Stories November 2019
Curry & Paxton: A Golden StoryExclusive to The Rake, this is the story of Curry & Paxton, the eyewear label founded in 1888 that helped cement Michael Caine as a style icon and national treasure.
Stories August 2019
Pascal Mathieu's Tech Specs
Pascal Mathieu is revolutionising the sunglasses market with sustainable eyewear that strikes the ultimate balance between functionality and style.
Craft June 2019
C.W. Dixey & Son: Seeing the truth
What do Sir Winston Churchill, seven Kings and Queens of England, Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor Qianlong of China, and James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, have in common? Here’s your answer…
News December 2018
Cubitts' Exhibition - Retrospecitive: London, Spectacles, and Half a Millennia
Thanks to Cubitts’ founder Tom Broughton and a range of contributors, a retrospective that takes a look at London’s history with eyewear is open to the public.
Style July 2018
Kirk Originals: Sunglasses for Rainy Days
Meticulously made, the Kirk Originals Made in England range is for the city-dweller who wants to look cool and isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd with a bold accessory.
Style August 2017
Night Shades: Oliver Goldsmith's Exclusive Lord Frames are back
The Rake‘s founder channels Nicholson and Onassis with the second drop of our exclusive Oliver Goldsmith smoked lens ‘Lord’ frames.
Style August 2017
Is it OK to Wear Sunglasses Indoors?
If it’s good enough for Jack Nicholson, we’d usually advise that it’s good enough for our readers. But is wearing sunglasses indoors the exception?
Style May 2017
Eye to Eye with the Bespoke Dudes Eyewear
The Bespoke Dudes’ Fabio Attanasio talks to The Rake about classic style, the importance of craftsmanship and how he’s built his eyewear empire.
Style April 2017
How Ray-Ban Invented Sunglasses And Framed 20th Century Style
The story of Ray-Ban’s most iconic styles starts in the military, but the signature designs quickly transcended their original purpose.
Style February 2017
Oliver Goldsmith for The Rake Eyewear Collection
New to The Rake Shop this spring, Oliver Goldsmith’s sunglasses are as iconic as some of the men who have worn them.