'Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.' Ralph Waldo Emerson
Turnbull & Asser: The Great British Shirtmaker
As they breeze through their 13th decade, The Rake explores British shirtmaker Turnbull & Asser, and discovers what makes them such an enduring heritage brand.
The Panama Hat: A Top Investment
Purchase a straw hat for four or five figures? Assuredly, sir. Here’s why a finely crafted Panama is worth every penny of its price.
Irish Linen: The Ultimate Summer Fabric
One of the last outposts of a once-massive industry, Baird McNutt divulges why Irish linen is the ultimate summer fabric.
Wil Whiting: The Bespoke Shirt Evolution
Shirts, even bespoke shirts, are made in roughly the same way as they were half a century ago. But that won’t stop Wil Whiting pushing the boundaries…
Gaziano & Girling: Savile Row’s Fearless Footwear Artisans
In 10 short years Gaziano & Girling has cemented its place as one of the most exciting voices in footwear. The Rake speaks to Tony Gaziano about how balancing reverence and rebellion made it all possible.
Pantherella’s Fine Gauge Legacy
By not compromising on the luxurious details, British-based Pantherella has managed to hold its place in the oft-overlooked world of socks in spi...
Zaremba Bespoke: Survival of the Fitter
The name Zaremba is a derivative of Polish zarabac ‘to hack or chop’, belying the beautifully cut suits on offer at a tailoring house whose history is entwined with politics, performance art and personality.
Shirtmaking The Emma Willis Way
With a delicate hand and unwavering values, Emma Willis has made her mark on the world of men’s shirts. But that’s not all that sets her brand apart from the rest.