Mini Me with Next Suiting

Craig of That Dapper Chap shows us suiting by Next in this ‘Mini Me’ Fathers Day blog post

Fathers Day, that one day every year where you get to do nothing! breakfast in bed, coffee on demand and full control of the TV remote control (if you’re lucky) 

People tell me that my Son and I look alike, we have no real idea where his red hair comes from, maybe it’s the Irish heritage, but in a lot of ways, especially our humour, our tendency to be a little grumpy in the mornings, and our style, we’re very much alike. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree.

For this Fathers day ‘Mini Me’ post Harry chose a blue linen suit from Next, also available in grey the suit has a two-button fastening with single back vent and AMF stitch detail on lapel and pockets. The suit is £150. £100 for the jacket and £50 for the trousers.

A fan of a pin collar shirt, he stayed classic white and chose this single cuff, 100% cotton shirt in a slim fit. Priced at £22 the shirt is also available if a regular fit for gents who prefer a little extra room for manoeuvre.

Harry’s shoes are the navy suede toe cap Oxfords. Priced at £55 they are also available in tan.

I currently have a passion for double breasted blazers so chose the light chambray cotton suit. The suit Double-breasted jacket with peak lapel and twin back vents and is 100% Cotton.

This suit comes with a variety of mix and match components. It’s also available in a single breasted jacket, a waistcoat, and even shorts, perfect for a summer wedding. My suits sits at £110.

My shirt is a 100% cotton button down collar shirt and like Harry’s it’s available in both slim and regular fits.  This shirt is priced at £22.

My shoes are the signature tassel loafers in black. Priced at £80, they are also available in stone suede which are a great alternative option.

A closer look at the texture of the light chambray suit

A chip off the old block. Suited and booted by Next

A closer look at Harry’s 100% cotton pin collar shirt 

The light chambray suit from Next comes with options of shorts and a waistcoat

The texture of the blue linen suit

Like Father like Son. Next styling across the generations

A full look at Harry’s blue linen suit

Ready for a summer wedding, party or event

Fathers Day gifts #FoundIt at Debenhams

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares his Fathers Day gifts from the Debenhams #FoundIt campaign

With Fathers Day just a few short days away it’s a great opportunity for me to share some items that I’ve received as gifts for this sponsored post with Debenhams for their #FoundIt campaign.

With a huge number of gifts available for dapper Dads, sports lovers, the kitchen king or that big kid in your life there’s sure to be something to suit Dad this year. My fave gift this year just has to be the Charbroil patio bistro barbecue, what Dad doesn’t like to BBQ right!

So, with sausages, burgers and chicken kebabs prepared, all we needed were the guests and maybe a chilled glass of wine or two. I donned my Hammond & Co Herringbone bow tie, grabbed my Jamie Oliver apron and spatula and I was ready!

Wearing my new Hammond & Co herringbone bow tie

Another of this years gifts, the tan leather belt by Jasper Conran at Debenhams

My Son had been in London for the last couple of weeks and is going back in a couple of days, so won’t be around for Fathers Day this year, so it was an ideal opportunity for an early Fathers Day barbecue.

This barbecue is really easy to use. It came boxed in parts, and after 15 minutes with a screwdriver it was ready to light. No messing around with charcoal, trying to light it and trying to maintain the right temperature. It’s important to oil and season the grill before you cook any food on the grill though. Just oil it and leave it on high with the lid shut for 15 minutes and you’re ready to cook!

I’m really impressed by how well this barbecue cooked my burgers and it put a great char-grill on them, which helped make me look like a professional cook. They were juicy and perfectly cooked. The kids went mad for the sausages and I almost didn’t get one, but I sneakily hid one for myself. The barbecue currently has 10% the sale price too.

Another item I’d recommend is the Jamie Oliver drinks cooler, currently with 20% off, it not only looks good, but once filled with ice it was perfect for keeping the Sauvingion Blanc and homemade Elderflower Gin super cold.

