Casually Dapper: Waistcoat and Trousers

This last month has been quite a whirlwind for us here at HSS. Lots of travel, lots of new collaborations, and lots of new projects. It’s the best kind of busy, but there’ve definitely been moments when I feel like my back has been against the wall. I’m trying to take it all in stride and keep the content (including the new video series) coming, which has led me to often reflect and think, “where has the time gone?” Case in point: I can’t believe that it’s been nearly a month since New York Fashion Week. Other obligations kept me from attending more shows and events that I’d hoped to see, but I was able to sneak up for the weekend. Here’s one of the outfits I brought along.


| WEARING | Vintage Yves Saint Laurent waistcoat and trousers, Uniqlo shirt, Christys’ hat, Bag c/o Coach, Oliver Peoples sunglasses (similar HERE), Timex watch, To Boot New York loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

While the heat on Saturday was close to unbearable, Sunday relented just enough to give me the opportunity to break up my latest prized vintage three-piece find. Regular readers know that I love the underutilized waistcoat/trousers combination. And when the temperatures are a little on the warm side, it’s the perfect way to add a sartorial touch, while still staying cool.

Break up a relatively monochromatic look with a pop of color. Browns and blues pair so naturally together and if you’re working with a primarily brown palette a denim or chambray shirt in a vibrant blue is the perfect complement. Tie it all together with a unique pair of sunglasses with blue lenses.



Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style


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  • BougieHippie

    I know this post is about the waistcoat but that bag is now on my wishlist!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Haha. Cheers.

  • Carlos

    This blog is perfect! Love your style and hoping to learn a lot :) I’ve been wanting to update my wardrobe and now I can start getting rid of old crud.

    • Brian Sacawa

      Appreciate the comment, Carlos. Thanks for reading and hope to see you around here in the future!