More from: Josh Sims
Stories December 2019
Cabinet Crisis: A cautionary tale of political style
As Britain goes to the polls, Josh Sims laments the current state of political style and suggests new votes could be won from parliamentarians long passed.
Stories November 2019
Reviving the Lost Art of the Bow-Tie
The classic bow-tie is the fundamental accessory for formalwear, but could it be ready for an everyday wardrobe revival? Josh Sims investigates…
Stories November 2019
Back to Basics: the Rise of the Super Staple
Never underestimate the power of a seemingly simple wardrobe staple: here’s why you should be investing in top quality basics.
Icons September 2019
The Flair Up There: 20th Century Spaceman Style
Can you name a modern-day astronaut? It’s not a trick question. The Rake pilots a time machine to the mid 20th century – the glory days of space exploration – when the men with the right stuff became international celebrities and style icons.
Speed August 2019
Restored and Remastered: Bringing Classic Cars Back to Life
Classic cars are increasingly being upgraded and improved to fulfil the demands of the modern driving experience whilst maintaining a certain timeless aesthetic.
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…