More from Josh Sims
The Art of the Casual Tie
Drawing inspiration from those who sought to strip the traditional blade of its conservatism, here’s a lesson in the art of the casual tie.
A History of Braces
While braces could easily belong to a bygone era, these accoutrements have moved past their purely practical purpose to become a fixture among the sartorially inclined.
How to Combine Tailoring and Workwear
The details and designs may have evolved, but tailoring and workwear have always been inextricably linked, The Rake discovers.
Style 101: The Chukka Boot
From mods to McQueen, the chukka boot has made the rounds in menswear throughout history, and is still going strong today; The Rake discovers how.
How Floris Blossomed on Jermyn Street
One of the oldest merchants on Jermyn Street, Floris fragrances are synonymous with gentlemen of taste, from Winston Churchill to James Bond.
How Moncler Made the Puffer Jacket Cool Again
Take your cue from mountaineering this winter and invest in a puffer jacket, an outerwear style that’s served its time in the military and was pioneered by Italian luxury brand Moncler.
How to Wear a Peaked Cap
Popular throughout history with everyone from princes to paupers, the peaked cap has recently crept back onto the menswear landscape, and The Rake thinks it’s about time, too.
How Ian Fleming Created James Bond
For someone with zero literary aspirations, Ian Fleming managed to create the most influential spy character of all time, and all with such apparent ease.