More from: Josh Sims
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.
Icons September 2018
George Raft: Hollywood's Forgotten Star
George Raft was better known for making other actors’ careers a success. Yet the fact he had a Hollywood life at all was, in Raft’s eyes, a tale of triumph over circumstance…
Icons July 2018
Style Icon: Jeff Goldblum
Having cultivated an eclectic and playful approach to dressing, Jeff Goldblum is injecting fun into fashion and proving that age is no hindrance to great style.
Style June 2018
Jog On: How Sweatpants Are Setting The Pace
Karl Lagerfeld once said that “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” These days, they’re as sure a sign as any…
Style May 2018
The History of Men's Swimwear
From government regulation to surf culture, The Rake takes a closer look at what’s informed the shape of men’s swimwear throughout history.