Your How to Guide – Dressing For the warmer season

Your Guide to dress well in the warmer season

Even though it’s been darn cold these last few days and you are probably still wearing hats and gloves. we are in spring and summer is just around the corner.

This is our how to guide to dress well in the warmer weather. No it doesn’t include baggy basket ball shorts and a washed out baggy T-Shirt and yes this season is a season to dress well in too, no excuses.

Joining us in show casing the different looks is Sven-Goran. He is our newest member of staff and puts on everything we tell him to;) We love him! Say hello to Sven-Goran.

Lighter coloured trousers and a light weight un constructed jacket for when you are feeling light in spirit. Wear these on days and evenings out. Here Sven-Goran is show casing how you can look great and be comfortable in any given moment.

Sven-Goran has chosen to pair the trousers with a soft white shirt, that are perfectly matched with the white sneakers and an olive jacket that instantly dresses the outfit up. Take the jacket off and you are casual. Play around with different colours and texture on your jacket and you have different different looks.

 

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Linen shirts. There is nothing better than a linen shirt when the sun is shining and you are either running after your kids in the park or lounging around a pool at a Mr and Mrs Smith hotel.  You can wear linen with denim, chino or shorts, what ever takes your fancy.

Sven-Goran decided that he wanted to have a relaxed look for the day, with a no button style and pull over style shirt with a softer light denim.  The no-button style gives the comfort and relaxed look that he wants.  Normally a big fan of blue he decided to spice it up with some colour in his sweat shirt and Espadrilles.

 

Pull over Shirt look

 

Shorts. Every man needs at least 3 pairs of shorts in his wardrobe.  In the right short you can look so so great!  We think a dress short, a swim short and a more relaxed in between short. No short cuts – pun intended.  For the more dressy short choose a more fitted look, as well as for the swim shorts. For the in between one enjoy some more space and a relaxed fit.

Sven-Goran is on holiday and chose a cotton and linen mix short in blue. He loves these shorts as they are so versatile and works in almost every short occasion, pub, cafe, the city, the country side. He chose to pair them with a short sleeved linen shirt in black that he’s draped over a crisp white T-shirt for contrast. Yes short sleeves are not out – actually they are in. He decided to show off a bit as well and choose a pair of sunglasses with blue tinting to match the shorts.

 

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Espadrilles – a pair of Espadrilles are a must in the summer. They work with chinos, denim and shorts. In the café around the pool with the kids. In short it’s the best 70 GBP that you have ever invested. On top of this ours are hand made in Spain. Sven-Goran has been showcasing his in all the pics. But just in case we have one more here.

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A soft draw string trouser. This style of trouser is a mix between a chino, sweatpants and suit pant. And we love it. Because of the mix – it works everywhere, to an occasion, to work, to the pub, you name it. Depending on what you combine it with you can dress it up and dress it down. On top of it – it’ is ultra comfortable! Bye bye sticky boring suit pants.

Sven-Goran has a love for long sleeved T-shirts. Perfect for weekend wear. So the trousers are perfect as he wants comfort. As it’s still a bit chilly he decided to put on a jacket in a cardigan style. All done!

 

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Ready to get spring and summer ready? Get your box and get a 35 GBP T-shirt from American Vintage with any spend over 350. Contact your stylist today or head over to http://hello.dappad.com. Offer expires 30th of May.

 

The 6 Do’s and Don’ts for Business Casual

Oh no – oh yes – what do you actually think about the new dress code that your office now use? Business Casual. Even though you say hate suits, it’s still a comfort as it’s easy and safe. With this new dress code. What to wear and what not? Dappad loves this new dress code and in our home of Scandinavia Business Casual has been the norm for a long time. If you know how to dress you always look smart even if you’re wearing denim. Just look at Bobby Axelrod;)

So show the world who you are. Bye bye boring.

Here are the Do’s and Don’t. Rock these and make them your own.

Chinos or Trouser

Do invest in a pair of well fitting tapered chinos. Choose a dark colour such as Navy, Grey or Black. This pair of trouser will serve you day in and day out.

Don’t go out and buy a high waist wide legged khaki – or you risk ending up looking like Donald Trump at his country club.

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Denim

Do invest in a well fitting dark denim with a tapered leg. Choose minimal detailing.

Don’t walk in to the office with a wide legged light wash jeans with rips and other ghastly detailing, Nobody looks good in that.

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Shirts

Do invest in a range of smart causal shirts. A shirt that has a softer touch to it compared to starched suit shirts. Get a mix of some solid basics with some more patterned ones, a stripe a cheque a dot. We love the way Bobby Axelrod wears darker coloured shirts.

Do not buy shirts with cufflinks. This is not business casual. A cufflink do not go with denim.

