The Mr Porter Summer Social

Craig of That Dapper Chap attends the Mr Porter Summer Social on the roof of London’s Ham Yard Hotel in Soho.

the bow tie boys, suited and booted for a summer party

It’d been raining all day. Persistently. What a great day for the Mr Porter rooftop summer party I thought! Running to the train in light coloured linen trousers I was desperate not to get them wet. Half way to London and the sun made an appearance and the rain stopped. I crossed my fingers in hope that the rain would hold off and I’m pleased to say that it did!

Cocktails help make the Mr Porter summer social a very summery event

Upon arrival at the Ham Yard Hotel we were escorted up to the rooftop where we were immediately offered a Sipsmiths Gin cocktail, which was most acceptable! As people mingled and caught up with each other on the final night of London Collection: Men, discussing their favourite pieces and the best catwalk shows, the weather held out and a real summer party atmosphere ensued.

Fashion bloggers, photographers and other stylish guests attended the party

Myself with Hugo (left) and Spencer (right) from TV’s Made In Chelsea

As live music filled the air and guests ate Gelato from the Mr Porter Gelato stand, models played table tennis all wearing beautiful summer clothing by Frescobol. The waiters drifted by with trays full of delicious canapes, which I have to say I made the most of after missing lunch! Mr Porter always gives us great food!

Lanterns hanging from the ceiling 

Live music provided by a saxophonist in orange socks. Well, why not!

Guests at the Mr Porter summer social, being very social

We were also offered fine jewellery by Miansai in the form of cord and leather wristbands for men, fastened with hooks or anchors. A perfect summer accessory. If the Sipsmiths Gin wasn’t your thing Don Papa Rum also had a bar, where they were mixing up fine cocktails, adding to that cool summer vibe.

The Don Papa Rum bar where mixologists threw together tasty treats

Enjoying a glass of wine in between cocktails. Well, it would be rude to refuse!

LA stylist (in brown) Warren Alfie Baker

An exclusive event, we also had a few celebs in the mix, with LA stylist to the stars Mr Warren Alfie Baker and Actor Craig McGinlay, who stars in the new King Arthur movie with Jude Law, due for release this year. Watch this space for my forthcoming interview with Mr McGinlay

TV personality Darren Kennedy was also in attendance, as were Spencer and Hugo from TV’s made in Chelsea, who all seemed to be having fun.

Myself  and Craig McGinlay who stars in the forthcoming King Arthur movie, due to hit screens later this year

Guest at the party having their Polaroid pictures taken

My Polaroid picture, a very nice keepsake from the event

Another very cool addition was Polaroid photography which was provided by The Impossible Project. Every guest had their picture taken and did the old ‘shake and watch’ as their vintage style image appeared before their eyes. It made a great souvenir of a great evening, and mine is now firmly pinned to the notice board above my desk as a reminder of a very pleasant party.

Myself and Mr Darren Kennedy discussing the shows at London Collections: Men

Guest mingle and chat at the Mr Porter summer social

Chatting to David from the Grey Fox Blog and another guest

Making my way home with goodie bags from Mr Porter and Frescobol Carioca
The contents of my goodie bag, all available from Mr


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