A bon vivant until the end, Agnelli, the richest Italian in modern history and the “Rake of the Riviera” was the man
after whom The Rake magazine was originally named. It has been no surprise then that Agnelli has been at the
forefront of the inspiration for The Rake Tailored Garments. In collaboration with Angelo, we have exclusively
introduced two Oxford button-down shirts into our collection. A style worn frequently by Agnelli, who is also a
major source of inspiration for Angelo, we couldn’t think of anyone more appropriate to craft the shirts.
The shirts come in light blue and white. They’re made in a comfortable yet durable vintage Oxford cloth and feature a
button-down collar with what we believe to be the perfect collar roll as worn by many of the great menswear icons,
including Gianni Agnelli. To complete the sartorial yet sporty feel of the shirt, it is finish with one button
To understand in more detail the level of craftsmanship and the inspiration behind the shirts we caught up
with Angelo himself.
What/who inspired this shirt?
Among my passions, is the task of translating the captivating and iconic style of various personalities on the
international scene into my collections. It was nice to welcome the opportunity offered by The Rake Tailored
Garments and interpret the Oxford shirt worn by the ''avvocato'' Agnelli.
What modifications did you make to create the shirt?
I mainly worked on the neck. I gave him the harmony and naturalness that characterized the character and everything
he casually wore. By increasing the space in the front part of the neck, at the height of the last button, I ensured
that the whole neck retains the amplitude and voluptuousness even when tightened by a tie. The collar is made in a
structure that follows the movement of the neck while allowing it to maintain the shape you want, making the shirt a
perfect option for both a formal and informal look.
What makes this shirt special / different from other shirts on the market?
It is certainly a special proposal. In this case, tradition and modernity go hand in hand. The model, the fit, the
finishes will be able to satisfy the needs and tastes of men of different generations. This shirt is a pass partout
that enables every customer to give a unique touch to each and every outfit he will wear, leaving him with a true
piece of history of menswear and style.
What are your thoughts on The Rake Tailored Garments and what we are trying to do here with our
The Rake tailored Garments with its proposals will give essays and fragments of history. Characters and costumes. And
it will enrich its large showcase with “new” style with its high-quality made in Italy foundation. I am honoured to
have taken part in this project. Success will be based on the strategy that skips the different commercial steps.
Therefore, value for money will really make a difference.