Live Your Moment with Jacamo Menswear

Craig shows us three looks from the current range from Jacamo

Historically Jacamo has been known as the go to place for guys who are taller and bigger than the likes of me, and when I told people that I was going to share three looks from Jacamo they all thought I was too small for the brand. This is a very common misconception as Jacamo offers a wide range of sizes, starting from small, going to 5XL. There’s also a range of great brands available too, from Burton to Brewley & Ritch and from Hammond & Co to Jasper Conran. So for this sponsored post I want to show you that there really is something for everyone!

A Casual Summer Look

This first look starts with the W&B linen trousers in blue. At £35 they are available is sizes 34-54 and you can also get them in stone. I’ve paired them with a linen mix feather print shirt. This is a great summer look, one for holiday or a festival, or just a drink with mates in the beer garden as the sun sets. View Post

Menswear by Steel & jelly

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares his look from the range of menswear from Steel & Jelly.

Meet Steel & Jelly

While this is the first time I’ve written about Steel & Jelly, it’s not the first time I’ve worn their clothing. While they’re not a heritage brand, they were established in 2004, so they’ve been around for a few years now and they clearly know what they’re doing.

A Father & Son brand, they like to create pieces that are both traditional and contemporary in design, catering to the modern gentleman. They’re passionate about British design and attention to detail, often adding a contrasting button or a surprise flash of pattern inside a shirt collar.

With a range of great blazers, shirts, shoes and accessories, they have a wide selection to choose from, and I recommend a look.

 MY LOOK

While Steel & Jelly do offer a solid range of casual wear I wanted to go for a more formal look and was immediately struck by the blue wool double breasted check blazer, Being 99% wool and 1% cashmere you’d expect a higher price tag than the £149 affixed to this jacket! The stags head pin is complimentary with the jacket.

 

With a really nice range of shirts, I had a tough choice! I eventually landed on the limited edition zebra print shirt. In 100% cotton it has a button down collar with a contrasting trim and is one of only 72 pieces. Again the price tag of £48 is great value for money, particularly considering its limited edition status.

 

Footwear came in the form of these Whisky tan brogues, while not yet available on the website they will be soon, so keep checking back if you fancy a pair yourself! Having said that they do have a great pair of brogue boots available which would be a good replacement!

 

The trousers are the navy slim fit chinos. Priced at £45 they’re made from 97% cotton and 3% spandex so offer a little bit of stretch for some added comfort.

 

No dapper gent would be complete without a hat. This one is the Sinclair flat cap, a snip at £15 it’s also available in black and grey and is 50% wool and 50% polyester to keep the rain of your perfectly coiffed hair.

Talking of accessories, I chose the grey wool stripe tie which keeps the colour scheme together, and that was held neatly in place by the gunmetal embossed tie clip.

The only thing that I’m wearing that isn’t by Steel & Jelly are my socks. These are from a company called Zawx and are the zig zag stripe socks.

And they complete the look! I hope you approve of my choices, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below and if you have a minute spare, take a look at the range of clothing from Steel & Jelly as I know you’ll finding something you love, just as I did when I fell in love with this blazer!

 

 

 

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The Jeff Banks Bespoke Suit

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares his bespoke suit by Jeff Banks of Savile Row in the final post in this three part series.

If you’re an avid follower of my blog or my social media accounts you’ll have followed the story of my bespoke suit by Jeff Banks Savile Row. In the first post we shared the fitting experience and took you through what to expect when you get a bespoke suit.

The second post covered the first fitting when I got to try on my suit for the first time, before any necessary tweaks were made. In this final post I share the final suit!


So, a couple of weeks after the first fitting I had a call to let me know that my suit was ready. Making my way to Savile Row I was full of anticipation. I knew the suit was stunning, but I also knew that it needed a couple of tweaks to make it perfect.

Arriving at the store I was met by Mr Banks himself who personally assisted me in trying on my suit. Not everyone of course has that experience, so I was truly honoured that he took time out of his busy schedule to see me, and of course the suit.

The team had previously told me that he loved the suit I’d chosen, and I could tell that he approved of my choice of fabric and style of the suit as he helped me on with my waistcoat and jacket.

The suit fits like a glove. Every measurement is perfect and I am super pleased with it. With Made to Measure starting from £600 and Bespoke starting from £800, the price is very good for a Savile row suit.

Yes, it takes 8-10 weeks to complete the process which is of course longer than it would be if you just ordered one online from a high street store. And yes, it does cost more, but what you’re getting is something much more personal. My suit is a one off; my choices, my measurement, my style, and you can’t get that on the high street!

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The guys at Jeff Banks are incredibly helpful, friendly and above all knowledgeable. They know their stuff, and can guide you along the process with professional ease.

Choosing the style and the fabric was a highlight. Getting all those details just right and having free rein to choose exactly what I wanted, but the best part was trying the suit for the first time, knowing that it was going to fit ME perfectly and that I’d had a direct input to the finished article.

A huge thank you to Jeff and his team, and a very Merry Christmas.

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