The rakish fellow you met last night with the suave dance moves, smoothly rehearsed lines, and your number listed as “Goddess #14” in his phone is fine for a flirt, but probably isn’t meet-the-parents material.
Used as an adjective to describe a dashing ladies’ man or a streamlined ship, rakish comes from the fusing of rake + -ish. He is stylishly handsome and prone to saucy, fast behavior. Synonyms include charming, flashy, and immoral.
Monday, 22 July 2013
Oliver Cheshire for Marks and Spencer
Male model supreme Oliver Cheshire has added Marks and Spencer to the long list of designers and brands that he has modelled for (Dolce and Gabbana, Superdry, Orlebar Brown). He is seen in the images below, modelling the Autumn/ Winter 2013 range which celebrates the best of British manufacture and design. Entitled "The Best of British Collection" it is made entirely of British fabrics, designers and the results are timeless, stylish pieces that are great quality. Jumpers come in bright yellow, red and blue, crisp white shirts look brilliant with the thick and fitted woollen suits and tailored outerwear. The most covetable item of the collection is a Savile Row quality suit which will retail for £800 (seen above). Using Cheshire as the face of this collection is a clear attempt to have this collection (and Marks and Spencer in general) to the younger male market. The strongest piece for me is the grey Prince of Wales overcoat which is smart and can be dressed up with a suit, or down with a pair of dark brown brogues, white shirt and dark denim, a look not too dissimilar to Mr David Gandy, another male model of the moment.