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Cardigan Blazer - He Spoke Style
Cardigan Blazer - He Spoke Style

Fall Business Casual: Cardigan as Blazer

November 19th, 2014

| WEARING | Shawl collar cardigan c/o Armani Exchange, QG Custom waistcoat and trousers, Shirt and briefcase (similar HERE) c/o Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers tie, Timex watch, J.Crew belt, Bass Weejuns loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

If it was practical for me to wear a three-piece suit all the time, I would wear one every damn day. I spend a lot time talking about a three-piece suit’s versatility, but let’s talk a bit about the whole package. Timeless, classic, confident, masculine. A three-piece suit can look put together and nonchalant at the same time. The problem with wearing one on a daily basis is that, unless you’re in a line of work where a three-piece suit is required, it can come off as much too formal for modern life. Dress down a three-piece suit by swapping the jacket for a chunky knit shawl collar cardigan.

Cardigan Blazer - He Spoke Style

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Substituting your suit jacket for a shawl collar cardigan is a softer, more casual expression of the three-piece suit. Great for chilly fall days and an easy business casual look.

Continue the casual inflections with a non-leather briefcase. Have one in your collection that’s wool, canvas, twill, or tweed, or a combination. If I’m carrying a briefcase made of fabric, I like to have a leather trim to lend it a bit of masculinity.

What’s that tie knot? It’s a double four in hand. How do you tie it? Well, that’s one of the tutorials that’s top on the production list as we begin to expand the YouTube channel in the next few months. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe. Great new video content coming up!

Cardigan Blazer - He Spoke Style

Cardigan Blazer - He Spoke Style

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Stylishly Yours,

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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