Dressing well and looking put together doesn’t (and shouldn’t) mean wearing a suit and tie every day.
It’s a good time to be a guy. With the widespread popularity of shows like AMC’s Mad Men and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire there has been a renewed and revitalized interest in menswear and straight up looking good. It has become okay for guys to spend time paying closer attention to the details of their clothing and grooming. But dressing well and looking put together doesn’t (and shouldn’t) mean wearing a suit and tie every day. While there’s definitely a time and place for a well-tailored grey worsted wool suit, crisp white shirt, suitably muted tie, and black cap toe oxfords, pretending to be Don Draper on a daily basis is neither practical nor appropriate. Plus—perhaps above all else—it’s too obvious.
Ideally, a man’s style is a collection of influences synthesized and remixed into an expression that communicates something about him.
While we all have our style heroes and go-to sources of inspiration, at the end of the day a guy’s style should be extremely personal. Ideally, a man’s style is a collection of influences synthesized and remixed into an expression that communicates something about him, what he values, and who he is. It seems easy enough, but can certainly be overwhelming. With so many choices, options, and opinions it can definitely be difficult to know where to start, what to do, and how to do it. But like anything, investing a little thought and time pays big dividends.
I started this blog to offer style inspiration, tips, advice, and answers to common as well as detail oriented style, menswear, and grooming questions, and a starting point for guys interested in developing a menswear collection or refining their personal style. It should be fun. And thanks for reading.
He Spoke Style
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