With the change in weather calling for cozy versatile pieces, our brand ambassador, William Goodge, shares his favorite Derek Rose products to relax, exercise and enjoy his free time in.
SLEEP IN STYLE
We think bedtime is the best time...
Will: My favorite sleepwear piece is the printed London jersey pajama set. It’s so comfortable, and keeps me feeling warm and snuggly all night long. You may also see me sporting the pajama top out to a dinner or social event. No really, it passes as a fashionable shirt to wear out, you’ll be the comfiest person in the room - you’re welcome!
Adding a little luxury to your sleep is never a bad thing, so upgrading your bedtime wardrobe with a pair of silk pajamas is a must. The quality is unmatched, and you can see the love and care the handmade pieces receive at the workshop in Cheshire. I picture myself retiring to the armchair after dinner for a relaxed night enveloped in the finest quality silk. Pair with some slippers and life doesn’t get much better!
Now my favourite topic, robes. There’s something very special about wearing an impeccably made robe, I for one feel a heightened swagger and confidence. This season, I'm loving the new camouflage designs made of heart shapes. The message of the season is as beautiful as the pieces themselves, Make Love Not War, Make Friends Not Foes. Need I say anymore?
UNWIND AND RELAX
Will: Lounge pants are my absolute go-to when I've got nothing but chilling on my to-do list. I’m loving the latest line drawing designs that showcase interlinking dancing couples. Offering supreme comfort in hot or cold weather, I’ll be using them for a variety of functions; my morning routine, nose in my latest read or my nightly meditation practice.
In my house and my own space, I love to roam free in my undies. It’s true what they say, a great day starts with great underwear and whatever the fabric or design, whether it’s cotton, silk, or micro modal, I always feel my best in DR! Me time is important, and I like to do it in garments that make me feel good, however subtly.
LEISUREWEAR MADE EASY
Will: For me, leisure is about being both ready to be active on the move but also, stylish when still. Athletic events take me far and wide, as does my work and sometimes it’s a combination. I don’t want to be in sportswear all the time, but I need to be able to move freely and look presentable. That’s where DR leisurewear fits in perfectly for me. Rushing between meetings and castings in the city, traveling around the country or abroad for races and shoots, meeting loved ones for a catch up. It does it all in elegance, style and comfort.
The Jacob Sea Island Cotton polos and sweaters do just that. Made from the rarest cotton fiber in the World, it’s light and soft - but also incredibly durable. It is a fitting item for so many scenarios both smart and casual. I love it as it can easily be dressed up or down with jeans, linen pants or sweatpants, depending on the weather or destination. From the gym to going out...
Every man needs a polo shirt that works for them and everyone who knows me knows I love anything and everything micro modal. Touching on my needs for a garment to be diverse, a micro modal polo is perfect. I’d be just as comfortable wearing it in the gym for a recovery session, as I would at a special dinner. It’s classic, fits amazingly and you won’t get caught out if plans suddenly change. It’s extremely breathable and light too, so even when the sun comes out (here’s hoping!), I stay the perfect temperature.