I realize that in all of the attention we’ve been paying recently to illustrating how to maximize a suit’s versatility, that I’ve somewhat neglected one of my all-time favorite styles of dressing.

With spring right around the corner, let’s take a look at how to manage the transition with a business casual look.

burberry trench with jeans

Spring is the time to transition your outerwear. Time to put away the heavy wools and break out the lightweight stuff. A classic burberry trench is one of my spring go-to’s whether for business, casual Friday, or a dapper weekend.

burberry trench with jeans

| WEARING | Burberry Brit trench coat, J.Crew blazer and jeans, Al Bazar shirt, Gitman Bros. tie, Filson briefcase, Boots c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Never forget the power and versatility of that most essential of wardrobe essentials, slim dark denim. Like your other in-between dress pant, dark denim easily styles up with a blazer, while a knit tie helps keep it dressed up without an overabundance of formality.

Speaking of keeping ‘casual’ in business casual, nothing helps set the tone of a look than the briefcase you carry. A Filson briefcase is the perfect mix of smart, rugged and casual.

Discussions of whether J.Crew is going to kill classic menswear aside, they’ve really stepped up their denim game recently. I’ve been meaning to replace my A.P.C.s, which have really given their all for the past five years, and J.Crew’s new raw selvedge 484 fit reminds me a lot of them – minus needing to get them tailored beyond a hem.

burberry trench with jeans

Once the heat arrives, I know I won’t be wearing my Daltons much until next fall. That’s why I’m trying to get the most out of them right now.

allen edmonds dalton wingtip dress boots with jeans

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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