The Dapper Chapper X New & Lingwood

By Adam Wednesday 17th May, 2017

Images by Sikh and Dread

A few weeks back I popped into New & Lingwood on Jermyn Street to work with them to build a look. The look need to showcase The Dapper Chapper but as always I was on the hunt for something unique. New & Lingwood is the perfect place to tick those boxes and here’s the look we created:

The fabric for this stylish suit, in an olive herringbone structure, is woven in Italy. The safari style is made in as part of New & Lingwood’s new soft construction which fits the shoulder beautifully with a minimal soft pad.

It is unlined and supremely comfortable. As this style demands, it features four flap pockets and has an internal draw string to enable you to accentuate or relax the waist which actually turns into a nice aesthetic feature.

The trousers feature a single reverse pleat, side adjusters, slant pockets and button-fastening back pockets. Finishing details include black corozo buttons, mitred waistband end and with most trousers at N&L they are unhemmed to allow for personalised tailoring.

I thought I’d stick with the safari theme finishing it of with a cream two fold poplin tailored shirt. The shirt boasts one button single cuffs and St James collar that has been specifically created for the more slender frame. This silhouette is not extreme but is styled in a more contemporary manner than our classic shirts with a French placket, square tail.

As you’d expect it’s made from 100% cotton all of their shirts are top quality.

To finish the look we chose on of the handmade English woven silk ties. Often people think that when they see gents with a perfect knot, you know like the Italian’s on Instagram at PITTI, that there is some secret way of tying it. Actually generating the perfect knot is usually down to the quality of the tie, so it pays to invest in quality.

The width is 8.5cm and we chose one with personality but their collection is big from subtle to bold. More importantly I can confirm that. New & Lingwood ties produce the perfect knot.

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