The conundrum of choice affords our dapper gentlemen the opportunity to experiment with various textures, styles colour, and layers. However, this same freedom oftentimes leaves your wallet playing catch up with ephemeral fashion trends. We’ve put together our timeless looks and personal favourites to see you through Australia’s cooler 2019 season and beyond. 

To Button Down Or Button Up?

This one hasn’t changed in decades, and we don’t see it going anywhere! The functional and well-cut cotton shirt remains the Monday to Friday workhorse of the gentlemen’s closet. Our rotation includes crisp white; a range of heavier fabrics (perfect for the colder months) and a selection of lighter pastels 

Neutral tones such as white, offer the astute gentlemen the perfect canvas to showcase their personality. Whether it’s a knitted tie or bespoke watch, this staple overs an endless range of permutations whilst offering functional style that can either be head turning or bespoke sublimity.

Lighter tones such as sky blue and pastels, provide ample opportunity to showcase your eye for colour combinations. Beyond complementary tones be sure to consider fabrics and size when putting together your unique look.

My go-to for this season is a sky blue button up paired with a green knitted tie. I choose to complete this look with a light pastel chino and either dress up or dress down with my choice of watch and jacket.

My thoughts

As a young male who likes to enter the boardroom with a bit of character, I’ll be toning down an otherwise ‘corporate workhorse’ blazer with an old staple in my closet –  a textured denim button-up shirt which can also serve as a cooler buttondown. The heavier fabric a waiting canvas for a daring woollen or knitted tie to complete a memorable look.

Whilst I won’t be wearing a three piece Harvey Spector esque suit in these colder months. I am excited to experiment with timeless tones and textures, matching with daring timepieces and accessories that convey my personal style.

If you are like me and not agnostic to a single mens fashion house, East Dane, launched in 2013 as the brother site to stocks a range of both heritage brands including the likes of Filson, 1000 mile and up and coming labels such as Public School and Han Kjobehavn. To shop the Dappertude persona that dressing well comes from a combination of quality style and personal confidence rather than ephemeral fashion trends explore the East Dane range.

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    RVCAGerrad Elastic Shorts , GREAT FOR Summer

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    I can’t go past the classic Baracuta G9 Original Harrington Jacket.

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    I would buy the Club Monaco
    Button Down Solid Linen Shirt

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    Dr. Martens 2976 Chelsea Boot – perfect for work and play!

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    Laura Scriven

    Polo Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton Zip Sweater is what I would pick for Hubby – lovely colour.

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    Tracey Taylor

    Baracuta G9 Original Harrington Jacket for cooler evenings, casual breakfasts and winter sports.

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    Would love to win a pair of the CT70 Mixed Material Hi-Top Sneakers! Awesome giveaway. Thanks!

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    the Polo Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton Zip Sweater is nice!

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    i would like the Native Youth
    Marlon Hoodie its perfect for my mother

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    connie danelson

    I love the marlon hoodie for myself

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    I would put it towards the J. Crew Wallace & Barnes Camo Print Sweater. Its so cool!

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    The Howlin’ Walk In The Park Cardigan would be perfect for my dad.

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    I’m entering this for my man.. they have a lot of nice things. I love the Native Youth Kona Pocket T-Shirt.

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    Melanie O

    I dunno, this would be a surprise gift for the mr

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    Jocelyn Lambert

    Polo Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton Zip Sweater is so stylish. I wish !!!

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    Michelle Sayer

    Oliver People’s Eyewear – Kosa sunglasses

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    Alicia Clonan

    The J. Crew Wallace & Barnes Camo Print Sweater. Is jumping out at me, my better half would look dapper in it.

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    Linda Whiteley

    A couple of Ralph Lauren T-shirt’s for my boys! They’re addicted to style 🙂

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    Tuan Nguyen

    Love the Theory Clinton Jacket! It looks really smart and dapper, oozing a comfy feel with a modern touch. A quality suit that looks perfect for any occasion – for work, social or even a date!

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    Wayne coles


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    Ashley Beech

    The light pack looks like a great bag for my oldest boy, would be perfect for his upcoming birthday!

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    Lynette Wicks

    Polo Ralph Lauren Pima Cotton Crew Neck Sweater
    This would suit Qld’s weather.

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    Mollusk Summer Shirt looks really cool, smart and simple. Simplicity = style!