Denim From Primark

Craig takes a trip to Primark to take a look at their range of denim and puts a look together from the latest range in stores.

One of the things that I aim to do with my blog is share all sorts of styles, for all sorts of budgets and inspire those of different views to try something different or try a different store when shopping for a new look. As we know, Primark is a low cost fashion store that offers a huge range of up to date clothing for the fashion conscious on a budget. This casual look has all been chosen from the very latest selection in stores right now.

Every guy needs jeans. Primark’s current range has a huge selection of denim in a wide range of styles, colours and cuts. From straight leg to super stretch skinny and from the darkest black to the palest faded blue. Some are plain, others are ripped or faded, so there’s something there to suit all styles. View Post

Great denim from White Stuff, Part 2 – Gin

Craig of That Dapper Chap shows us how he styled the ‘Gin’ jeans from White Stuff, and tells us how we can win a weekend away courtesy of the White Stuff #SLICEOFSUMMER competition

In part 1 of the White Stuff denim series I wore the Whisky jeans. Staying with the boozy theme White Stuff also offer us the ‘Gin’ jeans. Just like the Whiskey jeans they come in mid wash, rinse wash, but also in antique wash. The jeans I’m wearing today are the rinse wash. 

As it was such a beautiful day that we decided to shoot this post at our beach hut on the British coast.

A close up of the finishing of the ‘Gin’ jeans

Beach huts overlooking the the cliff and the sea

A slimmer fitting jean than the ‘Whiskey’ jeans, the ‘Gin’ jeans have a contrast paisley lining inside the back waist and purple stitch detail on the back pockets and hems. They’re finished with a button fly and a branded leather patch, and are 100% cotton.

The ‘Axel’ blazer hanging up in our little beach hut

Reading the White Stuff magalogue, featuring yours truly in their High Summer feature

To go with the jeans and the watery theme I chose the ‘Freestyle’ shirt which depicts divers in various poses making their way into the water. In 100% cotton shirt it has a contrast back neck trim, branded buttons and embroidery detail. It’s a smart and crisp shirt, with a bit more personality than your average stripy shirt.

The back of the ‘Freestyle’ stripped shirt

The cotton and linen blend ‘Axel’ blazer, complete with anchor lapel pin

The ‘Axel’ blazer continues the nautical theme and comes complete with an anchor lapel pin. This cotton-linen mix blazer is from the White Stuff Gentlemen’s Relish range, and matches the Axle waistcoat. With printed chambray lining and three internal pockets, it has branded buttons and an embossed metal tab.

Relaxing with a cuppa in our little beach hut on the Suffolk coast

Having a great time of the Suffolk coastline

The back of the Axel Blazer from White Stuff
Cliff top beach huts with stunning sea views

On my feet I wore the ‘Jimmy’ suede shoes. I love these shoes. They’re incredibly comfortable and can be dressed up or down. They’re very versatile and will suit a lot of different looks. The socks are from White Stuff too, but they are now unfortunately out of sock, sorry stock!

Getting ready for the obligatory paddle!

My ‘Jimmy’ brown suede shoes. Comfy and stylish

A closer look at the Freestyle shirt and Axel blazer

After an hour or so relaxing at the beach hut, reading the White Stuff magalogue and enjoying a much needed cup of tea, we felt a tad hungry. It must be the sea air! Now, we could have simply popped to the shop for a sandwich, or even brought our own with us, but when you have great local fish and chips and a beautiful pub on your doorstep it’d be rude to ignore it!

The Ferry Boat Inn. A great British pub offering up great atmosphere and great grub

Wearing my Gin jeans and Freestyle shirt for dinner

The Ferryboat Inn is so popular and is always filled with people soaking up the traditional, quintessential British seaside pub atmosphere. I’m sure that the excellent food keeps them coming back time and time again. It certainly draws us back, and it’s much better than a packed lunch!

Coke for me as I was driving

So excited to dig into my dinner at the Ferryboat Inn

Freshly cooked fish and chips . And this is just a half portion!

Fine Gin to drink and fine ‘Gin’ jeans to wear!

We had a really relaxing day in this old fishing town, ate our fill of perfect fish and chips and did it all dressed in great menswear from White Stuff. Why not take a look at their range yourself. If you do decide to go ahead and get yourself something why not post a picture on social media and tag White Stuff and myself to get noticed. 

The competition

For your chance to win a fun-filled weekend for two courtesy of White Stuff and Fish Hotel, plus £300 to spend on a new wardrobe, just post a picture of you enjoying the great British summer on Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #SliceOfSummer tagging @WhiteStuffUK to enter. Simple! Alternatively enter on the White Stuff website by clicking HERE


Walking along the jetty, a great spot for crabbing!

A closer look at the details on the Axel blazer

We had a great day at our beach hut

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The Denim Jeans Style Challenge – Look Five

That Dapper Chap shares the last of five looks 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 to the final edition in this denim jean style challenge, where I am creating five distinct styles with just two pairs of jeans from 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 that I used for the challenge

Look Five – Weekend Style

So, here we are with the last installment in the Next jeans style challenge. This last look is another very casual styling using the rip repair denim jeans which you can find HERE for £45.00.

This look will take you from that Sunday afternoon stroll in the park, to that pub lunch with your mates. The boots keep the look masculine and are a classic brogue style in a rich brown leather. Great for this time of year with rain always on the horizon!

To keep out the spring chills I chose a textured knit cardigan with a shawl collar in a mustard colour, all three of these elements are very on trend right now.

The classic brown leather brogue boots

Chilling out on the sofa reading the Sunday papers

To keep track of the time I chose a beautiful watch with brown leather strap. The brown herringbone wool blazer stops the look from becoming too casual and also adds warmth. Don’t be afraid of wearing a blazer of a chunkier cardigan, just be sure that you can move freely!

The shirt is a red and white striped cotton shirt and it has umbrellas printed on it which I thought was appropriate for this time of year here in the UK.

Keep track of the time with a great timepiece
The full look with textured shawl collar cardigan and ripped jeans

The umbrella print shirt
A closer look at the mustard cardigan

Some comfortable merino wool socks adds to the comfort of this look

This look work work well with a V-neck sweater too

Wearing a shirt makes the look smarter

A closer look at the blazer

Wearing boots and a blazer smartens this look


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

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Find him on Instagram HERE

The Details

Rip Repair Denim Jeans – Next £45.00

Brown Brogue Boots – Next £65.00

Umbrella Print Cotton Shirt – Ben Sherman £85.00

Textured Knit Mustard Shawl Collar Cardigan – Burton Menswear £35.00

Ochre & Green Merino Wool Socks – CNYTTAN £15.00

Herringbone Brown Wool Blazer – Primark £30.00

Brown Leather Watch – AVi-8 £295.00

Thanks for checking back. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this series and that I’ve gone some way to help you pull together some different looks to wear with your jeans.