THE RAKE TAILORED GARMENTS: THE RETURN OF THE SARTORIAL CONVERSATION

The design premise of The Rake Tailored Garments is that they render a ligature of dialogue between individuals, that is inspired through cinema and other stylish vocations to form a semblance of irrepressible elegance.

Paul Henreid and Humphrey Bogart in 'Casablanca', 1942 (Photo courtesy of Alamy)

Whether it was the pared-back, immaculately fitting, somber sartorial pallet of George Bryan “Beau” Brummell that ushered in the era of the Regency Dandy, or the Prince of Wales' (later Edward VII) insistence that his tailor dispense with the tails on his dinner jacket that became known as the “tuxedo,” the history of men’s clothing has always been a dialogue. Its codex written through inspired conversations between tailors and individuals of irrepressible elegance. For example the clothing we consider the most iconic in the canon of cinematic style was all created and worn by men with extraordinary aesthetic sensibility and taste. Bogart’s double-breasted shawl-collared dinner jacket in Casablanca, Astaire's immaculate tailcoat in Top Hat, White Tie & Tails and Cary Grant’s seemingly indestructible grey suit in North by Northwest. Every one of these garments was conceptualized and made manifest through the teamwork of client and tailor.

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September 2020

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