Comfort and Joy

The purport of The Rake Tailored Garments is to make perennial style totally inclusive. With the help of our valued partners, we’ve been able to carefully curate a design premise using a fusion of English, Italian and French tailoring techniques that admits affordability and accessibility in terms of comfort, size and fit.

We at The Rake love style as expressed through clothes. But we also feel that beautiful clothing should not be so prohibitive in price that it is accessible only by the very few. That’s not to say we don’t have huge admiration for the most established brands and the finest bespoke tailors in the world. We love them and we’ve spent 12 years championing what they do. But we also understood that in order to grow the culture of classic elegance we needed to make style accessible to everyone. That’s how The Rake Tailored Garments was born. Because we wanted to create honest, authentically made, handsomely styled apparel at great prices. So more people could enter our world of perennial style.

The first thing we did was approach our favorite cloth mills such as the legendary Vitale Barberis Canonico – the world’s oldest textile manufacturer and the iconic Fox Brothers and explained our mission to them. Fortunately they loved the idea and we were able to secure amazing cloth at favorable terms. Then we went to our favorite family-owned, artisanal suit factory in Puglia, Italy and asked them to create clothes for us according to our exact specifications but within a specific budget. Luckily they loved the idea of being part of this project and agreed. Because we were careful and hopefully smart about all of this we are able to pass the savings on to you the customer. At £695 or €766 for a well-crafted double-breasted jacket and £195 or €215 for a pair of double-pleated trousers we feel that The Rake Tailored Garments represents a strong value proposition with zero compromise in quality, cool styling and great comfort all at a very affordable price.

For our first collection we decided to focus on a combination of style and comfort. In the years ahead we will look at different iconic styles in classic menswear. Next year we are proud to announce our first two collaborations with two of the most iconic tailors on the planet, Lorenzo Cifonelli the God of French Tailoring and the legend that is Edward Sexton the single most influential tailor of the late 20th century.

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October 2020

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