Editor's Picks: Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is upon us and whilst there are numerous ways to spend your money, allow The Rake to present you with the finest deals on our atelier.
Editor's Picks: Cyber Monday


A relatively new phenomenon, Cyber Monday is an annual online shopping ‘event’ – a dystopian idea if there ever was one. But there are deals to be had. Here are The Rake’s top picks…


The festive season = parties. Parties = dressing up. You’ll likely get more ‘black tie’ invites in the month of December than at any other time of year, so having a go-to ensemble you can rely on is handy. This Black Watch dinner jacket by Chester Barrie is a great starting point, and is the perfect wearable statement piece, that’ll have you standing out for all the right reasons. A simple white, semi-spread collar shirt will suffice and you’ll actually be able to wear it for non-formal occasions (unlike the traditionally ‘correct’ hidden placket evening shirt). Pair with a black or midnight blue bow tie and patent whole-cuts, like this exemplary pair by Sutor Mantellassi.


All Business

A navy blazer is by far the most versatile piece of tailoring one can own. This one is cut by Rubinacci in its signature Neapolitan style, featuring spalla camica (shirt-sleeve) shoulders, broad notch lapels, a three-roll-two button stance, a barchetta (boat-shaped) breast pocket, pignata patch pockets, and minimal structure throughout. It’s currently at 20% off, making it even more enticing. Spice things up further with a blue-and-white twill, striped shirt and a printed silk pocket square – this one with hand-rolled edges by Calabrese 1924.


Luxury Sportswear

Sportswear doesn’t have to be sloppy. Whilst it might not have the same performance-focussed qualities as poly-blend tracksuits or even Merino wool sweatshirts, this pure cashmere funnel neck sweater will keep you (at least) looking cool on a run. It’s unparalleled comfort makes it ideal for wearing around the house, too. For the sporting rake, pair with these cotton fleece jogging bottoms and – for ultimate comfort – some Emma Willis linen boxer shorts.


Contemporary Biker

‘Western’-style shirts are usually made from hard-wearing denim, which makes this black corduroy example from Italian brand Barbanera an interesting proposition. It features all the traditional features of a western-inspired shirt including ‘sawtooth’ chest pockets, a stylised yoke covering the front and rear of the shoulders, and snap buttons – although they are rendered in an eccentric diamond shape. Yet the black corduroy fabric gives it a slightly dressier feel, making it perfect for a casual evening out, or, if worn with boots, a rugged all-black motorcycle ensemble. Go for Barbanera’s black Kerouac boots and a Hedon helmet to finish it off. SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave