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Morning Stroll - He Spoke Style
Morning Stroll - He Spoke Style

Morning Stroll

July 18th, 2014

This was completely unplanned, but exactly one year ago I published an almost identical look, focusing on the resurgence in popularity of the double-breasted blazer. Dedicated readers know that one of my absolute favorite things to illustrate is what I call the small changes/big impact principle. Meaning, you can make the same basic outfit give off a completely different vibe and character with just a few minor changes. How did I do it here? Look back, then read on.

Morning Stroll - He Spoke Style

First, I swapped a lightweight button down for a polo. Can you wear a polo shirt under a blazer? Sure, why not? But not all collars will hold up. A classic piqué polo, for example, won’t work. My polo, from the Uniqlo x Michael Bastian collection, holds up well with its button down collar. And the deeper placket ensures I can get get a little more air conditioning in.

Next, hat. I’ve already written fairly recently about the power of headwear to completely transform a look and its silhouette. This is a great illustration of that. Finally, shoes. A minor detail but suede gives off a much softer vibe than croc detailing.

Morning Stroll - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Reiss blazer (old, similar HERE), Uniqlo x Michael Bastian polo, J.Crew chinos, Goorin Bros. hat (similar HERE), Ray-Ban sunglasses, Timex watch, Pocket square c/o Zegna, Loafers c/o Coach | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Morning Stroll - He Spoke Style

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.

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