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Piazza San Marco

November 8th, 2013

While I would classify just about everything in Venice as must see, one thing you definitely do not want to miss—and actually can’t miss unless you take a serious detour—is Piazza San Marco. It is Venice’s main public square and is absolutely breathtaking. In person it doesn’t even look real, though the pigeons can quickly snap you back to reality. Here’s a look I thought matched the location well that we shot during a fun late afternoon walk around prior to a dinner with my friend Roberta from Luxottica.

Piazza San Marco - He Spoke Style

Having taken a ready for anything approach to packing for Venice, I wanted to make sure I brought along at least one suit. And preferably one that would work in a range of settings from sharp casual to formal depending on what shirt, tie, and shoes combination I paired it with. The obvious choice was my favorite custom blue suit from the Quinntessential Gentleman. Completely versatile and easily made to work in a variety of situations, which is what you want when suitcase space is at a premium.

Piazza San Marco - He Spoke Style

I mentioned having brought a fairly large assortment of ties—12, to be specific—from my collection so I’d have the ability to chose one based on how I felt in Venice rather than how I felt when I was packing. I liked my rust colored knit for a late afternoon/early evening stroll. And although no event turned out to be black tie, I brought along my black cap toes and slim black bow tie just in case.

Piazza San Marco - He Spoke Style

Piazza San Marco - He Spoke Style

This Look: Blue suit by Quinntessential Gentleman Custom (similar) – White french cuff dress shirt by Brooks Brothers – Rust color knit tie by The Tie Bar (similar) – White pocket square by The Tie Bar (similar) – Brown leather plaque belt by J.Crew – Sterling silver cuff links by Tiffany & Co (similar) – Watch with brown leather strap by Timex – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (Clubmaster) – Brown leather double monk strap shoes by To Boot New York (also try these and these)

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

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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