Formal

‘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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Casual

‘Life must be lived as play.’
Plato

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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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Accessories

”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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Watches

‘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 TheRake.com entitled ‘Hello Mr Porter’. Though the

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Grooming

‘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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Footwear

‘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.’
Run DMC

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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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THE RAKE, CROCKETT & JONES, EDWARD GREEN, GAZIANO GIRLING, BADOIN LANGE, GEORGE CLEVERLEY, RAKISH, FOOTWEAR, MENS SHOES

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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