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Summer Waistcoat Linen Pants Hat - He Spoke Style
Summer Waistcoat Linen Pants Hat - He Spoke Style

Tailored Waistcoat & Linen Pants

August 14th, 2015

Menswear can get pretty complicated, but it’s really not that hard. Stick to the basics, keep your color palate classic, focus on fit, accessorize wisely and choose your fabrics seasonally.

YSL Vest and Panama Hat - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Vintage Yves Saint Laurent waistcoat, Al Bazar shirt, Saks pants, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, L. Jonas and Dee Berkeley bracelets, Goorin Bros. hat, Driving loafers c/o Tod’s | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

When it’s too hot to wear a blazer, a waistcoat is the perfect solution for looking dapper on warm days. It’s also a good way to know you’re getting the most out of your three-piece suits and can be a fun piece for experimenting with contrasting fabrics and textures. Make sure it fits snugly around your torso and always remember to leave the bottom button unbuttoned.

Maybe it’s Tulum withdrawal, but I’ve been wearing my Panama hat a lot this summer. No menswear accessory has the ability to transform a look and silhouette quite like a hat. We’re actually shooting a segment on hats with my friend Alex from Goorin Bros. in the West Village very soon for our brand new YouTube series. Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

Vintage YSL Waistcoat - He Spoke Style

These linen trousers have been getting quite a workout this summer. One of my best investments in a while, they’re Made to Measure from Saks. Khaki chinos were my go-to pants for quite a while, but linen is much better for the summer and staying casually tailored.

Waistcoat Panama Hat - He Spoke Style

Tod's Gommino Driving Loafers - He Spoke Style

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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