Style December 2019
I've Got Sole But I'm Not a Soldier
Bespoke shoemaking is not for the faint of heart. But, as The Rake’s Editor, Tom Chamberlin, discovered when he collaborated with G.J. Cleverley, the journey is worth it — and the piece of art you hold in your hands will become a bridge between generations.
Craft September 2019
George Cleverley: Best Foot Forward
George Cleverley’s CEO George Glasgow Jr. explains how this historic shoemaker is staying in step with the 21st century.
Style 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 July 2019
Scarosso: Marche-made in Heaven
Scarosso’s shoes are hand-made in Italy, focusing on transparency and sustainability and yet their mid-market pricing defies this logic. Trust us, they’re the real deal…
Style June 2019
Belsire: Start on a Good Footing
This forward-thinking new Neapolitan menswear brand is striving to build a trusted reputation for quality and value.
Style 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.