I love a good hat, and we’ve got a phenomenal assortment, from the classic winter staples by Laird, to the sun-soaked Panamas by Hat of Cain, and not forgetting the
spectacular fedoras by Wellema which
were made exclusively for us. The one brand I’ve really enjoyed this season however, is Cappellificio Biellese,
who’ve pretty much quietly gotten on with business. Their new collection is made with our friends at Vitale Barberis Canonico, and
this Harris Tweed driving cap is an absolute knockout.
We tend to be quite spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping for overcoats on The Rake, such is the assortment.
As most people in menswear can attest, autumn/winter is by far our favourite time of the year because we get to
utilise 90% of our wardrobe. Skilful layering is an artform, but no matter how good an outfit is, it pretty much
starts and finishes with your overcoat. I know they say you should never judge a book by its cover, but it’s always
the cover that draws you in to begin with. Gaiola do exactly that with this beautiful wool
and cashmere blend coat. It’s not overexaggerated, bold, or showy. It’s classic. It’s timeless. And most important
of all, it’s of a beautiful quality. You put this on, and you immediately feel phenomenal, which is a pretty good
feature to have.
If you’ve been following our Instagram as of late, you’ll have noticed we’ve been singing Altea’spraises, and for good reason. The current
assortment of jumpers is incredible — again, nothing fancy, they just do the simple things very well. Beautifully
woven, beautiful colours, beautifully soft handles, you can’t go wrong with any of their collection. We’ve
highlighted this one in particular as it keeps to our palette for this outfit, and ties it all in.
Finally, just when you thought we peaked with the checks, Pantaloni Torino come up with the goods
once more. Crafted from pure Super 100s virgin wool in shades of brown and grey in a glen plaid check, the trousers
are finished in their gentlemen fit which features a medium rise, generous seat and a tapered leg.