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Courvoisier at Christmas

In The Dapper Bar by Gary Dennis

If you are looking for a tipple to celebrate Christmas this year than you could not do much better than to plump for a cognac that, since 1889, has been synonymous with history and sophistication. We are of course talking about Courvoisier. Cognac is going through something of a revival this year and Courvoisier can be enjoyed neat (enjoy the …

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Taste of London 2016

In Experiences, Places to go by Michelle Connolly

This year Taste of London was back, bigger and better than ever. Setting up home in Tobacco Docks, the sprawling foodtopia was choc full of inspiration and ideas for everyone. From casual cooks looking to pick up some tips from the fantastic demonstrations – there was even one from renowned now-celebrity chef Tom Kerridge – to seasoned experts looking to …

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Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia II

In Fragrances, Grooming by Adam

Acqua di Parma have done it again chaps! This time, in celebrating its 100th anniversary, a trio of opera-inspired fragrances have been released under the Acqua di Parma Colonia banner. We’ve taken on Note di Colonia II for review, a fragrance that was also included in the 2016 Dapper Chapper Gift Guide. Firstly, it’s worth stating that despite the woody …

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Monroe Cologne No.4

In Fragrances, Grooming by Robert Etheridge

I’m a big fan of products with a dual purpose; products that look great, and make our lives a bit easier and more enjoyable, but I haven’t yet considered how this approach might improve my grooming routine. When the going gets hectic, it’s easy to put off the simple things that keep our skin looking fresh but it needn’t be hard …

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BOSS BOTTLED INTENSE REVIEW

In Fragrances, Grooming by Adam

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited by Hugo Boss to The London Edition Hotel to listen to Gerard Butler talk about the launch of the new BOSS BOTTLED INTENSE fragrance. Obviously when we were there we were taken on a journey of the new fragrance. The eau du parfum is a natural follow on from the popular …

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Crystal Maze Experience London

In Experiences, Places to go by Adam

10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London, N1 9PD A few weeks back I received a press invite to take on the Crystal Maze Experience in London. It goes without saying I confirmed my space within minutes with the aim to chip away at the bucket list. We went to the London experience which is the original site and just down the road …

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London School of Barbering

In Grooming, Where to go by Adam

A few weeks back I was invited down to the Smithfield branch of the London School of Barbering to check out everything they’ve got going on! As explained to me by Jordan, the chap cutting my hair and a former student at LSB, they exist to offer training to people both looking at getting into the industry and barbers wanting …

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Lynch & Mason

In Style by Gary Dennis

It may come as a surprise but unbeknown to many, men who are 6ft 2″ and above struggle to find well fitted off the rack tailored garment. Here is where British menswear tailoring brand Lynch & Mason step-in. Founded two years ago, the idea for Lynch & Mason came about when the man behind the brand, standing at 6ft 6″ …

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Bird of Smithfield Review

In Places to go, Restaurants by Adam

26 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A 9LB 0207 559 5100 Last week we were invited to the Bird of Smithfield to sample the work of newly appointed Head Chef, Tommy Boland. Bird of Smithfield is already a Dapper Chapper favourite so we were excited to see what Mr Boland, who comes with a wealth of experience, had to offer. Here’s the man himself: …

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Highland Park MIDWINTER SOCIAL at The Old Truman Brewery

In Experiences, Places to go by Adam

Last night some of the team enjoyed an evening with Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky, at The Boiler House in The Old Truman Brewery for their Midwinter Social. The evening was to celebrate an important time of year in the Nordic calendar, Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year. What does this have to do with …

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Freya Birch Spirit

In The Dapper Bar by Gary Dennis

And now for something completely different… Earlier this month, Dapper Chapper were invited to the launch of a brand new spirit called Freya. Freya is the first spirit of its kind to be created from foraged birch sap, found in the forests of Northern Europe and for those of you Chapper’s that are familiar with your Norse mythology, you will know …

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Cycling apparel for the gentleman

In Fitness by Richard Tanner

The emergence of cycling as a means of getting from A-to-B and an obsession for many has thrown up some uncomfortable challenges for the style-conscious gentleman – especially now that temperatures are plummeting. Since the London Olympics, cycling’s popularity has ballooned; commuters, weekend warriors and highly committed competitive cyclists do battle for their piece of tarmac, especially in the capital. …

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Hakkasan Las Vegas

In Places to go, Restaurants by Adam

As any of you who have visited will know the Hakkasan culinary experience really is a cut above, and so when the Dapper Chapper favourite invited us to their Las Vegas restaurant on our recent visit there we absolutely jumped at the chance. And as expected, it did not disappoint. Located inside the MGM Grand Hotel, Hakkasan Las Vegas is …

