Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Coming Soon ...

From next week, The Rakish Gent is moving - to a slick, smart, stylish new home with lots of lovely sections for you to poke around for all of your menswear needs.

Coming soon - The Rakish Gent 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

New articles for Entouraaj Magazine

My latest pieces for Entouraaj Magazine are now online for your reading pleasure. 

As well as my usual round up, critiquing the looks sent  in by some of the stylish readers in the regular Men of Entouraaj feature, I also compiled a rather sarcastic but nonetheless helpful and honest guide to man bags for the modern man, featuring everything from briefcases and backpacks. 

You can read all of the latest articles by clicking on the links below:

Monday, 1 September 2014

New article to Brum Notes

An article that I recently contributed to the September issue of Brum Notes Magazine is now available. 

As per usual, I pick my six autumn favorite pieces for men and women, with the men's side of things featuring great shoes, pocket squares and loungewear. 

Grab a copy of the print edition at one of the city's many stockists, or read online at the below link:

Friday, 29 August 2014

Look of the Week

For me, A/W '14 is all about crisp tailoring, clean lines with a great print thrown into the mix. Look of the Week, illustrated by new artist to The Rakish Gent, Gill Button exemplifies all the key features of a great autumn wardrobe. Based in London and a graduate of Kingston University, Gill has a fantastic list of clients so far that include British Airways, United Nations, The Times and the BBC. It is an immense honour to be included on that list. Everyday, Gill draws a different man for her "Sketchy Men" blog which features some really cool, dapper looking dudes. 

The look that Gill has illustrated, styled by me, features items that look great when worn together or worn as individual pieces. The shirt from Acne Studios could not be any more "autumn" if it tried, with a great decorative, floral print. Also, being short sleeve, means it is perfect for these weird weather conditions. Mr Porter currently have this shirt, along with a great selection of other pieces from the brand. A great pair of tailored trousers are a menswear staple and these navy textured ones from Reiss will never go out of style. Neither will a pair of brogues for that matter, and I am a big fan of the current range from Topman, especially these Howes black leather ones which will pretty much go with everything in your wardrobe. Finally, a  document holder can be a great way to cart around all of your random pieces of paper, and I love this one from Bonastre at The Corner. Smart, black and unlined which gives it a great slouchy quality. 

A huge thanks to Gill for her very cool hipster style illustration. You can find out more about her work on her website, as well as follow her on Instagram. Be sure to also check out the brilliant Sketchy Men

Best Dressed of the Week - Mr Orlando Bloom

The Burberry Prorsum A/W '14 show was one of the best received shows of LC:M way back in January this year. Inspired by the prints of David Hockney, and constant source of inspiration; London, the show features bold but dark floral prints, silk scarves for men and the introduction of the manket. This week, Orlando Bloom attended the premiere of his new movie Zulu in Tokyo wearing a great shirt from the Burberry collection. 

Simple but luxurious, the shirt features a striking navy and beige floral print and dot pattern with mother of pearl fastenings. It looks great when paired with simple blazer and denim, just like Mr Bloom has done. You can get your hands on the same shirt at Matches Fashion

Images courtesy of Mail Online/ 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Pick of the Week

Too cold for just a T shirt but too warm for a coat already? You need to invest in a Harrington jacket. Not only is it a menswear staple that evokes the cool Steve McQueen it is the perfect outerwear choice for between seasons. 

This red one from Reclaimed Vintage at Asos is one of the best on the market - vibrant colour, good fit, retro check inside and featuring all of the Harrington trademarks including the knitted rim hem and cuffs. Best of all its only £50. I also love the styling with the all black basics and a great pair of Dr Martens. 

Shop the pick of the week red Harrington jacket from Reclaimed Vintage at Asos

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Shop - new range from British Boxers

Several months ago, I posted on The Rakish Gent about a new range of underwear from British Boxers. Whilst the initial range focused on classic boxer short designs, the most recent collection features stretch trunks and a more boxer brief design. 

The new collection, designed by Deborah Price features of all of the same trademarks as the initial range - the classic elasticated British Boxers brand logo, with premium 95% cotton. Having roadtested a pair of them for myself - I can vouch for how comfortable and supportive they are. 

The range is currently offering in 6 shades - blue jeans, fire engine red, coal black, natural white, cobalt blue and Manchester grey. Each pair is only £18.00 and is available from sizes Small to XX Large (the boxers come true to size). 

As well as developing a whole new range of underwear, there is also a small collection of new lounge pieces on offer. The men's robe from Double Dapper are made from exceptional two-fold cotton twill, generously cut and really rather dashing. Prices are from £85 for the gingham pyjamas and £105 for the robe. 

Find out more about the range and shop the entire collection at British Boxers