The Rake Tailored Garments: Grey Flannel Double-Breasted Suit
The double-breasted jacket is today perceived to be highly traditionalist. A century ago it was the hallmark of the sartorial rebel, but in The Rake Tailored Garments version of the grey double-breasted suit, designed from a fusion of English, Italian and French tailoring, you're able to follow your own sartorial vision and make it work on your terms, whichever stylistic camp you're in.
The objective of The Rake Tailored Garments is to bring back the dialogue to men’s classic elegance. Using all the greatest moments in men’s style; where better to start than with the “King of Italy” himself, the richest man in modern Italian history and the “Rake of the Riviera” after whom the magazine was originally named. A bon vivant until the end, he had an insatiable appetite for an aesthete that mirrored his lifestyle. A man known to incorporate eccentric and yet subtle finery into his armoury, he also had the nonchalant ability to perpetrate stylistic quirks in the way he wore his clothes, which would leave a long-lasting legacy. It’s no surprise then that Agnelli has been at the forefront of the inspiration for The Rake Tailored Garments. Our grey flannel double-breasted suit is dedicated in a number of ways to Agnelli’s devotion to the grey fabric.
Heading into the autumn, half-bare trees will quickly replace the thick green foliage that has been existing on the consistent flurry of warm air. A tactile winter cloth, flannel actually offers a slew of opportunities for self-expression. The grey flannel double-breasted suit offered by The Rake Tailored Garments nourishes the potential for additional sartorial imagination. In the same shade as Agnelli’s iconic suit, we have used 100% wool flannel by Vitale Barberis Canonico, which is applied in such a way that it offers tremendous freedom of movement. Along with The Rake’s seminal approach to fuse English, Italian and French tailoring to create an international style there is a myriad of ways to wear this adaptable grey flannel suit. The upper-half is the 6x1 half-canvassed double-breasted jacket. British and Neapolitan tailoring combine; in this case with its wider than usual peak lapel and spalla camicia shoulder, opening up a roster of pairing possibilities if you desire to wear as a separate. The old-guard favouring the traditional way of dressing will be delighted to find out that the jacket’s cross-section of tailoring influences actually transcends into a beautiful silhouette when worn neatly with a smart shirt and silk tie. The weight of the flannel means that in autumn you might not need an overcoat, but as the bitter winds hit us in winter, the strategically applied cloth means that the drape doesn’t get smothered by the overcoat. Using a beautiful 120z, the 100% wool flannel pleated trousers feature a fuller leg and a fine silhouette. They come unhemmed in order for you to finish as you wish – we suggest a 2” turn up. These trousers fit true to size but sit slightly higher on the waist and so for a more comfortable fit please consider sizing up. The Rake Tailored Garments have designed this grey flannel suit in such a way it is has the adaptability to work in whatever style you want. An unbuttoned jacket, with a wide-collared printed shirt overlapping the lapels looks just as good as the double-breasted jacket buttoned up conventionally as the overlayer to a tailored shirt and tie. The Rake Tailored Garments really have masterminded an unrestricted, flexible yet original grey flannel suit that is elegant and very affordable. Special thanks to RNG Classics for kindly lending the Jaguar E-Type.