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Blakes Restaurant – Review

By Adam

Blakes Hotel 33 Roland Gardens,  Kensington, London  SW7 3PF A few weeks back we were invited to Blakes Restaurant. If you’re unfamiliar with this destination, it’s within a boutique hotel discreetly located in Kensington. The hotel is the love-child of legendary designer Anouska Hempel. Converted from a set of Victorian houses, the five star hotel […]

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Bvlgari Man Wood Essence

By Alex Noble

For those of you who reside in a city (I, myself, live in London), you’ll understand that these urban jungles can often become claustrophobic and a little intense. With the non-stop lives that many of us lead, we need a symbiosis between nature and urbanity more than ever. What’s often required is an escape; the […]

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5 Pairs of Boots You Need this Autumn

By Alex Noble

One key aspect of a modern-day DC is knowing when to adapt your style in order to win the battle against the elements! The time of the boat shoe and espadrille has been and gone, so get ready to fashion out your wardrobe with some new, appropriate footwear. All of the below fit the bill… Normanton Leather Chelsea Boots by Ralph Lauren […]

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The Transformation of Bicester Village

By Adam

Last weekend we worked our way down the M4 towards Bicester Village. I admit, when we were invited to visit I probably should have been more excited than I actually was. I hadn’t visited the Village for about three years and my memories of overcrowded stores and only a handful of staple brands offering limited […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

SWIMS Jacket: SWIMS is all about the water. The philosophy of marrying true function with timeless classics is the foundation of SWIMS. I really like their Motion Insulator Shirt which is a perfect standalone in early autumn. £180 at Swims Rampley and Co Pocket Square : Listen up, chaps, pocket squares and ties do not have to match […]

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In the Paddock with Great British Racing: Race Horse Ownership for £100

By Alex Noble

Last week, I was invited to York by Great British Racing, where I received an all round education and insight into the world of horse racing. The crux of the trip was to prove that horse racing offers something for everyone, and as someone who didn’t really know their way around the racecourse, I was the perfect […]

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Hair Transplant’s: What’s it all about?

By Adam

While some of us can definitely pull off the Statham look with panache, some would definitely rather go down the Nesbitt route – a significant reversal of the receding march. The guy looks good, it has to be said. But all joking aside, we know that there are all kinds of things that can affect […]

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St James’s Secret Cinema

By Alex Noble

With the on-screen revolution and emergence of Now TV and Amazon Prime, not to mention Virgin Tevo and Sky Box Office, it’s no wonder the population are regularly opting for a Netflix and Chill instead of going out for a romantic experience on date night. Who else finds themselves constantly surfing through a sea of titles, […]

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5 Things You Should Invest in this Autumn

By Alex Noble

Shearling Jacket: If you haven’t bought yourself one already, a Shearling Jacket is a must for the chillier months. They featured prominently on the catwalk, especially within the shows of Hermes and Phillipp Plein, and have been highlighted as a key jacket trend for the season. In my opinion, regardless of whether they made catwalk appearances […]

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The Greenwich Peninsula: No.3 Upper Riverside

By Adam

Just over a week ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to Greenwich Peninsula where Knight Dragon were revealing its collection of 126 homes at No.3 Upper Riverside, one of seven neighbourhoods within the Peninsula.  Be serious chaps, as proud Londoners, to live on the Thames is well and truly life goals. Add to that an incredibly modern and […]

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Aviator Gold Douglas Day Date Automatic Review

By Adam

Let’s face it chaps, the primary role of a watch has evolved from timekeeping to head-turning, with our wrist companions becoming essential fashion accessories. So, if you’re on the hunt for a new watch that’s sub £1,000, you need look no further than the Aviator Gold Douglas, which sets itself apart from the rest due […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Stetson Hat: Stetson eight panels, herringbone pattern, buttoned top and a lightweight cotton lining are all characteristic features of this superbly English style, giving a true contribution to street fashion and culture. Now the weather is starting to change, make sure you have a Stetson Hatteras ready to wear.   £79 at Stetson.eu Larsson & Jennings watch: Larsson & Jennings is a […]

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St James’s One of a Kind Masterclass: The Stafford Wine Tasting

By Alex Noble

It’s safe to say that at DCHQ we’re huge advocates of constantly moving forward and learning new skills. We love to try new things, and so when we heard that St James’s were presenting a calendar of ‘One Of A Kind’ masterclasses, we were immediately intrigued… ‘Guests are given the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and crafts […]

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St James’s Market: Acoustic August

By Alex Noble

As the end of summer looms, it’s quite easy to feel rather melancholy about the whole thing. It’s been an extremely warm summer in the city, meaning seersucker and linen have been regularly on show, and so to receive some respite from the intense heat does seem rather appealing. Although the sun may have disappeared, […]

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Billion Dollar Smile Kit Review

By Adam

Over the last fortnight, I have been trialing some teeth whitening products from Billion Dollar Smile which promises an easy and gentle solution to achieve an Instagram worthy smile. I have been looking at different teeth whitening options for some time and thus far been skeptical about going to the dentist for a full-whitening for […]

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No Limits for rockstar fashion brand

By Adam

We meet a lot of people in this job and a lot of new brands, but this one has been one of those that has genuinely got us a little over excited. Limitato is a new label from the trusted, fashion-forward shores of Sweden and a fusion between fashion, music and art – which sounds […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Private White V.C Shirt: Manchester-based Private White V.C is proud of their esteemed heritage, they have been perfecting their trade for over 100 years which is why I wanted to feature the linen button-down shirt. A tailored fit comes through twin darts to the back, ensuring a sharp look without a restrictive feel, whilst intricate touches like the real […]

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DUKES LONDON: HOTEL REVIEW

By Adam

Earlier in July, we were lucky enough to stay at Dukes London, in Mayfair. If you are an avid Dapper Chapper follower you may have noticed that we’ve been attending and promoting a lot of events around the St James’s area recently so this stay was perfectly timed. Dukes is one of Mayfair’s most celebrated […]