This month we are delighted to have blogger David Cashman from the  menswear and lifestyle blog Dapper Dave Cash.  David is one seriously stylish guy and here he shows us how to style the trusty suit so guys take note!


Hi Guys,

First off, I am thrilled that Natasha and Julie from Opera Lane asked me to be their guest blogger. It’s always nice to be asked to be part of something from my home county. For this post, I decided that I would pick an outfit from the Modern Essentials collection from H&M which is selected by David Beckham and show you how to style the outfit itself and two ways that you can use them as stylish separates also. Irish men, while they have improved in the style stakes, can be afraid to try tailoring outside of black, navy or grey. This beige two piece suit is ideal for summer and the jacket and trousers can be used separately all year round.

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The jacket retails at €49.99 and the trousers at €29.99.

I find that the colour of the suit will suit a lot of skin tones and will go easily with most colours making it a great investment piece even at such a low price. Because the suit is such a bargain I would recommend that you bring it to a tailor or any good alterations specialist, so that you can have these pieces fitted to you.

Now, let’s start with the suit itself. The suit as seen here on Mr Beckham himself can be paired with most colour shirts. I think the blue as pictured here is a great choice, as the two colours really complement each other. Next have a great selection of Oxford shirts priced at €31.


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To finish this outfit off, I have chosen this pair of brogues from Office. They are Bhatti brogues from Office’s own label. They are priced at £69.99 so roughly €90-100.

Now let’s split them up! Let’s take the jacket first. Suit jackets can be worn in a number of different ways, I am going to use this jacket in a casual setting. The Modern Essentials collection has a number of great pieces so to keep it relaxed I am going to pair this blazer with a white tee and the navy suit joggers from the collection. Both of these look smart but have a nice relaxed feel to them.The tee is priced at €9.99 and the joggers are priced at €29.99

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To finish off this casual look I am going to add these white trainers from River Island. These trainers are €33 and make sure they are box fresh as it takes away from the look if they are not.

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Now for the trousers, these are extremely versatile as they can be used in both a smart and casual setting. Like I mentioned earlier, there are some great pieces in this collection from H&M. I am going add this navy Harrington Jacket and t-shirt to this outfit. The t-shirt is €9.99 and the jacket is €29.99.

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I am going to add the trainers I mentioned earlier as it really lifts this look.

I hope you guys like the looks I have put together for you. All these pieces are available on the lane. Happy shopping!
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