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 by WOOYOUNGMI

Slim fit cotton twill pant, £65 by PETER WERTH

Canvas wedged shoes, £165 by GRENSON

Leather document holder, £450 by LOEWE

*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.