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Varsity Jacket - He Spoke Style
Varsity Jacket - He Spoke Style

Prep in Your Step: Spring Business Casual

April 9th, 2015

Spring is a great time to add in a little prep and ruggedness to your style – even at the office. Kicking off a brand new partnership with Zappos, here are a few ways to dress down a business look for spring, including a varsity jacket and twill briefcase.

Varsity Jacket - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Gant Rugger varsity jacket, Brooks Brothers Black Fleece shirt, Vintage Yves Saint Laurent pants, Seaward and Stearns tie, Filson briefcase, Timex watch, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Preppy with a bit of a throwback vibe, a varsity jacket is a nice way to dress down a business look and give it a sporty flair. If the wool versions with contrast leather sleeves, big letter, soccer ball, and possibly someone else’s name embroidered on it, aren’t your thing, you have options. This nylon varsity jacket is simple, lightweight, and slim-fitting. A spring essential.

A briefcase doesn’t need to be made of leather. Canvas and cotton twill, like my Filson Original briefcase, are rugged takes on the classic leather version. Leather handles and accents make this version handsome enough to carry to the office.

Your shirt collar has a big impact on the overall impact of a look. A button-down collar helps to dress it down and pairs well with the prep of the varsity jacket and the sportiness of the canvas briefcase.

Varsity Jacket - He Spoke Style

We are thrilled to launch this new partnership with Zappos. Everyone knows Zappos as a great place to find shoes online, but it’s much more than just that. Over the next few months, we’ll highlighting some of their other offerings and showing you another side of the brand. Stay tuned!

Varsity Jacket - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Zappos. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Zappos.

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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