Despite the architectural alcoves of progression in our jackets, we wanted them to remain stylistically timeless.
This meant medium-sized lapels and a barchetta or rowboat-shaped breast pocket, but at a slant. In a stunning ivory
shade, the single-breasted jacket in high-quality Irish linen imbues all of these classic design details. Additional
features include a three-roll, two-button stance, which combines beautifully with the great Neapolitan shoulder,
allowing maximum shirring. A half-canvas construction has been used, and with a svelte silhouette, it gives you
either the option to wear a Hawaiian shirt from Barbanera for a more louche presence, or you can utilise its refined
nature, and pair with a business shirt and tie for a much more formal appearance. In keeping with this beautiful
ivory colour palette, The Rake Tailored Garments offers an all-new trouser which has been made using a 270g
plainweave Irish linen from Huddersfield Textiles. Instead of the fuller leg trouser of last year, we have created a
slimmer model to go with our new jacket silhouette. We have dramatically enhanced the comfort of these trousers by
deepening the pleats. This effectively adds cloth to the front of the trouser, which gives you more room whilst
keeping the silhouette nice and slim — reminiscent of the Armani trousers from the eighties worn by Richard Gere in
American Gigolo, 1980. Belt loops do have their advantages, but trousers without, such as these do help
enact a sexier equilibrium of a man’s waist when tucked into a shirt.
Following our inaugural collection of 6x1 double-breasted jackets, this time out we wanted to take the jacket a step
further whilst also retaining the traditionalisms of what makes a 6x2 iteration so special. The result is our
proudest achievement yet — a ready-to-wear doppiopetto trasformabile — or transformable jacket. Made in Italy using
a stunning tobacco Irish linen, the jacket which initially fastens as a 6x2, has the option of a lower button
fastening (6x1) for a rakish, relaxed appeal. As is the case with linen, it always looks more natural when its lived
in - and with this jacket you should have no hesitation in travelling, working or socialising in it. Trousers, cut
in the same style as the aforementioned ivory pair can be bought to make this into a suit. At $USD 580 for the
jacket and $USD 195 for the trousers, it would make the suit a very attainable proposition.
An off-white shade always cultivates poetic visions of the Riviera. However, to maintain the romance of this thought,
it’s advisable to wear a high-quality garment in the vicinity. In a beautiful off-white hue in wool Gabardine, the
single-breasted jacket with full chest and Neapolitan shoulder is a Riviera masterpiece. Wear with Barbanera's blue
cotton handprinted Japanese Tigers Western shirt for a smart yet louche appearance or with one of those retro
striped shirts that Gunter Sachs used to don, which incidentally are offered in abundance on TheRake.com from G.
Inglese. Speaking of the house of G. Inglese, we are delighted to announce our latest limited edition shirting
collaboration with the expert shirtmaker, Angelo Inglese. Made at the family’s atelier in Ginosa, Puglia, in
lightweight linen the bulk of them feature a spread collar, one-button mitred cuffs and a slightly curved hem —
allowing you to wear it with a suit or equally well when tucked into a pair of jeans. They come in a range of
beautiful hues, but to spice things up a notch wear either their pink fantasy or multi-coloured fantasy long-sleeved
camp collar shirts with one of the RTG jackets and accessorize with a gold necklace for true rakish appeal. G.
Inglese are the masters at imbuing vintage colour palettes in their shirts, but The Rake have come up with their
very own retro hue, in the form of a dark sage suit. Such is its allurement, we are offering it in both a single-and
double-breasted guise with matching trousers.
"At $USD 580 for a jacket and $USD 195 for a pair of trousers — made in Italy and using some of the world’s best
fabrics — we feel that The Rake Tailored Garments is the very best value around,” says Wei Koh. “This range of
clothing garments has been created because we believe we must create a bridge for the next generation to come into
the world of classic elegance and tailored style. So, this is the sort of gateway drug into our world, but with
clothing that has zero compromise. At the same time, I cannot think of a single person who will come out of 2020
without being that much more value conscious. We are aware that everyone was affected by the events of the last year
and we want to offer this collection as a sign of our commitment to value and ethical business.”
Please note: as this is a MTO collection, the buying window is open from now until Wednesday 26th May,
Special thanks to Edward and Eddie Sahakian, and Max Foulkes from Davidoff of London.
Modelled by Harry Gozzett @ Select Men
Fashion Direction: Amelia Hudson
Photography Assistant: Derrick Kakembo
Hair and Make up by Bunny Hazel Clarke