A good time was had by all, even thought it did rain, in typical British summer fashion. That didn’t matter after a glass of wine. It was all about getting together with the family and sharing those jokes and anecdotes that all families have. With Ed Sheeran on the iPod and food consumed, all that was left to do was a good old singalong, oh and don’t forget that Elderflower Gin!

My Top Ten Fathers Days Gifts

Craig of That Dapper Chap shares his top ten gifts for under £100 for Father’s Day 2016

Myself (middle) my Brother and my Father. Happy Fathers Day Dad

If you appreciate the man that helped bring you into the world. there’s one day each year when you get to show it. Whether he’s your biological father or not, he’s the one that’s helped shape who you are so get him something special this June 19th.

Sips and Socks

London Sock Co. & Sipsmith have paired up this Father’s Day to offer a ‘Sip in Style’ luxury gift set, which includes 3 pairs of the London Sock Company’s stylish socks, along with three miniature bottles of Sipsmith gin.

Both brands represent quality, style and attention to detail, with this gift making the perfect present for any Father worth the finer things in life. Available exclusively at Fortnum & Masons and online from London Sock Co.
£65.00. Get yours HERE

Shine On

Put your best foot forward and get your Dad this practical shoe care kit from Next. The kit includes black shoe polish, neutral shoe polish, small shoe brush, large shoe brush, shoe horn, shoe sponge and cloth.

£16.00. Get yours HERE

The Right Tool For The Job

White Stuff have a gift for the person who likes to be ready for anything. This baby fits into a pocket or wallet and has 10 tools including a can opener, knife blade, screwdriver, bottle opener and even a saw blade. Camping adventures await!

£8.00. Get yours HERE

Protect that Tablet

If your Dad loves his iPad, it’s a good idea to keep it safe and look good while doing so with this petite and practical case from Antoni Manuel. In mock croc leather can also be used for a number of things.

£100. Get yours HERE

Look Good, Feel Great

Containing products worth over £60.00 and including a collection of 6 male grooming products from LAB Series, Clinique and Bumble & Bumble Surf, the beautifully presented gift box from MankindUK, offers a great assortment of face, hair and body products.

£30.00. Get yours HERE

Travel in style

Travel in style with the Hawick cotton holdall from House Of Fraser. With a shoulder strap and zip fastening to keep everything safe it’s a great bag for Dads that like a weekend away or travel for business.

Was £95 NOW £57.00. Get yours HERE

The Mood for Oud

Tom Ford’s exotic and distinctive Oud Wood all over body spray will make Dad smell great. Oud is one of the most rare, precious, and expensive ingredients in a perfumer’s arsenal. Oud wood is often burned in incense-filled temples. Available from House of Fraser.

£42.00. Get yours HERE

The Eyes Have It

Available from House Of Fraser, these Ray-Ban Erika Sunglasses have an elegant vintage inspired wayfarer style. With an acetate frame featuring metal slim arms and keyhole bridge they have the iconic Ray-Ban signature displayed on temples and come with an original case, cloth and certificate of authenticity.

£98.00. Get yours HERE

The Classic White Shirt

Every gent needs a classic white shirt. This plain white Oxford is from White Stuff offers a preppy and relaxed style but keeps things looking smart and clean. Wear with some great denim and a pair of classic tan brogues and Dad’s good to go.

£39.95. Get yours HERE

A Tasty Tipple

If Dad likes a fine Whisky, buy him a fine 12 year old Single Malt from anCnoc. This lip-smacking 12yo AnCnoc is a top-quality proponent of the non-sherried Speyside style, showing polished malt and a delicious spiciness throughout a warm, complex palate and lasting finish.

£32.95. Get yours HERE

So, I hope we’ve inspired you to get your Dad something great this Father’s Day. If you do go ahead and get him (or yourself for that matter) any of the items I’ve selected for you, drop me a line to let me know what you thought.

Happy Fathers Day!