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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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Oris Artelier Calibre 113 – A Real Watch for Real People

By Alex Noble

A question we’re often asked at DCHQ, is what makes Chappers tick? And by that, we assume they mean what is it that really stimulates us and gets us uber excited? Well, apart from a great Scotch, a Winchester chair and some pleasant company, we also love to look great and I don’t think you could […]

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Oris London Pop-Up Shop

By Alex Noble

The wonderful independent Swiss watch brand, Oris, have launched their first retail outlet within London and we are very excited about it. And you should be too.  South Molton Street plays host to this exciting new pop-up store, so chappers I would advise you find time to peruse their incredible range of stunning time-pieces. Oris are […]

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The Simba Luxe Mattress Review

By Adam

I think it’s universally accepted that a large proportion of humans love sleeping. You constantly hear people uttering that they need to ‘Catch up on sleep,’ or ‘How it took ages for them to nod off,’ – who knew it was such an interesting topic of conversation (It’s not by the way – Yawn!) One of the biggest perks […]

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Bugaboo Boxer Cabin Case Pure

By Adam

You see all kinds of strange things whilst travelling…the aeronautical obsessors or trainspotters, the chappers who are forever running late for connections,  those who thrive on getting absolutely thumped in the bar before travelling, and the deliberators who stand in front of the Waterstones fiction section for an hour trying to select a book (which they […]

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Hasselblad X1D-50c Review

By Joe Burns

As a self-confessed secret photography nerd and gadget fiend, I was ecstatic to be given the chance to shoot with a Hasselblad camera recently. Having jumped feet first into the world of photography around 7 years ago, I quickly developed a fascination with the premium brands and the technology behind them.  The pinnacle of this […]

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Smythson Diaries: Plan 2018 in Style

By Alex Noble

Without trying to sound too cliched, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and we’ve already harped on about how some traditions should be upheld; such as the writing of a Christmas card. For that of course, you need a pen…but what’s the point in having a pen for that sole purpose? Question: What […]

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The Parker Jotter: The Writing Utensil of a Dapper Chapper

By Alex Noble

Chaps, I’d like you to cast your minds back to a time when Christmas cards used to flood through your letterbox, and decorate your walls throughout December. The days when people actually took the time to write Christmas cards, instead of leaving a social media post or paying a card website to do the work for them.  […]

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Thomas Sabo: A Watch is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

By Alex Noble

Christmas is a wonderful time of year when anything goes. Your bad behaviour at the office Christmas party is usually swept under the carpet (at least until January), your chocolate indulgence is endorsed instead of frowned upon, and you’re allowed to ask for a gift that you wouldn’t dream of requesting at any other time.  I’m often […]

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The Royal Exchange Christmas Gift Guide

By Robert Etheridge

If you hadn’t noticed already, the festive season is looming large. The signs are everywhere; the streets are awash with autumn colours and every crunch of a leaf underfoot is a step closer to winter; the season of mulling everything, blustery walks, knitwear… and Christmas. Yes that’s right, Christmas means Christmas and to make a […]

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St James’s Market Advent Calendar is Live

By Matt Denney

With every passing Christmas, the competition to create unique and eye catching advent calendars seemingly intensifies. This year however, St James’, the original home of menswear in London, has taken this festive ritual to another level. Throughout December, The Pavilion in St James’s Market has been transformed into a giant advent calendar, each window concealing […]

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Mankind Advent Calendar

By Matt Denney

I’m still a big fan of the daily festive ritual that is the opening of an advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas Day. But it’s also fair to say I’ve also been on the look out for an alternative to the typical chocolate indulgence of previous years. Enter Mankind and their premium advent calendar, stocked […]

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DRINKS BY THE DRAM ADVENT CALENDARS

By Matt Denney

If, like me, the idea of enjoying a daily measure of your favourite spirit in the lead up to Christmas sounds a lot like perfection, then Drinks by the Dram have an advent calendar just for you. Beautifully packaged, each window conceals a different 30ml dram, with a range catering for gin lovers, whisky connoisseurs, […]

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2018 Gentlemen’s Christmas Gift Guide

By Adam

Here it is chaps, the 2018 Christmas Gift Guide. Below is a list of things you might want to ask Santa for this Christmas. Make sure you keep an eye on the guide all the way up to Christmas as new products will be added each week. This was updated on 4/12/2017. CINCO JOTAS IBÉRICO LOIN […]