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Daniele Alessandrini Coat - He Spoke Style
Daniele Alessandrini Coat - He Spoke Style

Your Clothing Tells a Story: What Is It?

September 1st, 2015

It’s fitting that the very first style editorial we’re presenting on the new site is a collaboration with Luisaviaroma. One of the things that most impressed me with LVR when we were over in Florence with them back in June, was their commitment and desire to go beyond the “outfit post” and tell a story. It’s evident in their impeccably curated collections – from streetwise to gentlemanly – and one of the reasons we’re thrilled to be a part of their ambassador program.

Daniele Alesandrini Coat - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Daniele Alessandrini Grey coat, Barena wool vest, Cantini MC Firenze bracelet, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Bonastre leather document sleeve, Boots c/o Gordon Rush | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Storytelling is something I’ve talked about often as HSS has continued to evolve. Of course, we’re constantly telling a story about style but every now and then Rob and I feel the need to scratch a creative itch and make a particular post tell a standalone story, like we’ve done here. And now that we’ve got the ability to add to our classic post structure via the gallery there are all sorts of ways for us to get creative.

So what’s going on here? Well, that’s for you to decide. Stories don’t need words to come to life, though the feeling I was interested in conveying was something clandestine, mysterious, and possibly even sinister.

Bonastre Leather Document Sleeve - He Spoke Style

As we mention on the updated About page, style is about more than the clothes you wear. However, the clothes you choose to wear do tell a story – a story about who you are (or who you want to be).

This coat spoke to me in a certain way. It makes me feel different when I put it on. The dark onyx of the bracelet stands in sharp contrast to the message sent by the Buddha bead – would a skull be more appropriate? And a nondescript, labelless leather document holder invites speculation.

Bonastre Leather Document Sleeve - He Spoke Style

Luisaviaroma - He Spoke Style

Luisaviaroma - He Spoke Style

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Highly encouraged in the comments: make up a story for this post!

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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

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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