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Brown Suit - He Spoke Style
Brown Suit - He Spoke Style

Settling In with the Familiar

March 2nd, 2015

Greetings from the road, everyone. Last week was one of the lightest we’ve had since starting the blog, but preparing for a 30+ day journey takes a lot out of you. As usual, Rob and I made the most of some pre-travel time to get some great content in the queue, though we’ll be shooting for a couple very exciting partnerships as we travel. I’ve honestly been slammed and needed desperately to decompress last week so I could clear my mind and continue to be inspired. However, rest assured that we’ll be keeping our usual publishing schedule as we travel, including a new series on the YouTube channel that’ll be rolling out next week.

Brown Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Montezemolo quilted topcoat, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent suit, Neiman Marcus shirt, Seaward and Stearn tie, Briefcase c/o Korchmar, J.Crew belt, Timex watch, Nordstrom pocket square, Shoes c/o Coach | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Packing for a long trip is always a daunting task and one that I almost always put off until the last minute. Maybe it’s because I work better under tight deadlines. Or maybe I’m just a textbook procrastinator. Since you don’t have the luxury of lugging an entire closet around with you – though I’ve seen some suitcases that look like some people really try to – you’ve got to be economical and make some very deliberate decisions.

I always stick to the basics and what is most comfortable. A few favorite button-downs, a couple cardigans, jeans, two pairs of pants (blue and grey), two blazers (one single and one double-breasted), and a few ties. And for this trip, which is taking us into some pretty cold territory in the Midwest and upper Midwest, one serious coat.

Brown Suit - He Spoke Style

I’ll always bring a proper suit as well. And this time, I packed up my go-to brown suit. It’s a heavier fabric, so perfect for winter, and can also easily be pieced out into separates, which gives me three jackets/blazers and three trousers total. When traveling, versatility is the name of the game.

Brown Suit - 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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