As I write this, London has gone into a Tier 3 lockdown, and there are rumours of a potential u-turn on the initial relaxing of Christmas restrictions. Even for the most optimistic of us, 2021 couldn’t come sooner, so it’s only right that seventeen days into December has felt more like seven hundred. As ever, here at The Rake, we find solace in the small things that keep us going day after day. The whole ethos behind getting dressed in suitable attire for Zoom calls (and by suitable attire I mean in anything other than sweatpants) is to make ourselves feel somewhat more energised mentally and physically.
Style should never be about adhering to rules, but rather what makes you feel good and look great. At January’s Pitti Uomo, we proclaimed that high-low style would emerge once again in 2020, and it has, albeit in slightly surreal circumstances. With this in mind, 2021 will hopefully be the year it comes into its own. This outfit channels a smart yet comfortable approach that will look good at home as well as in the city.