Craig of That Dapper Chap shows us what he wore today, taking inspiration from the changing autumnal landscape and showing off his new boots from Chatham Footwear
Autumn is well and truly here, the leaves have turned a mixture of stunning ochres and deep reds, the nights have got darker and colder and it’s time to pull out your winter coat.
I bought this coat last autumn from Zara while on a trip to London. It’s still great for this year with its slim fit and classic military shape. As often with Zara they added a twist to this classic, and used a very contemporary fabric, making it stand out from other coats on the high street. Unfortunately it isn’t available this year but there is an equivalent in a large black and grey check. It’s also available in a blazer too, and it’s something I’ve added to my Christmas list.
Think of layering I chose a floral shirt with a very autumnal colour scheme and wore this under a cardigan with hues of burnt umber. The tie is vintage and helps to bring the colour scheme together while making a bit of a statement against the floral shirt.
Footwear has to be substantial at this time of year so I opted for these beauties. These are the ‘Stornoway’ tan leather and tweed boots from Chatham. I recently listed my top five pairs of shoes and boots from Chatham and these were number one in my list. See the article HERE
Where It’s All From
Stornoway Leather and tweed boots – Chatham
Wool check trousers – Topman
Floral print shirt – Burton
Brown cardigan – H&M
Vintage diamond check tie – Ebay
Coat hanger tie clip – Stitches of Style
Wool check coat – Zara
Leather gloves – Zara
Sunglasses – Primark
Leather suitcase – Vintage
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I visited Monsieur London in January of this year and it was a pleasure to meet one of the co founders see all of the delicious items they have available. Take a look at my previous post HERE.
Now, after three years offering its bespoke services by appointment, Monsieur London is proud to
announce the launch of its online bespoke tool. The first of its kind available at a hand-stitched accessories brand, customers can now create their own belt or pair of gloves themselves
Stitching, size, width, leather: everything can be customized.
The result can be seen online before
ordering, with hundreds of possibilities. This service is part of Monsieur London’s wish to provide the highest standard of quality, while offering more and more personalised products.
Monsieur London was founded three years ago in London by Frenchmen Thibault Fulchiron and
Valentin Goux. The brand offers elegant gentlemen’s accessories. Its products are crafted in the United Kingdom, France and Italy by exceptional artisans.
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Craig from Eldred Grove visits Monsieur London, one the most stylish of men’s boutique stores in the heart of London
I stepped off the tube train at London’s Piccadilly Circus and turned up the collar on my wool suit jacket and held it tight against my chin in an effort to keep out the harsh January chill that did its best to creep into every available space.
After a short walk along Regent Street, passing huge stores with famous names and glittering window displays, I turned towards Royal Opera Arcade and spotted Monsieur London; a quaint little store nestled among the grand architecture of its surroundings. Protected and hugged by these huge buildings like a little Brother being looked after by bigger siblings.
|Yours truly with Monsieur Londons dapper mannequins
Monsieur London is a welcome retreat from all of the huge brands that sit a stones throw away, with their mass produced stock, over smiley staff, huge displays and prices to match. Monsieur London is all about the individual; it is warm and welcoming and feels like stepping back in time to a more gentile era, when a gentleman could expect personal service and staff who know their items inside out. View Post