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 genuine 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.
The purport of The Rake Tailored Garments is to bequest the dialogue of individuals through a devotion of craft, aesthetic sensibility and taste, which has enveloped so infinitely in cinematic history. 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.
The scope of divergence in how you can wear this suit is what makes it so unique. But this opportunity has been carefully curated through the suit’s fusion of English, Italian and French techniques. The sharp double-reverse pleats on the trousers are typical of the Neapolitan style. These boast a looser shape because the extra cloth is taken from outside of the hips and casts less of a shadow in comparison to forward-facing pleats. The strategically applied cloth also means that there is added drape to the suit. And when combined with the reverse-pleats it accentuates the possibilities of freedom of movement, which is clearly evident in the relaxed way Milad is wearing the suit.
Double-breasted suits with less silhouette and worn unbuttoned, can look very rigid. The difference with The Rake Tailored Garments design is that the strategically applied cloth adds extra drape, which means that when worn unbuttoned, as Milad does, there is a flowing silhouette, instead of a stiff straight line. Milad also retains a certain sharpness with his Butticé shirt and Berg & Berg tie. The half-canvassed 6x1 jacket is made in Italy using a stunning cream 12oz. 100% wool flannel by Vitale Barberis Canonico and features a spalla camicia shoulder and peak lapels. These classic details are the foundation in allowing you license to wear it how you want to, in this case with the jacket open.
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 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.