Craft April 2023
Prime The Pomp
It is Britain’s time to shine — and with 530-carat diamonds, gold orbs bearing emeralds and rubies, and no fewer than three jewel-encrusted crowns on display, we mean that literally. Charles’s coronation, writes Simon De Burton, will be a show for the ages.
Icons April 2023
A Carolean Paean
Seventy years later, King Charles’s moment has come. There are no doubts about his character or his motives. The only variables are what he can accomplish and how much time the gods will grant him. Simon De Burton delivers The Rake’s alternative coronation homage.
Icons February 2023
The Ultimate National Treasure?
Universally lauded British notables tend to be either entertainers or athletes. But arguably the country’s most deserving cultural asset — Princess Anne — has been both. And there are bonus points for being royalty.
Style August 2021
The Rake's Infallible British Holiday Guide
August has arrived, and people are looking closer to home for their summer getaways. With endless destinations on offer, we’ve assembled a guide on what to wear for three very different UK holiday hotspots.
Style April 2020
Only a fool confines British clothing to the colder months. In fact, if Britain has proved anything, it is that in unfamiliar territory, it rises to the challenge and adapts accordingly.
Style April 2020
THE LOVELIEST JOKE: David Niven
In a legendary career that spanned 50 years and nearly 100 movies, David Niven had ample opportunity to become who he was: the Englishman abroad. Still, you got the impression that he couldn’t believe his luck.
Craft February 2020
Edward Green: British Shoemaking Brilliance
The nucleus of the World’s shoemaking capital since 1890, Edward Green continue to produce shoes for a long list of affable gentlemen from their Northamptonshire workshop.
Craft October 2019
DAKS: 125 Years in the Making
With an unwavering presence in the British tailoring industry spanning 125 years, DAKS continues to endure in our collective style consciousness. Its latest Autumn/Winter collection marks the label’s rich legacy and pays homage to British heritage.
Style September 2019
Gloverall: A British Classic
Famous for producing the indestructible archetype winter coat, Gloverall have transformed the duffle coat from naval origins into a British style staple, that now comprises a selection of quality fabrics from Italian wool to English Melton wool.
Style October 2018
The Workers Club: Aficionados Need Only Apply
If you’re a stickler for fabric quality, provenance, and timeless design when it comes to everyday workwear, then we’ve discovered your perfect brand…
Speed November 2017
The 10 Greatest British Motorcycle Brands in History
Motorcycling has long held a prestigious position in British society, from its role on the battlefield to its subcultural associations.
Style October 2017
5 of the Best British Blazers
A well-cut tailored blazer is a British menswear staple no matter the season. Here’s our pick of the best…