Angelo Inglese For The Rake Tailored Garments

The Rake has partnered with Angelo Inglese to produce two exclusive Oxford cloth button-down shirts for The Rake Tailored Garments. Made in Italy to the highest possible standards, they feature the perfect collar roll, a sporty one button cuff, and are made with a comfortable yet durable vintage Oxford cloth.

Matera, an ancient city lies just over the Puglian border. About a 30-minute drive from Ginosa, it is thought to be the third-oldest city in the world after Aleppo and Jericho. Down the road though is Ginosa, where skilled custodians of ancient traditions align with the history of Matera in shirtmaking terms. Situated near the ‘arch’ of Italy’s boot-shaped south in a stunning atelier is the house of G. Inglese.

Established in 1955 by Gianni Inglese, the business is now run by his son Angelo. For Apulian Angelo, the ‘Made in Italy’ appellation is everything. Angelo still punctiliously checks every garment to leave the atelier, ensuring each product does his father’s name proud. The true essence of ‘Made in Italy’, says Angelo, “should manifest itself in excellence.” Crafted from the finest cottons, a G. Inglese shirt is artfully hand-cut, hand-sewn with silk thread, hand-finished, and embellished with hand-rolled hems and hand-stitched mother-of-pearl buttons. With Angelo’s unwavering commitment to the virtues of meticulous craftsmanship The Rake is privileged to partner with him on our very own creation, The Rake Tailored Garments.


    Freddie Anderson


    September 2020


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