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Pull It Together: The Art of the Outfit - He Spoke Style
Pull It Together: The Art of the Outfit - He Spoke Style

Pull It Together: The Art of the Outfit

March 20th, 2015

While there are many elements that go into putting a great outfit together, one of the biggest keys is coordination. As I love to say: if your outfit is complementary, people will be complimentary. Here are some tips for pulling it together with style and panache.

Pull It Together: The Art of the Outfit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Suitsupply double-breasted blazer, Al Bazar shirt, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent pants, Montezemolo tie, Drake’s pocket square, Warby Parker glasses, Tateossian and L. Jonas bracelets, Timex watch, To Boot New York shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

One of the best things about big pocket squares with intricate patterns and/or imagery is the range of options you have when folding them. (Check out our guide on how to fold a big pocket square.) I made sure to fold this one – which is full of pheasants and other hunting images – to bring out light brown and a touch of blue to complement the blazer. See it folded similarly here and completely differently here to bring out the color of the edge. Taking that little bit of extra time to fuss over a small detail like this will always pay off.

Don’t forget your wrists. I’m rarely without my watch and lately I’ve found that a couple of simple bead bracelets will completely polish off most looks.

Many of you have asked about the unbuttoned shirt cuffs I’ve been sporting recently. I posed the same question to my friend Giampaolo at Al Bazar in Milan when I noticed his. His response? “It’s the Al Bazar way.” Good enough for me! I love the casual nonchalance.

Pull It Together: The Art of the Outfit - He Spoke Style

I like to think of shoes as the anchor point of any outfit. These lighter brown double monk straps might seem a little out of place if you just saw this look from the chest down. But they subtly connect the brown highlights of my tortoise shell glasses and caramel color in the tie. A little bit of style symmetry.

Pull It Together: The Art of the Outfit - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend. See you tomorrow with another installment of the Best of the Internet!

Stylishly Yours,

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Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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