Getting the most style for your money by shopping smartly

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Great style does not have to break the bank. However, there’s a fine line between finding the right pieces on a budget and compromising for something that is cheap. Today, I’ve done some of the work for you, highlighting three great fall must-haves at a price point you’re going to like. A lot.

Lightweight trench. Having a solid lightweight outerwear game during the fall is key. And you need at least one clutch piece. A lightweight trench will check many boxes for you. Choose the right piece and you’ve got a classic workday coat as well as something you can wear more casually as I’ve shown here. Dig the houndstooth pattern.

Topman Houndstooth Trench Coat, $140

| WEARING | Topman coat and sweater, Michael Andrews Bespoke pants (similar here), G.H. Bass & Co. loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Chunky knit turtleneck. A turtleneck is the ultimate piece of fall and winter knitwear. The thing that I have always loved the most about turtlenecks is that they are somehow elegant but also casual at the same time. I suppose a good way to describe it would be elegant sophistication.

It’s important to consider the type of outfit you’re wearing when choosing a turtleneck. If you plan to wear one under a blazer–a perfect date night look, by the way–you’re going to want one that is relatively thin. However, if you’re going to let it fly solo, your best bet is to choose one in a chunky knit. Added warmth and lots of visual and textural interest.

Topman Flint Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, $60

Kiltie loafers. In my opinion, the kiltie loafer is a vastly underappreciated (and often overlooked) member of the loafer family. For today’s generation, the venerable kiltie is frequently viewed as an “old man shoe”. Listen, your dad and grandfather wore them because they had style, not because they were old men!

The pair of G.H. Bass loafers you see here are new in my collection and destined to be a staple this season. They’ve got that classic kiltie style but the addition of the buckle gives them a bit of an Italian flair, which I like very much. Another thing to like very much? The price.

G.H. Bass & Co. Wakeley Kiltie Loafer, $100

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Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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