Modern Dandy

Dandyism can definitely be a way of life. However, if you are like me and find yourself drawn to elements of the style—a wonderful focus on details and intricacies—there are any number of ways to simplify and adapt some of those affectations for your personal dress even if you don’t plan to adopt it on a full time basis. Here’s one way I paired the waistcoat and pants from my grey plaid three-piece suit to release my inner dandy.

Grey Plaid Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

A waistcoat and trousers together is one of the more underutilized combinations of a three-piece suit. If you’re going to do it, instead of playing around with color, try experimenting with patterns and textures. This is an easy (and fall-appropriate) way to add an element of visual interest to even a bland color scheme. Tweeds, herringbone patterns, and different plaids are all some of my fall favorites.

Grey Plaid Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Grey Plaid Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Among the many accessories I consider essential to a man’s wardrobe, a hat is definitely one of them. Luckily, there are as many options for men’s headwear as there are personalities and preferences. You want to chose one that you feel comfortable and confident in. My herringbone ivy cap is my go-to hat for the fall.

Grey Plaid Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Grey Plaid Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

Grey Plaid Suit Waistcoat and Trousers - He Spoke Style

This Look: Grey plaid waistcoat and trousers c/o Reiss (part of suit) – White dress shirt by J.Crew – Red plaid bow tie by Brooks Brothers (Black Fleece, no longer available, similar here and here) – Grey herringbone ivy cap by Cappello (similar here, also here and here) – Eyeglasses by Bellagio (similar here) – Umbrella by Totes – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Dark brown leather wingtip dress boots c/o Allen Edmonds (Dalton)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

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  • http://dontworryitsnotimportant.blogspot.de Ben

    Love this look -I just need a pair of shoes to do it properly! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Sure thing, Ben. Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading.

  • http://www.theboywithglasses.com Billy

    Love the look!

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Thanks, Billy. And thanks for reading.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/MVOdesigns Michael Van Osch, MVO

    Looks great Brian! And a personal fav of mine that I’ve done for years is the boots with the suit – fantastic.
    cheers
    MVO

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Thanks, as always, Michael.

  • http://www.moicontrelavie.com/ Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Killer look – Head to toe perfection!

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Appreciate the comment, Caity. Thanks for reading.

  • Junaid Hassan

    AWESOME. Ancient Time Returns. Highly appriciate for making it as insoiration.
    BR

  • Noel

    Look awesome.
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