The Valentines Day Gift Guide

Craig shows us some great gifts for that special man this Valentines Day

Love is in the air! With the annual problem of what to get that special man in your life this year for Valentines day, That Dapper Chap is here to help with a selection of great gifts that he’s sure to love and appreciate just as much as he does you. Whether you have a big budget or something more modest I hope that this post inspires you.

The Jewellery

First up is the gold and brown diamond cuff from Alex Orso. At £270 the 3.5mm square gold and brown diamond cuff is cast in solid Sterling Silver, and plated in 22kt Gold. Available in 2 sizes, the cuff features a 1.8mm square brown diamond, discretely fitted flush into one end. The inside surface and edges of the cuff have a high polish, while the outside surface has a brushed satin finish. The product features Goldsmith’s Company hallmarks.

Alex Orso diamonds are sourced through suppliers who comply with The Kimberley Process and the World Diamond Council System of Warranties. The brown tinge of the brown diamond is very subtle making the stone look almost completely clear. 

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The Classic Tan Briefcase from Niche Lane

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles and reviews the classic tan briefcase from Niche Lane

With the direct aim of creating a range of luxury bags that are both functional and stylish, Niche Lane achieve just that and offer a great selection of holdalls, briefcases, iPad cases, passport wallets and back packs.

Just 4 years since it was established the company have fans all over the world and one of those is me.

For this sponsored post I chose the classic tan briefcase. If you follow my YouTube channel you’ll have seen the unboxing video, but I’ve included it below just in case you missed it.

The bag arrived beautifully packaged in a sturdy box. Inside that is a purple cotton dust bag and inside that you’ll find your new bag. 

The briefcase is a good size and is a prefect fit for my Macbook. It is also roomy enough for my diary, wallet, charging cables and even my lunch. What more does a guy need!

I styled the bag with a double breasted stone suit from Topman and used accessories to accent the colour of the bag.

With a pocket at the front, hiding under the closing flap, a pocket inside for a laptop and another on the back for papers etc, there are a lot of compartments for various items. Inside you’ll also find slots for credit cards or ID along with pen holders and a smaller pocket for your mobile telephone. Seems like they thought of everything. 

I found the fastenings easy to use and was able to deftly open and close the bag accessing everything that I needed at a moments notice. While I generally like to hold a briefcase by the carry handle I did use the shoulder strap one evening as I had to carry a large box home. The ability to throw the bag over your shoulder to free up both arms is always a benefit.

People loved this bag and thought it was way more expensive than it is putting a price tag of £400 to £500 on it. The briefcase retails at just £175 which is a great price for such a stylish addition to your collection.

The leather is a great quality full grain buffalo leather. It’s softer than I thought it would be which made it much nicer to handle than other briefcases that I have which are made of a much stiffer leather.

So, if you’re thinking of replacing your old briefcase or if you’re in the market for a new holdall, iPad case or back pack, please take a look at the range from Niche Lane as I’m very confident that you’ll find something more than suitable.