Stories / December 2018

Phillips x The Rake and Mr Porter: Part One

To celebrate the upcoming auction of 121 rare watches at Phillips in New York, The Rake has expertly styled 12 timeless looks. Part One features four distinct sartorial situations…

Effortless Hamptons style: Jacket by Rubinacci; Shirt by Marol; Tie by Fumagalli 1891; Watch is a Patek Philippe 1955 with enamel dial in yellow gold.

On Wednesday 5th of December, 121 highly sought-after watches will be going under the hammer at Phillips' ‘Styled: Timeless Watches and How to Wear Them’ auction in New York. The themed auction is the first of its kind in the horology world, which sees 12 classes of vintage watches matched with a styled ensemble by The Rake's own Grace Gilfeather. Whether it's at the end of the aisle about to say 'I do' or in the Carribean with a rum punch in-hand, the common thread between each occasion is an uncompromising understanding of the basic tenets of men's style. Furthermore, in the same way that there are codes of dress for specific situations, the same rules apply to what one wears on his wrist - in other words, dear reader, you don't get married wearing a diver's watch. Here, we introduce Part One...

Goodwood

There’s no greater coat to be worn on the sidelines as a fleet of roaring, classic automobiles rip around the famed Goodwood track than the Despatch Rider coat from Grenfell. Conceived to be worn by despatch riders in World War One through all kinds of weather, it’s durable and stylish and looks particularly handsome with a smart, tailored ensemble beneath. With a coat such as this, it’s only fair that one’s wrist reflects its heritage, and Tag Heuer has an impressive longstanding history with automobile racing.

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Aobh O'Brien-Moody

Editorial Assistant at The Rake