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Tewkesbury Park Hotel Review

By Adam

With the British weather finally looking like it is taking a turn for the better now is perhaps the perfect time to look at your summer staycation or a weekend in the countryside away from the stresses of daily life.  During the last bank-holiday I took Mrs DC to Tewksbury, a good-looking part of the […]

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Acqua Di Parma Afternoon Tea at the Baglioni

By Alex Noble

There’s some aspects of British culture that do make me chuckle, such as taking euphemisms to the extreme, forcing barristers to wear wigs, having carpets within bathrooms and of course, our strange obsession with tea.  Afternoon tea was another concept that for a while I couldn’t quite grasp; It almost seemed like a bit of a […]

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Party Houses – Perfect Accommodation for a Group Getaway

By Alex Noble

Planning a stag do or a group getaway can be an absolute pain in the backside; the sheer volume of differing tastes and opinions to cater for when choosing stag group accommodation, a location, as well as choosing who to invite, what date to go on and who’s taking the hit on the deposit; and […]

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Half Hitch Gin Distillery

By Michelle Connolly

Half Hitch Gin Distillery, 53 Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, London NW1 Camden is full of little treasures, and the Half Hitch Gin Company is definitely one of the better finds to stumble across. Nested in off the main thoroughfare, the delightful little space is cosy and welcoming, the huge copper still emanating a genuine […]

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Track Days with Aston Martin

By Alex Noble

When it comes to bucket lists, many of us often have similar kind of listings…Fly through the Grand Canyon, attend the World Cup Final, own at least one bespoke suit from Savile Row, Climb Mount Everest and well, I imagine many of you reading would love to drive an Aston Martin at some point in […]

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The Dapper Chapper Tests #ZipCarFlex

By Adam

For those of you that follow us on Instagram, you may have seen on our stories that we’ve been testing out the Zipcar service recently after we were approached by the company about their #flexinthecity campaign. I hadn’t used the service before but recently moved to Wandsworth Common and see them around everywhere so naturally […]

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Dapper Evening Out with Heineken & The Human Library

By Alex Noble

Well chaps, I’m not going to lie to you, this one’s a little different. I’m always up for broadening my horizons; you know the old leap of faith where you choose the ‘louder’ pocket square or indulge in a rollneck for the first time but this post is actually nothing to do with either. In fact, it’s […]

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VENCHI ICE CREAM, COVENT GARDEN REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Venchi, 18, Henrietta St, London WC2E 8RB A couple of weeks ago Adam and I were invited to sample the chocolate and gelato on offer at Venchi, Covent Garden. I’m sure you’ll understand it was a struggle to pluck up the motivation to eat lots of handmade luxury chocolate! In a somewhat amateur move, we […]

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

By Michelle Connolly

Are you married to your motorbike? Resound with your ride? Succumb to your scrambler? On Sunday September 24th, one of the largest vintage bike rides in the world will be taking place across over 600 cities in 95 countries worldwide, and in the name of Movember we’re inviting you to take part. More than 70,000 […]

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A New Chapter for the Dunstane Houses

By Alex Noble

As a resident Edinburger, I adore this time of year. We are teased with pockets of sunshine amidst the countless overcast days of July, yet we don’t mind. Why? Because August is almost upon us, which means only one thing, the Fringe Festival is coming. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s a few local chaps about […]

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Judging The Style Awards at Gentleman’s Day

By Adam

Last Friday we spent a day with The Jockey Club Moet & Chandon July Festival at the July Course in Newmarket. The Friday was of course Gentleman’s Day and I represented The Dapper Chapper as one of the Style Judges for the Best Dressed Man. We had a lovely lunch with The Jockey Club along with Gethin Jones, Georgia Toffolo, Gary […]

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Watch Wimbledon at St James’s Market

By Adam

St James’s Market is offering the next best thing to a seat at centre court this week, showing live Wimbledon coverage on a big screen at St James’s Market, in the heart of London, from Tuesday 11 – Sunday 16 July. Admission is free, just join in during match time. Guest will have access to free […]

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How to do the BMW PGA Championship in Dapper Style

By Alex Noble

Golf’s a dapper sport isn’t it? A lovely blend of traditional and wacky fashion, an etiquette list that’s as long as the yellow pages and the most wonderful and leisurely source of exercise known to man. It’s also a magnificent spectators sport; and if you’ve not been, you’re in for a treat. The atmosphere is […]

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Balblair X Smoke & Dram

By Michelle Connolly

I think that Balblair and Smoke & Dram have managed to mastermind one of the most tempting Father’s Day feasts I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. The genius of pairing the smokestack powerhouses with the smoky dram masters was completely inspired. They came together to create a stunning four course Father’s Day foodie heaven […]