Feel the teal

Following yesterday’s need for tweed and the ensuing warmth that left me panting like a dog after a run on the beach in the noon sun, I decided for a more appropriate outfit today. 

In this weather you can’t go wrong with natural cotton and both the shirt and chinos are made from said fabric.

Being a little tired after being up until the early hours working on a new and exciting project (watch this space) I needed a sugar hit today and opted for Spelly Jellyies! While incredibly tempting to spell out four letter expletives, I refrained and spelled ‘watch’ I did intend to spell ‘Timex’ but there was no ‘X’! But I definitely saw ‘F’ ‘C’ ‘U’ and ‘K’ so if I was wearing French Connection UK we’d have been okay! 😉. I also noted a ‘C’ ‘U’……..okay I’m going to stop now! Such fun!

Shoes: Topman

Socks: Topman

Chinos: Next

Shirt: Topman

Navy knitted Tie: Next

Tie Clip: vintage via EBay 

Cardigan: Primark

Watch: Timex with Nato band

Bracelets: various, some hand made

Briefcase: vacation purchase

Sunglasses: Frank Tailor

Spelly Jellies: Haribo😉


Bring out the tweed

I know it’s still pretty warm in the UK but after a bit of a chill in the air yesterday I decided to bring back the tweed as I’ve missed wearing waistcoats and a heavy fabric. I just wished that I had known it was going to be 26 degrees today before I put it on. Note to self: check forecast before donning tweed!

This is a three piece suit and I was tempted to wear all three pieces but I’m bloody glad that I didn’t now as all I’d be doing would be carrying it around like an accessory!  Speaking of accessories, today’s included my favorite vintage watch and this amazing vintage briefcase that I picked up at a vintage fair last year.

The bow tie is also vintage and I think that all the accessories when added to this suit go to make a very heritage look, very British and very me.

Leather tassel loafers: ASOS

Floral sock: Topman

Suit: Primark (London)

Shirt: RochaJohnRocha at Debenhams

Bow tie: vintage from EBay

Watch: vintage gold Longines, gifted

Briefcase: vintage

Bracelets: various sources, some handmade


Rock On

What is That Dapper Chap wearing a non dapper look? A dapper look this is not and I’ll tell you why. A few days ago somebody mentioned my waistcoats and bow ties and commented that they wondered what I’d look like with a rocky look, much to the amusement of others around us. Challenge accepted I thought!!

This T-shirt is one I’ve owned for a while. A few years ago I wasn’t so well groomed or as dapper as I appear now. I wore ripped jeans, scruffy converse, a rock t-shirts and a leather jacket. The ripped jeans have long gone, as has the leather jacket but I still like these type of T-shirts and do throw one one on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

The jeans are a skinny fit black stretch denim which I will wear with a shirt, waistcoat and a tie, maybe with a pair of black brogue boots but today was way too hot for anything other than an old well washed t-shirt and some worn in Chucks.

Shoes: Converse

Jeans: Primark

T-Shirt: H&M 

Watch: Timex Weekender

Bracelets: various

Sunglasses: Burton Menswear

Belt: DKNY

Briefcase: vacation purchase