In the Cut

This is concrete warfare we’re talking about… if you’re going to ride you gotta get on that shit. – Wentzle Ruml, Dog Town and Z-Boys.
Black, burgundy and ivory check lightweight wool suit, Valentino; white linen shirt, Alfred Dunhill; purple checked silk tie, Hackett; Navy canvas trainers, Converse, property of the skater.

Craig Stecyk, co-founding member of the Zephyr Competition Team (Z-Boys) remarked that ‘Skaters, by their very nature, are urban guerrillas; they make everyday use of the useless artifacts, of the technological burden, and employ the handiwork of the government, corporate structure in a thousand ways that the original architects could never dream of.’ In pursuit of notorious unconventionality, The Rake challenges the livery of these urban warriors and demonstrates the fluidity of suits through the beauty of skateboarding.




January 2022


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