Spring Looks From Primark

Craig shares details of two looks using the same shirt and chinos from the spring range at Primark

For today’s post I wanted to show you a smart look and a casual look, both using the same shirt and chinos to demonstrate how you can achieve different looks while on a budget. Neither of these looks break the bank by any stretch of the imagination thanks to Primark’s low prices.

The shirt is a 100% cotton Oxford shirt with a button down collar. It’s slim fitting, bang on trend and is very versatile in how it can be worn. At just £8 it’s in stores right now and is also available in blue.

The straight fit tobacco tan chinos are also £8. I’ve teamed them with some classic brogues at £16 and a tie at just £3. Again these are available right now in stores. View Post

A Festival Look

Craig shows us his outfit from Primark that he wore to this years V Festival

Okay, this look isn’t dapper, I get it, but I could hardly turn up to V Festival in a suit, tie and leather brogues! Plus I owe it to you, my audience to show you a diverse range of styles. So while the majority of the time I do tend to dress smarter, it simply wouldn’t have been appropriate on this occasion and if nothing else I always recommend that you consider the occasion that you’re attending when choosing any outfit.

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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

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