The Ben Sherman Style Challenge. Pt 3 – Casual

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles three looks from the Ben Sherman AW15 range. This casual look is the last in the series.

The casual look from Ben Sherman as styled by me

I was really pleased to be contacted by Ben Sherman as asked if I’d like to put together three looks from their Autumn Winter 2015 range. As a fan of the brand, of course I was going to jump at the chance!

I have gone for three distinctly different styles, one smart, one smart casual and the last one casual, just so I can show you the range of clothing that they offer.

This shoot by Ian Clark was shot in Waterloo train station,London,to keep in with the Ben Sherman ‘London Calling‘ campaign.


Look 3 – Casual

For this last look, I took a different stance and went for a less formal look. I know that I could have gone very casual and opted for a T-shirt and trainers, but that’s not really me and this is generally what I refer to as ‘casual’ Some will argue that the shoes are definitely not casual and I totally get that  but overall this look has a casual and much more relaxed feel than the last two looks that you can find HERE and HERE 

Ben Sherman: Big on the button up collar

The duffle coat a great classic coat for autumn winter

As soon as I saw this shirt I had to have it. I’m a huge supporter of the patterned shirt and I love red and blue together so his was a perfect choice for me. Of course I had to wear it buttoned up as it simply wouldn’t be Ben Sherman is I didn’t!

The lining for the Ben Sherman Duffle coat

The full casual look from Ben Sherman

These smart slim fit jeans in an all over dark wash maintain a cohesive palette and keep things relaxed. The wool duffle coat is going to keep you warm on those chilly days that sit waiting for us just around the corner. I love the lining of the coat in it’s traditional Ben Sherman mod check. 

Keeping that collar buttoned

The double monk strap shoes and paisley socks

Double monk strap shoes are big right now and in a tan leather these are perfect for this look. They are comfortable and stylish and will compliment a lot of looks over this season. To add some colour I donned a red paisley sock, again paisley being a very mod pattern which fits well with the Ben Sherman brand.

Keeping things urban with this graffiti back drop 

A closer look at the pattern on the shirt

Ready for the cooler weather in the navy duffle coat

Great fitting denim from Ben Sherman

The Ben Sherman double zip commuter bag

More wall art near London’s Waterloo Station

The collar on the navy wool duffle coat

Every outfit needs a good watch

Add a blazer and a tie to make the look instantly smarter

The red and blue printed pattern

Details of the Ben Sherman Duffle coar

Rolling up your jeans to show of your socks is very on trend

heading towards winter

Inside the Ben Sherman double monk strap shoes

A final look at this casual ensemble from Ben Sherman

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series. Feel free to add a comment below to let me know what you think of the three looks that I Chose and If you like the suit, just keep checking online or in store as it’s going to be available any day.

Where It’s All From

Tan Leather Double Monk Strap Shoes: Ben Sherman

Red Paisley Socks: Polo Ralph Lauren

Slim Fit Jeans: Ben Sherman

Black Belt: Primark

Red & Blue Printed Shirt: Ben Sherman

Navy Duffle Coat: Ben Sherman

Leather Bag: Ben Sherman

Watch: AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane

THANKS FOR READING!

The Ben Sherman Style Challenge Part 2 – Smart

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles three looks from the Ben Sherman AW15 range. This Suited and booted look is the second.

I was really pleased to be contacted by Ben Sherman as asked if I’d like to put together three looks from their Autumn Winter 2015 range. As a fan of the brand, of course I was going to jump at the chance!

I have gone for three distinctly different styles, one smart, one smart casual and the last one casual, just so I can show you the range of clothing that they offer.

This shoot by Ian Clark was shot in Waterloo train station,London,to keep in with the Ben Sherman ‘London Calling‘ campaign.

Look 2 – Suited & Booted

This second look takes things up a notch and shows off some of the great tailoring offered by Ben Sherman. Not yet available online, this 2 piece suit has a distinct check pattern that sets it apart from the standard navy suit. Still predominantly blue, it does have a shades of green and heather grey which add some real interest.

The suit fits really well. Okay so I had to alter the length of the trousers but that’s because I’m not one of the taller folk among us. The trousers fitted well on the waist in my size and the jacket felt like it was made for me.  In a time when different brands offer varying sizes of a 40″ chest it’s comforting to know that Ben Sherman seem to stick to the correct measurements. There’s nothing more frustrating than buying a jacket in your size only to find that it way too big or small for you. If your chest measures 40″ that’s the size jacket that should should rightly expect to fit you!

Keeping things tidy and business ready I opted for a clean, simple, white cotton shirt and a navy knitted neck tie. I think wearing a patterned shirt with this suit would prove difficult and the pattern would need to be very subtle. I personally wanted the suit to speak for itself and not distract the eye with other obvious elements.

To complete the look I opted for the classic Daniel Wellington watch but switched out the blue and green strap for a plain navy one, again to keep things elegant and simple. As for footwear I went for a houndstooth patterned sock and a classic black tassel loafer.

I hope you’re enjoying this series. Check back soon for the final ‘casual’ installment and If you like the suit, just keep checking online or in store as it’s going to be available any day.

Where It’s All From

Check Suit – Ben Sherman

White Cotton Shirt – Ben Sherman

Navy Knitted Tie – Ben Sherman

Black Loafers – Ben Sherman

Watch – Daniel Wellington

Houndstooth Socks – Rock My Socks

THANKS FOR READING!

The Ben Sherman Styling Challenge Pt 1

Craig of That Dapper Chap styles three looks from the Ben Sherman AW15 range. This Smart casual look is the first

Smart casual in jeans and blazer

I was really pleased to be contacted by Ben Sherman as asked if I’d like to put together three looks from their Autumn Winter 2015 range. As a fan of the brand, of course I was going to jump at the chance!

I have gone for three distinctly different styles, one smart, one smart casual and the last one casual, just so I can show you the range of clothing that they offer.

This shoot by Ian Clark was shot around London, Waterloo to keep in with the Ben Sherman ‘London Calling’ campaign.

Look 1 – Smart Casual

For the first look I wanted something that would be suitable for the office but which also wouldn’t look out of place in the pub on a friday night to round off the week with a beer with your mates.

These smart look slim fit jeans fit the bill perfectly. In a solid denim colour without fading or rips they add a relaxed element to what could otherwise be a very smart look if tailored trousers were worn.

Details of the navy blazer

The navy blazer is a classic, well fitted and comfortable to wear it can easily be dressed up or dressed right down with jeans, T-Shirt and trainers. The knitted tie keeps things a little more formal but also adds some interest due to the slightly unusual pattern.

Taking time out in the shadow of the Shard

Chelsea boots help keep the look office ready

Any city gent needs a great bag and for me this one is perfect. This is the iconic double zip commuter bag and comes in black or navy. The thing that appeals most is the fact that it has both handles and a removable strap. It’s spacious and apart from that it just looks really cool.

The spacious leather ‘Iconic double zip commuter bag’ £60.00

Man about town

Keeping things clean and simple I opted for a plain, slim fit pale blue cotton shirt with a button down collar. The chelsea boots are very on trend right now and finish this look off very well.

Inside detailing of the blazer

Coffee in hand and ready to start the day

A closer look at the ‘Mod’ tie £35.00

Keep thing simple with a crisp white shirt

Chelsea boots are very on trend for AW15

A look for the office or for the pub

Sheltering from the autumn breeze

Roll up the sleeves to make things more casual

Mickey helps to keep things fun

Every city guy needs a great bag

simple and classic

I hope you’ve enjoyed this first look. Let me know what you think by adding a comment.

Check back for the second look soon and take a look at the new range now.

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