Layrite Cement Clay Review

Good Evening Ladies and Gents,

Tonight’s post will be a nice little hair styling product review from a fantastic brand, Layrite. Now I could get into the history of the brand and all that but just click on the link and read it for yourselves! (it’s been a long day).

Now it’s been well noted that I am a fan of the oldschool hair products, the greasy, slick, “stays in your hair for 3 days” pomades and brillantine. However as the weather gets warmer (ever so slightly) and as I would like to avoid breakouts on my forehead caused from the product leaking down I need something different. I always like to have a noticeable shine on my hair but this time I wanted to switch it up and find something with a matte finish and that was water soluble (so it would wash out easily at the end of a day). I did some research on hair clays and finally settled on Layrite Cement Clay.

Now I’ve used Layrite products in the past when I used to live in Ottawa and had a shop in my neighborhood that carried it, but this was my first experience with the clay.


Great package designย 



I followed the directions and reviews from other users and took just a small amount onto the fingers. By the way this stuff has a great little vanilla scent to it.



Worked it in

And combed in.ย Now I used this on towel dried hair which gave it a little bit of a shine. Tomorrow I will use it on dry hair for a more matte look.

I realize now I should have posted pictures to show how it held up after a long day so you’ll just have to take my word for it. This stuff really lives up to it’s name! I applied this at around 6:15 am and by the time I returned home at 7 pm, there was 0 difference. I’m convinced this stuff would be bulletproof and hold up to a nuclear weapon if it had to! And it rinsed right out with water.

The only major gripe I would have with this product is that it is a little hard to work into the hair (don’t be surprised if you end up with a few pulled out hairs). Also the vanilla scent, while pleasant, was slightly overpowering for me.

To wrap it up, if you’re like me and have naturally oily skin and are looking for a water based product that can hold up to anything, then this is well worth the cost. Depending on where you look, a 4.25 oz. tin of this will run you $20-30. Well worth the price in my opinion and cost effective as it doesn’t take much product to work.

Thanks for reading and as always keep it dapper!


-The Don ๐Ÿ˜‰



Update August 2016

Hello Dapperites,


Just thought I would give an update to you all since I have been inactive on this blog for the past few months. I was extremely busy throughout the months of July and August powering through the final 2 classes of my university career. I can now proudly say that I am a graduate of Carleton Universityย with a B.A in Communications!

Furthermore, I am now being forced to move back to Montreal due to my not being able to find a job in my field here in Ottawa. This saddens me very much as I have grown to love this great city of Ottawa and view my hometown of Montreal as a sinking ship, a cesspool of economic turmoil and political chaos. Nonetheless, I know I have many family and friends and most importantly my girlfriend that will support me. I vow to return to the city of Ottawa with a job in the near future!

Lastly, I would like invite you all to check out my side project, done for one of my classes, chronicling the history of menswear entitled “A History of Dapperness“. Now with more time on my hands I plan on being active again on this blog as well as my side project which I am keen on continuing. Thank you for reading and thank you for your support. Until next time….


Stay Dapper my friends!


-The Don

Spring is Here, F-You Winter!

Good day Dapperites!

So Spring is officially here (whether the temperature agrees or not!) so I had to bust out my springwear today. Bright and bold, kinda like me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Striped Cotton blazer, purple gingham shirt, royal blue chinos, aqua tie with anchors and royal blue tie bar

ย  Striped Cotton blazer, purple gingham shirt, royal blue chinos, aqua tie with anchors and royal blue tie bar

My two fingered salute to old man winter!

My two fingered salute to old man winter!

The Don Lives!!!

Happy Bleated New Year to all you dapperites!

I apologize for not posting in a while, December was a hectic month (exams, work and home for holidays) and to cap it off, I caught a bad flu the first week of the new year while re-acclimating myself to school and work again. But here I am all settled in and back at it!

I just feel like sharing some of my best looks from over the holiday season tonight so here goes:

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

New Years Eve with Miss Dapper

New Years Eve with Miss Dapper

The Dapper Bros, NYE

The Dapper Bros, NYE

New Years Day

New Years Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

night out for Miss Dapper's birthday

night out for Miss Dapper’s birthday

As you can probably notice, the same suit is worn multiple times here. Just goes to show how versatile a quality suit in an essential color (blue) is. And I leave you with a final piece of advice on how to liven up your look in an unexpected way:


Yes, colored shoelaces, doesn’t matter if they match nothing else in your outfit, that’s the point ๐Ÿ˜‰ Truth be told, I only got a pair of these ones because my regular shoelaces snapped while tying them at work and had to run across to Cole Haan and colored laces were all they had left!

That’s all for tonight, stay dapper my friends ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Don

Look of the Day! (Yesterday)

Tweed Vest, wool tartan tie, striped shirt, blue chinos

Tweed Vest, wool tartan tie, striped shirt, blue chinos

In the setting of Brooks Brothers, here was the look of the day. The centerpiece (and latest purchase) tweed vest from Brooks Brothers, vintage tartan tie courtesy of eBay (you can find some great vintage ties on ebay for cheap!) striped shirt from H&M that I’ve had for over 7 years (ironically, shortly after this photo was taken, the shirt tore as I moved my arm!), and some blue chinos acquired for cheap last year at J Crew.

The key to this look is keeping the top muted with the striped shirt and grey tweed and then giving it a punch down low with the royal blue chinos!

Stay Dapper ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Don

Update: Don Moves to Ottawa

Just a quick update for you dapperites!


I have indeed moved to Ottawa and am finally all settled in and adjusting to a new routine! Back to school for me! I hope to be getting in a few posts in between all of my work and studies, so stay tuned and more importantly…..


Stay Dapper ๐Ÿ˜‰


The Don


Bonus Dapper Pic:



Rocking my custom Indochino suit and grey lapel flower from The Tie Bar at a wedding Aug 30, also cannot ignore the gorgeous woman in my arms love of my life!