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Kenneth Cole Mankind - He Spoke Style
Kenneth Cole Mankind - He Spoke Style

It’s Leather Weather!

September 28th, 2015

Though there is much to love about fall, some of my favorite things are the smells. Dried leaves on the ground, smoke from a chimney, a freshly baked apple or pumpkin pie. They’re all such distinct seasonal scents and a welcome relief from the disgusting garbage smell that tends to hang in the humid summer air in the city.

Other than changing up your wardrobe, one of the other great parts of a change in season, is the chance to switch up your fragrance. Just like dressing in seasonal fabrics, your fragrance should match the season as well. Fragrance is an accessory and it’s always the final detail I pay attention to after getting dressed before having my morning coffee and heading out the door.

Kenneth Cole Mankind - He Spoke Style

Kenneth Cole Mankind - He Spoke Style

Kenneth Cole has a new scent that’s piqued my interest: Kenneth Cole Mankind. With notes of cedar, sandalwood, oakmoss and spices, it’s got an autumnal profile if you’re looking for something new fragrance-wise this season.

From a style perspective, one thing that fall ushers with its own signature scent, is leather. Yes, fall is indeed the time to break out the leathers! Here’s a smart business casual look built around leather.

Kenneth Cole Mankind - He Spoke Style

As I’ve been saying recently, you’ve got to have a great coat for fall. Preferable one wool and one leather. A black leather jacket intrinsically has more of a badass vibe than, say, a brown one. That doesn’t mean it can’t be styled in a manner that’s workwear-appropriate. Call it edgy business style.

Kenneth Cole Mankind - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Leather jacket, briefcase and boots c/o Kenneth Cole, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece shirt, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Cantini di Firenze bracelet | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Every guy should have a leather briefcase. There are many different styles to fit a variety of professions and lifestyles. The one I’m carrying is a great mix of style and function.

If you build your look around a few leather elements, be sure that they match. Black jacket, briefcase and boots. Or brown leather jacket, briefcase and boots.

Kenneth Cole Briefcase - He Spoke Style

Don’t forget about black denim, your in-between dress pant. Especially for an edgier business look, they can be a solid option over chinos or trousers.

You know how we feel about chelsea boots. One of the most comfortable and versatile of all of the various boot options.

Kenneth Cole Boots - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Kenneth Cole. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kenneth Cole.

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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