Blue and green should never be…WHAT?!?!

After a few glasses of wine last night while watching a creepy movie and listening to a storm thrash and crash it’s way across my town, I thought I’d awake today bleary eyed and groggy, but I woke bright eyed and bushy tailed. Weird! Creepy movies, storms and wine are clearly a recipe for a good nights sleep. Note to self: must get more of all of the aforementioned items!

Today’s look started with this blue and green club style tie which was sent to me by Southern Gents. There were a few awesome goodies in the box that plopped itself on my doorstep late last week and I’ll be showing you all of them in my daily outfits as well as conducting a full product review for them on the blog soon, so watch this space! 

Keep this to yourselves but the guys at Southern Gents have also put up some great prizes for the next #ThatDapperChap Instagram contest, but that’s just between you and me right. Shhhhhhh🙊

So armed with the tie (which just happens to be in my favorite colour way) I dragged out this green and blue gingham shirt and green cordoury waistcoat. The weather has broken thanks to the storm so it was a little cooler today, allowing me to layer a little.

To keep the look light I chose this unlined summer cotton blazer and a pair of chinos. With a blue flower lapel pin and a camoflage pocket round, also from Southern Gents. I grabbed my sandwiches, stuffed them in my bag with an apple and my notebook and off I went.

It was a good Monday, as Mondays go, and I managed to get a lot off my To Do list, so all in all a good day. I hope yours was too.

Brown leather brogues: John Rocha

Cashmere striped socks: Moss

Chinos: Next

Blue and green gingham shirt: GAP

Green cordoury waistcoat: Topman

Summer cotton blazer: Jasper Conran

Club tie: Southern Gents

Camo Pocket round: Southern Gents

Lapel flower: Bespoke Unit

Briefcase: John Rocha

Watch: Vintage gold Longines


A Twist Of Lime

I must be getting old! One late night in London for LC:M and I’m tired for two days! What’s that about? I have been busy preparing a piece for the blog about my time at the Lutwyche SS15 preview but I’m waiting for photographs from my fellow attendee Viktor Mann of The Man And Glam Blog. So watch this space.

Today’s look was entirely created around this tie! It’s one of four that I bought while on a trip to Leeds. Instagrams Oneyounggent had one and I liked it so much that I went on a hunt for it, but I didn’t expect to find four different designs!

I picked the lime colour out of the tie as an accent for today’s look and pulled out a lime coloured bracelet, lapel pin, pocket square, nato band for my watch, socks and even laces for my blue suede brogues.

Shoes: Savile Row

Socks: Topman

Chinos: Next

Shirt: Primark

Tie: Primark

Blazer: Topman

Bag: Next

Watch: Timex Weekender

Bracelets: Handmade

Tie Clip: Vintage