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Man Of The Week: Jim Chapman

April 2, 2015

Fashion | by Candid Magazine


At just 27 years old, Norwich-born YouTuber Jim Chapman was not only recently crowned GQ’s Best Dressed Man 2015, he is also the cover star of our new Spring/Summer issue (which you can buy here).

Over the past year Jim- or JimBob as his YouTuber turned Author, fiancée often refers to him, has become much more than a YouTuber (who by the way has over 2million subscribers). As his channel has grown exponentially we’ve seen Jim go from behind our computer screens to our T.V screens when he was a panellist on ITV’s Viral Trap last year.

The list of his many achievements is endless, but we’re not here to talk about that, we’re here to talk about fashion, style and why he’s our Man of the Week. For the past few seasons we’ve seen Jim attend more and more shows at Londons Fashion Week for some of the biggest designers clad in some incredible outfits.

The thing we appreciate most about Jim is that, at 6ft 3 with a slim physique it must be pretty tricky to dress to compliment your body shape- yet he does this so effortlessly simply by wearing well-tailored pieces. Rest assured you wont find him at a red carpet event with his trousers bashing around his ankles!

With brand favourites such as Reiss, J.Crew, Dunhill and Burberry, Jim finds the perfect balance of high street and high end, proving that it’s not what you wear but how you wear it.

He’s been seen on the front row of various runway shows proving he’s quickly carving his name in to the fashion industry, especially since signing to Europes leading modelling agency Models1.

Rewind to January when he was invited as a VIP by Christopher Bailey to Burberrys London Collections: Men and you’ll see exactly why he was crowned GQ’s Best Dressed Man of 2015.

Though the weather has gotten slightly warmer here in the UK, it hasn’t quite yet reached the point of being able to leave the house without a few layers yet and Jim displays the perfect way to layer without going overboard with chunky knits and puffer jackets.

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We’ve picked out some items to help you achieve that dapper Jim Chapman look.

Trench Coat, Burberry £1,295

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Cardigan, ACNE £190

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T-shirt, Cheap Monday £15

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Scarf, Burberry £650

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Trousers, Ted Baker £130

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Shoes, Jimmy Choo £550

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Ryan Khinda