Stories May 2019
In Conversation With Adam Lewenhaupt of C.QP
Over the past five years, Swedish sneaker label C.QP has undoubtedly hit its stride. We sat down with its founder Adam Lewenhaupt to unpack the brand’s success and find out what the next five years have in store…
Style October 2018
Elastic Fantastic: History of the Chelsea Boot
From Queen Victoria to the kings of rock, the story of the Chelsea boot is inextricably linked with the royal borough that lends it its name.
Craft August 2018
Modern Heritage: The Duke & Dexter Story
British brand Duke & Dexter is injecting new life into loafers, adding a rebellious streak to traditional notions of heritage and craftsmanship.
Style April 2018
Grenson: Brogue Leader
Historic Northampton shoemaker Grenson may utilise time-honoured savoir-faire, but it certainly isn’t stuck in the past.
Style March 2018
Picks of the Week: New Season Footwear
A new season calls for a fresh pair of shoes – The Rake team selects the best footwear to transition from cold to warmer climates.
Craft February 2018
Bodileys: Born to Last
We speak with Sarah Dudley, CEO of British shoemaker Bodileys, about the history and bona fides of this 99-year-old Northampton brand.
Craft January 2018
How C.QP Champions Quiet Luxury
With high-quality materials and minimalist designs, Stockholm-based C.QP fits in amongst its Scandinavian peers, yet stands out in the world of sneakers.
Craft October 2017
How Barbanera Is Breaking the Rules
Italian brand Barbanera have taken their highly cultivated approach to shoemaking and expanded it into a seditious exploration of contemporary workwear.
Craft September 2017
Henry Poole x Adidas: Merging Streetwear with Tailoring
The latest collaboration between Henry Poole, Adidas Originals and Fox Brothers marks the beginning of a new age of craftsmanship, menswear, sartorialism and technology.
Style August 2017
How Dr. Martens Became Iconic
The history of the Dr. Martens boot is full of surprises, but what remains inevitable is their enduring utilitarian appeal and fearless attitude.