My top five picks for September

Craig of That Dapper Chap shows us his top five picks for September and gives you a chance to win the Oud De Nil fragrance from Penhaligon’s

UPDATE: The winner of the fragrance has been notified by email.

As Autumn comes along with cooler and wetter weather it’s time to assess our wardrobes and add a few new favourites. So with that in mind I’ve had a look around at our favourite brands and picked out my top five picks for September.

The Bag

First we have the DonniniS Doctor’s Medical Bag from Maxwell Scott Bags.

Having the Calvino briefcase in my bag armoury (see my post on it HERE) I can confirm that the quality of the bags from Maxwell Scott is second to none. With a classic vintage style look it’s a super stylish bag and it’s going to hold everything that you need.

Price £324

The Blazer

Next we have the Decker double breasted blazer from White Stuff. A different style for White Stuff I’m already a fan, and for me this is a must have piece for AW16/17

Made from a wool-mix herringbone tweed with a cool geometric print lining, it comes with a matching pocket square and a funky little lapel pin.

Price £145

The Fragrance

The Penhaligon’s Oud De Nil fragrance offers head notes of Bergamot and grapefruit, and base notes of Oud, Guaiac Wood, Resins and Amber. This fragrance is reminiscent of the atmosphere of a bygone era, and is the latest addition to the Trade Routes collection which I covered in a previous post HERE

That Dapper Chap is offering you the chance to win this fragrance. Entry is simple and at the bottom of this post.

Price £156.00

The Accessory

We all know the British weather! so a good umbrella is an essential piece of kit for any discerning gent. This M&S Collection umbrella is just the ticket and will provide the necessary shelter from those autumnal downpours.

Price £25.00

The Footwear

Okay, I’m biased but I love Base London shoes. As the weather gets cooler our thoughts turn to winter walks and kicking leaves in the park. These are the Troop boots in tan leather.

With brogue styling they’re a great sturdy boot and will see you through the cooler, wetter months


I hope you approve of my choices for September! Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

The Giveaway

That Dapper Chap is giving readers a chance to win a bottle of Penhaligon’s Oud De Nil fragrance worth £156. Suitable for both men or women it will arrive in a Penhaligons bag and gift box.

All you need to do to enter is to follow this blog! Just add your email address in the ‘Follow By Emailg’ section (shown below) validate your request, and you’ll automatically be entered. The winner will be chosen at random in 1 weeks time on Saturday 24th September announced here and contacted by email.


Maxwell Scott Bags

Craig of That Dapper Chap introduces us to Maxwell Scott Bags and the Calvino briefcase and offers readers the chance to win a credit card holder.

Meet Maxwell Scott Bags

Maxwell Scott bags are a luxury British brand offering beautifully handcrafted bags and accessories for men and women made from fine Italian leather.

Established in 2002 Maxwell Scott Bags have recently re-imaged and set about making waves with one single aim, and that is to become the most loved British bag company in the world. 

With a range of top quality products to rival any other brand out there, Maxwell Scott Bags are a true contender for this title, and I for one am super impressed with the bag that I received.

What’s in my Calvino briefcase?

If you’ve subscribed to my YouTube channel you’ll already have see the unboxing of the briefcase. If you haven’t I’ve included it here too, but you’ll see all of my videos on YouTube first, so be sure to subscribe!

Okay, I have to tell you that I LOVE this briefcase! I’ve used it over the last few days and it’s become my new best friend. To start with it’s very light. While the leather is of a high quality it’s not weighty and cumbersome like some leather bags can be. 

As a blogger I often get asked “what’s in your bag” so I thought I’d share that with you while showcasing the Calvino briefcase.

My diary, along with my notebook are essential, as they have details of all of my appointments, events and my blog schedule. Without them I don’t know where I’d be, so those are two items I have to have with me at all times.

Because I need to stay connected at all times, my charger and lightening stick are also essential. When I’ve taken pictures with my camera I’m instantly able to to transfer them to my iPad or iPhone and then share on the blog or other social media.

I also carry some extra strong mints, hair product and cologne to ensure that I arrive fresh to any meetings. My mini umbrella stops me arriving wet and bedraggled. 

Every guys needs a wallet and I’m no exception, but I also carry a leather envelope where I can stash my receipts for safe keeping for the tax man. That’s also where I keep painkillers, just in case of a headache.

And lastly I always carry a fabric shopping bag to make sure than when I shop I don’t add to any environmental catastrophe cause by plastic bags!

So, that what a dapper chap carries in his Calvino briefcase!

Win a Marco credit card holder

That Dapper Chap and Maxwell Scott Bags are offering readers a chance to win the Marco, luxury slim leather credit card holder.

Priced at £32.00 and available in tan, dark brown or black, all you have to do to be in a chance of winning is to click the competition link below and follow the simple instructions! Good Luck!

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Win a £130 voucher to spend on shoes at Frank Wright

To celebrate their 130 years in the business Frank Wright are offering readers the chance to win £130 to spend online!

About Frank Wright

Frank Wright was established in London in 1885 and originally made peg sole boots for the cavalry officers at Chelsea barracks. The brand relocated to Kettering and continued to innovate, becoming a major part of the ‘Carnaby Street’ scene in London in the 1960s. 

During the late ‘70s and ‘80s Frank Wright cemented its place amongst the youth culture of the day and became a wardrobe staple on the terrace scene. Today Frank Wright draws on influences from the rich heritage of the brand to create a collection of trend led footwear, classic designs with modern styling.

Congratulation to all the guys at Frank Wright for reaching the ripe old age of 130! Many Happy Returns!

The Busby Bison Suede derby £80.00

The Blyth Black Leather loafer £80.00

The Oval Tan Leather Lace Up Boot £110.00

The barnet II Black Leather Chukka Boot £80.00


For your chance to win a voucher worth £130 to spend online at Frank Wright follow these simple instructions:

  • Add a picture of your favorite shoes or an image of your favorite Frank Wright shoes to your instagram account.
  • Write the following comment on your post “I’m entering the Frank Wright £130 giveaway and @xxx and @xxx should too” (entering the names of two instagram friends who you think should enter.
  • Use hashtags: 



Winners will be announced on Instagram and here in a weeks time and will be contacted for a postal address where Fr4ank Wright will send your voucher.


My new  Barnet II Oxblood leather boots £80.00



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