More from: Josh Sims
Craft July 2019
The Write Stuff
Writing may become a lost art, but as with other craft industries, with adversity often comes appreciation, and the writing tool industry is no different.
Pleasure July 2019
Big things for Bourbon
It’s the stuff of cowboy movies and saloon bars. It’s what noir detectives keep in their desk drawer. It’s was the tipple of choice for Sinatra and his pack and…
Icons July 2019
Teeing Off: Golf Style 101
We examine the style of golf’s best known figures, from famous celebrities such as Sinatra who adored golf, to the gregarious British Open Champion John Daly.
Icons June 2019
George Best: Dribbling Genius Who Lost His Footing
Nothing can diminish the memories of George Best’s peerless, often breathtaking quality of football and his dazzling presence off the field, despite being dogged by an array of highly publicised problems.
Style May 2019
How Espadrilles Became a Summer Staple
The humble espadrille is a reliable summer option, with a number of brands reinterpreting the style in luxurious leathers and suedes. Yet its origins are far from glamorous, as The Rake discovers…
Pleasure March 2019
Inside the Most Exclusive Member's Club in the World
With new life (read investment) breathed into it, the Tulchan Estate is once again the jewel of the Scottish Highlands.
Stories February 2019
The Umbrella: Flooded in History
Empowered as sun protection in 11th century BC ancient China, to being tightly furled underneath English bankers arms on London Bridges, the umbrella has an unprecedented history that is making a storming comeback.
Stories December 2018
Sock it to Me: The Enduring Impact of the Humble Sock
Too often overlooked in the grand scheme of one’s outfit, socks provide a prime opportunity to demonstrate flair. The Rake pays homage to the hero of hosiery…
Style November 2018
The Cardigan: Knitwear's Unsung Hero
Although once favoured by Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen, the cardigan has had a hard time shaking its fusty associations. Here, The Rake makes a case for this practical garment.
Style October 2018
7 Shoulder Styles and How to Wear Them
Since the 1600s, the cut of a shoulder has aimed to exaggerate or suppress the apparent width, and hence presence, of the man beneath it. Here, we look at a few key styles of shoulder and how each works best.