The rake

The modern voice of classic elegance


Falke is a company that has remained within the family since its inception in the late 19th century and, through innovation and expansion, has gone from a small-scale sock producer to supplying stockists around the world. Founder Franz Falke-Rohen, a roofer who earned extra cash by knitting and selling socks, set up a factory in Schmallenberg and, by the time of his death in 1928, had some 800 employees working for him. Ownership of the company has been passed through the family since then, with each member scaling up and expanding the company's offering– including basic pullovers, outerwear and loungewear, as well as high-performance exercise gear.