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G.H. Bass & Co. Boat Shoes

By Adam

Some believe that the Boat Shoe is an acquired taste, at Dapper Chapper however, we believe that its simply a must have addition to the wardrobe and one of the key crossover styles that has an ageless appeal. Over the years we have seen many adaptations of the boat shoe, from alternative colour-ways through to […]

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Universal Works: Hand Loom Indigo Denim

By Adam

Taking the origins of Japanese workwear and re-interpretating across various fabrics and styles has been something we have long-admired at Dapper Chapper. Nottingham-based Universal Works sits at the top of our list of brands doing it so well. Here we speak with owner David Keyte about his fascination with Handloom Indigo Denim, which is present […]

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New & Lingwood: What’s New for 2020

By Adam

Despite the lockdown spring has sprung for Luxury British menswear label New & Lingwood who are injected some much needed colour into our lives. We’ve blogged about both the sumptuous dressing gowns and signature safari jackets from previous collections so here is what’s new for 2020. Dressing Gowns: Statement styles include the Orange Blurred Paisley Silk Dressing Gown, expertly […]

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The £40 Fedora by Prevu

By Adam

Fedora’s are a man’s best secret to looking stylish. We’ve written a lot about the likes of Lock & Co & Christy’s but if you’re new to the world of hats you may be interested in a more entry level cost. Choosing the right Fedora can be quite tricky but Prevu has made this quite easy. […]

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Lou Dalton LCM AW16 Collection

By Gerard Flahive

Lou Dalton broadened her net for inspiration away from the hustle and bustle of the city for her Autumn/Winter 16 offering. The collection looked to the island that she identifies as a home from home, Shetland. The collection paid tribute to the workingmen of the island. Lou Dalton channelled the outerwear decisions of Shetland’s fisherman, […]

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What Really Goes Into Making a Bespoke Suit

By Adam

You have a big occasion on the horizon and you’ve decided to splash out on a new suit. Money has been put aside and you are searching for something specially fitted to celebrate the big day but with so many options where do you start? Terms like off-the-peg, tailored, ready-to-wear, custom-made, made-to-measure and bespoke have […]

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Carl Friedrik C1 Backpack Review

By Adam

Carl Friedrik is a brand has achieved some decent airtime on the blog, with our love affair starting when we reviewed their 25-hour Palissy bag, which seems to receive a positive comment every time I use it. Despite my best efforts to ‘engage my core’ with working days becoming longer, my posture has suffered a […]

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How to Don Cord this Winter

By Alex Noble

This is a material that has created much debate in the world of men’s fashion, accustomed with middle-aged, social science teachers, who had been left ion the dark ages of men’s style. However, whether you like it or not, it’s making its way back and we’re really quite happy about it. Trust us when we say it’s […]

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How to Dress for a Winter Wedding

By Alex Noble

To all those brave but slightly mad people who plan their big day in the depths of winter; we salute you. It gives us guys at DCHQ the chance to raid the AW wardrobe and assemble a killer outfit with the potential to upstage the bride…(if we do, more fool her for underestimating her guests). […]

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Ranger Wedge, casual booting style

By Adam

After a summer that seemed to break all records, we can be honest enough to say that, at Dapper, we were looking forward to dusting off the Winter wardrobe and re-discovering everything from the feet upwards. One of our go-to trusted footwear brands is the ever-present G.H. Bass, the stalwart US authority behind iconic product […]

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Archie Foal

By Adam

The purpose of visiting trade shows for us at Dapper Chapper is to find, or unearth brands that we may not have already heard of and to get a good old look at the latest street styles to keep ourselves informed. Safe to say, we see many brands that catch our eye and as is […]

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Richard Anderson Ventile Raincoat

By Adam

We’re now firmly fixed in autumn and loving the delightful autumnal weather we’re experiencing. However, our advice to you is enjoy it while it lasts. It’s time think ahead and turn your attention to arming yourself with a raincoat for when the weather deteriorates; because it will.  One brand I’ve always admired from afar is […]

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Dapper Diving: Watches to Accompany You to the Depths of the Ocean

By Alex Noble

Chaps, I don’t know about you but I’m sort of summered out. Well, that’s not entirely true; I bloody love summer but this year I’ve spent the season doing the norm…indulging in too much drinking, enjoying a couple of vacations (beach holiday and city break) and I must say, I’ve been there, done that and […]

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Cubitts St James’s Collection

By Adam

Someone asked me the other day if I was ever tempted to get laser treatment on my eyes so I didn’t have to wear glasses. The answer is no. Without ever really thinking about it the glasses I’ve worn over the last ten years have been the focal point of my style and even an […]