Craig of That Dapper Chap looks at smart summer wear from White Stuff and shares his top five items.
With summer within reach why not take the opportunity to reassess your wardrobe and bag yourself some smart new clobber. Think of those parties where jeans just won’t cut the mustard! White Stuff have some great smart wear online and in stores for just that situation and I’ll take you through my top five items.
The patterned shirt
We all need a well fitted patterned shirt in our armoury and the blue micro floral Lilo shirt is just the ticket. Wear it with some navy chinos and a great pair of brogues for a smarter look and even add a knitted tie for some extra formality. Yours for £49.95
The Knitted Tie
So, as we’ve mentioned a knitted tie, allow me to introduce you to ‘Frank’. With it’s silk lining and flat edges you’ll look the part without looking stuffy. Get yours online and in stores now for £17.50
The Crisp White Shirt
So, you have your patterned shirt and your knitted tie but every guy needs the perfect white shirt. This is the plain Oxford shirt, perfect for dressing down but easy to make formal with your tie and a great blazer (guess what’s next on the list!) Priced at £39.95 it’s a great buy.
The Summer Blazer
Yep, it’s the cotton and linen mix Axle blazer. It has a printed chambray lining and even comes with a free anchor lapel pin. At £120 you’re going to get a lot of wear out of this jacket over the next few months, not to mention compliments.
The Tailored Trousers
To go with your shirts and blazer you’re going to need some trousers right? Take a look at these grey check tailored trousers. They not only look good but have an adjustable waistband to boot! Get yours for £59.95.
Being the rebel that I am, I know this is a ‘top five’ but I just have to mention the awesome waistcoats that White Stuff offer too. Call me a rule breaker! Great for those days when you don’t need a jacket but need something for that occasion which requires a more formal look.
Whatever you choose for your summer smart wardrobe, wear it well and leave me a note below to tell me how you wore it.