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That’s It: Episode 8, Rules

April 22nd, 2016

This is not ‘Nam. This is style. There are rules.

The idea that there is a blueprint for style is one that I find completely preposterous. However, it’s something that many, many people believe in. There are even people who peddle “methods” for dressing well, breaking the “elements of style” down into a series of flash cards that can be put together like a puzzle to make you into your most stylish man.

I really don’t buy it.

Sure, there some basic foundational things to know, grasp and understand as if they were gospel. And there are reasons you should. But there’s no prescription for good style. And following a formula or copying someone else’s look exactly usually yields some less than great results.

Today on the podcast, I talk about the so-called “rules of style” and their merits (or lack thereof) as well as issue of snobbery, elitism and why pop radio is so repetitive.

Take a listen and chime in with your thoughts.

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Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

That’s It is edited by Mack McLaughlin.

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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