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Al Bazar Blazer - He Spoke Style
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Shift Into Neutral: Browns and Greys

December 29th, 2014
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| WEARING | Al Bazar double breasted blazer and shirt, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent pants, Gitman Bros. tie (similar HERE), Timex watch, Nordstrom pocket square, Boots c/o Jack Erwin | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Blue, grey, and brown. Three of menswear’s great neutrals and perfect starting points for building any look. Creating something interesting, however, doesn’t mean having to add a splash of color with a tie or pocket square. Mixing neutrals can be anything but plain. Here’s one way to do it with a simple brown, grey, and blue combination. No flash necessary.

Al Bazar Blazer - He Spoke Style

The beauty of foundational menswear colors, like blue, grey, and brown is that whatever the season, they’re never out of place. Always in style, always in season.

A light grey double-breasted blazer is elegant, classy, and versatile. Look for one that is snug, but not tight – think of how your waistcoats fit and feel – and not too long. I was blown away by the fit of mine off the rack, which I picked up at Al Bazar in Milan. We just let it out one centimeter on each side. One my favorite pieces and best investments.

Add some dimension to a look built on neutrals with the addition of patterns and textures. The subtle houndstooth in my shirt and the texture of the silk knit tie is all this look needs to give it a little something extra.

Al Bazar Blazer - He Spoke Style

The chelsea boot is the ultimate combination of comfort and style. This pair from Jack Erwin has become a staple of my fall/winter wardrobe.

Al Bazar Blazer - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
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, Today.com, 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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