Marks & Spencer Launch the David Gandy Swimwear Range

That Dapper Chap shows us the new range of swimwear from Marks & Spencer designed by British super model David Gandy

Marks & Spencer announces the next stage in its exclusive men’s David Gandy for Autograph collection –
Swimwear. Following the global success of the David Gandy for Autograph underwear debut last year, the
eight piece swimwear collection, designed and modelled by the world’s only male supermodel David
Gandy, is set to launch online and in over 100 stores across the UK and internationally this summer at the
beginning of June 2015

The plain red swim shorts £25


Designed by David Gandy

David Gandy says: “The underwear collection has been really well received so launching swimwear this
summer seemed like the next natural step. The shorter short and lower rise shape that we introduced for
underwear has become very popular so I’ve introduced this for swimwear too and have created a collection
that can be worn in the pool or as casual wear throughout summer. 

I was inspired by images of Hollywood
stars wearing beautifully made swimwear in the 60s, and by my love of tailoring which I’ve incorporated in
the detail by including the use of side adjusters, contrasting buttons and also the hounds-tooth print which
has become a signature of the range. 

I’ve enjoyed putting the collection together and I’m excited to be able
to offer a more premium range of swimwear at high street prices.”
Scott Fyfe, Director of Menswear, Marks & Spencer, says: “After the success of the David Gandy for
Autograph underwear and loungewear collection, it made sense to expand the collection into swimwear.
David is extremely knowledgeable about style, and working with our swimwear experts he has created our
most premium swimwear collection yet. 

He’s designed an exclusive new fit that’s more tailored than our
current range, in a spectrum of eight colours, he’s incorporated extra design finishes and innovative fabrics
creating a really stand out range that I think our customers will love”.

Tailored fit, quick dry dogtooth swim shorts £25.00

A closer look at the dogtooth swim shorts

David Gandy has worked closely with M&S swimwear experts to develop a collection of eight swim shorts
in navy, light blue, cobalt blue, marine, orange, red, black and hounds-tooth, all in a new exclusive slim fit
shape, with a lower rise and shorter short. Bright colour and pattern are particularly popular swimwear
styles at M&S, so David was keen to include a new bold colour palette, as well as his signature houndstooth

David has included his love of tailoring in details such as side adjusters, contrasting buttons and
a discreet hounds-tooth print on the inside of the button fly. This is the first time M&S has launched a
swimwear range by waist size offering sizes from 28” to 40’’ for a more accurate fit, usually only found on
tailoring. The swim shorts are made with innovative Quick Dry technology to speed drying time, as well as
being sold with a drawstring water resistant bag. David Gandy for Autograph swimwear offers the most
premium swimwear styles to date at M&S menswear, and all at £25.

Tailored swim shorts in plain blue

All David Gandy for Autograph Swim Shorts are available for £25 and are now available in selected UK stores and online. The swimwear will be available online and in over 100 stores across the UK and Ireland. 


The faces and fashions of London Collections: Men. Part One

That Dapper Chap turns paparazzi as he snaps the people attending the latest London Collections: Men, weekend, including a few famous faces.

This is the first London Collections: Men that I have attended. I applied a few weeks ago and was delighted to receive an email to tell me that I had been accepted as an accredited blogger! Having said that, it was left a bit late which didn’t leave me too much time to apply for invitations to a lot of the shows and presentations that as usual filled the weekend.

Yours truly in a two piece suit by Next and brogues by Racing Green

So without a fully packed schedule, I was able to do a spot of photography and snap pictures of the most stylish people. I did get to a few shows and over the next few days I’ll share those with you too. But for now sit back and enjoys the fashions of London Collections: Men attendees.

A great mix of texture and pattern

Cool in shades and a leather jacket


David Gandy leave the Hospital Club in a sharp suit

David Gandy meets the crowd and provides photo opportunities

Style for miles

Stunning pleated bottom coat

Stylist Steve in a classic camel wool coat

The British winter cold called for hats and scarves

A heavy thick corduroy suit

Waiting for the shows to start

Even the ladies were beautifully atired

A dapper chap in his skinny fit checked suit

From classic style to contemporary LC:M saw it all

Classic tailoring and contemporary style were all welcome at LC:M

An urban kilted look

Tinie Tempah leave the Hospital Club looking sharp in this gray wool check suit

Tinie Tempah stops to take a picture of yours truly

Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw leave The Hospital Club

Cutting a dash in floral loafers and Zara coat

Adding a splash of colour with an orange trilby

Another dapper lady in classic tailoring and this seasons hat

Contemporary styling with this heavily military themed waistcoat.
Contrasting against the peacock print long line T Shirt

Back to Black. Simple and stylish

Thanks for taking a look at my post and please check back as this is only part one!