Skip to Main Content
LA Packing List - He Spoke Style
LA Packing List - He Spoke Style

LA Packing List

July 23rd, 2014

Though I didn’t have any big vacation plans this summer, last week I decided to take an impromptu trip to LA. With no real plan other than to hit the beach, say hello to my manager, meet up with a friend or two, and just wander and explore, it was a pretty low key visit. Here are some things that made it into my suitcase.

| PICTURED | Bailey of Hollywood hat (similar HERE), Diptyque Philosykos eau de toilette, J.Crew shirt, Sunglasses c/o Persol, Reiss chinos, J.Crew belt, Swim trunks c/o 2(x)ist (old, similar HERE), Common Projects sneakers, The Rake magazine, Fujifilm X100s camera | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

1. Straw Fedora

Got to have a hat for the sun and style. Summer and vacation looks can be relatively simple, and that’s where the right headwear can make a big impact.

2. Fresh Fragrance

Like I mentioned last week, I love scents that are natural. And lately I’ve found Diptyque’s Philosykos super intriguing.

3. Linen shirt

A summer staple. Works untucked and unbuttoned at the beach and tucked in for dinner and after hours.

4. Killer Shades

I’ll probably bring my Clubmasters too, but when I think West Coast, I think Steve McQueen-style iconic cool and that’s why I’m packing the Persols.

5. Stone Chinos

A little lighter than my daily stand-bys and also a little more sophisticated. Perfect for a late lunch after hitting the beach or meeting up for drinks.

6. Braided Leather Belt

Not too dressed up, not too casual. A braided leather belt hits it right down the middle, works in a variety of settings, and is perfect for summer.

7. Swim Trunks

Need I say more? Will definitely be hitting the beach. I like a classic shape and size for my swim trunks, meaning (mostly) not too long.

8. White Kicks

If I don’t reach immediately for my loafers, I’ll generally grab these next. One of my go-to pairs of shoes this summer.

9. Reading Material

Been meaning to get through the rest of the new Rake since it arrived a couple weeks ago. I made some progress in Detroit, but once I get through the Sky Mall on the plane, I’ll be looking for something a little more engaging.

10. Camera

Because sometimes my iPhone camera isn’t enough, the Fuji always comes with me.

Shop My LA Packing List

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”154088″]

What did I forget?

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.

All Posts
Platform - He Spoke Style
Platform - He Spoke Style


July 21st, 2014

He Spoke Style

We are the leading online destination for premium original men’s style content.

Our Story