Underneath the grey flannel double-breasted jacket is Spangle's military PCU lvl. 5 grey windbreaker with the collar
zipped all way up. Now to most folk of military traditions who have faithfully used their tailor on Savile Row for
complete refinement, this may come as a shock. But it’s comprehensible that their high-quality suits wouldn’t be
able to sustain its shape with a windbreaker underneath. Inspired by the British Drape as well as Neapolitan and
French tailoring, we’ve sought innovative ways to remove the stiff, restrictive padding and layers of horsehair that
impede freedom of movement. Robert has shown here, all of these pioneering virtues of the garment, by still looking
comfortable and refined. He has even managed to tuck the windbreaker into the trousers, with no hint of scruffiness.
This is partly down to a touch more depth that double reverse-facing pleats provide, plus the height at which the
trousers sit on the waiste and finally the impressive silhouette of the trousers.
Spangle also sports the navy pinstripe suit. Double-breasted suits with less silhouette and worn unbuttoned can look
a little inflexible. Spangle has certainly tarnished this view by wearing the jacket open, with just a navy jumper
underneath and a long necklace chain. The jumper tucks in beautifully to the trousers, where the sharp double
reverse-facing pleats are in full view. With the inclusion of a pair of Oakley sunglasses with the iconic Juliet
frames Spangle has perfectly characterized the sartorial renegade. We’re not quite sure which 100th floor
office window he’s flashing past next.
A carefree incorporator of the unusual, Spangle pairs the Prince Michael of Kent inspired navy double-breasted 4-ply
blazer with a pair of Fireforce Ventures Rhodesian combat pants. While most 6x1 DB jackets button in line with the
pocket, we’ve placed our button slightly higher — making the buttoning point somewhere between a traditional 6x2 and
6x1. The slightly higher placement allows the jacket to retain its balance and develop a full skirt. In turn, it
means that you don’t have to be tall and slim to be able to pull this off with aplomb. There is the added touch of
gold RTG skull and crossbone buttons made by Benson & Clegg. Spangle is a 38 chest,
30-waist, 5'10 tall and 70kg in weight and with the blazer buttoned-up, its beautiful silhouette hangs nicely off
the thicker trousers. The black Morjas loafers serve as the lower pivot of neatness at the bottom of the
A photographer primarily, Karl-Edwin Guerre’s own personal stylistic tendencies has rallied a like-minded legion of
discerning gentlemen to follow suit. With a spirit that encapsulates an eclectic take on timeless style, he’s the
utopian attorney to sport The Rake Tailored Garments.
Guerre is the “King of men’s street style” in New York. Never seen without a hat, it is thought he hasn’t rushed out
of his house once in ten years without sporting a chapeau. With a real sense of adventure, Guerre looks to create
his own rules when it comes to his personal style, which is why we couldn’t think of anyone more pertinent to don a
selection of The Rake Tailored Garments. His style approach has real symbiosis with the way The Rake has curated
their collection. Guerre’s outlook on style is that he believes feelings and emotions should be infused with a taste
acquired with experience and knowledge of self, thus hailing freedom and expression of which The Rake Tailored
Garments certainly encourages.
One of the most recognisable of all patterns is the Prince of Wales check. It also happens that Miles Davis, the
inspiration behind our very own POW sports jacket is also the superlative icon with whom Guerre most admires. Davis
had the ability to turn commonplace clothing items to artistic expressions in their own right. It is with this in
mind that we see Guerre wearing the Prince of Wales check double-breasted jacket from The Rake Tailored Garments.
Underneath the jacket is a deep-red rollneck jumper, which perfectly marries the impeccably tailored jacket with a
rebellious spirit of jazz – a combination that Guerre is known to fully encapsulate. Now to do this with the
character that Guerre does, isn’t quite so straightforward if the tailoring you're wearing is restrictive in nature.
Inspired by the British Drape as well Neapolitan and French tailoring, we’ve sought innovative ways to remove the
stiff, restrictive padding and layers of horsehair that impede freedom of movement. Guerre has shown here with more
than a hint of nonchalant elegance the pioneering virtues of a jacket stemming from intelligently fused tailoring
techniques. Guerre’s wide-brimmed fedora caps off a cool and effortless ode to jazz.
Guerre is a size 38 chest and a 32-waist trouser. He manages to beautifully pair a rollneck with a cream suit.
Perhaps this is where Guerre finds himself with own style today. As a younger gentleman he favoured a cool hip-hop
aesthetic, but then reversed to a more serious style, incorporating a more Wall street grey. Now he finds himself
somewhere in the middle using beautiful tailoring, but with accompaniments evoking a sense of casual cool. As the
suit is flannel there is no reason to use the cream shade as an excuse as it has been tailored with the intention
for you to make your own interpretations of how you would like to wear the suit, according to your style. This is
exactly what Guerre has done, by intelligently using the cream shade as a beautiful juxtaposition to his brown
rollneck and brown trilby hat, which is downright cool. With a swaggering silhouette and armed with flexibility due
to the strategically applied VBC cloth, this suit can be worn all-year-round and just like Guerre has shown can be
worn in more artistic ways than one, whilst keeping its core of originality.