Icons May 2020
Altitude Sickness: The Happy Valley Set
Originally featured in Issue 40 of The Rake, Nick Scott delves into the controversial lives (and deaths) of the Happy Valley set — a group of white, western expatriates who, between the 1920s and forties, turned a slice of Kenyan highlands into a hotbed of colonial debauchery.
Style August 2017
Hallmark of the Sartorial Rebel: The 6x1 Double-Breasted Jacket
Some of the 20th century’s most celebrated tailors mastered the rules, only to break them; the 6×1 double-breasted suit being one of The Rake‘s personal favourite transgressions.
Icons May 2016
The Forgotten Prince
George, Duke of Kent, was every bit as stylish and even wilder than his more celebrated older brother, Edward VIII. Why is so little attention given to a dapper, mercurial royal figure whose death in a suspicious air crash in 1942 only adds to the mystique?