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Rules of Style According to Justus Hansen

August 11th, 2016

20 rules to live by courtesy of one of the kings of Instagram style

You know when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and you happen upon that dude who makes you think, man that guy is my style brother from another mother?

That’s how we feel about Justus Hansen, one of the most stylish Instagrammers we know.

Fans of The Wire will remember one of Omar Little’s famous quotes: a man got to have a code. Now, there are the so-called rules of style, but the real rules of style – or the rules of real style – are set by the individual who knows the rules, but then knows when and how to break them.

Here are more than a few things you can learn from Justus Hansen’s style.

Rule No. 1:

When being in Düsseldorf ? – shot by @isabelhayn – chelsea boots by @ludwig_reiter – jacket by @levis_germany

A photo posted by Justus F. Hansen (@justusf_hansen) on

Killer luggage makes all the difference when traveling.

Rule No. 2:

A denim jacket is your “blazer with an edge.

Rule No. 3:

So that’s what they call a three piece.. – great shot by @isabelhayn – tie by @serafinesilk – shirt by @etonshirts

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…And it’s also the perfect layering piece.

Rule No. 4:

Have at least one watch in your collection that’s worth your time.

Rule No. 5:

A scarf is both aesthetic and practical. If your styling leans towards the former on any particular early-fall or late-spring day, that’s totally fine. Layer it up!

Rule No. 6:

Fuck it. Untuck it.

Rule No. 7:

When having @isabelhayn on board for Pitti ’90 ?? – suited by @sirofsweden – shirt & accessories by @etonshirts

A photo posted by Justus F. Hansen (@justusf_hansen) on

Can’t wear sneakers with a suit? Really? Who said that? Never heard of ’em.

Rule No. 8:

Always enjoying my time with @jj88fashionist ?? – shirt & tie by @etonshirts

A photo posted by Justus F. Hansen (@justusf_hansen) on

Stick to a classic menswear color palette. It actually has the effect of making you stand out in a sea of peacocks.

Rule No. 9:

| Patterns | – great shot by @isabelhayn ! – tie by @serafinesilk – shirt by @etonshirts – blazer by “Baldessarini”

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Never, ever, be afraid to mix patterns.

Rule No. 10:

Casual Friday – stunning close-up by @isabelhayn ! – bracelets by @trillium_beads

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Sometimes a paisley tie is just what the doctor ordered.

Rule No. 11:

Great honor to have my stunning pair of @ludwig_reiter Chelsea Boots shared on @menwithfootwear !

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Chelsea boots are incredibly stylish and comfortable. Invest in a great pair and wear them often.

Rule No. 12:

White buttons make a navy double-breasted blazer less formal and more versatile.

Rule No. 13:

My dentist says, I got a houndstooth problem … – ? shirt by @etonshirts – ? blazer by @ralphlauren

A photo posted by Justus F. Hansen (@justusf_hansen) on

Houndstooth is your friend, not a dental problem.

Rule No. 14:

A belt is never completely necessary.

Rule No. 15:

Make the right kinds of friends.

Rule No. 16:

| Summer Stories | @menwithclass

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Go a little further than the average guy.

Rule No. 17:

Know when to have a little fun with fashion.

Rule No. 18:

| 100 % ? | ➡️ visit for even more inspiration! ?- Caption by the Amazing @isabel_hayn ?

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A denim shirt with a cutaway collar could possibly be the best investment you haven’t made.

Rule No. 19:

Nothing is smoother than a turtleneck under a blazer.

Rule No. 20:

White denim FTW.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photos via @justusf_hansen

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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