'There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes.' Ralph Waldo Emerson
East Ender: James Turner
Tailor and talkie-addict James Turner takes The Rake to East End London, where he shared an address with the Kray Twins and learned everything he needed to know about style.
Orazio Luciano: Re-Cutting The Pattern
The clothing might be soft, lightweight and unstructured, but Orazio Luciano became a hugely successful purveyor of Neapolitan tailoring by being anything but.
Street Smarts: Mods, Rudeboys, Teddy Boys and Punks
From mods to rudeboys and teddy boys to punks, British postwar life was bedecked with subcultures using music, attitude and clothes to try to prove themselves special.
Walk This Way: Luxury Running Sneakers
Now more than ever, luxury houses are in the race to create the most superior running sneaker on the market, yet it wasn’t until recently they sprung from the starting blocks that hip-hop and basketball set in the 1980s.
Unbuttoning the History of the Shirt
How a modest undergarment became the most elegant, versatile and fundamental of men’s wardrobe staples – and an ensemble’s focal point in its own right.
Into The Fold: The Pocket Square
The pocket square merges purity of form with nearly unlimited creative possibility. But where did such a uniquely stylish accessory come from? And how does one truly master it?
How The Breton Shirt Earned Its Stripes
The Rake shines a light on a garment that has transcended time, sailed through changes in fashion, has adorned some of the most rakish icons of the past, and continues to influence luxury menswear today.
Posh Pyjamas and How To Wear Them
Even if one’s better half, the postman and regular Skype contacts in distant lands are the only ones who ever get to see them, a man’s pyjamas should nail the style-comfort dichotomy as well as his shoes do.