'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.' Ralph Waldo Emerson
Carmina: The Majorcan Shoemaker
Majorca isn’t just a great place to get a tan. It’s also the source of some of the world’s finest hand-crafted, Goodyear-welted footwear, courtesy of Carmina.
Vitale Barberis Canonico: Fabric of the Universe
Every time wool fabrics seem to achieve perfection, they creep even further into softer, more luxuriant, more tailor-friendly realms. The Rake visited Vitale Barberis Canonico in Biella, Northern Italy, to find out how.
Bodileys: Born to Last
We speak with Sarah Dudley, CEO of British shoemaker Bodileys, about the history and bona fides of this 99-year-old Northampton brand.
The Story of Sir Wilfred Grenfell
The Rake pieces together the unique story of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, who brought the eponymous brand on a journey from the Labrador coast in Canada to a cotton mill in Burnley.
Lardini: Balancing Elegance and Whimsy
With forward-thinking collaborations and cutting-edge techniques, Lardini has grown beyond a family-owned tailoring house to become one of Italy’s most successful exports.
How C.QP Champions Quiet Luxury
With high-quality materials and minimalist designs, Stockholm-based C.QP fits in amongst its Scandinavian peers, yet stands out in the world of sneakers.
Dalcuore: Naples’ Unconventional Tailor
Renowned Neapolitan tailoring house Dalcuore was born of its founder’s willingness to look beyond his hometown for influence and inspiration.
Lock & Co. Hatters’ Storied Heritage
As one of the world’s oldest family-owned businesses, famed British hatmaker Lock & Co. has a strong reputation – and its bastions are proudly committed to upholding it.