So this is my very first ever Dapper Monday post on my site and what better way to start it off by having a collab with the dapper gent Jayke McCabe.
Dapper Monday is a concept that you dapper up on a Monday, pick your best outfit and beat those Monday blues. If you are dressed to impress on a Monday there is no way you can feel blue, especially when you are busy turning heads with that slick outfit. Jayke and myself decided to do a collab for Dapper Monday and show you guys our contrasting looks!
For his first look Jayke went for a Firm but Casual look.
He describes this look as a casual look with a few transitional pieces perfect for leading into Spring. He pieced together some of his classic staples, inspired by his past growing up around mods, punks and skinheads. With a little aggressive edge and some clean lines from the coat (burton) and the trousers (asos), this look is what he’d go for on the weekends outside of work. There is a very heavy british influence in this look and he likes to keep things simple with the accessories. Navy striped braces a minimal watch from Skagen and a driving cap from River Island.
The shoes were copped for a steal from TK Maxx, they are GH Bass Weejuns in a deep burgundy. A beautiful rubber soled slip on loafer that is clean and looks great year round.
For my first look i went for my first ever double breasted suit from the Darren Kennedy X Louis Copeland collection.
The check suit is simplistic yet very classy. I broke it down with a black shirt from h&m and slip ons with tassels from Zara for a clean but elegant look! I’m a major fan of the classic double breasted jacket and at this point my wardrobe is full with double breasted blazer/jackets!
Jayke took inspiration from times gone by for his second look and this look pays homage to the greats with a simple navy 3 piece suit.
The shirt is a light blue fleck tailored fit from Penneys, nabbed for a pretty €7 and the tie is a Nigel Hall navy knit which he picked up in TK Maxx. He finished this look with a bottle green crombie from Burton and slicked my hair back using Reuzel Red Pomade.
For my my second look i went for something a bit daring by piecing my white velvet double breasted blazer from Zara, with a navy shirt from Zara, cream pants from Asos, along with wine loafers from Kurt Geiger. The idea behind this look was taking the velvet blazer that is deemed to be too elegant and dressy but piecing it well and wearing it during the day for a less serious look. Anyone who knows me knows I love being adventurous with my outfits! I also wanted to show you guys that one blazer can have be used for multiple looks no matter how elegant it is you can tone it down and essentially make it into a Swiss army jacket (Wise words I heard by the great Louis Copeland himself when I met him 3 weeks ago).
With inspiration from the likes of Peaky Blinders and Boardwalk Empire, Jayke moved a little further away from the clean cut and straightforward suit and into his real comfort zone. Sharp line, bold features and an aggressive stance.This look takes elements from the first two and kind of mashes them together in a bizarre mix. The stance is very causal but almost ‘tough guy’ thanks to the Red Wing blacksmith boots and the heavily cropped Farrell herringbone tweed fleck trousers. From the waist up it’s all business with the blue fleck shirt, close fit waistcoat and the knit tie. He topped everything off with the crombie from Burton again showing how diverse this piece is and again used simple but transitional accessories to pinpoint and grab some attention.
The last look is a casual look perfect for day time or even a night in a bar or on a date. The Oxford shirt from Zara breaks down the whole outfit making it a more casual and a laid back look. Again I have a double breasted navy check blazer from Zara on (I am addicted to Double breasted as you can tell by now), along with the cream pants and loafers from Kurt Geiger the look is simplistic but classy!
Check out a few more pictures below from the shoot.
Thanks for dropping by again guys