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Casually Dapper: Waistcoat and Trousers

September 29th, 2014

This last month has been quite a whirlwind for us here at HSS. Lots of travel, lots of new collaborations, and lots of new projects. It’s the best kind of busy, but there’ve definitely been moments when I feel like my back has been against the wall. I’m trying to take it all in stride and keep the content (including the new video series) coming, which has led me to often reflect and think, “where has the time gone?” Case in point: I can’t believe that it’s been nearly a month since New York Fashion Week. Other obligations kept me from attending more shows and events that I’d hoped to see, but I was able to sneak up for the weekend. Here’s one of the outfits I brought along.


| WEARING | Vintage Yves Saint Laurent waistcoat and trousers, Uniqlo shirt, Christys’ hat, Bag c/o Coach, Oliver Peoples sunglasses (similar HERE), Timex watch, To Boot New York loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

While the heat on Saturday was close to unbearable, Sunday relented just enough to give me the opportunity to break up my latest prized vintage three-piece find. Regular readers know that I love the underutilized waistcoat/trousers combination. And when the temperatures are a little on the warm side, it’s the perfect way to add a sartorial touch, while still staying cool.

Break up a relatively monochromatic look with a pop of color. Browns and blues pair so naturally together and if you’re working with a primarily brown palette a denim or chambray shirt in a vibrant blue is the perfect complement. Tie it all together with a unique pair of sunglasses with blue lenses.



Thanks for reading.

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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