Upgrade Your “Comfort Zone”

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Just having an espresso. You know.

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The Tod's Leo loafers are just the right update on a timeless classic. And they are really, really good looking with Brooks Brothers socks.

Mens Grey Double-Breasted Blazer Outfit Idea - He Spoke Style

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You might start to think that my favorite colors are grey and brown. You wouldn't be wrong, but throw blue in there too.

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Texture! It's what interesting outfits are made of (and very nice ties as well).

We all have clothing that we love to wear – favorite pieces that never seem to leave the rotation. However, when you wear something so often, it might start to seem a little stale and uninspired.

Style ruts are real. So how do you break out of one? It doesn’t necessarily mean having to change the foundation of your look. A lot can be done with some subtle attention to detail.

Mens Grey Double-Breasted Blazer Outfit Idea - He Spoke Style

Mens Grey Double-Breasted Blazer Outfit Idea - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Al Bazar blazer and shirt, Yves Saint Laurent pants, Gitman Bros. tie, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Cantini di Firenze and Tateossian bracelets, Loafers c/o Tod’s | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Regular HSS readers will know that I love both my vintage YSL suit and my grey Al Bazar double-breasted blazer. I’ve styled countless combinations of them over the past year – but always with slight variances.

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Differences do not need to be over the top to be recognizable. For example, I don’t like to stray too far from classic menswear color palates of blues, browns, and greys. How do you make that interesting? One option is texture. A silk knit tie adds an immense amount of interest, depth and visual appeal, not to mention hitting one of my favorite style points – only revealing itself upon closer inspection.

Mens Grey Double-Breasted Blazer Outfit Idea - He Spoke Style

If you’re uneasy about man jewelry, ease into it with a couple simple pieces. Small beaded bracelets or a plain cuff are good starting points. Jewelry can balance out the watch on one wrist and pull together the color palate of an outfit.

I’ve never been crazy about crazy socks. I’ve always felt that “funky” socks are one of those “look at me” items that beg for attention. Sorry, it’s not clever, it’s obvious. Instead, you can’t go wrong with a small scale herringbone pattern. Just enough texture and contrast without all the flash.

Tods Leo Loafers - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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