Look of the Week: Casual Elegance

This week, we’re unpacking an easy-to-wear everyday look, which is predicated on fusing sophisticated tailoring with casual garments.

Whilst we here at The Rake will always be emphatic champions of the suit for any occasion, we acknowledge that there will be certain instances that will call for a more relaxed take on tailoring. The rise of the ever-tricky smart casual and business casual dress codes demands the synthesis of formal garments with more relaxed pieces, necessitatingan elementof creativity. This is no excuse to abandon sartorial principles, but rather, to experiment with reinterpretations. To ignite your imagination, we’ve formulated a look with a selection of impressive new arrivals.

Laird Hatters trilby: A hat offers the ultimate gentlemanly touch to any outfit and is an opportunity to truly express one’s individuality. For rakish sophistication, opt for a timeless trilby by British hatmakers Laird Hatters: we can’t go past the Alfred in taupe, rendered in super-soft fur felt for supreme comfort and warmth.

Mackintosh jacket: Ensure you’re adequately equipped for inevitable spring showers with Mackintosh’s hooded Dunoon jacket. An exemplar of the Scottish outerwear label’stechnical mastery, it features a Loro Piana Rain System® and Thindown lining. Its minimal design and sleek silhouette make ita stylish iteration of a wet weather staple that will prove a timeless addition to your wardrobe.


    Aobh O'Brien-Moody


    March 2020


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