Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Today I'm Wearing

Today I'm wearing a navy two button suit from Burton Menswear with plain white shirt, vintage green knitted tie and green and navy polka dot pocket square from Topman Lux. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Autumn Style Guide

Whether you want to admit it or not, the clocks have gone back, it is getting darker earlier, and we are truly in the midst of autumn/ winter. As such, it is time to update your wardrobe with a few key items, to stay on trend and in the warmth this winter. Here is my selection of investment items for this season:

Cable knit sweater

A great cable knit is one that is chunky, and worn loosely. It looks great with denim and heavy boots. 


Double breasted jacket

I am a huge fan of the double breasted suit. Jackets worn without suit trousers look great too. A 6 button one, like the below from Topman Design is a classic.


A great coat is a given as a staple for a winter wardrobe. I love statement coats this season. This one from Reiss comes in chocolate and a great window pane design. 

The smart bomber jacket

No longer confined to the streets, this season a horde of designers showcased smart bomber jackets. Worn best with smart denim and dark colours. 

Collarless shirts

Inspired by Peaky Blinders, grab yourself a plain white, collarless shirt which is the very definition of smart casual. 

Statement Trousers

Make a style statement with your trousers this autumn, embracing pattern and check. 

Relaxed trousers

Trousers in a heavy fabric, like tweed or wool are great for this season, especially when they come in a tailored but relaxed fit. 

Chelsea boots

Functional but formal, the chelsea boot looks great whether it is dressed up or down. 

The double monk straps

The shoe of the season is the double monk strap. Like the chelsea boot, they look great smart or casual. 

The hat

If you are lucky enough to be the sort of man that can wear a hat and pull it off, I would highly recommend wearing one. 

Contributions to Mens Style Fashion

Two new contributions to Men Style Fashion are now online. The first takes a look at the different styles of gloves that are now available, and how the glove is an essential autumn accessory. 

The second is my pick of the best wallets that are now available to buy - looking at the styles, designs, practicality and price. 

Head to the below links to read the articles in full:

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Best Dressed of the Week - Mr Kanye West

In a week that saw an engagement and the first shows of a new tour, Kanye continues his love for Maison Martin Margiela wearing head to toe looks for the label. Highlights of these tour costumes are undoubtedly the amazing face masks which create an incredibly stylish, hyper cool and dramatic effect.  Kanye has never been afraid to take fashion risks and is a long time style icon for  the rakish gent. Yeezus indeed. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Shop the Topman sale

Topman's sale is nearly at an end. Shop a huge range of items which are now at 70% off. For a limited time only, get an extra 10% off items (discount applied at checkout).

Here are my pick of some of the great bargains currently available:


Purple tonic double breasted blazer (£35) and blue textured short sleeve jumper (£10)


Agi & Sam feather print trench coat (£50) and navy sweatshirt (£15) 

Shop the Topman sale at Topman

Access All Asos

I am thrilled to be a member of Access All Asos - which will provide exclusive behind the scenes access to everything going on at the online retailer. Massive thanks to all the team for my lovely welcome pack. 

Keep checking The Rakish Gent for more on Access All Asos. 

Shop at Asos

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Today I'm Wearing

For a smart day at the office I am wearing a slim, grey wool suit with cropped double breasted blazer from H&M, with plain white shirt and vintage knitted emerald green tie. 

Area Culture Guide - November 2013

My latest article for the Midlands Area Culture Guide has just been published. It is full of great ideas for where to go and what to do for the upcoming month. 

My article is a look at Adrian Utley live at the new Birmingham library on November 24th. 

If you can pick up a copy, great, if not, it can be read at the below link:

Monday, 21 October 2013

Weekend Style

Keeping it rakish over the weekend I am wearing slim grey wool trousers with white Agi and Sam x Topman owl print shirt. 

Look 2 is a black sweater from Zara with leather panel and black Topman skinny jeans. 

New articles for Spashion now online

Two new articles I recently contributed to online sports and fashion magazine Spashion are now online. 

The first is a look at the new Wolf high top boots from Supra Footwear. 

The second article is a look at two new running trainers for Nike - the Flyknit Air Max and the Air Max 2014. 

Head to the below links to check out the articles:

Bright Young Scribes - Drake Album Review

I recently contributed an article to Bright Young Scribes, an online publication and broadcast company run by young, enthusiastic journalists. Featuring content in art, music and fashion, it is a great platform that publishes new talent, showcased weekly in Freelance Friday. 

My contribution to Freelance Friday is a review of Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same. You can read the post in full, at the below link:

Friday, 18 October 2013

Contribution to Brum Notes - Freshers fashion for women

This week The Rakish Gent stepped out of his comfort zone and is giving girls tips on how to stay stylish. Before the hate mail ensues, this is a gentle reminder that this article is for the stylistically challenged freshers that want to stay one step ahead of the game. 

Following my last post for Brum Notes on freshers fashion for men, I have now done the same but for women. Head to the link below to check out my advice on freshers fashion for women.