Month: June 2018

Brickell Men’s Products

Good Day Dapperites,

I just wanted to share a quick update, I am happy to announce that I am now a brand ambassador for Brickell Men’s Products, whose products I adore and use myself on a daily basis.

If you are curious and want to try their products please order a sample kit from my link below, you will not be disappointed. Completely free to order (if you are in the Great White North all you pay is a small shipping fee), you get 15 of their best sellers from skincare, anti-aging, beard/shaving and hair/body, plus a $10 coupon towards your first purchase. Enjoy and let me know what you think! Feedback is always encouraged here.

 

Brickell Men's Starter Sample Kits

 

Until next time, stay dapper my friends!

-The Don

 

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My “White Whale”

Good Morning Dapperites,

Alright, so we all have that one item of clothing/footwear/etc. that we lust after, that we really desire. Sometimes we’re able to get it sometimes we’re not. I thought today that I would share mine.

 

So what is my “white whale”? None other than an authentic Neapolitan jacket made bespoke, preferrably from Sartoria Dalcuore or Cesare Attolini. So what is a “Neapolitan” jacket anyway? As the name suggests it is a style that is distinctly from Naples. Here are its features:

 

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Half-Lined with sleeves completely unlined. Image from https://www.realmenrealstyle.com/jacket-lining/

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“Barchetta” Boat Shaped breast pocket

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A higher “gorge” and wider lapels with lower patch pockets Image from https://howtospendit.ft.com/mens-style/16861-a-frantic-fondness-for-neapolitan-tailoring

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“Kissing” Surgeon Cuff Buttons 

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3 roll 2, that is to say 3 buttons with the top one rolled back into the lapel so really 2 of them button. Image from https://parisiangentleman.co.uk/2017/05/07/what-is-the-origin-of-the-three-roll-two-jacket/

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A “spalla camicia” shoulder. Note the elegant “shirring” of the fabric

Which leads to the entire finished jacket looking like this:

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It’s beautiful, elegant, has that Neapolitan flair and perhaps more importantly. Keeps you cool during the summer months due to the minimal lining. Ah, one day you shall be mine!

 

So let me know in the comments what’s your “white whale” of fashion??

As always, keep it dapper,

 

-The Don