Style April 2017
How Ray-Ban Invented Sunglasses And Framed 20th Century Style
The story of Ray-Ban’s most iconic styles starts in the military, but the signature designs quickly transcended their original purpose.
Style January 2017
The Chapal for The Rake USAAF Jacket
There are many fine makers of leather blousons in luxury menswear, but few come with the prestige, precision or the artistry of heritage French manufacturer Chapal, as The Rake’s Founder…
Icons January 2017
Rogue One: Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is as central to modern cinema as the films he has performed in. The Rake finds out why the force has been with him from the start.
Icons November 2016
The Sky Devil: Howard Hughes
Pilot, petrol-head and womaniser, Howard Hughes’ had an impressive repertoire, but there was a darker side to the director, The Rake discovers.
Style July 2016
Working It: The Romance of Vintage Workwear
Work clothes may have originally been intended for welding sky-scrapers together and herding bovine creatures, but that’s all part of their enduring romance, and their recent renaissance, says The Rake’s resident fashion history expert,…
Style June 2016
Invest: Chapal A2 Bomber Jacket
Still feeling the ‘need for speed’ thirty years after Tom Cruise brought the bomber jacket back with a bang, The Rake proposes the ultimate in leatherwear with Chapal’s A2 for…