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Christmas Gift Guide for Gentleman

In Lifestyle, Must Haves by Adam

It’s that time of year, so if you’re looking for a bit giftspiration below is a list of things a gentleman would appreciate this christmas. The guide will be updated every week in the lead up to Christmas so make sure you check back in. All the links to stockists are below!    Courvoisier Célébration Sensorielle XO gift set £200 at Harvey …

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Monroe of London Beard Oil

In Beard Blog, Grooming by Rashpal Amrit

Dapper Chapper favorite Monroe of London introduces a beard oil to its award winning range of grooming products. The beard oil, blended from grape seed oil, coconut, rosemary and sandalwood. Containing strong antioxidant, Vitamin E, this beard oil guards the skin from the environmental damage that men encounter every day. To ensure your skin and beard are in peak condition, …

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Antiques and vintage at Number8, East Croydon

In Home, Interviews & Inspiration, Lifestyle, Must Haves by Robert Etheridge

On the completion of the new East Croydon Station in 1992, the building was described as adding a ‘soothing uncluttered elegance to a remarkably jumbled part of Croydon.’ The glass and steel building, though not universally liked, was designed so future reorganisation and change could easily be accommodated. Timelessness, built in. Perhaps the designers knew that almost a quarter of a century …

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Ruffians Shoreditch Opens

In Beard Blog, Grooming by Rashpal Amrit

Ruffians has opened its newest shop in the heart of Shoreditch, only nine months after its successful Marylebone launch. Comprising of award-winning hairdressers, knowledgeable grooming experts and style-savvy trendsetters. Having experienced the new shop, I can say the Ruffians experience is still ever much present. Now the London’s East-end can get the Ruffians treatment. Located in one of London’s most …

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How to Choose a Man’s Wedding Band

In A Dapper Wedding by Adam

When it comes engagement and wedding rings gentleman tend to put a tonne of time thinking about his fiancé’s ring and forget that they need a wedding band too! I spent so much time researching the engagement ring, a process that I’ve written about quite a lot, that I actually forgot about my own wedding ring. This doesn’t make huge …

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Thomas Pink launches Pink Lion Rugby Club with Brian O’Driscoll

In Experiences, Interviews by Tom Dowler

The Pink Lion Rugby Club launches on Tuesday 8th November, with a week of British & Irish Lions fuelled entertainment featuring Lions Legends to celebrate the Official Outfitters, Thomas Pink’s new Tour Collection. As they did for the successful 2013 Lions Tour to Australia, Thomas Pink is once again playing an integral role as Official Outfitters for The British & …

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Dapper Chapper Tries… BLOK-Fit

In Fitness, Lifestyle by Tom Dowler

BLOK is a fitness space in Clapton, London,  located in a very stylish refurbished Victorian tram depot. It’s a boutique gym with two studios, full of original characterful features: exposed brick, vaulted concrete ceilings and cast iron pillars. The Dapper Chapper received an invite to attend their iconic BLOK-fit class and I leapt at the chance to try a new workout …

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Mamont Vodka Review

In The Dapper Bar by Neil Brotherston

We’ve not had vodka on the Dapper Bar for a little while, so we thought it was nigh on time that we put that right. To make up for some lost vodka time, we thought we’d bring you one of the most attention grabbing and distinguishing bottles on the market right now – Mamont Vodka. The eye-catching bottle of Mamont …

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Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

In The Dapper Bar by Michelle Connolly

This is new territory for Jack Daniels, after careful consideration they are taking steps into rye town. A fully matured, single barrel wonder, this is the first time they have used a new grain in over 100 years. So yes, it’s a pretty big deal. With rye whiskey consumption at ten times the level it was just ten years ago, …

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Limited-edition ‘AURORA’ Cystal Head Vodka

In Lifestyle, The Dapper Bar by Adam

Everyone wants a bottle of Crystal Head on their bar and we are no exception. Why, well because it looks like this (pic of the standard bottle by Dapper Snapper Joe Burns): But we’re not here to talk about how good our bar looks, instead about the news that the multi-award winning, ultra-premium Crystal Head Vodka has introduced AURORA – …

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Kenneth Cole MANKIND HERO Review

In Fragrances, Grooming by Adam

This September Kenneth Cole released a new men’s fragrance called MANKIND Hero, so of course we had it in to review! MANKIND Hero is the evolution from the popular MANKIND fragrance and the latest scent captures ‘a fresh mountain air accord and rich woods infused with black vanilla.’ This new fragrance by Kenneth Cole is a balance of strength and warmth. …