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 the duffle are vital in achieving the above; while the classic shirt and chinos soak up the attention from beneath. Assuring nothing distracts the occupant of the timepiece that sits on his wrist. Elegance in both form and function.
Gentleman: Cotton Shirt Sem II, £118, by ASPESI
Ape: Extra Fine Cotton Broadcloth Long Sleeve Shirt, £20, by UNIQLO
Gentleman: Ayan Satin Acorn Green Chino, £180, by ACNE STUDIOS
Ape: Lightweight Cotton Chinos, £59, by COS
Gentleman: Classic Round Toe Boots, £229, by RED WING
Ape: Men’s Dockyard Alpine Boot, £93, by SPERRY
Gentleman: Drive de Cartier Watch, £4873, by CARTIER
Ape: Heritage Watch, £1100, by LONGINES
Gentleman: Nobis Mens Yatesy Parka in navy, £895, at W. SLACK & SONS
Ape: Long Down Coat, £290, by ARKET