Style March 2020
Exploring the rich history of Vitale Barberis Canonico, catering to the world’s best tailors since 1663.
Style February 2020
THE DEVIL WEARS KENT, HASTE AND LACHTER
When the master tailor Terry Haste asked Nick Foulkes to come up with the designs for three new tweeds, The Rake’s Contributing Editor was in his element. Now, surely, Foulkes had reached his life’s destination: to create a pattern so distinctive — indeed, exclusive — that only he would or could wear it…
Style May 2018
Cloth 101: Seersucker
As sartorial trends go, Seersucker’s popularity in recent seasons has risen in conjunction with the mercury. A performance cloth favoured due to its propensity for breathability, it can be a tricky one to style so allow our Sartorial Guru to help.
Style January 2018
Winter Fabrics You Need This Season
From double-faced cashmere to heavyweight alpaca, these are the winter fabrics you should consider for this season and beyond.
Style September 2017
Vitale Barberis Canonico: A Sartorial Collaboration
The oldest family-run fabric mill in the world, Vitale Barberis Canonico produces the finest fabrics money can buy, as Karl-Edwin Guerre discovered when collaborating with three maestros of tailoring.
Craft July 2017
Milano Unica AW18 Textile Fair Report
The Rake visits Milano Unica, the annual trade fair that showcases some of the most prestigious fabric mills in menswear from Vitale Barberis Canonico to Fox Brothers.
Craft May 2017
Zaremba Bespoke: Survival of the Fitter
The name Zaremba is a derivative of Polish zarabac ‘to hack or chop’, belying the beautifully cut suits on offer at a tailoring house whose history is entwined with politics, performance art and personality.
Craft March 2017
Peak Luxury: Limited Edition Huntsman and Tengri Khangai Yak Cloth
Huntsman’s new Tengri-developed cloth is both sumptuous and sustainable. The Rake discovers the story behind this fascinating new quality.
News July 2016
Touching Cloth: Milano Unica's AW17 Pre-Collection
“To the most beautiful moment in life. Better than the deed, better than the memory, is the moment of anticipation” – Life on the Fast Lane, The Simpsons.