‘To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge’

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News / January 2017

Milan Fashion Week Men’s: Cifonelli

Cifonelli is a Parisian house of two halves, each of which empowers the other. Naturally, cousins Lorenzo and Massimo are the visionaries

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News / January 2017

Milan Fashion Week Men’s: Santoni

Famed for its exceptional craftsmanship standards, beautiful patinations and ability to blend a classical and contemporary design ethos, Santoni is without a

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‘I have the simplest tastes I am always satisfied with the best.’
Oscar Wilde

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Delicacies / January 2017

Holy Smokes: The Top Nine Cigars of 2016

I cannot believe 2016 passed so quickly. Has 2016 been a good year for cigars? For me personally, I think so. Not only have I

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Delicacies / December 2016

Three Rakish Tips For Your New Year’s Champagne Soiree

The author of The Great Gatsby — one of the greatest (and most rakish) pieces of American literature — once proclaimed: “Too

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‘For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return’
Leonardo da Vinci

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Travel / January 2017

To Heaven and Back: Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Planning a trip is always difficult. The preparation; the last-minute rush to get things done; leaving work in a reasonable position and preparing colleagues

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Travel / December 2016

Come Fry With Me: The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

When you think of Japan, generally, either geisha-samurai-tatami-kimono-calligraphy-tea-ceremony tradition, or Astroboy-manga-hightech-neonlit

The Arts

‘This world is but a canvas to our imagination’
Henry David Thoreau

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The Rake, Connolly England

The Arts / January 2017

Photographic Treatment: Connolly Hosts Chris Killip

It has long been The Rake’s belief that the truest expressions of luxury, particularly in the menswear world, are intrinsically linked with

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The Rake, Elton John, Man Ray, Tate Modern

The Arts / December 2016

The Radical Eye at Tate Modern London

Singer, songwriter, father, fundraiser, philanthropist – and not necessarily in that order -Sir Elton John, a man of many talents, has recently focused his attention

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‘There are two things no man will admit he cannot do well: drive and make love’
Sir Stirling Moss

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The Rake, Triumph, Bikes, Charlie Thomas, Motoring

Motoring / December 2016

The Impractical Choice: Triumph Bonneville T120 Motorcycle

When you think of some brands, certain products they’ve become known for immediately spring to mind. Burberry and the trench coat, Audemars

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The Rake, Aston Martin, Charlie Thomas, Cotswolds

Motoring / November 2016

Turbocharged: The Aston Martin DB11

When I first laid eyes on the Aston Martin DB11 at the 86th International Geneva Motor Show earlier this year I wasn’t

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‘I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs”
Andy Warhol

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Affairs / December 2016

The Loungewear Launch Party with New & Lingwood

With the nights drawing in, our exclusive launch party with New & Lingwood to introduce a range of limited edition loungewear

The Rake, Turnbull & Asser, Mo Coppoletta, Project Furious Eagle, Mega Square, The Family Business

Affairs / November 2016

Project Furious Eagle: The Launch Party

Mo Coppoletta’s tattoo parlour, The Family Business, welcomed readers and friends of The Rake to celebrate the launch of…

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