Definition of dapper
- looked very dapper in their uniforms
- a dapper new suit
- a dapper old gentleman
Are You Dapper? Find out in this brief article.
Dapper is timeless fashion that allows men to enjoy expressing themselves with color and accessories and stylish outfits.
The time period for dapper is mostly 1950's, 1960's and now, with updated modern approaches to dapper. Some examples of men dressed in this style are found in the television series, "Madmen." Don, is a Dapper Man.
ACCESSORIES RULE IN DAPPER
Hats, pocket squares, cuff links, ties, bow ties and watches!
You can often find great bargains on dapper items at thrift stores or on e-bay and amazon. Just be selective and if an item seems questionable, ask for your friend's opinion. Don't be afraid to experiment and have fun as you develop your dapper.
In the photo above is Paul Newman, notorious for his blue jean button-down shirts. Denim is dapper! For pants use denim, chino, or khaki with a belt that fits well and is buckled two holes down.
Plaid shirts that button down paired with solid color blazers such as navy, gold, gray or brown will work fine.
SHOES such as wing-tips, loafers, suede boots, or sandals look awesome with dapper outfits. A good pair of boots are always a good choice if you are not sure what to wear.
Hollywood is filled with dapper suits and accessories. You will find some of your favorite stars decked out in dapper.
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