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What To Buy With Your Tax Refund

April 13th, 2016

Tax refund? What’s that? If you get one, why not treat yourself to something above?

There’s a lot that I love about being a small business owner. For example: being my own boss; managing a fantastic and dedicated team; being creative on the regular; and putting something out into the world that I know reaches and connects with people all over the place.

However, if there is one time of year that I miss not being the captain of the HSS Enterprise, it’s tax season.

I remember the days fondly, when a “bonus” from Uncle Sam would appear in my checking account. Sometimes I was responsible with it and put it (or at least a portion of it) in savings, or a CD, or towards a credit card. Sometimes it became the vacation slush fund. You know, thinking back on it, I guess I always was more or less sensible in how I dealt with it.

But what fun is that?!

Sometimes it’s nice to treat yourself, especially if you’ve been working hard and, therefore, deserve it. So what better time to do that than when you’ve got a fat tax refund burning a hole in your pocket?

Your spring/summer statement piece.

Your new spring/summer statement piece? Tod’s denim double-breasted blazer.

However, the question is: what should you buy?

Your first inclination might be to stretch every dollar by shopping for things on sale. But with the seasonal transition, it’s not really the best time to be bargain hunting. Even big retailers like Brooks Brothers have precious little on sale at the moment. And places that are perpetually on sale don’t have much to get excited about either.

My recommendation is to splurge a little. Get that one expensive thing that you consistently back down from or leave in your online cart because you know that it’s something you don’t really need and it costs a little (or perhaps a lot) more than you really want to spend.

We’ve all got those things. Maybe you’ve already bolted to MR PORTER or Amazon to examine your wish list?

If not, I’ll be the devil on your shoulder. Scroll through the HSS shopping list above for some ideas.

Thanks for reading. And happy shopping.

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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