Get Happy: Sharp Casual Cocktail Hour

What do you wear to an early-summer after work happy hour?

It’s Friday night and you’re hitting up a favorite spot for an early summer happy hour. You left the office a little early, which means you had some time to go home and change. In other words, no office-to-bar outfit planning necessary.

What do you wear? Keep it simple, casual and cool.

happy hour attire with jeans men

happy hour attire with jeans men

| WEARING | Hugo Boss blazer (plaid version), Brunello Cucinelli shirt and pocket square, Armani jeans, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Rolex watch, To Boot New York loafers (similar) | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

It’s been a while since we’ve done a proper sharp casual outfit on the site. Now that it’s finally warm enough, I’ve been so focused on styling up my linen pants that I really haven’t been wearing jeans all that much. For a casual evening out, however, it’s a win-win proposition.

Dressing up denim is all about the blazer. I picked up this wool and cotton blazer at Neiman Marcus when I was down in DC earlier this week. (This plaid version would be a slightly more rakish choice.)

While I was in the store, I have to admit that I spent a good amount of time in the Brunello Cucinelli section. I’ve always kind of wished I could live in a Cucinelli editorial, but don’t quite have the disposable income to make that my reality.

However, on this occasion, I did splurge on this beautiful cotton button-down. You can’t see them here, but the pleats on the shoulders really make this shirt special.

happy hour attire with jeans men

With an outfit like this, footwear makes a huge difference to its overall appearance and feel. With white sneakers, it’d be sportier. With a pair of leather double monks, dressier. For me, a pair of brown suede penny loafers hits it just right.

happy hour attire with jeans men

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

This post is sponsored by Neiman Marcus and ShopStyle. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Neiman Marcus or ShopStyle.

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