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Flight Bag Essentials From Burton Menswear

That Dapper Chap shares a few items from the summer range at Burton Menswear, perfect for that break in the sun

You’ve earned it! those few days away from your desk, away from the daily commute and the coffee run. Those few days when your lilly white legs get to see a few rays of sun, and you carry out that yearly complex task of choosing the right sun cream (why are there so so many!?)

One thing you won’t have to worry about is what to pack in your hand luggage as Burton Menswear and That dapper Chap have sorted it for you.

The Bag

You’ll need a bag to take on as hand luggage. Make it lightweight with this fold up bag in navy with teal trims and zip.

The lightweight fold up flight bag £10.00

The Shorts

Three pairs of shorts will see you through a long weekend away. A pair of smart pink shorts for a smarter look for your evening meal or that drink in the beach bar. A pair of denim shorts for that camel ride or sight seeing and a pair of funky floral swim shorts for lazing in the pool.

Pink smart shorts £25.00

Bleached out skinny denim shorts £25.00

Floral swim shorts £15.00

The Top

A patterned holiday shirt for a smarter look, a floral t-shirt to pair with a smart pair of shorts or your denim shorts and a nautical stripe t-shirt should see you through.

The smart casual floral T-Shirt £16.00

The patterned shirt £25.00

The nautical inspired T-Shirt £10.00

Other Essentials

You’ll need a good belt to smarten your evening look, some sunglasses to block out that intense glare and of course some comfortable pumps.

Mushroom suede belt £12.00

Matt black wayfarer sunglasses £12.00

White plimsol shoes £18.00

So, enjoy your few days in the sun wherever you decide to go, just make sure you’re not that guy who comes home wearing the white sunglasses! Wear the sun cream, even on your face!


The Denim Jeans Style Challenge – Look Five

That Dapper Chap shares the last of five looks in the denim style challenge, creating five very different looks from just two pairs of jeans.

This is a sponsored post of honest and unbiased opinion

Welcome to the final edition in this denim jean style challenge, where I am creating five distinct styles with just two pairs of jeans from If you haven’t already read the details of the challenge or the very interesting denim survey results by Burton Menswear, find it HERE

All photography by the very talented Ian Clark of PhotoByIan, check out his other work HERE

The two pairs of jeans from that I used for the challenge

Look Five – Weekend Style

So, here we are with the last installment in the Next jeans style challenge. This last look is another very casual styling using the rip repair denim jeans which you can find HERE for £45.00.

This look will take you from that Sunday afternoon stroll in the park, to that pub lunch with your mates. The boots keep the look masculine and are a classic brogue style in a rich brown leather. Great for this time of year with rain always on the horizon!

To keep out the spring chills I chose a textured knit cardigan with a shawl collar in a mustard colour, all three of these elements are very on trend right now.

The classic brown leather brogue boots

Chilling out on the sofa reading the Sunday papers

To keep track of the time I chose a beautiful watch with brown leather strap. The brown herringbone wool blazer stops the look from becoming too casual and also adds warmth. Don’t be afraid of wearing a blazer of a chunkier cardigan, just be sure that you can move freely!

The shirt is a red and white striped cotton shirt and it has umbrellas printed on it which I thought was appropriate for this time of year here in the UK.

Keep track of the time with a great timepiece
The full look with textured shawl collar cardigan and ripped jeans

The umbrella print shirt
A closer look at the mustard cardigan

Some comfortable merino wool socks adds to the comfort of this look

This look work work well with a V-neck sweater too

Wearing a shirt makes the look smarter

A closer look at the blazer

Wearing boots and a blazer smartens this look


All photography by Ian Clark. Check out his work at HERE

Find him on Twitter HERE

Find him on Instagram HERE

The Details

Rip Repair Denim Jeans – Next £45.00

Brown Brogue Boots – Next £65.00

Umbrella Print Cotton Shirt – Ben Sherman £85.00

Textured Knit Mustard Shawl Collar Cardigan – Burton Menswear £35.00

Ochre & Green Merino Wool Socks – CNYTTAN £15.00

Herringbone Brown Wool Blazer – Primark £30.00

Brown Leather Watch – AVi-8 £295.00

Thanks for checking back. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series and that I’ve gone some way to help you pull together some different looks to wear with your jeans.


The Next Shoebox Jukebox Event

That Dapper Chap tell us about the glittering Shoebox Jukebox event hosted by Next and Company Magazine in London’s Shoreditch and shows us his top five favorite shoes available from Next

Enjoying a cocktail at the Next Shoe Box Jukebox event
The burgundy tassel loafers that I wore to the event

The Shoebox Jukebox Event

The sun was high in the sky with promises of summer when I walked along Bethnal Green High Street in London’s cool and funky Shoreditch on my way to the venue. 

We were promised music, food, drink and dancers as well as a preview of the shoes available from Next, and we were not disappointed!

The entrance to the venue in London’s Shoreditch

Shoes and tunes at the Next Shoebox Jukebox event

As the doorman checked my invitation and ticked me off the list, music played and guests mingled, sipping their cocktails and prosecco. No sooner was I through the door when I was greeted by waiters offering a much needed refreshment, which I of course accepted!

The event was hosted by one of fashions giants; Next and Company Magazine, home of daily fashion, travel and beauty. The walls were graced with all kinds of shoes and in the center of the venue sat a Jukebox surrounded by even more shoes. Guests were asked to photograph and instagram their favorite pair of shoes and #ShoeboxJukebox @NextOfficial for their chance to win the shoes!

Shoes and selfies and the Shoebox Jukebox event

Bloggers and fashion aficionados mingle at the event 
Providing necessary refreshment

Delicious canapes at every turn

The Next Shoebox jukebox
Yours truly snapping some shoes

As guests nibbled on delightful canapes and sipped their drinks, they snapped away and uploaded their pictures. The winners were announced on a big screen and many people were rewarded for their efforts, myself included! 

Guests snap their favorite shoes for a chance to win

Enjoying a celebratory drink after winning some shoes

The jukebox in full swing
More tempting delights

With Prince Cassius and other guests at the event
Cocktail anybody?

Dancers kept us full entertained throughout the evening

Even the dancers were wearing Next shoes

It was a great night and a good time was had by all. A huge thank you to Next and Company Magazine for the invite and also for the fantastic shoes!

My top five favorite shoes from Next

In at number five we have a grey suede lace up. Perfect for summer with shorts or rolled up chinos. 

Available HERE at £42.00

In at number four are a pair of brogue tassel loafers.  Wear them with tailored shorts or a linen suit during the coming months. 

Find them HERE at £48.00

At number three I’ve gone for a pair of navy brogues. Team these with a skinny fit blue suit and get suited and booted. 

Available HERE for £75.00

In at number two we have a clean and classic Oxford Brogue in a rich brown. Wear sockless with pretty much anything and they’ll look great.

Buy yours HERE for just £48.00

And the top spot goes to these classy fellas. These Italia two tone brogues will see you look just right for that party or special event.

Find them HERE for £75.00

If you do buy any, please make sure you post a picture on Instagram and @That_Dapper_Chap & @NextOfficial and #ThatDapperChap.