More from: Christopher Modoo
Style December 2021
The Best Dinner Jackets in Cinema History
Some of the most stylish scenes in cinema have been made possible thanks to a well-tailored dinner jacket. Here are the best of all time…
Style October 2021
A guide to fitting Kit Blake trousers
Co-founder of Kit Blake, and The Rake’s Sartorial Guru, Chris Modoo gives us a detailed insight into the different types of Kit Blake trouser models.
Stories October 2021
James Bond’s Top 10 Most Rakish Style Moments
As famous for his witty one-liners as he is for his classic British tailoring, the on-screen James Bond has endured five decades of fashion, resulting in some of cinema’s most rakish style moments.
Style June 2021
13 tips for dressing well at Wimbledon
Although the dress codes at Wimbledon aren’t as strict as other summer sporting events, The Rake believes this most elegant affair demands equally discerning attire.
Style July 2020
Dugdale x The Rake x Kit Blake
Well-established cloth merchants Dugdale Bros & Co. and trouser specialists Kit Blake have joined forces to produce an exquisite cream gabardine trouser exclusively for The Rake.
Style December 2019
A ROYAL FLUSH
Christopher modoo, the Creative Director of Kit Blake — and, praise be, the rake’s Sartorial Guru — takes his label’s signature Prince-of-Wales check trouser and shows how you can exploit the new thinking in adaptable and versatile luxury menswear. One pair of pants, five different looks — and you hold all the cards…
Style May 2019
How To Spot An Ill-Fitting Suit
Our Sartorial Guru is here with five tips to spot an ill-fitting suit and, in turn, provide you with the knowledge to not make the exact same mistakes…
Style April 2019
Celluloid Style: Nine And A Half Weeks
Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger’s last tango in Manhattan provides endless moments of cinematic style, as Chris Modoo discovers…
Style December 2018
5 Unbreakable Rules of Tailoring
We’re big advocates of swimming against the tide, but when it comes to dressing well, sometimes it’s best to stick to the rules.
Style October 2018
Savile Row and the Future of Tailoring
A brief overview of Savile Row, how bespoke and made-to-measure suiting differs from ready-to-wear and what the future of tailoring could look like.
Style September 2018
What to Wear in Autumn
With elegance, adaptability and a little colour, tweed and flannel will lift your spirits when the leaves – and the mercury – start to fall. Here’s what to wear in autumn.
Style August 2018
Ask The Rake: How To Buy Off The Peg
“What should I look for, in terms of fit, when buying an off-the-rack suit or jacket online?” With illustrations by Jessica Rose Bird.