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Six Sneakers for Spring

By Gerard Flahive

With the completion of February comes the promise of spring and its warmer, fair conditions. Inspired by this promise, here are our favourite February sneaker releases, perfect for the coming months: NikeLab Roshe Daybreak x fragment – £110 Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design is no stranger to Nike collaborations, with previous efforts including takes on the […]

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The New Breed of English Shoemaking

By Adam

Uninspired by the limited range of shoes on offer for men, former Central Saint Martin’s graduate and graphic designer Jamie Harris decided there was only one thing for it – to make his own Thus began an odyssey that lasted nearly four years that would eventually give rise to the brand, ‘Modern English’. A new […]

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Louis Leeman AW16 at LCM

By Rashpal Amrit

Unveiled in the decadent surroundings of Hotel Café Royal, we were treated to an almost festive experience. Inspired by Alpine Gentlemen’s Clubs, with their elegance, atmosphere and intimate mood. Snow-clad mountains and white forests created a peaceful landscape with great richness. The mulled wine and rich deserts added to the experience. The metal detailing and […]

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LCM Lathbridge by Patrick Cox

By Rashpal Amrit

This collection stems from the nostalgia for Cox to revisit his bestselling style the square toe wannabe loafer. His reinterpretation includes several great versions including burnished suede and high shine calf. Most interesting is the luxurious hand painted python which references Patrick’s iconic 90’s loafers. The rest of the styles in the collection have been […]

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Five Sneakers For Winter

By Gerard Flahive

With winter starting to tighten its grip, resulting in cold and wet conditions, it is wise to put consideration into your footwear selections. Many brands utilise functional materials to deliver stylish sneakers perfect for any weather. Here’s our top picks: Adidas Hamburg GTX – £90 This classic 80s silhouette is updated with a durable nylon […]

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John Lobb – Spring Summer 2016

By Rashpal Amrit

A Dapper Chapper favorite, John Lobb has revealed its much-anticipated Spring Summer collection for 2016.  Inspired by the Cornish coast, the collection marries details with elegance for which the brand is renowned. The collection consists of a trio of featherweight unlined suede shoes featuring natural soles. They feature hidden laces and overlayed saddles highlighting the […]

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ohw? – Autumn Winter 2015

By Rashpal Amrit

ohw? (pronounced who?) is a new brand to the Dapper Chapper, the brands quirky details and premium quality really stand out from the crowd. The brand was launched in 2012 by two footwear professionals who strive for quality, design and brand integrity. For Autumn/Winter it has introduced a new range of more directional, sneaker inspired silhouettes […]

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Luxury Sneakers

By Rashpal Amrit

Sneakers have had a massive resurgence in recent years, from retro nostalgia to gracing the catwalk. Luxury brands offer some of the best examples with better materials and minimal silhouettes. We show you five of the best examples. APC A minimal tennis shoe made with calf leather is understated and clean. Price: £250 Balenciaga A […]

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Loake Shoemakers

By Adam

The Dapper Chapper will be doing a series of flash blogs to introduce dapper brands we think you should know about. Kicking things off are Loake who are one of Britain’s finest shoemakers. Based in Kettering with over 130 years of heritage, they are famous for their Goodyear Welted Loake shoes which can take up to eight […]

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Crockett & Jones X James Bond Spectre

By Rashpal Amrit

Dapper Chapper readers may be pleased to know, you can literally walk in the same shoes as our most famous British double 0 agent. Northampton shoe manufacturer, Crockett & Jones has once again supplied a selection of styles for the latest James Bond film, Spectre. These include; Camberley in black calf, Alex in black calf, […]

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G.H. Bass & co. x Huntergather

By Rashpal Amrit

Last Thursday Dapper Chapper was invited to the launch of British brand Huntergather’s collaboration with shoe brand G.H. Bass. Together they have created a leather Penny Weejun loafer for women and a Larson Weejun loafer for men; each supporting a Huntergather plectrum on the front. In 1936 G.H. Bass created the world’s first penny loafer. […]

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Rockport Heritage Collection takes us Boating

By Adam

Rockport’s boating history meets sophisticated style and comfort technologies for spring summer 2015. Fresh for this season the Rockport Heritage collection. The Rockport deck shoe prevails this season with contrasting white soles and colour pops. Paying homage to 1994, the year Rockport was recognised for its authenticity by the sailing world and became the official […]

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Brogues at Jones Bootmakers

By Adam

Looking for a new pair of brogues? How about a brand who have over 100 branches in the UK and have been making shoes for 158 years? Jones Bootmakers, a brand established in 1857, which evidently is the same year Hollywood was founded, are still shining brightly with key retail outlets across the country including […]

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Clarks Original

By Rashpal Amrit

125 years ago brothers Cyrus and James founded Clarks, now considered a British institution; which has had a resurgence in recent years. Five key models over the years have been staples in the brands identity. These are the Wallabee, Desert Trek, Lugger, Natalie and best of all the Desert Boot. Over the years they have […]