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The Essential Khaki Suit, Part 1

May 22nd, 2013

When spring arrives and the temperatures start to warm up, there is no better suit for the season than a khaki cotton suit. The lighter fabric is perfect for spring weather but can definitely work hard for you all the way through the summer months as well. Here is the first in a series of three ways to wear a khaki suit.

Essential Khaki Suit - He Spoke Style

Just like a pair of khaki chinos, a khaki suit can be seen as a blank canvas. There are literally so many different ways to approach a look, it was difficult for me to choose just a few ways to show it.

That said, I have been a big fan of monochromatic looks lately. I love their crispness, simplicity, and elegance. It is refreshing to keep it clean, basic, and extra subtle every once in a while and it can definitely be an unexpected way to make a surprisingly bold statement.

Essential Khaki Suit - He Spoke Style

Essential Khaki Suit - He Spoke Style

When keeping everything in a look in the same color family, an easy way to break up the monotony is to include accessories with subtle or interesting patterns. A club tie or perforated brogue style shoe, for example, are great choices.

Essential Khaki Suit - He Spoke Style

While a khaki suit looks great put together, if you have one you also have a couple of great separates as well. The jacket alone is an extremely versatile piece.

Essential Khaki Suit - He Spoke Style

Essential Khaki Suit - He Spoke Style

This Look: Khaki poplin suit by Brooks Brothers (Suiting Essentials) – White shirt by H&M (similar here) – Vintage brown club tie by Bill Blass (similar here) – Silver tie bar by The Tie Bar – Walnut calf cap-toe lace up shoes c/o Allen Edmonds (Strand) – Walnut calf dress belt c/o Allen Edmonds (Manistee) – Pocket square with chocolate border by The Tie Bar – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

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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