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Valentine's Day Style - He Spoke Style
Valentine's Day Style - He Spoke Style

Valentine’s Day Style: Smooth Operator

February 9th, 2015

| WEARING | Montezemolo topcoat, Blazer c/o Reiss, Uniqlo turtleneck, Pants c/o Banana Republic, Pocket square c/o Zegna, J.Crew belt, L. Jonas bracelet, Timex watch, Cole Haan shoes | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’ve got a big date with a long-time significant other, new flame, or if you’re flying solo, you’ll want to look your best. Here’s the first of two looks we’re publishing this week for some ideas to help you dress to impress and spend your Valentine’s Day in style.

Valentine's Day Style - He Spoke Style

I’ve never been a big fan of forcing a holiday-specific color into a holiday outfit. For me, it’s too obvious and unoriginal. How many other dudes are you going to see out there wearing red? Instead, keep it simple, sleek, and elegant with a dark blazer, turtleneck, and trousers. Let your date stand out with something red. It’s all about her anyway, right?

If you are going to incorporate some red into your outfit, do it subtly. The thin red plaid in this topcoat and the deeper burgundy of my pocket square are small accents and subtle nods to Valentine’s Day without being too overt.

My best Valentine’s Day style tip? Stay away from that solid color bright red shirt and thin black tie at all costs. It’s not bold. It’s a bad cliché and not very inventive. Think about adding in patterns and textures. You’ll actually stand out more. And your date will thank you.

Valentine's Day Style - He Spoke Style

Valentine's Day Style - He Spoke Style

Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!

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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