What we're wearing: Kit Blake Aleks trousers

Here’s why we’re doubling down on Kit Blake’s excellent Aleks trousers right now…

Believe it or not, The Rake's collective attention will very soon be turning to Spring/Summer clothing as we start taking receipt of your favourite brands' new season collections, but right here right now, we've only got one thing on our minds: winter-appropriate clothing. As I write this, the weather in London has taken a turn for the worse, abolishing any hopes of pulling out the odd fine-gauge knit or merino polo any time soon. Chunky knits are still my first port of call and my trousers are remaining decidedly woollen for the foreseeable future. Cue Kit Blake's latest drop of Aleks trousers, which we've been test-driving around London, and which warrant many a superlative. Kit Blake is the brainchild of Christopher Modoo and Richard Wheat and specialises in stunning pleated tailored trousers cut high in the waist, full in the thigh and have a natural taper. There's something of the old-school Hollywood movie star about them, thanks to the roomy leg (don't mistake that for fashion's current wide-leg trend - we're not in the business of trends).


Ryan Thompson


January 2020


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