The Montague Burton Menswear Dinner

Craig of That Dapper Chap attends the Burton Menswear Dinner to celebrate the launch of the new Montague Burton range

If you’re here at you’re no doubt a fan of menswear. If that’s the case you’re no doubt familiar with Burton menswear, but are you familiar with their Montague Burton range?

Montague Burton was the founder of the brand way back in 1904 and the guys at Burton have put his name to their collection of higher end products. With beautiful tailoring, crisp cotton shirting and great footwear, the range is a stylish addition to your wardrobes.

Some of the tailoring available in the new AW16 range from Montague Burton

St John Bread & Wine in London’s Spitalfields, the location for the Burton Menswear dinner

To celebrate the launch of the new AW collection, the Burton team invited bloggers and press along to St John Bread & Wine in London for an evening of great food from top chef Fergus Henderson, and great clothing.from Montague Burton.

Tables laid ready for Burton’s guests
Me doing my thing at the AW16 Burton press dinner

As the sun started to dip in the sky I arrived at the restaurant and was instantly greeted by the guys from Burton, a gin martini was thrust in my hand and we started catching up with what we’ve all been up to since our last meeting.

Guests, including TV’s Darren Kennedy chat about the new collection

Delightful canapes whetted our appetites

Other guest began to arrive, and with a mix of bloggers, press people from GQ and Mens Health, and TV personalities alike, the conversation flowed, wine was poured and the new collection was admired.

I was particularly impressed by the suiting on offer and fell in love with a light grey suit with a lovely white window pane check.

One of my favourite suits from the new AW16 Montague Burton collection


Guests enjoy a drink and catch up
My place setting, not sure why I needed four wine glasses!

Before long the smell of fine cooking became to difficult to ignore and we were asked to take our seats for the sharing feast.

Starting with Cauliflower, leek and butter beans, along with a dish of crispy pig cheeks and dandelions, it was less standard fayre than some were used too. This was followed by roast lamb and Hake and leek pie, which was an absolute delight.

Chefs prepare our sharing feast from Fergus Henderson

Our starters, ready for the tables


A selection of the AW16 Montague Burton collection

Roast lamb, a tad on the pink side for me so I stuck with the Hake and leek pie


Fergus Henderson menu, especially created for the Montague Burton dinner

After the main course was cleared we were presented with chocolate salted caramel tart, pear and sherry trifle and brown bread ice cream. At this point I was fit to burst and considered browsing the rails of the Montague Burton range for some trousers one size up from what I was wearing, in the hope that it would create enough room for that extra portion!

Suiting and coats from the AW16 Montague Burton range

Myself with bloggers Ben and Joey


guests at the Montague Burton dinner soaking up the atmosphere and the wine!

Rails of stunning suiting in winter wool


The Hake and leek pie from Fergus Henderson

Champagne anyone? We are celebrating after all!


Guests tucking in to Fergus Henderson’s sharing feast

I had a great night at St John Bread & Wine and I’d certainly recommend it as a place to eat if you’re in the Spitalfields area, particularly if you’re looking for something a bit different from the average steak and chips.

A huge thank you goes out to the Burton team for having me along. I don’t need to wish them any success with the new Montague Burton rage as having seen it I know that it’s going to fly off the racks!

The pear and sherry trifle, just too good to resist

Selfies time for the bloggers, caught on camera by the Burton photographer


The other side of the lens with the selfies that we took in the image above


Go check out the new Montague Burton range from Burton Menswear


The White Stuff SS16 Press Event

Craig of That Dapper Chap attends the White Stuff SS16 Press event and enjoys a great meal and gets a peek at some of the new collection.

I’m relatively new to White Stuff, I’ve been into their shop in my local town a few times and have fallen in love with their style! I am converted and I’m a huge fan. So much so that I recently did a shoot for their Hidden Havens campaign dressed head to toe in White Stuff menswear.

I was therefore really excited to be invited to their SS16 press event, a three course meal at the swish Carousel restaurant in London.

Mannequins proudly wear the new spring range

the beautifully decorated table

As I often do I arrived early and the guys were still setting up, as I made my apologies I realised that it was a great opportunity to take a few pictures before everyone else arrived. And before you ask, yes I was dressed in White Stuff!

The table was beautifully dressed in a rustic botanical theme and each guest had their own animal egg cup delightfully inhabited by a little succulent which I thought was a great touch. There was a bit of swapping going on very early which cats being swapped for bears and polar bears being swapped for foxes (that was me)

Various animal egg cups. These were the rejects!
Yours truly, browsing the SS16 White Stuff range
Scrumptious canapes. I could easily have eaten every one
wine poured and ready for guests

As guests arrived, the wine and conversation flowed. There were various magazine fashion editors and freelance writers, all enjoying the collection and taking notes. The photographer snapped away and we enjoyed a few delicious canapes before we were ushered to our seats for our meal.

the quirky decorations and mis matched chairs are perfectly on brand

My personalised place setting, complete with swapped out fox!
deep in conversation with a member of the White Stuff team

I have to say the meal was amazing! We started with prawn and chorizo risotto with crusty bread. This was followed by slow cooked pork belly on a bed of dressed lentils and for desert there was chocolate meringue. Every course was delicious and all helped down by one or two glasses of wine.

After the meal we talked some more and I chose my favorite pieces from the new range. Anyone out here who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a quirky printed shirt and the SS16 range doesn’t disappoint. My particular favorites (and I couldn’t choose between the two) are the bicycle print shirt which has small colourful images of people riding their bikes dotted on a cream background, and the and the drinks shirt which is a busier print covered with bottles and glasses. A perfect party shirt (for me anyway, judging by the amount of wine I consumed that evening!)

The bike and drink print shirts ready for SS16

Always great for shirting the SS16 range from White Stuff is a winner
Guests mingle and discuss the new collection
Picking out a great blazer to wear with the bike print shirt
A closer look at the drink print shirt pattern

A closer look at my favorite blazer

The room was decorated perfectly for spring
A close up of the bike print shirt
vintage doors adorned with planting decorated the room

A nautical look for SS16 from White Stuff
Relaxed but more formal with a dash of personality
A pale blue raincoat perfect for those April showers
White Stuff also do casual well and offer some classics for Spring
Perfect weekend attire for SS16

Yours truly showing off my top picks

What I’m Wearing

Shoes: Arthur Leather Brogues £85.00

Trousers: Weaver Trousers £55.00

Shirt: Knowledge printed shirt £47.50

Waistcoat: Regent Waistcoat £65.00

Jacket: Regent Blazer £145.00

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