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Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style
Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style
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Rue Saint-Vincent

April 18th, 2014
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Sometimes the best intentions or ideas just don’t work out they way they were supposed to. I know this isn’t the most timely post given that spring is currently in full swing—minus the overnight freeze a few nights ago, of course. However, as you’ll read, it underscores the importance of being flexible, of having the ability and willingness to adapt to a changing situation, and of packing versatile when traveling.

Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style

Packing for a long trip—and let’s define long here as 30 days or more—is always difficult. How much should you bring? What should you bring? What shouldn’t you bring? These decisions are further complicated when the trip falls during a seasonal transition. Sure, it was definitely cold and wintry when I hit the road in early March, but surely by the end of March or early April, it’d actually feel like spring. Right?

Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style

Such was my thinking as I prepared for this recent journey, and since we’d be close to the border, Rob suggested a trip to Montreal to shoot some spring content. Seemed like a great idea and it was all set to go until waking up to snow and 25-degree temperatures. Change of plans. We decided to not be quite as productive as planned and change the scope of activities. Though it definitely ended up being an enjoyable trip filled with some great sights and interesting food. More on that next week. And, as hard as it might be to believe, we were able to pull off a spring vibe for a collaboration we had to shoot.

Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style

Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style

Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style

Rue Saint-Vincent, Old Montreal - He Spoke Style

This Look: Jacket by Woolrich (old, similar here) – Scarf c/o Vince (similar here) – Jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Gloves by Brooks Brothers (similar here) – Sunglasses c/o Persol – Bag c/o Gorjana & Griffin (not available, similar) – Boots c/o Allen Edmonds

Have you ever packed for a month (or longer)? What did you bring?

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
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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, Today.com, 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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