A Day of Meetings in NYC

A little over a week ago, I was in New York City for a full day of back-to-back meetings. Deciding what to wear was a balance between making a sharp first impression while still being comfortable. Having to catch a 5:30 a.m. train into the city and then dash all over town from meeting to meeting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. meant that comfort and style had to work together. The solution? Sticking to a few great basics.

Business Meeting Sharp Casual - He Spoke Style

Even when a business meeting is casual it’s still important to look sharp, especially if you are meeting people for the first time. These are the occasions when you want to feel completely comfortable and confident, and sticking with simple and versatile basics is a great way to achieve that. A navy blazer, crisp white button-up, and slim dark denim are three pieces that absolutely no man should be without in his closet. It may seem overly simple, but it’s a timeless combination that always works and never goes out of style.

Business Meeting Sharp Casual - He Spoke Style

Give any neutral color palate a boost with a colorful and unique pocket square. Earlier this summer, I spent some time browsing a few fabric stores in New York City’s garment district and ended up coming home with several yards of interesting fabric that my tailor, Earle Bannister, turned into a limited run of special pocket rounds.

Business Meeting Sharp Casual - He Spoke Style

Business Meeting Sharp Casual - He Spoke Style

Business Meeting Sharp Casual - He Spoke Style

This Look: Navy blazer c/o Reiss (now ON SALE, more inexpensive options here) – White dress shirt c/o Banana Republic – Jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Plaid pocket round with pink edge by E. Bannister for He Spoke Style (similar here) – Brown leather messenger bag by Coach – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Brown belt c/o Banana Republic – Grey polka dot socks by Banana Republic – Burgundy wingtip dress shoes c/o Johnston & Murphy

Thanks for reading,

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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  • Allan

    Just picked up the blazer on sale. It looks like it has a nice subtle texture in the photos. Thanks for the tip!

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      No problem, Allan. You’re going to love it. Thanks for reading.

  • http://www.designerswap.ca Anh Pham

    Love this look! I just bought my fiance a similar blazer from Banana Republic.

    I have a section about “mens style guide” on my website http://www.designerswap.ca, check it out and let me know what you think. I’d love to do a guest post for you or you can do one for me :)