The Rake Issue 79 bids farewell to 2021 with no lack of optimism and merriment. Our cover star is the thinking woman’s crumpet, Paul Bettany. We discuss, while he is in the not-so-seasonal South Carolina, the highs and lows of his career, and the new purple patch he now finds himself in. This issue also, as usual, unveils our Rakes of the Year, all of whom worthy recipients and the type of people whose capacity to uplift and support others is a lesson for us all. Everyone’s favourite (but we like him the most) male model David Gandy returns to our fashion pages, showing his elegance and authority as a model has only become more acute as the years go on. We speak to the Chairman of Purdey, doff our caps to the recently departed Charlie Watts, go on a tailoring adventure with Loro Piana, and take a close look at some of the watches we have been collaborating on. What more could you want for Christmas?
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