Catching up with Dapper & Suave
Today we catch up with Rob and Jason, the creative team behind Dapper & Suave. The resurgence of men's accessories and the accessibility to exciting fabrics have given this dynamic duo the opportunity to create something unique.
Dapper & Suave accessories are hand crafted at our kitchen table in Dorking, Surrey using fabrics donated from friends and other high street and vintage finds.
So, let's find out how it all began....
How did you come up with your business idea?
We both love accessorising our outfits and found it hard to find something unique at a reasonable price. On a country walk in March 2016, we decided to teach ourselves to sew!
How would you describe your style?
Our style is Dapper and Suave; vintage meets high street; classic style from a capsule wardrobe.
Who, in the public eye, suits your brand the most and why?
We believe our brand is ageless and genderless, so it’s hard to pick one person. For us it’s about each individual, and how they’ve decided to use our accessories.
What's the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
We spent two days travelling around Sussex and Surrey to find a fabric to colour match a bridesmaid dress to create lapel pins, pocket squares, tiara and baby’s bib!
What tune do you put on to get you ready for the day?
Diamonds – Josef Salvat
What’s the best thing about working for yourself?
We love being able to embrace our creativity and using new skills to give vintage and high street fabric finds a new life.
What do you love most about weddings?
It’s really exciting being part of a couple’s journey, helping them choose a fabric and designing their accessories. We love getting to meet new people; seeing photos of their special day or receiving thank you notes just add to the whole experience.
What three items would you take with you on a desert island?
Our two cats, Kiki & Raja and an endless supply of Prosecco!
If you could take anyone, who would you invite as your plus one to a wedding?
We wouldn’t be Dapper without Suave, Suave without Dapper
What would one piece of advice you give to couples planning their wedding?
Do Well, Live Well and Dress Really Well!
You can meet the duo at The Wonderous Wedding Far on Sunday 5th November.
To book your tickets, click here.
Photos are from the styled shoot for The Wonderous Wedding Fair 2017.
Images // Photography by Paloma
26 October 2017
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