The Hammond & Co spring Mac

Craig shows us the perfect mac for spring from Hammond & Co at Debenhams

With Spring in the air it’s time to think about packing away the heavy winter coats and turning to something a little lighter, which will also protect you from that spring rain that we often get. Debenhams have a wide range of mens coats and for this sponsored post I want to show you this mac from the Hammond & Co range.

Made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester this mac is showerproof so you’re going to arrive at your destination as dry as when you left home. Being Hammond & Co, the cut is generous so while I’m generally a size medium I chose this mac in a small. So that’s something to be conscious of when you buy yours. View Post

Clothing By A Day’s March

Craig shares details of A Day’s March, a Swedish men’s clothing brand, and shows us his favourite pieces from the latest collection.

Influencer shares some of the range of clothing by A Day's March

Just some of the clothing available from A Day’s March

Established in 2014 by  Marcus Gårdö, Pelle Lundquist and Stefan Pagréus, they got together to create an affordable range of staple items that reflected their own style, which would stand the test of time  and help the wearer create a functional and stylish wardrobe. With their mantra “part of your life, your armour and your friend” at the front of their minds A Day’s March was born. 
Menswear from A Day's March

A smarter look from A Day’s March with their classic overshirt and chinos

Influences from the range are of course Scandinavian at the forefront, with elements of Italian style and a classic American element mixed in. It’s a relaxed collection that can be mixed and matched to suit the occasion. The range is also sustainably sourced across Europe and the guys wanted to address the issue of throwaway fashion, making sure that all of the pieces stood the test of time and wont date too quickly. Their £25 100% cotton T-Shirt has in fact been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, showing a real desire to ensure their clothing has ethical roots. View Post

The Latest Collection From Darren Kennedy

That Dapper Chap shares the latest collection by ‘Man of the Moment’ and fashion icon Darren Kennedy

What a couple of years its been for style icon Darren Kennedy! Not content with presenting on the UK’s top rating TV show, he has made critically acclaimed documentaries and landed a role with the Telegraph writing their menswear column. 

2013 saw him win the VIP Style Award and also launch his first menswear collection in collaboration with master tailor Louis Copeland. And things just keep getting better for the 30 something Irish gent, as little did I know when we met at an event earlier this year, that this weekend would see him making his debut on the UK X-Factor discussing the contestants style, and launching his third collection of incredibly sharp suits, again working directly with the highly talented Mr Copeland.

Darren models his Burgundy Brushed Wool Overcoat €850

This latest collection consists of a small range of well thought out, stylish and sharp suits and two overcoats, one in burgundy being this seasons most sought after colour.

Darren is clearly a fan of a double breasted suit and is often seen sporting one at various events and photo shoots. So, of course his collection was going to include at least one and he doesn’t disappoint by giving us the ‘George’ suit, a beautiful burgundy, double-breasted 3-piece suit and my absolute favourite from the new collection with is double breasted waistcoat completing a most dapper look.

The ‘George’ double breasted three piece suit

As well as grey, blues play a pig part in the collection and the Ferguson suit delights the eye with its bright blue hue. Again with a double breasted waistcoat the suits gives a very sophisticated look and a clean sharp silhouette. The ‘Ferguson’ is named after Irish engineer and inventor Harry Ferguson, and this is the theme throughout the collection.

The beautiful ‘Ferguson’ three piece suit. €1,180 / £930

Darren clearly wanted to create a top end product here and has made a point of only using the finest fabrics. Luxury is a key word here and with soft flannels which will keep out the chills on our daily commute during the coming months. Adding a fine coat will add that additional layer and Darren has given us a choice of two.

The Italian wool herringbone coat and the ‘Tom’
windowpane check suit

The first of these coats is made in an Italian black and white herringbone wool fabric and has a contrasting black velvet collar. Seen above with the ‘Tom’ double breasted suit in a stunning grey windowpane check €890 / £820. The second of the coats and one that’s now on my wish list is the burgundy brushed wool overcoat as seen below  with the the ‘Holland’ three piece suit in grey & burgundy check flannel.

Other suits in the collection include the ‘Brendan’, a blue flannel 2-piece suit and the ‘Ernest’ which is a navy box check flannel 2-piece Suit.

Talking about his latest venture Darren said, “Our Spring Summer DK x LC ‘14 collection went down a storm both here and in the UK. I got a chance to wear every suit from the collection and the reaction I received was phenomenal. I feel confident that our new Autumn Winter collection is our strongest to date. Both Louis and I have put a lot of work in to this collection, making use of the highest quality Italian fabrics, our combined experience and knowledge to create what I believe is, the quintessential must have winter wardrobe…each piece is a future classic in its own right”

The ‘Ernest’ navy box check suit


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