The Rake's Ambassadors Don The Rake Tailored Garments

Long-time friends and contributors to The Rake sport a selection of The Rake Tailored Garments. Bona fide photographers, style aficionados and brand owners in menswear, each ambassador carries with them their own artistic and distinctive expressions in front of the camera. Veritably popular personalities in menswear circles – Jamie Ferguson, Milad Abedi, Robert Spangle, Karl-Edwin Guerre and Andy Poupart go wild in The Rake Tailored Garments, but with their timeless style intact.

The Rake Tailored Garments stylistic objective is to ordain freedom and expression; where our tailoring is worn with each person’s unique take on elegance. In the realms of rigid tailoring, it isn’t always possible for the wearer to fulfil and incorporate their own idiosyncratic ideas into their look, whilst honoring the traditions and quality in what their wearing. In The Rake Tailored Garments, we’ve been able to carefully curate a design premise using a fusion of English, Italian and French tailoring techniques. With the help and expertise of our valued partners, each garment admits unrivalled accessibility in terms of comfort, size and fit, making it totally inclusive.

Using all of the greatest moments in men’s style, we have aimed to narrow the gap in dialogue between the consumer and tailor, which is only going to transcend into a more clarion way of dressing for all. It was only right that we call on our trusted friends who are all stylistically influential behind and in front of the lens to showcase the breadth of creativity in which The Rake Tailored Garments can be worn.


Jamie Ferguson

    Jamie Ferguson is one of the most charming, celestial and likeable photographers in menswear. He is often seen lurking on the ground in the city of Florence at Pitti Uomo, on the streets of New York or flitting from from tailor to tailor in London’s Savile Row, often turning up unannounced for a friendly chat. It is in these three cities that he consistently captures an instant in time that epitomises genuine menswear style. He also recently became an author, with his book This Guy - a fascinating collection of his photographs celebrating modern menswear. It is certainly worth picking up a copy, if you can get your mitts on one.

      As dress codes have become less polarised Jamie has been leading the way in opening up the minds of traditionalists, that there is innumerable ways to sport an impeccably tailored suit with pizzazz and panache, without losing its provenance and originality. Not a very tall gentleman at 5'9 and only 10st, Jamie wears a 36 jacket and size 30 trousers and is a great example of how the drape is kept intact, whatever your height or weight. Anyone from the long-established and doctrinal code of tailoring will be happy to see full use of the jacket’s buttons, where his neat shirt and tie really demonstrates the stylistic quality of the fusion of British and Neapolitan tailoring; in this case with its wider than usual peak lapel and spalla camicia shoulder.

        Milad Abedi

        Followers of The Rake may have clapped eyes on the perennial contributions of Milad Abedi. The Swedish photographer on the one hand, regularly captures moments in time that depicts authentic menswear style, while on the other he has found himself in front of the camera, inspiring others, through his unique style. Wherever in the world he is snapped, there is always a nice hint to a theme, such as aspects of the Western look, but always retains the classic principles of timeless style.

        Well-known for his dégagé elegance when it comes to dressing, we couldn’t think of anyone more pertinent than Milad to sport the cream flannel double-breasted suit from The Rake Tailored Garments collection, with the freedom to wear it the Milad way. Milad is a size 46 chest and a 40-waist trouser. Not every gentleman likes to show off the finer details of the upper half of a tailored trouser. A fervent proprietor of overcoats, he also regularly allows glimpses of the finer trouser details around the waist. In this instance as the jacket is worn open the double reverse-facing pleats are nicely visible, whilst the slightly higher waist of the trouser creates this beautiful equilibrium between jacket, shirt and trouser. He cleverly uses the impressive silhouette to its full advantage, by wearing some neat John Lobb black loafers, which balance perfectly with the way the trouser is turned up.

          Tailoring has long been the preserve of the white-collar worker. Today the margins of popularity for these workers has shifted to using traditional tailoring as the foundation for a fusion of dressing. There’s been the interventions of sneakers, polo shirts, but as boundaries become more blurred than ever before the incorporation of denim is going to open up endless dressing opportunities – and it really works when worn correctly. With a different twist to his fellow photographer Jamie, Milad has been a fervent incorporator of the blue hue into his looks. Once again, he has demonstrated the unique adaptability of the grey flannel double-breasted suit, with the use of a denim shirt and tie. The suit comprises all of the immaculate style qualities you would expect, but with its added drape it creates this beautiful fluidity which allows the double-breasted jacket to be worn open or buttoned up.

            Robert Spangle

            In Robert Spangle’s short life, he’s served in Afghanistan for the United States Marines, become a trained Savile Row tailor and has criss-crossed the globe photographing the very best of menswear style, with a Leica in tow. An old-friend of The Rake, it was only a few months ago that he photographed Paul Feig for the front cover of Issue 70.

            With an adventurous spirit and a discerning appreciation for timeless style, incorporating numerous quirks, we couldn’t think of a personality so adept at styling a selection of The Rake Tailored Garments. Often seen pounding the streets of London, Paris, Milan and New York capturing unique styles, Robert himself has led the way in congregating looks that are more tactile. As dress codes lean towards a more relaxed aesthetic, Robert’s approach to dressing has a real synergy with the way The Rake Tailored Garments has curated their collection, with a nod to freedom and expression.


              Freddie Anderson


              October 2020


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