A Gabardine Trouser designed in partnership with Kit Blake & The Rake
We have joined forces with trouser specialists Kit Blake to produce these exquisite cream gabardine trousers, made from our Royal Pageant collection, exclusively for The Rake.
Chris Modoo shares the Kit Blake philosophy with The Rake, ‘to personally trial and wear every cloth before it is put in the collection.’

I had a pair made in the 6208 cream and I knew it would be good but I never expected it to be this good.

Chris goes on to speak about his love of this collection’s ‘perfect English cream’, natural drape and crease recovery before outlining the versatile styles in which these trousers can be worn. 

A pair of cream “gabs” lifts your summer wardrobe with endless, elegant possibilities.

*Photographed on the left is Richard Wheat, co-founder of Kit Blake

Chris Modoo also spoke of Dugdale cloth and his favourite collections.  ‘They are the last remaining, independently owned cloth merchant in Huddersfield, supplying classic, contemporary and luxury fabrics to tailoring houses and brands around the world. I have had the pleasure to work with Dugdale all my tailoring career and they have always supported my ambitions whether I was working with a start-up or, as I have done, the oldest tailoring brand in the world.

Their collections are comprehensive and there is definitely a Dugdale cloth for everyone. I have too many favourites; New Fine Worsted is an Edwardian topical-weave travel cloth that was once used to dress the staff at Raffles hotel in Singapore. Town Classics is everything you would expect from a British cloth and has the best selection of classics from glen checks to chalk-stripes as well as a few unexpected colour combinations, such as a nifty mid-blue houndstooth that I have never had the courage to order for myself. Yet!’

The Rake x Kit Blake x Dugdale