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 turtle neck, £249 by BROOKS BROTHERS; brooksbrothers.com

 

Burgundy patterned cashmere cardigan, £845 by ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA; zegna.com

 

Black slim fitting tapered cord pants, £130 by HENTSCH MAN

 

Parisian brown suede monk strap shoe, £920 by JOHN LOBB; 0207 930 8089

*About The Rail.
The modern Gent’s time is besieged from all angles, therefore it should go without saying, preparation is key. Be it with your grooming routine or with your wardrobe, a Gentleman needs to plan ahead to ensure that he is not caught unawares, or dare we say it ‘off-peak’. The Rail is Ape to Gentleman’s take on the sartorial preparation required, featuring various fashion compositions reflecting our mood, the climate, the times and most importantly, the look of the genteel man.