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The Denim Jeans Style Challenge – Look Four

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

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Welcome to the fourth edition in this denim jean style challenge, where I am creating five distinct styles with just two pairs of jeans from next.co.uk. 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 Next.co.uk that I used for the challenge

Look Four – Date Night

So, you’ve plucked up the courage to ask that special person out on a date and s/he has said yes! The table is booked and the flowers have been ordered but what are you going to wear!?

For the fourth in this series of looks I’m going to show you how to wear jeans for date night. Jeans keep things more informal than it would if you were to wear a suit. Of course this very much depends on the location of the date, but if it’s the cinema and a meal at a local restaurant then jeans are a very good option.

The perfect look for date night, smart but informal

My oxblood leather brogues, classic and comfortable

So, of course I chose the smart jeans from Next.co.uk and available HERE for £35.00. Keeping it classy and classic I chose a pair of oxblood leather brogues. Promise me never to wear training shoes for a date please. Shoes tell a person a lot about a man. Whatever you may want to think, first impressions do matter!

On top I opted for a statement shirt, something that says, ‘I am confident and have a personality’ but isn’t too crazy to scare people off. This shirt is a red and blue micro floral and comes with a matching navy tie.  Keeping with that red and blue theme I added a silk pocket square. This adds detail and interest to the navy velvet blazer.

polka dot socks add a bit more personality than a plain black pair would

A closer look at the pattern of the shirt and the pocket sqaure

The entire look, just add flowers and maybe a ring?

Add a beaded trouser chain for some additional individuality

I also added a beaded trouser chain, for no other reason than to add some individuality. I could have made it a functional addition by attaching my wallet or keys to it, but wanted it simply as a statement piece. This one was hand made for me by a fellow Instagrammer and I love it.

More details of this Date Night outfit

Photography

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

Find him on Twitter HERE

Find him on Instagram HERE

The Outfit

Oxblood Leather Brogues – Racing Green Now £69.00

Blue Polka Dot Socks – Rock My Socks £8.00

Smart Jeans – Next £35.00

Floral Shirt & Tie Set – Next £28.00

Navy Velvet Blazer – Burton Menswear £90.00

Watch – James McCabe Heritage £179.00

Trouser Chain – Enquiries to The Modern Gentleman

Pocket Square – Ebay

Look out for the final post in this five part series very soon.

THANKS FOR READING!

The Modern Art Of Conversation

That Dapper Chap tells us about his experience at the recent Nescafe Dolce Gusto event and how he ended up on film

 

A few weeks ago I was invited to an evening at the pleasure of Nescafe Dolce Gusto, they wanted to film a new advertisement and asked if I’d come along and maybe cover the event. Also there for the evening was artist Faizal Lulat who creates amazing pieces of art from people’s conversations.

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The Denim Jeans Style Challenge – Look Three

That Dapper Chap shares the third look 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 back again to this denim jean style challenge, and part three in the series where I am creating five distinct styles with just two pairs of jeans from next.co.uk. 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 Next.co.uk that I used for the challenge

Look Three – Total Chill

I tend to wear jeans at the weekend. Yes, I will sometimes wear a smart pair for work with a shirt and tie but if I want to just chill out and listen to some music, it’s a sloppy pair of jeans and my favorite T-Shirt. I just stick on my headphones, crank up the volume and it’s the sofa for me, feet up, eyes closed and nodding to the beat.

The full look. Ripped jeans are a style departure for That Dapper Chap!

 

Rocking to the beats in my favorite T-Shirt

For the chilled rocky look, I chose the rip repair jeans, available HERE from Next.co.uk for £45.00 and pulled on some navy and white striped socks and some white pumps, keeping the look very relaxed.

On top I chose my favorite T-Shirt, designed by a good friend of mine in the US. It’s an original design, printed on to triblend fabric, combining cotton, rayon and polyester making it incredibly soft. Enquiries about this T-Shirt and forthcoming designs to brian@greycardigan.com

Mirror aviators add to the rocky look

In addition to the T-Shirt I chose a grey bomber jacket and some mirror aviators. This look will see you at the pub, a lunch with friends or just running around doing chores. It’s comfortable and relaxed, just like the jeans themselves.

A closer look at the bomber jacket
Keeping things chilled in my favourite T-Shirt
The white pumps and striped socks
The navy and white striped socks

 

A closer look at the rips and repairs

 

 

The incredibly comfortable East Side, West Side T-Shirt

 

Ready for running around or simply chilling out

 

Photography

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

White Pumps – Next £25.00

East Side, West Side T-Shirt – Grey Cardigan £17.00

Charcoal Bomber Jacket – Next £65.00
Navy & White striped Socks – Rock My Socks £8.00

Mirror Aviators – Next £13.00

Headphones – Itek £15.00

Thanks for checking back. Look out for part four in this denim jean style challenge series where I’ll show you a look that’s perfect for date night.

 

THANKS FOR READING!