Craig from That Dapper Chap shows us his Farrell navy wool suit, available from Primark
Farrell At Primark
The Farrell brand, founded by international pop star Robbie Williams was named after Robbies Grandfather and the brands values and style, are based on this. Robbie explains “Jack Farrell was my granddad, he fought in the Second World War and he worked down the pit all of his life, after being a soldier. He had a tough life, but he always dressed well and his attire was always spiffy. That’s what I remember about him the most”
He goes on to say “This season for Farrell I wanted to explore good old British history and heritage…. tweed / wool suiting and checked shirts, like my grandfather would have worn. Then pieces like the Harrington Jacket to the Mod-inspired parka’ are more iconic shapes that, for me, define looks from the 60’s”
This seasons collection is very British, and the suits on offer are of great quality but still very affordable. Wool and tweed are used in the new range of suiting, and other great quality fabrics are utilised, such as suede and leather. Primark have turned a corner here and they are really not holding back this season, making their mark with this quality collection.
The Farrell Range is only available in selected Primark stores so check which ones stock the range HERE. If you do manage to get hold of some pieces just make sure you post a picture on Instagram and Twitter and #Farrell
Styling My Suit
This suit has a great slim fit. It is well cut and well made. The trousers were a little long for me so I had them tailored. There’s nothing worse than bunching at the ankles. If you want to make yourself look shorter, that’s one sure way to do it! I’m not a tall bloke so I make sure my trousers finish nicely at the shoe (or just above as is the trend right now)
This is a heavier weight winter suit and with the wool content at 41% it’s guaranteed to keep you warm. There is also a matching waistcoat available at just £18 for an additional layer.
Going for a ‘dapper’ look (and why wouldn’t I?) I kept the look clean with a slim fit white shirt which has a very subtle pattern. This adds some interest and depth.
The chambray diamond point bow tie adds that element of chic and the grey hopsack flower lapel adds some personality and an accent of fun. The black buttons on this shirt help keep this look very formal.
With polka dot socks and pocket square, some sun glasses to keep out the low autumn sun and some classic loafers I was suitably attired.
All photography by Ian Clark of PhotoByIan.
Where it’s all from
Black Leather Loafers: Next £48.00
Polka dot socks: Primark pack of 4 £5.00
Farrell Navy Wool Suit: Farrell At Primark £40/£20
Belt: Primark £3.00
Trouser Chain: Home Made
Bow Tie: Primark £3.00
Lapel Pin: Dapper Lapel
100% Cotton Premium Slim Fit Shirt: Primark £10.00
Sunglasses: Primark £2.00
Polka Dot Pocket Square: Primark £1.00
Aquapro Watch: Harding Watches £360.00
Bracelets: Our Saints £25.00 each
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