More from: Nick Scott
Style June 2021
Skål of Thought
Mads Mikkelsen’s C.V. is peppered with Danish language films and high-end Hollywood blockbusters. To absorb the full gamut of his abundant talent, though, we should immerse ourselves in the thinking-man’s fare he continues to make in his native land — starting with the sozzled, Oscar-winning masterpiece Another Round.
Watches May 2021
A. Lange & Söhne – a timely addition to Harrods’ horological proposition.
Style May 2021
Investments can be unpredictable, but not so with these four winners, which we have handpicked to provide you with sound and secure appreciation — aesthetically, spiritually and financially.
Style April 2021
Mediterranean casual glamour by The Talented Mr. Kraft
In expanding Alexander Kraft Monte Carlo to include elegant casual wear and a women’s line, the brand completes its mission to bring the sartorial revolution to all. Here we see the collection in full sail, naturally aboard the same boat used by Alain Delon in “Plein Soleil”.
Pleasure April 2021
If the wheels of time cannot be slowed (much less stopped), how do we come to terms with the ageing process? The Rake consulted medical professionals and the shrewdest members of our social circle to build our best cheat code. But here’s a clue: it pays to grow old mindfully as well as gracefully, writes Nick Scott.
Style March 2021
Into The Blue: How Alexander Kraft Solved The Age-Old Jeans Conundrum
And, delectable denim is just the start, when it comes to new additions to his Monte Carlo menswear line.
Watches February 2021
Over a hearty Zoom exchange, Matthias Breschan, the Longines Chief Executive, explains how the 189-year-old brand has remained one of watchmaking’s most distinguished pioneers.
The Bunker February 2021
The (Double) X Factor
The push to change motor racing’s ethnic make-up is a hot topic, but what of its chromosomal make-up? The W Series looks set to change the face of a sport in which women could, and should, be among the podium-topping elite, writes NICK SCOTT.
Style February 2021
DOWN TO A FINE ART
It feels as though Gemma Arterton has gone from ingenue to leading lady in the blink of an eye. As she returns to mainstream cinema after a self-imposed absence, she is ready to claim her freedom — freedom to choose, to change her mind, and, most importantly, to be herself. Interview by NICK SCOTT.
Style January 2021
GREAT DRUNKS OF OUR TIMES
Pythagoras called sobriety ‘the strength of the soul’. Originally published in Issue 38 of The Rake, Nick Scott writes that he was also a vegetarian who believed the mysteries of the universe could be unravelled using maths, so we suggest you spurn his prudish mewing and raise a glass to the 20th century’s greatest grog-addled hellraisers.
Watches January 2021
TEMPLES OF TIME
Westime, the leading multi-brand purveyor of watches, never lose sight of a classic truth: that horologists are as diverse and idiosyncratic as the divine pieces they worship.
Craft December 2020
A WOVEN TRACK RECORD
How does Francesco Barberis Canonico, scion of the eponymous family clothmaker, keep a 357-year-old business creatively fresh? Heritage, he says, is a reference point, not a dogma.