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A Sleeveless Summer “Blazer”

May 26th, 2015

The unofficial start of summer means it’s time to begin thinking about dressing for warmer temperatures. A simple way to look dapper in the heat involves losing the blazer, wearing a waistcoat solo, and rolling up your sleeves a bit. Here’s some inspiration.


| WEARING | Reiss waistcoat and chinos, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece shirt, Christys’ hat, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Tateossian and L. Jonas bracelets, Timex watch, To Boot New York suede loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

A waistcoat is the most versatile part of any three-piece suit. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: add one whenever you are buying a suit and have the chance. You won’t regret it. If you don’t think you’ll wear a three-piece suit that much, you will get some milage out of the waistcoat. In the summer, it often becomes something of a “sleeveless” blazer for me.

Roll your sleeves up to beat the heat and add a casual touch. My preferred sleeve roll is a two-step process. One big roll of the cuff up just past my elbow, then doubling up so the second roll just lets a bit of the cuff show.


I hope everyone had a very relaxing Memorial Day. I know I sure did. I spent the entire weekend soaking up some rays out by the pool. It felt indulgent. In many ways, it was the calm before the storm as we’re going to have some heavy lifting to do in the next few weeks as we make the final push to get the new site tested and live. Big changes on the horizon.



Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
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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