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?
Style November 2017
5 of This Season's Best Chelsea Boots
Originally created by Queen Victoria’s shoemaker in the 19th century, the Chelsea boot has endured many decades and numerous fashion trends to become one of the most versatile shoe styles on the market today…
Style May 2017
How Crockett & Jones Became a Shoemaking Giant
Forty years ago, Crockett & Jones was down at heel. Jonathan Jones, the Managing Director, discusses how his team have transformed the brand into a powerhouse of British shoemaking.
Code May 2017
What To Buy This Week: Transitional Dressing
Temperamental conditions call for pieces that will keep you looking smart, rain or shine – shop this week’s edit of lightweight wardrobe staples.
Icons April 2017
Andrew Buchan: Class Actor
In Andrew Buchan, The Rake finds an actor who is as charming in person as he is dedicated to his craft.
Style February 2017
Treading Water: Boots to Beat Spring Showers
Boots come in all shapes and sizes, and whittling down the styles worth investing in can be a time consuming process but, as always, The Rake is here to help.
Style November 2016
Foot Grenade: Crockett & Jones for The Rake Velvet Slippers
“It’s easier to put on slippers than carpet the whole world.” – Al Franken.
Style April 2016
Rake Commends: The Penny Loafer
The penny loafer, made widely popular in the ’50s, celebrates its 80th birthday this year. The Rake explores this classic shoe style, once enjoyed by rock stars, presidents and Hollywood icons…
Code February 2016
What To Buy This Week: Vol. I
Whether you’re looking for a new timepiece or after the perfect shaving accessory, The Rake has you covered with our ten things you need to buy this week.
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…