Behind the wheels? Go Electric!

Tesla model S P85D


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Tesla Model S P85D is surprisingly fast and easy to drive. Tesla claims that it reaches 60 Mph. in 3.2 seconds with a battery driven motor, delivering 691 HP. Power delivery is immediate and it feels like a sports car in the lowest gear revving at the torque peak all the time. Put it simple – it is shockingly fast! Frankly it is difficult to find a traditional car capable of this, especially if you consider that you have space for four friends with luggage and a range of 250 miles if the battery is fully charged. Regarding Tesla, it should be noticed, that if you are keen on an SUV you should wait for the all-new Tesla Model X just released.





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BMW has always been known for their delivery of a unique driving experience. With the I series they are taking this to the next level. The BMW I3 expresses prestige, futurism and environmental consciousness. With its stubby design and its revolutionary carbon-fiber/aluminium structure it is perfect for driving in the city. Zero emission, a total range of 81 miles, agile driving experience due to its low center of gravity, and then most importantly 170 HP and acceleration to 60 mph in 6,5 seconds. If you are anxious about the range, an optional range extending gas engine is offered providing you with a total range of 150 miles.





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A car that cannot go unnoticed is the BMW I8 plug in hybrid. With its swan-wing doors and a supercar attitude it is inevitably a revolutionary car. This car will make every man comfortable and differentiated from the mass. Leave all the mainstream 911s, Bentleys and Maseratis alone and feel dapper in this futuristic car providing you with 357 HP and an astonishing acceleration from 0-60 Mph in 3,6 seconds. The BMW I8 seats four in interior rarely seen in any other car. It is a plug in hybrid composed of a three-cylinder turbo charged engine that teams up with electric motors giving you a driving experience as expected from a BMW – 50/50 weight, agile handling and incredibly sharp steering and last but not least all with a laughing fuel economy of less than 30 mpg.


Take part in the new realm of personal transportation and start talking electric cars!




Anderson’s belts for men. A black belt in style.

Mr Carlo Valenti was an Anglophile when it came to style. He wore hats and Savile Row suits. He also was a man ahead of his time to choose an English name to represent his Italian business. Mr Valenti launched his first collection of belts in Parma in 1966 under the name Anderson’s to show appreciation for his British tailors ‘Anderson and Sheppard’. The mix of English sounding name with high quality leather design and manufacturing topped up with Italian flair has resulted in an exceptional artisan product.

Dappad recommends:

Reversed Tubular’ belt

If you like your belt to have a vintage look and feel, the reversed tubular style with an internal seam is right for you. Made by hand from high quality smooth leather and finished with antiqued buckle the belt is available in thirty colours. It takes six to eight weeks and fifteen stages to produce one single piece. Wear it with everything form jeans to chinos to add some sophistication to your everyday outfit.

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Woven belt

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Whether woven from leather, suede, wool or cotton Anderson’s elasticated woven belts have become the brand’s signature products. If you’re a classic guy single tonal style might be most appropriate. If you love contemporary pieces add a multi tonal woven belt to your everyday outfit. You can go as bright as you like! With over sixty different combinations, there are endless possibilities.

We hope you like these handmade, hand-sewn, hand-tooled and hand-tanned high quality belts. And with an average price of £75 you won’t need to tighten one to buy one. Don’t wait up, belt up!



Men in Blazers. Join the Barena Venezia club!

Sandro Zara founded Barena in Venice Italy in the early 1960s. Mr Zara started his fashion journey selling textiles. With time the business naturally expanded into making unique handcrafted pieces of clothing inspired by the surroundings of the Venetian Lagoon and its inhabitants – local farming, hunting and fishing communities. People who occupied ‘baro’ the territory between the mainland and water had a distinctive way of dressing.



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Venetian people and their way of life were the main inspiration behind Barena’s name and the brand’s identity and this influence is still evident in the designs today. Barena’s creative team of Massimo Pigozzo and Francesca Zara, the daughter of Sandro offer contemporary mixed of tradition and modernity using only the highest quality natural textiles, wool or linen depending on the season. From locally sourced fabrics, through the design and production process Barena garments have truly earned their ‘made in Italy’ label.

The designs don’t change much from season to season instead the classic Barena silhouette is updated with new fabrics, textures and colours. It is a collection of well-made basic staples with no logos and unnecessary details. Quality, comfort & style!



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Dappad’s favourite pieces from Barena’s fall-winter 15/16 collection are their unconstructed blazers. You will look smart without compromising on the fit and style. Casual tailoring done to the nines!

Do you still need more convincing about this brand? David Gandy is a supporter. He famously wore Barena Vanezia waistcoat during The London Collections Men SS16 in June this year. Don’t miss out, join the Barena club today!