Pleasure August 2022
The Rake Dispatch: Pantelleria
Pantelleria, Italy. The word rolls off the tongue like a sweet sfoglia cake or the name of a mythical sea goddess.
Icons August 2022
Tailoring for Summer: The Armani Guide
Apart from the low-rise jeans and questionable chunky knitwear, the ‘90s was all about Giorgio Armani’s soft-power suiting. Like the looser fits we’re seeing today, the aesthetic was a response…
Style September 2017
How Giorgio Armani Redefined Menswear
“Sartorially speaking,” Martin Scorsese once said, “there is BG, before Giorgio, and AG, after Giorgio.” This, from a man who didn’t even direct the movie which made it all happen…
Style June 2017
5 Rakish Trends from Milan Fashion Week
Although usually averse to trends, The Rake noticed a handful at Milan Fashion Week that may appeal to loyal followers of classic menswear.
Icons September 2016
Coat Of Paint: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Originally featured in Issue 48 of The Rake, Benedict Browne delves into Jean-Michel Basquiat’s penchant for painting in Armani suits which may have made some sartorialists turn in their graves, but were Basquiat’s tailored overalls a point of pretension or an artistic statement?