As our Ambassador, Will Goodge can often be seen spreading the word of the Derek Rose philosophy, and sharing snapshots of his workouts in our MicroModal, or lounging in a fine pure silk gown. But what are the athlete and model’s favourite Derek Rose pieces, and why?
LET'S START WITH UNDERWEAR
Because that’s where all good outfits start.
Will: When I’m chilling around the house in my own space, I’ll do it in a pair of modern fit or silk boxer shorts, either on their own or with a white underwear vest or MicroModal t-shirt. I cannot express my love for silk boxer shorts enough! I love a mix of classic looks and fit as well as patterned ones. From making my breakfast to reading, they are my ultimate feel-good luxury. I don’t even change if a friend or family come round; it’s pure comfort.
When I’m training, whether that be running or in the gym, I opt for MicroModal briefs as they have great support and don’t chafe at all which is a typical burden in ultra-endurance training!
OVER THE UNDIES
Whether I’m at home or round a friend’s, grabbing a coffee or lunch on the weekend, I like to wear something relaxed during my free-time. Cashmereis king; I love the silver set of track pants and sweater and I love wearing them together. I’m also very happy in a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt as they enable me to be slightly more active on my ventures. That means heading to the gym or doing a food shop is more comfortable.
My absolute go to when I’m travelling for work, or if I have multiple meetings, is anything and everything MicroModal. It’s so light and comfy and moves with me. I especially like it for air travel as when it gets hot and stuffy, I always seem to be the right temperature. The fabric also sits easily beneath a bigger layer like a hoodie if it’s cold out.
For a slightly more formal affair like drinks or a restaurant, I’ll wear a half-zip sweater, pair it with a plain t-shirt beneath and some smart linen trousers. Great for all year round too because if it’s hot outside I can match the trousers with a long or short-sleeve t-shirt.
When the sun comes out (here’s hoping!) or when I’m abroad, I’m a big fan of MicroModal shorts. A morning stretch, yoga, a light workout or anything alfresco, you’ll see me in a pair of these. Being British, I’m taking my chance to get some sun so if I can go short I will! When it comes to pool time, I swing between plain colour and some amazing pattern with my swimshorts, but when the sun starts to set I’m always a trouser guy.
SLEEP/ NAP TIME
The best time of the day!
Will: I went from wearing superhero pyjamas as a child, to nothing, and finally I’ve arrived at the ultimate sleeping destination. Not to be reserved for just sleeping, I’ll sometimes continue to wear my sleepwear throughout my morning until I need to leave the house. Whether it’s silk, MicroModal or cotton, I love how all the fabrics feel on my skin and each of them wrap me up ready to dream. Sometimes I’ll wear a full set, sometimes just bottoms and sometimes with underwear. I’m a big napper, which is when an eye mask comes in handy (also great for shut-eye on a plane). A soft pillow for the eyes rather than a tight fit around your head.
The ultimate show stopper and my favourite item ever has to be the Verona 49 Pure Silk Tasseled Dressing Gown. It speaks for itself; a spectacular piece for morning and evening. Pair with some suede slippers and life doesn’t get much better.