Craig shares details on how to wear white jeans and shows us that we shouldn’t be scared of them.
White jeans, terrifying right? Not necessarily! styled well they can look super sharp, bang on trend and very stylish. Today I’ve put together five looks using white jeans from items all available right now. Just watch the ketchup and make sure that you check every seat before you sit down!
Craig of That Dapper Chap shares what he wore today in this outfit of the day post featuring a statement jacket and boots
This look is pretty much all about the jacket. In a vibrant red and blue check it really does make a statement. While this was available as a full suit (now sold out) I wanted to show you how a suit can be broken up and worn in a less formal way. Just because it comes in three pieces it doesn’t mean that it’s the only way to wear it!
Sticking with the red and blue, I chose a pair of red Chelsea boots which carry the colour story through the outfit and add additional interest.You might think that red shoes are a bit risky for a guy, but for me I think they really work with this look.
With a crisp plain white cotton shirt and blue slim fit jeans the look is clean and modern, but made more contemporary by the addition of the jacket. Finished with a navy knitted tie and silver tie bar, it’s an easy look to recreate.
Many men are afraid of wearing a statement piece like this jacket. Don’t be! The main reason guys shy away from bright colours and pattern is due to what other people may think. The reaction I get when I wear this jacket is generally “I wish I had the guts to wear a jacket like that” I hear that a lot and what is shows me is that guys, like you, want to wear something a little more daring. So, be that guy, why not?
Craig of That Dapper Chap takes us to the shows and presentations on day one of this seasons London Collections: Men
I can’t believe that it’s been six months since the last London Collections: Men. With new designers and new locations I was excited to once again be a part of it.
My LC:M started on Thursday night with the Noose & Monkey pre LC:M party where they showed off their new collection. Check out my blog post on it HERE
So, on Friday morning we rose from our slumber, enjoyed a hearty breakfast (you just never know when you’re going to get to eat again at LC:M!) and jumped on the tube, ready for the opening event: The Topman catwalk show.
This collection for SS17 was a celebration of Britain and its beautiful seaside towns. With a nostalgic vibe there were influences from the teddy boy and mod era. The 80’s vibe continues too but given a sharp British twist and we saw a slim, narrow silhouette.
Phoebe English Man
Next on our list was Phoebe English Man. Predominantly a designer of luxury Womenswear she prides herself on creating garments with an attention to precision and beauty.
The presentation, held at 180 The Stand gave us deconstructed and relaxed layering in blues and greys. Shorts were a key feature worn with long line baggy hooded tops
After a very quick coffee it was off to Universal Works. Always with an interesting concept this season was no different.
beginning life in 2008 Universal Works have gone from kitchen table to over 45 outlets in the UK and Ireland offering us honest clothing based on great fit and strong design.
This seasons collection from Oliver Spencer was one of my favourites of the weekend and didn’t disappoint. Each piece is very wearable and really shows off Oli’s talent as a truly great designer.
The collection has a strong 1950s Mediterranean influence, taking its inspiration from Oli’s favourite house: Casa Malaparte on the island of Capri, Italy.
The Dunhill Summer Party
After a pit stop at Simon Carter (which I’ll cover in another article) we made our way to the Dunhill Summer Party at their beautiful store in Bourdon Street. The stunning architecture and quintessential English charm was perfectly matched by the collection of beautiful menswear and accessories.
With champagne at every turn and beautifully delicious canapes, we made the most of the Dunhill hospitality and milled around with the guests in the warmth of the evening. Guests were also presented with stunning vintage sports cars where photo opportunities awaited.
So day one complete, it was the tube back to Hanwell for a well deserved rest before the excitement of day two! What treasures await? check back here soon to find out!