Look of the Week
Stuck for what to wear this Valentines Day date night? The Rakish Gent is here to help.
Surely the worst mistake you can make is to look like you are trying to hard. Save for where there is a dress code involved, the best course to steer is to opt for smart casual. Chinos are like the smart older brother of jeans and River Island has a selection of superb shares and styles, including these slim fit design. Navy is a fail safe option and looks appropriate for drinks or a night at the movies. Smarten the chinos up ever so slightly with a relaxed Oxford style shirt in muscle fit to show off the guns from Topman.
Smart casual does not, we repeat, not need to be boring. Suede is one of the key fabrics trends for SS18 and this Fendi piece from Mr Porter is one of the best available. It also perfectly fits the brief of not looking like you tried to hard with its retro details and contrast sleeves. Finish off the look with the all important discreet but designer sneakers. We chose the classic Court Saint Laurent low tops with graffiti style embroidery at Matches Fashion.
The illustrations featured within this article have been created by Pepe Muñoz, born in Alicante he currently resides in Paris and has dedicated the last two years to fashion illustration. We have worked with Pepe before and are thrilled to be able to work with him again. Follow on Instagram.