What I Wore Today – Styling shoes by The Cano Shoe

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares what he wore today in a post where he styles the Benito sandals by The Cano Shoe and offers readers a 15% discount

It’s the time of year when the boots get put to the back of the cupboard and we pull out footwear more suited to warmer weather. The Cano Shoe offers a really nice range of fine quality shoes, each pair hand woven by Mexican artisans dedicated to keeping the ancient tradition alive.

Offering a selection of both men’s and women’s shoes, the gents collection consists of three styles: Pancho Villa, Benito and Zapata. All three styles are available in different colours from black to red, like the Benito sandals that I am styling today.

Three styles of hand woven shoes from Tha Cano Shoe: Zapata in black, Pancho Villa in brown , Benito in blue and  Zapata in grey

For this sponsored post I wanted the colour of the shoes to be the main focus, so chose a shirt with a similar coloured pattern. The pattern on the shirt is also reminiscent of the woven lines within the shoes. 

With jeans to keep the looks relaxed, I accessorised with colour matching bracelets and watch strap to carry the story forward, and added briefcase to sharpen the look. It also sits well within the colour palate.

 
If you’re looking for a new pair of summer shoes, look no further and see what The Cano Shoe can bring to your wardrobe. I can testify that these shoes are incredibly comfortable. I wore them all day, without socks and this was perfectly fine. No blisters, no pinching or rubbing. Just what you need from a summer shoe.

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Product Review of the Nelson Martina Classic Gold Watch

Craig of That Dapper Chap reviews the Classic Gold watch by Nelson Martina and offers readers an exclusive 15% discount on orders.

This is a sponsored post of honest and unbiased opinion

Product

Nelson Martina were kind enough to send me the Classic Gold watch to review and so this is what I shall focus on today.

We all know that Swiss watches are some of the best in the world and have been produced there since the 16th century.

The Classic Gold watch is one of these Swiss made watches and one of a collection of ten classic style watches offered by Nelson Martina. 

If you’d like one read on for details of an exclusive 15% reader discount.


The Classic Gold watch has a white dial in a gold case which measures 40mm. The movement is Swiss and made by RONDA, a Swiss based company and one of the largest manufacturers of movements in the world.

With its padded calf leather strap and gold furniture, the watch has a 45 month battery life and comes with a sapphire crystal, which after diamond is the second most scratch resistant material on the planet.

All of this and free shipping to anywhere in the European Union and a two year warranty!


Price

The watch sells at £200 (€249 $284) which I think is reasonable for a timepiece of this quality. It’s a price with is comfortable for most gentlemen and at a nice level for a gift.

Packaging & Presentation

When you buy a quality item you expect the packaging to be of high quality too. What’s on the outside should directly relate to what’s inside, and Nelson Martina have got it right.

There’s a sturdy black cardboard sleeve in which sits the box case. The red tape around the sleeve holds the box in place and refers to the Swiss red which is a nice design continuation.

The box case is a nice weight and very sturdy, again speaking quality.

Inside you’ll find your watch nestled nicely in its padded bed. That’s where you’ll also find your warranty and instruction card.

Performance

As with all of the watches I review I set the time by the Speaking Clock. When checking back 24 hours later the watch had maintained perfect time.

The watch feels nice on the wrist and it is neither heavy nor cumbersome. The strap is comfortable, and once on it was easy to forget that I was wearing it, unlike some larger and heavier watches that I own.


Pertinency

If you’re a guy who likes to wear his status on his wrist this might not be the timepiece for you. This, as its name suggests, is a ‘classic’ watch. Excuse the pun but it’s pretty timeless in its design and is unlikely to offend anyone.

If you’re in the market for a well made, good looking watch you should check out Nelson Martinas’ collection of classic watches.

Pro’s & Con’s

The watch is very easy to wear. It looks great and has a very clean look that won’t date.

I like a watch with a date so that aspect appeals to me, as does the simplicity of the face. There is one aspect that does polarise opinion and that’s the numerals. Some people will want numbers rather than hour marks, that’s just how it is. Other watches in this range do have Roman numerals, so if you’re someone who wants something a little easier to read maybe that’s an option for you.

Other than that small aspect I cannot fault this watch. It’s unintrusive, uncomplicated and sophisticated in its design.

People

Nobody in the team disliked this watch. Matt thought “this is a very classic watch with an elegant strap of thick leather” He also commented that “it has a nice ticking action. Smooth” He also mentioned the lack of numbers, stating “There are no numbers, maybe people don’t need them, most people can tell the time, unless you’re Joey Essex of course”

Kelly mentioned that “It’s sleek and stylish”

Girty told me “It’s very sleek and has a soft comfortable strap” He also liked that fact that it’s water resistant.

And lastly the one you’re all waiting for: The Enigmatic Mr G told commented on the “classic design” but did feel that it was “safe” and “Lacked innovation”. He also said that “It’s not objectionable but it is a bit anodyne”

Précis

Overall I’m a fan of this watch. As the name suggests it’s a classic design and it is exactly that. The price point is reasonable and I really like the packaging.

I shall be wearing this watch a lot.

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This is a sponsored post of honest and unbiased opinion