The Journeyman

Just in time for fall, I’m excited to have teamed up with Reiss for the launch of their AW13 Collection. Focusing on the character of the Journeyman, the collection exudes style and sophistication but also puts a premium on comfort and versatility—two extremely important factors no matter how you’re traveling or where you’re traveling. Here’s a stylish and comfortable look that’s perfect for any journey this fall.

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

The idea of the journeyman—that the journey, or process, is more important than the destination—is one that has a particular and very special resonance with me. In fact, as a musician, it’s critical. If you don’t enjoy the process of practicing, of continually attempting to stretch your technical and musical boundaries, of investing yourself in something that doesn’t have a predefined endpoint, then you will never be fulfilled. It’s like that for any skill or craft. Those who have gone deeply into any pursuit, whether musical, academic, athletic, or otherwise, understand this idea intimately.

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

Once the fall chill starts to hit, a lightweight knit is a casual, sophisticated, and comfortable alternative to a button up shirt. Paired with a classic and slim fitting navy blazer, it’s a look that can transition seamlessly from traveling to exploring a new place to dinner and a night on the town. Versatility epitomized.

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

The Journeyman - He Spoke Style

This Look: Navy blazer c/o Reiss – Yellow wool crew neck sweater c/o Reiss – Navy chinos by J.Crew – Patterned pocket square c/o Pocket Square Clothing – Brown leather plaque belt by J.Crew – Striped socks by Original Penguin – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Brown leather double monk strap shoes by To Boot New York

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Reiss. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Reiss.


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  • Iv├ín

    Nice proposal !
    so stylish !


  • JAck S

    Fit is spot on! Just a suggestion? (as if you want it :)) I don’t know if it’s the photo quality, or the lighting, but the mismatched navy chinos and navy blazer don’t really blend well! I think pairing the navy blazer with a more contrasting color on the bottom makes for a better color scheme. just my .02.

  • menswear

    Love the idea of a knit under a blazer and thats a great colour combination!