White Denim, Casual and Nautical

If white denim isn’t part of your summer style game yet, make it a priority. Not only does it work extremely well dressed up (see here and here), but it is also very easy to wear in more casual and relaxed situations. Here’s a look that takes a casual approach to white denim with a little bit of a nautical twist.

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

One of the reasons white denim is so versatile is its neutrality. It looks good with any color or pattern, and in any situation, especially in the summertime.

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

As a guy who generally gravitates toward a more formal style, summer can sometimes be challenging. It’s easy to be creative when you have more to work with—think jackets, sweaters, scarfs, layering, and so on—so when the weather dictates that less is going to have to be more, making smart choices in terms of patterns and accessories is key.

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

If I plan on cuffing my pants, I might purchase them a little longer and not get them hemmed. However, the jeans I’m wearing are hemmed to where I like them so they are a little higher when cuffed. If you go that route, make sure your pants are slim and tapered—a higher cuff won’t look as flattering with a wide opening at the ankle.

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

In the fall and winter months, as far as hats go, I’m a huge fan of my black and grey herringbone ivy cap, but in the summer a straw hat is my go-to.

White Denim Casual - He Spoke Style

This Look: Indigo striped short sleeve shirt by J.Crew – White selvedge denim jeans by J.Crew – Hat by Bailey of Hollywood – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Brown leather plaque belt by J.Crew – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Brown leather iPhone case by J.Crew – Tan suede tassel loafers by Nordstrom.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.


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  • Leroy

    I really love the simplicity and elegance of your style. I wish you luck with the blog.

    I will be one of your regulars followers. I can’t stand all the blogs that have men dressing up like flower girls with a matching bag for every outfit. for “normal” men that’s just impractical and too expensive.

    I always wondered why I hated TSB. After discovering your blog it helped to me clarify why I don’t like that blog.

    Godspeed man.

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      There’s definitely a place for all kinds of styles out there, but I’m glad my site resonates with you, Leroy. Thanks so much for reading.

  • http://WideEyesTightWallets.com Adam L

    I think it was from one of your earlier posts, but it might have been another blog…regardless something got me sold on the tassel loafer recently. Bought my first pair a few weeks ago and I’m hooked. They aren’t dandy-ish but they are more likely to invoke a response than your standard penny loafer. A pair in suede like the ones you’re wearing are the perfect summer shoe. And I definitely need to take the dive into white denim. Great post!

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Thanks, Adam. Couldn’t agree more.