Here’s an outfit you could wear to semi-formal events or fancy dinner dates. Is it weird that I like wearing blazers during the day and just a button down at night? Well, I always feel more comfortable without a blazer and in my case, I need to move around freely especially since we had dinner at Spiral, Sofitel. I mean, I need to be comfortable since I’m going for many rounds in the buffet, lol. Sorry, my mind is drifting. Back to the outfit! I wore a basic button down and a basic pair of trousers and finished off the look by adding pops of color through my printed socks from Richer Poorer (they’re finally able at the Complex Lifestyle Store!) and my new favorite fragrance from James Bond 007!
What I’m wearing: button down (Topman), brown leather belt (Zara Man), man bag (The SM Store), watch (Aldo Accessories), trousers (ASOS), printed socks (Richer Poorer), brogues (Perry Ellis). Hype this on lookbook here.
Button down from Topman | Belt from Zara Man | Man bag from The SM Store
I started blogging just 2 years ago after requests from my Instagram followers. Since then That Dapper Chap has gone from strength to strength and I have had the opportunity to work with some great brands such as White Stuff, Racing Green, Primark, Peter Werth and Next to name a few.In fact I was awarded the NBN fashion blog of 2015 award in November 2015 which was a defining moment for me. There are so many great bloggers out there so it’s very humbling to be recognized in such a way.
2016 kicked off with LC:M (London Collection Men) and I’m really looking forward to taking That Dapper Chap to the next level, it’s exciting to work with both large and small companies and I can’t wait to see what TDC can offer its readers over the coming months.I will of course continue to post my own daily looks and offer style advice as well as highlighting great menswear and products that are of interest to my readers.While spring is a few weeks away I do like this time of year as it allows me to layer and wear wool and tweed. These images show me wearing a brown three piece wool suit from Next.
The woolen tie is by the Cordial Churchman. The two tone brogues are by Redfoot and the bag is by the Cambridge Satchel Company. The brown wool felt pork pie hat is from Village Hats. The Uniqlo socks finish the look.
Are you planning to tidy up your closet following your list of resolutions for the upcoming 2020? If donating or throwing away some clothes is a part of your plan, first scroll through and double check our list for those wear-forever staples that never go out of style despite fashion’s revolving door of trends. In case you don’t happen to own one or two of the pieces, buy them now so you can wear them forever.
1. Turtleneck sweater
Turtleneck-like garments date all the way back to the 15th century. They’re basically a 2-in-1 sweater & scarf to protect your neck from the wind, and the best part (obviously) is that they’re ever so trendy. Pair it with denim for a Steve Jobs look or put on a red leather mini skirt and black tights to channel 60’s fashion.
These have to be the most worn item of clothing in the 21st century. However you like them – straight, skinny, boyfriend, ripped, flared or high-rise – a good pair of jeans is meant to make you look good and feel comfortable.
3. Plaid Shirt
A well-designed plaid shirt can easily be dressed up or down with the right coordinating pieces. Rock it with leggings or denim for a chick look. If you prefer a more subtle plaid look layering is key. Mixing prints and textures creates contrast in your ensemble and distracts from your eye focusing on one print.
A V-neck is one of the most popular style of sweaters for men because not only it is stylish, comfortable and cozy but also extremely versatile. It can be worn on a casual day, at work, at a high end event and even for a date night. A V-neck sweater can be complimented nicely by using a patterned collared shirt underneath.
Earlier on in the year Cadburys launched their campaign to find the next Milk Tray man. I missed this casting call, so I’m going to have to wait until the next one, but thats not going to stop me in getting in some practice early doors – so when the next casting happens, I’m ready, Milk Tray in hand and the perfect all-black outfit ready and waiting.
Often blog posts can be dictated by the brands us influencers work with – products they want to promote etc. I love working with great brands and trialling their new products, however, sometimes it is nice to just put together an outfit post which is totally your own style and from stuff you have had in your own wardrobe for a while.
That is exactly how I put together this outfit. All the items I’m wearing in this outfit, I have owned for at least 6 months with the shirt 2 years old and the jeans 3 years old!
Firstly, everyone needs a trusty black shirt…not a crusty one that has been over worn, over washed and now grey! Mine is over 2 years old and still has a deep black colour with no grey marks around the bends in the collar. It is a Pin Collar Shirt from London’s Hawkins & Shepherd shirt makers, for this look, I have removed the pin and opened the shirt into more of a casual style. The jeans are my Topman favourites….3 years old and are still going strong, in fact they get better with age. The watch, suit blazer and shoes are slightly newer but are all investment pieces that I’ll be wearing for years to come.
With the anticipation of the Rugby World Cup in the air, I thought I would put together an ALL BLACK autumn/winter 2020 look. The kiwis aka ‘The All-Blacks’ are the current holders of the Rugby World Cup and probably the most feared team. For those of you who are interested the Rugby kicks off on the 18th September hosted by our rugby crazy nation.
Back to Men’s Style! With Autumn of the way it is usually a good time to start wearing blacks, greys and anything earthy. Although I still think we’ll be wearing shorts in September due to an Indian Summer (maybe I’m too optimistic!).
Combining a formal pin collar shirt and tie combo with biker jeans isn’t your conventional combination but rolled up sleeves and tattoos make this look a little edgier than it should normally be.
Sometimes you need to dress like you are going to a funeral. We cant all jump out of bed singing ‘Its a beautiful day’ whilst skipping to the shower, having an angel shit then getting an uber into work. Things are just not that simple! Occasionally I do get out of bed on the wrong side, I do get a little moody sometimes (don’t we all) and I do shout the house down when I stub my toe rather than politely whispering ‘ouch that hurt’ through my teeth. I have learnt recently that it is good to be expressive for good or bad so if you feel like shit, just go with it and if you feel great, well good on you – just don’t make eye contact and smile on the tube, know your limits!
It wouldn’t be a typical english bloggers post without mentioning the weather but lately with the weather being more autumn than summer so I have plenty of time to throw on black.