://www.clubmonaco.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=81714846 . It’s completely unlined. It could be taken in slightly but would it be worth getting that done?