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

The Ben Sherman Styling Challenge Pt 1

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles three looks from the Ben Sherman AW15 range. This Smart casual look is the first

Smart casual in jeans and blazer

I was really pleased to be contacted by Ben Sherman as asked if I’d like to put together three looks from their Autumn Winter 2015 range. As a fan of the brand, of course I was going to jump at the chance!

I have gone for three distinctly different styles, one smart, one smart casual and the last one casual, just so I can show you the range of clothing that they offer.

This shoot by Ian Clark was shot around London, Waterloo to keep in with the Ben Sherman ‘London Calling’ campaign.

Look 1 – Smart Casual

For the first look I wanted something that would be suitable for the office but which also wouldn’t look out of place in the pub on a friday night to round off the week with a beer with your mates.

These smart look slim fit jeans fit the bill perfectly. In a solid denim colour without fading or rips they add a relaxed element to what could otherwise be a very smart look if tailored trousers were worn.

Details of the navy blazer

The navy blazer is a classic, well fitted and comfortable to wear it can easily be dressed up or dressed right down with jeans, T-Shirt and trainers. The knitted tie keeps things a little more formal but also adds some interest due to the slightly unusual pattern.

Taking time out in the shadow of the Shard

Chelsea boots help keep the look office ready

Any city gent needs a great bag and for me this one is perfect. This is the iconic double zip commuter bag and comes in black or navy. The thing that appeals most is the fact that it has both handles and a removable strap. It’s spacious and apart from that it just looks really cool.

The spacious leather ‘Iconic double zip commuter bag’ £60.00

Man about town

Keeping things clean and simple I opted for a plain, slim fit pale blue cotton shirt with a button down collar. The chelsea boots are very on trend right now and finish this look off very well.

Inside detailing of the blazer

Coffee in hand and ready to start the day

A closer look at the ‘Mod’ tie £35.00

Keep thing simple with a crisp white shirt

Chelsea boots are very on trend for AW15

A look for the office or for the pub

Sheltering from the autumn breeze

Roll up the sleeves to make things more casual

Mickey helps to keep things fun

Every city guy needs a great bag

simple and classic

I hope you’ve enjoyed this first look. Let me know what you think by adding a comment.

Check back for the second look soon and take a look at the new range now.

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The Denim Jean Style Challenge – Look Two

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

This is a sponsored post of honest and unbiased opinion

Hello again, welcome back to the second instalment of the Next denim jeans style challenge. 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 that I used for the challenge

Look 2 – Preppy Afternoon

For this very preppy look I again chose the smart jeans which can be found HERE. Available from for £35.00.

Working from the ground up we have some white pumps, sockless of course with a roll on the hem of the trousers, perfect for the warmer spring days that should just be around the corner!

Its back to college with this very preppy look

Plain white pumps with no socks, perfect for the coming weather

The shirt is a pale blue poplin shirt with button down collar, again keeping it really preppy and very Ralph Lauren. Over that I’ve added a red cardigan with a grey trim, keeping is slightly unbuttoned for a relaxed feel. The bow tie adds some formality and the watch continues the preppiness.

I also added a navy blazer with a grey trim, to keep out the spring breeze and some glasses, a great bag and a book or two for that intellectual look.

The glasses, bag and books help create that preppy image

The right accessories continue the theme

All ‘prepped’ and ready to go

This cool belt adds a bit more interest and is a very preppy addition



The lobster bow tie is a great nautical touch

The full look. Preppy style with the Next smart jeans


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

Find him on Twitter HERE

Find him on Instagram HERE

The Outfit

White Toe Cap Pumps – Next £25.00

Dark Raw Jeans – Next £35.00

Pale Blue Poplin Shirt – Next £20.00

Cardigan – Primark £10.00

Lobster Bow Tie – Paul Hewitt £35.00

Blazer – River Island

Brown Croc Briefcase – Antoni Manuel £250.00

Silk Tie Belt – CNYTTAN £54.00

Watch  – Daniel Wellington £149.00

Red Jasper Bracelet – Parvenu London £29.50

Glasses – Specsavers £60.00

I hope you’ve enjoyed part two of this five part series. Check back again for part three where I’ll share a look that most people would never expect to see That Dapper Chap wearing! Even a dapper chap has to chill sometimes!