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Stay Tailored: Business Casual Friday

April 8th, 2016

Moving forward can we proclaim Casual Fridays to be Business Casual Fridays?

If there’s one thing that’s helped to erode the idea that dressing well matters, it’s the concept of Casual Fridays. Well, that and our old friend athleisure, though I would advance the notion that the rise of one is related to the other.

It will be a proud day when I never see another football jersey worn in an office. So, do me a solid: let’s make Casual Fridays, Business Casual Fridays.

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Business casual, like sharp casual, is an extremely easy way to dress that always looks great. A couple tailored items, like a blazer and pants, are all it takes. No tie necessary.

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| WEARING | Vintage Yves Saint Laurent blazer, Neiman Marcus shirt, PT01 pants, Rolex Datejust watch, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Boots c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

This is a no-brainer style of dressing for Fridays that begin at the office and transition to cocktails and/or dinner after work. Perfect for a date if you don’t have time to run home and change.

Spring is usually the time for brighter colors, but I still can’t get off the brown. If a color works well with your complexion, stick with it. There’s no rule that says you can’t wear earth tones when it gets warmer.

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Speaking of getting warmer, that’s something that hasn’t been happening as quickly as some of us had expected. Bad news if you can’t wait to break out the linen. But good news if you’re a fan of leather dress boots.


Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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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