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

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The Denim Jeans Style Challenge – Look Three

That Dapper Chap shares the third look in the denim style challenge, creating five very different looks from just two pairs of jeans.

This is a sponsored post of honest and unbiased opinion

Welcome back again to this denim jean style challenge, and part three in the series where I am creating five distinct styles with just two pairs of jeans from next.co.uk. If you haven’t already read the details of the challenge or the very interesting denim survey results by Burton Menswear, find it HERE

All photography by the very talented Ian Clark of PhotoByIan, check out his other work HERE

The two pairs of jeans from Next.co.uk that I used for the challenge

Look Three – Total Chill

I tend to wear jeans at the weekend. Yes, I will sometimes wear a smart pair for work with a shirt and tie but if I want to just chill out and listen to some music, it’s a sloppy pair of jeans and my favorite T-Shirt. I just stick on my headphones, crank up the volume and it’s the sofa for me, feet up, eyes closed and nodding to the beat.

The full look. Ripped jeans are a style departure for That Dapper Chap!

 

Rocking to the beats in my favorite T-Shirt

For the chilled rocky look, I chose the rip repair jeans, available HERE from Next.co.uk for £45.00 and pulled on some navy and white striped socks and some white pumps, keeping the look very relaxed.

On top I chose my favorite T-Shirt, designed by a good friend of mine in the US. It’s an original design, printed on to triblend fabric, combining cotton, rayon and polyester making it incredibly soft. Enquiries about this T-Shirt and forthcoming designs to brian@greycardigan.com

Mirror aviators add to the rocky look

In addition to the T-Shirt I chose a grey bomber jacket and some mirror aviators. This look will see you at the pub, a lunch with friends or just running around doing chores. It’s comfortable and relaxed, just like the jeans themselves.

A closer look at the bomber jacket
Keeping things chilled in my favourite T-Shirt
The white pumps and striped socks
The navy and white striped socks

 

A closer look at the rips and repairs

 

 

The incredibly comfortable East Side, West Side T-Shirt

 

Ready for running around or simply chilling out

 

Photography

All photography by Ian Clark. Check out his work at HERE

Find him on Twitter HERE

Find him on Instagram HERE

The Details

Rip Repair Denim Jeans – Next £45.00

White Pumps – Next £25.00

East Side, West Side T-Shirt – Grey Cardigan £17.00

Charcoal Bomber Jacket – Next £65.00
Navy & White striped Socks – Rock My Socks £8.00

Mirror Aviators – Next £13.00

Headphones – Itek £15.00

Thanks for checking back. Look out for part four in this denim jean style challenge series where I’ll show you a look that’s perfect for date night.

 

THANKS FOR READING!

The Denim Jean Style Challenge – Look Two

That Dapper Chap shares the second look in the denim style challenge, creating five looks from just two pairs of jeans.

This is a sponsored post of honest and unbiased opinion

Hello again, welcome back to the second instalment of the Next denim jeans style challenge. If you haven’t already read the details of the challenge or the very interesting denim survey results by Burton Menswear, find it HERE

All photography by the very talented Ian Clark of PhotoByIan, check out his other work HERE

The two pairs of jeans from Next.co.uk that I used for the challenge

Look 2 – Preppy Afternoon

For this very preppy look I again chose the smart jeans which can be found HERE. Available from Next.co.uk for £35.00.

Working from the ground up we have some white pumps, sockless of course with a roll on the hem of the trousers, perfect for the warmer spring days that should just be around the corner!

Its back to college with this very preppy look

Plain white pumps with no socks, perfect for the coming weather

The shirt is a pale blue poplin shirt with button down collar, again keeping it really preppy and very Ralph Lauren. Over that I’ve added a red cardigan with a grey trim, keeping is slightly unbuttoned for a relaxed feel. The bow tie adds some formality and the watch continues the preppiness.

I also added a navy blazer with a grey trim, to keep out the spring breeze and some glasses, a great bag and a book or two for that intellectual look.

The glasses, bag and books help create that preppy image

The right accessories continue the theme

All ‘prepped’ and ready to go

This cool belt adds a bit more interest and is a very preppy addition

 

 

The lobster bow tie is a great nautical touch

The full look. Preppy style with the Next smart jeans

Photography

All photography by Ian Clark. Check out his work at HERE

Find him on Twitter HERE

Find him on Instagram HERE

The Outfit

White Toe Cap Pumps – Next £25.00

Dark Raw Jeans – Next £35.00

Pale Blue Poplin Shirt – Next £20.00

Cardigan – Primark £10.00

Lobster Bow Tie – Paul Hewitt £35.00

Blazer – River Island

Brown Croc Briefcase – Antoni Manuel £250.00

Silk Tie Belt – CNYTTAN £54.00

Watch  – Daniel Wellington £149.00

Red Jasper Bracelet – Parvenu London £29.50

Glasses – Specsavers £60.00

I hope you’ve enjoyed part two of this five part series. Check back again for part three where I’ll share a look that most people would never expect to see That Dapper Chap wearing! Even a dapper chap has to chill sometimes!

THANKS FOR READING!