The Rake Tailored Garments: Cream Flannel Double-Breasted Suit

An iconic suit with a swaggering silhouette, this cream flannel double-breasted suit is as versatile as it is cool. Armed with flexibility due to the strategically applied VBC cloth, this suit can be worn all year round in more artistic ways than one, whilst keeping its core of originality.

As frontman of English rock band Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry was never afraid to oscillate his style from flamboyant rock star on-stage to a master of perforation in the more traditional menswear scene offstage. A debonair figure he was known to pair classic double-breasted suits with more experimental raiment such as leather trousers and point collar silk shirts.

From the very inception of his career he sought to use his music and its intersection with fashion and art, to create a world his audience could escape to with him; a demimonde where futurism, romanticism and sensuality collide. The design premise of The Rake Tailored Garments is to cable a likeminded journey of escapism away from the restrictive, one-dimensional segment of tailoring.

American writer Mark Twain pointed out that “the fear of criticism might prevent (a man) from indulging his fancy” and wearing white tailoring. The Rake Tailored Garments is designed to throw up multiple transgressions, eliminating any fear of criticism. This is particularly evident in the cream flannel double-breasted suit, where just like Bryan Ferry, it has the adaptability for meticulous self-styling through its fusion of details. Implemented purposefully from English, Italian, and French techniques, it is designed to create the ultimate in comfort and freedom of movement.


    Freddie Anderson


    September 2020


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