More from: Nick Foulkes
Speed July 2020
OUT OF THE FIRE: Niki Lauda
Niki Lauda, the battle-scarred racing driver and entrepreneur who died in May 2019, epitomised the ideal of a methodical, ruthless champion. But his legend was forged in flames, writes NICK FOULKES in Issue 65 of The Rake.
Style July 2020
LA VIDA BELLA: The Marbella Club
It was once so cut off from real life that its guests slept, sunbathed and partied while the Cuban missile crisis took the rest of the world to the brink of nuclear war. Originally written by NICK FOULKES in Issue 45 of The Rake, he asserts that The Marbella Club’s communications have improved dramatically since then, but this little piece of Spanish heaven remains a perfect refuge in uncertain times.
Icons July 2020
Alfonso von Hohenlohe: Prince of Clubs
Originally published in Issue 52 of The Rake, Nick Foulkes delves into the life of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe zu Langenburg, who was the founder of the Marbella Club and was amongst the most Rakish individuals to have ever graced our fair planet.
Style April 2020
LIVE AND LET LIVE
From dinner jackets and gadgets to casino plaques and a golden gun, the legend of James Bond has been preserved for ever in its archive, run by the peerless Archive Director Meg Simmonds. NICK FOULKES gets up close and personal with some of Meg’s precious relics to tell the cultural story of Ian Fleming’s ageless secret agent.
News February 2020
The History of Cohiba
To celebrate this week’s Habanos Cigar Festival we’ve dug into the archives to celebrate the Cuban cigar world’s flagship marque. The Cohiba has become synonymous with the tiny island nation as well as the Commandante’s revolution. The brand has a legendary history, but most importantly, writes Nick Foulkes, originally as a feature in Issue 46 of The Rake, the experience of smoking a Cohiba remains one of life’s indelible pleasures.
Style February 2020
St Moritz: Top of The World
In its heyday in the 1960s and ’70s, St. Moritz was the hedonistic winter escape of the international jet set, and the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, also fondly known as ‘The Palace’, was where they held court. Originally featured in Issue 37 of The Rake, Nick Foulkes unearths many brilliant anecdotes from the era.
Style February 2020
THE DEVIL WEARS KENT, HASTE AND LACHTER
When the master tailor Terry Haste asked Nick Foulkes to come up with the designs for three new tweeds, The Rake’s Contributing Editor was in his element. Now, surely, Foulkes had reached his life’s destination: to create a pattern so distinctive — indeed, exclusive — that only he would or could wear it…
Craft August 2017
How Fallon Cigar Cases Protect Against the Elements
Travelling with cigars is a tricky business. Thankfully, Fallon has come up with an airtight and waterproof solution that ranks as highly in performance as it does on looks.
Icons June 2017
The Rakes of the Riviera
The epithet pluralised above, in actuality, belonged to Gianni Agnelli — the late Fiat boss after whom this magazine is named. But, says Nick Foulkes, Agnelli was just one of the many potently charming, impeccably stylish jet-set-era gents who once turned the Côte d’Azur into an arena of amorous mastery.
Craft April 2017
Neapolitan Pride: House of Rubinacci
Nick Foulkes finds out how Rubinacci has preserved the sophistication and character of the city’s distinct sartorial culture.
Icons June 2016
The Leader of the Pack: Woolf Barnato
Woolf ‘Babe’ Barnato – the hell-raising heir to a diamond fortune, who purchased Bentley Motors in 1926 – sealed his place in the annals of rakish folklore by taking a…
Icons March 2016
Don Carlos de Beistegui
One critic likened it to a ‘moral indecency’; those who were there were so consumed by the opulence and theatricality that they had no reason to care. The night in…