Styling Jigsaw menswear at Old Spitalfields Market

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles two looks from the new range of menswear at the Jigsaw store in Old Spitalfields Market.

The stand alone Jigsaw menswear store in Old Spitalfields market

On my recent tour of Old Spitalfields Market I not only wandered around the many market stalls but also took time to browse and shop in the stores surrounding the market, one of which was Jigsaw, the luxury clothing brand. Set in a great little stand alone menswear only store in Lamb Street, I was shown around the collection and took some pieces to style.

 

A great range of Oxford shirts are available for SS17 at Jigsaw

Being shown the Japanese style selvedge denim jeans

With a great range of classic capsule pieces it was difficult to select my choices from the collection. Denim jeans come with a slightly wider leg and that Japanese styling that’s becoming so popular. With hints of workwear in their casual pieces, suits were presented in Italian fabrics and soft linen.

 

All of the accessories, including socks, available at the Jigsaw store in Old Spitalfields market
Classic style sweatters make great staple pieces in any guys wardrobe

 

The cool menswear store, perfectly laid out. Are you ready to shop?

With a really nice choice of items I chose pieces that I was able to mix and match, with the Bloomsbury linen suit under my arm I also pulled out the fine stripe slub T shirt, thinking it’d look great styled casually with white trainers such as the Campbell leather trainers

 

 

The pieces that I chose to style from the latest range at Jigsaw

If I wanted to wear the suit more formally I’d need a crisp white shirt just like the Japanese selvedge Oxford Shirt. And while looking for this I spotted the Kingsley Suede Trucker Jacket and after an emotional moment, I got my breath back and made up my mind that I had to have it!

LOOK 1

Look one is all about the Bloomsbury linen suit, teamed with the white oxford shirt and some black leather loafers it creates a look appropriate for the office but also relaxed enough for date night due to the nature of the soft fabric.

At this point I also want to say thank you to the guys at Cosy Club Ipswich for allowing us to shoots these looks in their restaurant. If you are planning a date night do give Cosy Club a look, I love it!

Wearing the Bloomsbury navy linen jacket and matching trousers

 

Dress down the look and swap the shirt for the T shirt and add the trainers

 

Add a tie and a pocket square for added dapperness, this really is a versatile suit

 

LOOK 2

My second look keeps the Bloomsbury linen trousers but switches on a more casual look with the addition of the suede jacket and some white socks and trainers. The striped T shirt keeps the look cool but you could just as easily wear this look with the oxford shirt for a smarter edge.

Wearing the Bloomsbury trousers with the stripe T shirt and the

 

The soft slub striped T shirt works perfectly with the Bloomsbury linen trousers and trainers

 

 

 

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Cheaney Shoes at Old Spitalfields Market

Craig of That Dapper Chap visits Cheaney shoes in Old Spitalfields Market and takes advantage of a hand shoe shine.

With over 130 years of shoe making experience under their belts Joseph Cheaney & Sons are a well respected heritage British brand. With 120 staff hand making shoes at their factory in Desborough, it’s great to see that the UK can still have a thriving industry like this and I am hugely supportive of it, hence my desire to share it with you.

So, during my recent visit to London’s Old Spitalfields Market I stopped off at the Joseph Cheaney & Sons store on Brushfield Street, not only to paw over the beautifully made shoes, but to get a finger polish from the store Manager Ian Bartlett. Barty (as he is known to his friends) knows a lot about shoes and the history of Cheaney, so while I browsed he shared details of their rise and fall through the decades to where they are now.

The Spitalfields store aside, you’ll also find stores in Covent Garden, Bow Lane, Jermyn Street, Lime Street, The Leeds County Arcade and in Cambridge in Rose Crescent. But if you’re in Old Spitalfields Market feel free to pop in and say hello to Ian.

 

To celebrate 130 years in the industry a new ‘130 last’ was made and the latest collection made from this last was displayed proudly in the store in five classic styles.

 

It would be rude not to try some shoes while on my visit so after measuring my feet using a traditional measuring stool, Ian found me a pair of Avon Wingcap county brogues in burgundy calf leather. They fitted like a glove and felt like mine in the short time that it took the leather to warm to my feet. It was a shame to give them back after my old shoes were polished!

 

 

Shoe shining is all part of the deal when you become a Cheaney customer and Ian can give your Cheaney’s a quick buff and polish while you wait, or he can give them a new lease of life and give them the full treatment and a mirror shine over the course of a couple of days, to keep them in tip top condition.

 

 

 

Alongside the more traditional Brogues, Derby’s, Monks and Oxfords, Cheaney also offer some great military style boots which are dedicated to Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney who served his country during the second world war. The boots are again handmade and are lined with sheepskin.

 

 

Shoes start from £275 a pair and finish at £520. So, when you’re next in Spitalfields drop in and tell Ian that I sent you.

 

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A new style by Murdock London of Old Spitalfields Market

Craig of That Dapper Chap get a new hair style courtesy of Murdock London, in Old Spitalfields Market, and reviews their beard cream.

With seven stores in London and one in Paris Murdock London offer that traditional barber shop treatment that’s been missing from a gentleman’s grooming regime. With wet shaves, beard trims and full restyles Murdock London “form the foundations of confidence a man needs to stride through life’s adventures” Their words, not mine.

Sitting at the front of the Hackett store on Brushfield Street, you can get a new do and a new outfit all in one place! My barber for the afternoon was Anthony Komodikis, a charming fellow sporting a Hackett bow tie and wool waistcoat. With 14 years’ experience under his belt I was in good hands. So trustworthy in fact that I was happy for him to give me a complete restyle.

After an initial consultation Anthony recommended a ‘crop’ and I was excited to get started. After a washing and conditioning my hair with Murdock London products Anthony set about my restyle.

Crop complete and Anthony styles my hair with Murdock London soft clay and completed my new look, ready for the new season.

The Murdock London Beard Moisturiser

With beard oil on every shelf in every mens grooming area, Murdock London are offering something a little different with their beard moisturiser.

With a GQ award for ‘best new beard care product’ I thought I’d give it a try.

While my beard isn’t a whopping ZZ Top style facial extravaganza it can sometimes feel a little dry and itchy and I know that this can be an issue for a lot of guys with facial furniture, monstrous moustaches and bountiful beards. This is apparently due to the hair taking moisture from the skin, making it dry, and therefore prone to irritation.

I found the moisturiser very easy to use, it’s non greasy, which is a major plus and it smells fantastic!

After using it a couple of times my beard hair honestly did feel softer and more supple, and I had no itching of the skin that I have had previously, so it worked for me and it was nice that it isn’t an oil.

At £24.00 for 150ml pick up a bottle from Anthony at the Spitalfields store, and why not get a trim while you’re there.

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