Style November 2019
Style 101: The History of the Parka
We trace the evolution of this all-weather garment to its origins in Inuit antiquity and military functionality.
Looks February 2019
Style 101: The Gurkha Trouser
Complex in nature but clean in silhouette, the Gurkha trouser works equally hard when navigating rising temperatures or spring dress codes.
Style May 2018
The History of Men's Swimwear
From government regulation to surf culture, The Rake takes a closer look at what’s informed the shape of men’s swimwear throughout history.
Style January 2018
How to Combine Tailoring and Workwear
The details and designs may have evolved, but tailoring and workwear have always been inextricably linked, The Rake discovers.
Style November 2017
Style 101: The Shearling Jacket
Millennia after humans first sought its cosy solace, and just decades after war-time airmen took it to the skies, shearling is flying higher than ever before.
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.
Pleasure July 2017
Sicily: Why Now is the Time to Visit
Sicily has long been where the Italians holiday, but its reputation as a mafioso stronghold has held it back. Not for much longer, as The Rake discovers.
Code June 2017
A History of the French Riviera
The French Riviera was once saturated with humble fishing ports rather than luxury yachts. Just how did this picturesque stretch of land become an infamous luxury destination?
Style May 2017
Walk This Way: Luxury Running Sneakers
Now more than ever, luxury houses are in the race to create the most superior running sneaker on the market, yet it wasn’t until recently they sprung from the starting blocks that hip-hop and basketball set in the 1980s.
Style May 2017
How The Breton Shirt Earned Its Stripes
The Rake shines a light on a garment that has transcended time, sailed through changes in fashion, has adorned some of the most rakish icons of the past, and continues to influence luxury menswear today.
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 March 2017
What Is A Blazer?
The history and essential qualities of this most versatile, elegant of gentlemen’s garments.