Stories August 2019
New Crockett & Jones Exclusive for The Rake
Three new styles of boot have been launched exclusively on The Rake just in time for the impending autumn months. Which pair will you choose?
Craft July 2019
A Walk Down Oak Street with Oak Street Bootmakers
In a climate where cheap foreign manufacturing policies seem to be the norm, Oak Street Bootmakers staunchly defy this practice, pouring old-world craftmanship into each hand-stitched pair of boots which are all proudly made in the USA.
Stories January 2019
Tricker's: England's Oldest Shoemaker
Known for welted country shoes, Tricker’s is a family-owned shoemaker founded in 1829. With a wide range of clientele, from the genteel estate owner to the edgy creative, it’s become appreciated by all for its quintessentially British quality.
Style January 2018
Picks of the Week: Winter Footwear
Reinforced soles, puddle-proof leather and lace-ups: combat the elements with our team’s top footwear picks this season.
Style December 2017
A Rakish Guide to Boots
Winter is a time for serious footwear that can step up in the boardroom as well as the countryside – and boots never disappoint. Here are the styles you need this season.
Style August 2017
How Dr. Martens Became Iconic
The history of the Dr. Martens boot is full of surprises, but what remains inevitable is their enduring utilitarian appeal and fearless attitude.
Craft May 2017
Giuseppe Santoni: One Step Ahead
At once a passionate scholar of his craft’s ancient principles and a pioneer of its future, Giuseppe Santoni has mastered the interplay between the past and the future. In doing…
Style October 2016
Invest: Red Wing Iron Ranger 8111 Boots
Perhaps the defining American work boot, Red Wing’s Iron Ranger boasts the history and build quality to justify it as a worthy lifetime investment.
Style October 2015
Rake Commends: Autumnal Boots
We all remember that fateful moment when boyhood dissipates and manhood takes over. For many, loosing one's virginity is a milestone that marks that transformative moment, for others, enjoying a…