'Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.' F. Scott Fitzgerald
British Explorers who Conquered Style
Modern menswear has a lot to thank the intrepid mavericks who risk life and limb to chart all the corners of the globe. Here are the explorers who have planted their flag in the territories of style.
Suited and Booted: The Enduring Influence of The Beatles’ Early Style
The Beatles are renowned as veritable style chameleons, but it is the clean-cut aesthetic of their early years that continues to influence our approach to dressing, even over 50 years later…
Rake-in-Progress: Hermione Corfield
The British actress Hermione Corfield tells The Rake why she looks up to Reese Witherspoon and Margot Robbie, and how city life has got under her skin…
John F. Kennedy: For One Brief Shining Moment
What might have been? What might have been had John F. Kennedy avoided Dallas in November ’63? Would he have remade the world? For as long as we yearn for the counterfactual, the legend of Camelot endures…
Why the World Needs Ralph Lauren Now More Than Ever
Ralph Lauren has created a language of design that speaks to the best of the United States: freedom, fairness and liberty. Who better to listen to, then, as The Rake celebrates its 10th anniversary and Lauren’s eponymous brand marks half a century of...
Bob Dylan Through the Lens of Jerry Schatzberg
A new book of photographs by esteemed photographer Jerry Schatzberg provides a rare and intimate glimpse into the many facets of Bob Dylan. Here, Schatzberg reflects on his images and the memories behind them…
Sid Vicious: The Grubby Demon of Punk
He was an icon of freedom and a helpless addict, rock ’n’ roll inspiration and cautionary tale. Simon John Ritchie — a.k.a Sid Vicious — just couldn’t escape his own contradictions. He was dead at 21.
George Raft: Hollywood’s Forgotten Star
George Raft was better known for making other actors’ careers a success. Yet the fact he had a Hollywood life at all was, in Raft’s eyes, a tale of triumph over circumstance…