Stories May 2019
Shades of Cary with a Touch of Kirk
The Rake collaborates with Kirk Originals to recreate Cary Grant’s iconic sunglasses in North By Northwest. Handmade in England, they’re limited to 20 pieces.
Style April 2018
This Week We're Channelling: John Robie in To Catch a Thief
Cary Grant’s character in To Catch a Thief gives ample inspiration for summer dressing, as well as being a lesson in accessible style.
Style January 2018
This Week We're Channelling: Roger Thornhill of North by Northwest
Who hasn’t lusted after Roger Thornhill’s tailoring in North by Northwest? This week, we look to the finest-dressed fugitive in cinema history.
Style January 2018
Style 101: The Trench Coat
Long before the conflict which gave them their name – and even longer before the likes of Bogart and Caine made them cool – trench coats were being invented in increments by the fabric pioneers of centuries gone by.
Style July 2017
10 of the Most Rakish Haircuts in Cinema
If you’re going to dress the part, make sure your hair doesn’t let you down. The Rake counts down ten movie moguls with enviable ‘dos.
Pleasure June 2017
How Monaco Became A Glamour Powerhouse
The Riviera microstate’s motto translates as “With God’s Help”. But it was a triumvirate of mortals who turned post-war Monaco into a playboy’s playground.
Style June 2017
What Does Classic Style Mean Today?
Alexander Kraft, the CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty France-Monaco, divulges on what classic style means to him.
Code June 2017
A History of the French Riviera
The French Riviera was once saturated with humble fishing ports rather than luxury yachts. Just how did this picturesque stretch of land become an infamous luxury destination?
Style May 2017
How The Breton Shirt Earned Its Stripes
The Rake shines a light on a garment that has transcended time, sailed through changes in fashion, has adorned some of the most rakish icons of the past, and continues to influence luxury menswear today.
Style April 2017
The 21 Things You Need To Know About Black Tie
The Rake reveals the formalwear intelligence you need to absorb to ensure black-tie success.