What I Wore Today #29

That Dapper Chap shares his daily look, this time using blue and green

Summer is here so the tweed and wool suits are firmly put to the back of the wardrobe and lightweight chinos are called for. These green chinos are just the ticket for the warmer weather. They are a thinner fabric and the colour lends itself well to the season.

I love this tie. I’m a fan of knitted ties and also of blue and green as a colour combination so I had to have it. One of the greens in the tie matches that of the chinos really well and the blue goes really well with the denim blazer.

The new boots are from Frank Wright, while I appreciate that they may not be the perfect summer footwear, they are new and I really wanted to wear them! That’s the only excuse I have! It works for me. What do you think?

Where it’s all from

Boots: Frank Wright

Moss Coloured Socks: Racing Green

Green Chinos: H&M

Brown Leather Belt: Burton Menswear

White Slim Fit Shirt: H&M

Blue & Green Knitted Tie: Boden

Blue Denim Blazer: Ebay

Personalised Tie Clip: Gift

Watch: Paul Hewitt

Bracelets: Home Made

Brown Leather Briefcase: Rocha John Rocha At Debenhams

Flower Lapel Pin: Bespoke Unit

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What I Wore Today – The Denim Blazer

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares today look and follows his quest for the perfect denim blazer

The blazer is a go to item for any gent worth his salt, usually found in wool, tweed and cotton for those warmer days, and worn both casually and when the occasion calls for a smarter look. We all know the denim jacket too with is stud buttons and cropped shape. But have you ever considered a denim blazer? I have, and it took me ages to find one!

After deciding that I needed one in my life, I set about googling ‘denim blazer’ I was presented with, well, not much really. I was directed to various menswear sites, all to no avail. Plenty of denim, plenty of blazers but no denim blazers. Google Images didn’t help much either as I was sent to pages that didn’t exist or that didn’t have the same blazer.

After more searching I did find denim blazers, but they were all bleached, ripped or distressed. Not at all the look I was going for! I wanted something that looked smart, something clean and presentable. So I dropped Google and popped into Ebay, surely they would have something? And then I found it! Priced at £38.00, brand new and located in China. A click on the ‘buy it now’ button, a two three week wait and it arrived on my doorstep.

The blazer fits perfectly and is fully lined, single breasted with a two button fastening and buttons at the cuffs. I’d found my perfect denim blazer and I’m glad I spent the time searching the web for it. Now you don’t have to. I’ve done all the leg work for you!

Now what to wear it with! Going for a slightly preppy look I chose my favourite chinos and a statement shirt. You all know I’m a fan of red and blue as a colour scheme so it’ll be no surprise that that’s what I opted for! Keeping the colour scheme tight I went for a matching watch strap and belt, red socks and blue suede shoes (queue the Elvis impressions)!

I almost put on a plain navy tie, but changed my mind at the last minute. I thought the shirt may be too busy for a patterned tie, but I think this diagonal stripe knitted tie adds interest and works well. I couldn’t leave without some bead bracelets, and again kept these coordinated.

The badge is a bit of a tongue in cheek nod to the preppy, college look, and works as it adds a red accent to the big block of blue that the blazer creates. It’s for that reason that I added the red and blue silk pocket square too. So, did I make the right choice?

Where it’s all from

Blue Suede Brogues – Savile Row W1

Royal Red Cotton Socks – Cnyttan

Lawson Navy Chinos – Racing Green

Red and Blue Elasticated Leather Ended Belt – Paul Hewitt

Classic Line Watch – Paul Hewitt

Patterned Shirt – Next

Knitted Tie – Ben Sherman

Denim Blazer – Ebay Seller Storming1818

Silk Pocket Square – Paul Hewitt

‘Head Boy’ Badge – Ebay Seller mlbadgesmore

Bracelets – Hand Made

Briefcase – Vacation Purchase, Tunisia