What I am wearing today (17 July 2014)

 

Today is Thursday and keeping with tradition I am wearing a woolen Sports Jacket/Trousers combination. The sports jacket I am wearing today is self designed and is intended for travelling—it’s what I call a travel jacket. The jacket is full canvas and handmade (including hand sewn button holes). The buttons are corozo. I have paired the jacket with a pair of Jodhpur trousers. This is my first Jodhpurs and I am very impressed with it—it’s very comfortable and for travelling this will be ideal. I have already commissioned another two Jodhpur Trousers with a slightly different design. As you know, Jodhpurs are designed for riding and because it has lot of room just below the waist, it should also be comfortable when having to sit in cramped aircraft seats. Today I am also wearing a pair of brown Chukka Boots which also have a equestrian origin.  Other accouterments include a blue/white cotton check shirt with barrel cuff, a blue/yellow horizontal striped silk knit tie, and a yellow silk pocket square with blue border.

 

 

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Passport Pocket
Passport Pocket
Patch Breast Pocket
Patch Breast Pocket
Handmade button holes with Corozo buttons
Handmade button holes with Corozo buttons
100% silk lining
100% silk lining

 

5 thoughts on “What I am wearing today (17 July 2014)

  1. Hello Mr Shahzaman,

    I have been following your blog for a while now and I must say I am surprised/ shocked even, at the tailoring of your suits. They are absolutely impeccable! I have just recently returned to Bangladesh and some of the suits I have gotten made here, have been less than satisfactory (I am being generous). Can you please give your readers the name/address of your tailor?

    And again your jodhpuris are absolutely perfect. I am planning to wear jodhpuris with a bandhgala, for a family wedding, unfortunately, again, most tailors here do not seem to have any idea how to get it done. Some help here would be greatly appreciated, too! 🙂

    Thank you!

    1. Dear Imtiaz, thank you for your compliments. Like you I was also quite dissatisfied by the quality of my locally made suits. So I started training a set of cutters and tailors in Bangladesh. I think I made about 200 to 250 suits over a period of three years in training them. As a result, the quality of the suits gradually started to get better and once I was satisfied, I assembled them under the banner of Dapper Bespoke–my tailoring initiative. It is located at the lobby of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, 107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue.

      The other information is that we make only canvas suits. To know about canvas suits, use Google.

      Dapper’s phone number is 01788889058 and is open Saturday through Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm.

      Best time to visit is between 6 and 8 pm, when I am around.

      Thanks,

      Shahzaman

  2. I don’t think this slanted chest pocket goes very well with suit jacket. There is a purpose for slanted chest pocket and that’s for the bikers. Starting from belstaff to barbour – these slanted chest pockets were designed for jackets that are worn by the bikers. I don’t think this particular type of pocket style does justice to a suit jacket.

    1. Slanted chest pocket for suit jacket? Where did you find that? What I am wearing is not a suit jacket. This is a travel jacket and the slanted pocket is a pocket specifically designed for the passport.

      I agree with you that probably it’s not a good idea to have a slanted chest pocket for a formal suit jacket.

      thanks for the comment,

      Shahzaman

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