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Knits

Do invest in good quality knits with no logos or branding. V- neck or C- neck – what ever takes your fancy. Go for staple colours so that you can mix and match with your overall wardrobe.

Do not throw on your branded and 10 year old sweatshirt that you found in the back of your wardrobe and really is only good for painting the house.

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Short sleeves.

For business casual you can get away with a well fitting polo and T-shirt. The top should be slim and not baggy and in a neutral colour.

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Again the fit is key and also please stay away from baggy, Hello I’m wearing a T-shirt 2 sizes too big kind of thing.

Shoes

For business casual a smart trainer is ideal. It works with your whole wardrobe. If you want to dress up slightly more then choose a chunkier dress shoe such as a Chelsea boot or brogue.

Don’t buy pointy or squared shoes and wear them with a wide legged jeans. This look won’t win you any points in the Bobby Axelrod league.

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Keep these simple guidelines in mind and everything else will follow.

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Making Men Look Good

In a world where everything is ready to go and fast it’s sometimes nice to stop all information and slow down, shut out all the noise and go back to basics. Dappad chooses to go slow. We don’t sell fast fashion, we sell long lasting high quality style

Dappad is the voice of beautiful style and clothing, quality over quantity. Minimalism. Scandinavians are famous for minimalism and we are Scandinavian.

We don’t have that many brands, actually we boast with only having a few chosen ones that completes a man’s wardrobe, when you choose well you don’t need that many.

By being part of a slower life and slower rate of consumption we are being a mindful consumer and we want to be part of a revolution that turn more and more consumers in to mindful consumers. Every time we buy something we cast a vote. What do you want to vote for?

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In modern society we have become far removed from the start of a product to when it finally ends up in the store and in our baskets. We don’t think about how that piece of clothing or food ended up with us. We just see the final product, but every item has a history. Just because a piece of clothing or food costs one thing in the store, is that the true cost?

The clothes we sell at Dappad are more expensive than your average high street clothing. Why is that? Because we want to provide you with beautiful pieces of clothing that lasts season after season and where the end product is not only a great piece of style and of high quality, but you can wear it knowing it has been responsibly produced. Dappad wants to be part of the change where fashion becomes sustainable and socially responsible.

We always look out for small independent brands and designers that not only make beautiful clothing but also has a story to tell and want to make a difference, where craftsmanship and individuality is valued. We don’t work with the big high street brands enough people already sell these clothes, if you haven’t heard about our brands then that’s only good.

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The Dappad man enjoys the value of looking good with zero effort. When you look good on the outside you also feel better on the inside. We help building beautiful functional outfits that work throughout the year freeing up our customers time and mind clearing out the noise. We don’t do sales because our clothes are timeless and we don’t compete on price. We compete in value –we make men look good effortlessly.

Our customers get a personal and warm service with personal treats, and if you don’t appreciate that then you are probably not our customer – no hard feelings. We are not for everybody – we are a company for the modern man that wants the best in life.

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Dappad the Mindful Shopper

OWNING LESS AND ACHEIVING MORE

In a World where everything is fast paced and all go, sometimes it is beneficial to stop and take a step back and breathe. Follow the Marie Kondo method of clearing your clutter, do less work and achieve more and go back to basics.

 

DAPPAD supports the new ethos of mindfulness with a mindful way of shopping and a revolution in buying less and choosing well.  With DAPPAD you call a stylist, tell them your style needs and are sent a tailored box of clothing to try in the comfort of your own home. You can avoid the rush of hitting the shops and being overwhelmed by a million choices and rather take a step back and relax. DAPPAD will only sell long lasting high quality style and the client enjoys the value of looking good with zero effort. Advocating quality over quantity and the famous Scandinavian way of minimalism.

 

DAPPAD curates a personally tailored box of clothing of high quality specifically chosen brands such as J Lindeberg, Paige, Sand Copenhagen and ETON. Dappad choses to work with a few brands over many for the simple reason that when you choose well you need less. DAPPAD chooses your style and clothing well, with the outcome of a mindful wardrobe of items you actually wear freeing up your mind to focus on what is important. Every item of clothing sent to a client is mindfully done with the aim for the client to have enough clothing to look smart and being able to step out in a complete outfit that is versatile and transcends between occasions. The cost of the DAPPAD shopping experience is higher than high street brand shopping, as Dappad aims to provide beautiful pieces of clothing that last season after season. DAPPAD supports well designed and made clothing which are responsibly produced. Looking for small independent brands and designers, where craftsmanship and individuality are valued, each brand has a story behind them and a difference to make.

 

DAPPAD London is the effortless and mindful way for a man to shop. Our clientele gains a personal and warm service for the modern man who wants the best in life.

 

“Making Men Look Good”