‘Style is the revelation of a particular universe which each of us sees and which is not seen by others.’
Marcel Proust

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Turnbull & Asser, The Rake, Nightwear, Anna prendergast

Formal / December 2016

Robes to Riches: The Evening Gown Edit

Following her call to arms railing against the paucity of elegant pyjamas, The Rake’s Editorial Assistant provides evidence that there is no excuse

The Rake, New & Lingwood, Dressing Gown, Silk Robe, Robe Renaissance

Formal / December 2016

Night Shift: The Evening Gown Renaissance

“My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon 53 above the temperature of 38

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‘Life must be lived as play.’

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The Rake, Denim, Osaka Five

Casual / January 2017

Osaka Five: The Evolution Of Japanese Denim

There is a tale of entrepreneurial Japanese travelling to America in the early 1980s to buy up all the old denim looms

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Chapal USAAF Jacket

Casual / January 2017

The Chapal for The Rake USAAF Jacket

There are certain leather jackets that are inextricably linked with certain values. For example the J-24 Buco / Schott Perfecto double breasted

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”The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit’
Christian Dior

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The Rake, Deakin & Francis, Cufflinks, Jewellers, Skulls, Craft

Accessories / November 2016

Deakin & Francis: The Cufflink Collection

Can a man ever be fully dressed without a serious set of accoutrements? The Rake thinks not

The Rake, Hedon, Helmets, Motorcycling, Artemis, Apollo

Accessories / October 2016

Hedon Helmets for The Rake: Artemis & Apollo

The root of the word ‘helmet’ comes from the medieval utterance helm, for protective headgear donned in combat. Helmets used in war

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‘I’m very proud of my gold pocketwatch. My father on his deathbed, sold me this watch.’
Woody Allen

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The Rake, Revolution, Bulgari, Watches,

Home Top Two Articles / December 2016

Bulgari-Revolution Octo Finissimo Limited Edition

The post-war era of the ’50s stretching through the counter-culture ’60s and the heady opiatic ’70s was a golden era for the

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The Rake, Zenith, El Primero Sport, Watch, Timepieces,

Watches / November 2016

Changing Tack: Zenith Partners with Land Rover BAR

A week or so ago, our Founder, the venerable Wei Koh penned a feature on entitled ‘Hello Mr Porter’. Though the

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‘Neatness – which is grooming after all – is definitely the most important requirement’
Babe Paley

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Grooming / November 2016

Into the Cut: Ruffians Barber Shop

“The rise of the grooming industry over the last five to ten years has directed a new man towards our doors,” Andrew

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Le Labo's iconic scent 'Santal 33' with personalised 'The Rake' label.

Grooming / October 2016

Uncommon Scents: Le Labo

Perfumery’s popularity is certainly at its zenith. Now more than ever men are upping their ‘scent game’ with a range of fragrances

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‘Me and my Adidas do the illest things, we like to stomp out pimps with diamond rings, we slay all suckers who perpetrate
and lay down law from state to state.’

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The Rake, Footwear, Shoes, Ben Browne

Footwear / December 2016

The Best Foot Forward: Part II

Following on from Part One which examines five leading English shoemakers, we now set our sights Europe’s mainland with another set of some

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Footwear / December 2016

Baudoin & Lange for The Rake: The Luxe Sagan Loafer

Earlier this year, a new take on the Belgian slipper strolled nonchalantly onto the menswear scene, commanded the room, charmed the women

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