Sunday, 21 June 2015

Fathers Day - Mini Me

That Dapper Chap shows us his 'Father & Son' styling for Fathers Day with clothing provided by Next Menswear


When my Son was born we dressed him as we wanted to dress him, usually in cute dungarees and hand knitted sweaters . A few years later and he had his own ideas (not always good) and as he got older our styles differed incredibly. As I donned my tweed blazer and bow tie he was reaching for super skinny black jeans and scruffy oversized sweaters. 

Harry, suited and booted in classic navy

A champagne celebration
As he got older he became more interested in classic styling. While he still wears his skinny jeans he does like to dress up too and will now often borrow my bow ties when he goes to work in our local Topman. 

In a classic navy blazer and printed trousers
Boats bobbing on the historical marina
Classic tailoring from Next.co.uk
So for this Fathers Day, a table was booked at our favorite local seafood restaurant and wanting to look the part we styled ourselves using clothing from Next for a 'mini me' shoot.

Watching the world go by and enjoying the sunshine
Harry was adamant that he wanted a three piece suit. Sticking with classic navy he chose a skinny fit suit available in a full suit or to buy as separates. With the suit we wears an aqua slim fit shirt with floral tie and pocket square and a classic tan coloured leather brogue shoe.

A close up of Harry's floral print tie and pocket square

Harry in his three piece navy suit

The classic tan leather brogues
For my look I wanted separates that could look good as a single outfit but that can also be worn other ways for more formal or more casual looks. Next have some great printed blazers and trousers in stock for summer and I've been wanting to get my hands on some printed trousers for a while now. 

Chilling out at the historical marina

A look at the pattern on these printed trousers
The skinny fit printed trousers are really versatile as they can be dressed up for a smarter look as I have done today or dressed very simply with white pumps and white T-Shirt. I initially chose some navy brogues to wear with this look but switched at the last minute and went for a simple black leather saddle loafer. I think I made the right choice as I think the brogues may have looked a bit bulky.

A close up of the black leather saddle loafers

Father and Son share some quality time

The patterned trousers add individuality to this look
While our sunglasses are not from Next, the brown holdall is. The perfect size for a weekend away, they have a very good range of bags and holdalls available covering a wide range of styles and prices. My navy knitted tie is also from Next and is a great staple item at just £10.

The roomy brown holdall

A versatile look for work or for play

My blazer is again classic navy and has a two button fastening with elbow patches, in a slim fit it is well cut and I know it's going to be a 'go to' item time and time again. The watch, from Harding watches continues the navy colour scheme.

The blue Jetstream watch from Harding

Like Father, like son in navy tailoring

Harry's aqua coloured shirt lifts his look and adds colour

Boats on the marina

Time for dinner at our favorite restaurant

A great Fathers Day, thanks for my Son Harry

So, thank you to Harry for a great Fathers Day, I'm now going to put my feet up and let him make me a nice cup of tea while I watch my favourite movie. I hope all you Dads out there have had a great day and that you are just as proud of your Sons and Daughters as I am of mine, whatever their personal style.

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