Style March 2022
The history of the Trench Coat
Long before the conflict which gave them their name – and even longer before the likes of Bogart and Caine made them cool – trench coats were being invented in increments by the fabric pioneers of centuries gone by.
Icons February 2022
Together Again, Kid
She reduced him to tears; he called her his ‘last love’. When Lauren Bacall died aged 89, the tributes and obituaries shone a new light on her show-stopping marriage to Humphrey Bogart, and with it came the realisation that not every celebrity match has to end in a conscious uncoupling.
Style January 2022
The characteristics of the Double-Breasted Jacket
The double-breasted jacket has fallen in and out of favour over the last century, yet today its position amongst the menswear greats is permanently cemented. The Rake explores…
Style May 2019
How Espadrilles Became a Summer Staple
The humble espadrille is a reliable summer option, with a number of brands reinterpreting the style in luxurious leathers and suedes. Yet its origins are far from glamorous, as The Rake discovers…
Icons February 2017
The View From The Mountaintop: The Rat Pack
‘You look like a goddamn rat pack,’ an exasperated Lauren Bacall once said. And after a time, they were. Frank, Dean, Joey, Sammy and ‘Brother-in-Lawford’… just the neighbourhood guys hanging…