The Rail: An art of simplicity

Jigsaw Menswear Jumper(1)

Inspired by the art of simplicity, this weeks issue of The Rail* bares no resemblance to current fads or trends – nor does it neglect the meaning of elegance. Its aim is to diminish the boundaries of complexity, combining fine Shetland wool and monk strap shoes, this ensemble is one of pure ease.   Shetland wool v neck jumper, £105 by JIGSAW MENSWEAR;   White... Read More

The Rail: The new casual


The term casual has existed long beyond the British pop sensation. Now used to describe weekend attire; its meaning within the sartorial sector has transcended far beyond the tracksuit bottoms and hooded sweatshirts we so fondly remember. In this week’s issue of The Rail we present our own rendition of these so called ‘off duty’ garments – demonstrating that style can... Read More

The Rail: Protect and Conserve


Apart from the portrayal of elegance, the purpose of a garment is to protect and therefore conserve. This weeks issue of The Rail* looks at this idea to inspire a selection of clothes that set out to shield your body from the unpredictability of today’s climate. Umbrellas are not welcome here. Merino rollneck sweater, £145 by POLO RALPH LAUREN Collarless trench coat, £895... Read More

The Rail: English Riviera X Sports Luxe.


The mid-season wardrobe is a difficult one for many, thus the necessity for cool and resilient clothes increases. Here in this issue of The Rail* we present the most appropriate attire to tackle the climate. Think English Riviera meets sports luxe – light fabrics combine with soft colours to present you with an ensemble that provides the best of both seasons… Sunglasses... Read More

The Rail: Aquascutum SS12 Special


With fine craftsmanship, luxurious tailoring and a grand attention to detail, Aquascutum have proven year after year that they have the ability to make even the most ordinary, unordinary. This weeks issue of The Rail* takes inspiration from the brands latest spring/summer offering to provide a look that epitomises the season’s mood. The collection itself follows a soft colour... Read More

The Rail: Two Tones.


This weeks issue of The Rail* demonstrates the ability of creating an outfit using only two colour palettes. Blue’s contrast with tan’s to show a uniform made up of wardrobe essentials: a shirt; pair of trousers; sturdy shoes and a bag. Each work hand in hand to create a look that is not only simple but also easy on the eye. Flannel shirt, £95 by HENTSCH MAN Tan leather... Read More

The Rail: Smart vs Casual


By combining A ‘smart’ and B ‘casual’ the individual can arrange an ensemble of extreme versatility. This weeks issue of The Rail* looks at intwining both of these elements to create concept that is not restricted to day or night. Reinforced by a wax coat the indigo denim and cashmere cardigan offer solidarity in comfort. While the white shirt and monkstrap boot portray... Read More

The Rail: Christmas Edition


With the festive period well and truly upon us, it only seems right that The Rail* takes a seasonal tone – ‘tis the time to relax. After all is said and done, slip into a pair of slippers and dawn a gown of camel cashmere. Placed under (not over) the scarf should be served with a glass of mulled wine. Be sure to keep the two apart however, the combination could lead to... Read More

The Rail: Uniform Wares, Aspesi, Farah, Clarks & Wooyungmi


The essence of a quality garment is to both look good and serve a purpose, whether that be to protect or conceal. The ensemble must be built to last. Inspired by such ideas, this week’s Rail* aims to create the perfect balance of utility and simplicity. Hiking boots and navy blue duffle are vital in achieving the above; while the classic chambray shirt and one wash chinos soak... Read More

The Rail: Brooks Brothers, Ermenegildo Zegna, Hentsch Man & John Lobb


Inspired by the art of layering, this week’s Rail* encompasses the idea of keeping warm by carefully selecting textures and fabrics that commend each other. Cord trousers sit next to suede monk strap shoes, while the plain grey turtle neck plays perfect base for what is the statement burgundy cardigan – creating the perfect balance of warmth and formation. Charcoal cashmere... Read More