More from: Charlie Thomas
Speed August 2023
The Hundred Club
Rolex have produced a special version of their storied Daytona watch to mark the centenary of one of the toughest challenges in sport — the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Craft August 2023
'Twenty-Five- Years Later, I Should Say I Made The Right Decision...'
Stefano Canali took the plunge and joined the family business — an Italian legend — in 1998. Now, as Chief Executive, he is responsible for it. It’s been a ride so far…
Style August 2023
Style 101: The Safari Jacket
From the bush to the boulevard, the safari jacket has upended its roots and become a genuine style staple, and one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own.
Style July 2023
Man of Göt
Simon Berg was part of the team that helped save the esteemed Swedish tailor Götrich when it was in trouble. It meant that Stockholm retained a local bespoke destination to rival the traditional European powerhouses.
Craft June 2023
‘Merino Wool Swimwear Hangs Beautifully, Like A Well-Tailored Suit’
Roland Herlory, the Vilebrequin boss, is not wrong. This season the French label has partnered with Woolmark to craft a swimwear collection that has been cut with as much care and elan as a piece of Savile Row’s finest.
Icons June 2023
Small Light, Big Expectations
Joe Cole, one of the stars of the BBC’s smash hit Peaky Blinders, tells The Rake how he hopes to do justice to his toughest ever role — as the hero of an Anne Frank-inspired second world war drama.
Icons February 2023
Rake in Progress: Immy Barclay
If you have a penchant for the excitement of live motorsport, or the accessibility of world-class tennis, chances are you’ve seen Immy Barclay around. Barclay is an acclaimed presenter, integral…
Craft October 2022
'What does it really mean to create "forever" products?'
If anyone knows, it’s Asprey, who have been leaders in bespoke luxury for nearly 250 years, and who count among their former clients Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria. John Rigas, the Chairman, talks to The Rake about the house’s mythology.
Style June 2022
New Lease on Life
5 Minute Read The classic British outfitters New & Lingwood have opened a concept store in one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods. The brand’s Chief Executive, Freddie Briance, shows The Rake around and tells us what we can expect…
Style March 2022
The humble sneaker has come a long way in the last century. Now a firm fixture amongst high-luxury houses and artisanal brands alike, The Rake charts its history and just what it takes to pull off this still-divisive shoe…
Style February 2022
Five Core Boot Styles
Winter is a time for serious footwear that can step up in the boardroom as well as the countryside – and boots never disappoint. Here are the styles you need this season.
Craft September 2021
BIG BANG THEORY
Kristian Teär, the Chief Executive of luxury audio pioneers Bang & Olufsen, tells The Rake about the key to good design, the brand’s legacy, and what concert he would revisit if he could…