The Fathers Day Gift Guide

Craig shares details of his top picks for Fathers Day 2018 in this That Dapper Chap gift guide

With Fathers Day just a few short days away on Sunday 17th June it’s time to think about what you’re going to get the special man in your life. Whether he’s a traveller and trendsetter or a classic gent and whisky connoisseur there’s something that every Dad will appreciate on his special day.  This post is sponsored.

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Styling with Turner & Sanderson at House of Fraser

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles items from the latest range of menswear from Turner & Sanderson available at House of Fraser.

Enjoying a Scotch in Coast to Coast wearing my new Turner & Sanderson suit


Mr blue suit and bird print shirt ready to wear

House of Fraser are well known for the luxury brands that they stock and Turner & Sanderson, a new addition to their armoury, is no different. As with any sponsored post I’ll give you my honest and unbiased opinion about the outfit that I chose from the range.

I first saw the range at the last House of Fraser press day a few weeks ago and you may remember that I posted an image of their stunning statement printed shirts to my Instagram page. That was the moment that I decided to take a further look at Turner & Sanderson and style a look from their range.

A closer look at the stunning print on this shirt available at House of Fraser

At this point I’d like to say a big thank you and give a shout out to the guys at Coast to Coast for allowing me to shoot these images there, the decor is beautiful as is the food!

Back to the suit, I started with the classic navy Wilton suit. in 100% wool it has a textured pindot finish which adds a touch of additional interest to the fabric.

Suited and booted, ready for work or play

Please note that the Turner & Sanderson range is generously cut so opt for the next size down in the jackets, trousers and shirts when you make your purchase.

With so many great shirts to choose from I was spoilt for choice but decided on the Fawley bird print shirt. The shirt is made from 100% cotton and is a tailored fit, single cuff and machine washable. The print on this shirt really appealed to me as do all of the prints that Turner & Sanderson offer.

A closer look at the pattern on the tie


No suited and booted look would be complete without a tie and I chose the Shaw floral jacquard silk tie. The navy colour really set off the colour of the suit and the pattern contrasted really well with the print on the shirt and gave the look a little more personality than it would have had with a plain tie.

Some of the other statement shirts available from Turner & Sanderson at House of Fraser


The suit fits really well, but remember to chose a size smaller than your usual size

I hope you approve of the look I’ve put together for you from the Turner & Sanderson range at House of Fraser. Feel free to let me know what you think and leave a comment below. Maybe you have something from the range? How do you find it?




Styling this seasons knitwear from House of Fraser

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles knitwear from House of Fraser, creating three looks with one sweater.

We all know House of Fraser for it’s wide selection of items for home and fashion and the huge number of designer brands that they offer under one roof. In this post I’m taking one sweater and showing you three different looks that can be achieved.

While this is a sponsored post I’ll be open and honest as always. This season House of Fraser are offering a huge selection of knitwear and there truly is something to suit most tastes. With chunky cable knits, zip necks, cardigans and polo necks in merino, cashmere and cotton I opted for a light grey marl V neck merino sweater by Linea. Available in 24 colours in sizes small through to XXL it’s a hugely versatile jumper. That’s where I come in!

Look 1 – Smart Casual

This first look is one that will take you from office to pub. Add a tie to make it a bit smarter, take it off and you’re date night ready.

 Starting with chunky black leather derby shoes, I added skinny stretch black jeans and a grey and white printed shirt.  The shirt stops it from being bland and adds interest to the look. I wore my top button done up but feel free to undo a button or two to make the look slightly more relaxed.

The retro motel print shirt adds interest
The full look, versatile and stylish to cover a variety of occasions

A closer look at my smart casual look with the Linea sweater

Look 2 – Weekend casual

Going for all out casual weekend style with the next look I wore the sweater without an under layer. The wool is so soft that you can get away with it and it’s slight stretch make it very comfortable to wear this way.

I added some rip repair jeans and simple white sneakers and completed the look with a Nato band watch, bracelets and a trouser chain to add some additional interest and personality.

The casual look with the grey marl sweater


Ready for the weekend. A cool and relaxed look using the same sweater


A closer look at this soft and easy to wear sweater

 Look 3  – Smart

As the colder weather descends we need to layer up to retain warmth. This sweater is thin enough to wear under a suit without creating bulk and discomfort. I wore mine over a plain white crisp cotton shirt and added a grey herringbone tweed suit.

The red accents lift the look, and the silk bow tie and burgundy leather brogues adds sartorial elements that take it to another level.

The House of Fraser V neck sweater is thin enough to wear under your suit
The full sartorial look. Knitwear need not be casual


A closer look at the merino wool sweater from House of Fraser

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. What are your thoughts on the looks I’ve created? Would you wear a sweater under a suit? Would you feel confident to wear a sweater without anything under it? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below.