Style October 2022
The Rake Style Guide: The Mods of Japan
The Mods shot to fame in the Swinging London of the sixties, characterised by their scooters and parka coats, and influencing music artists like The Beatles, The Jam, and The Who, and later Oasis and Miles Kane. But their aesthetic has found a home outside of Britain: briefly to the US in the mid-1960s and more unusually, but more deeply entrenched, in Tokyo some time after their peak.
Style August 2022
The Cat's Meow
In Tokyo, a troupe of vintage-style devotees maintain the sartorial standards of the roaring twenties.
Style March 2019
The Edit... by Tomoyoshi Takada
BEAMS buyer and one of the best-dressed men in the world, Tomoyoshi Takada picks his favourite pieces from TheRake.com.
Style October 2018
Camoshita United Arrows: Always on Target
To welcome the inaugural drop of Camoshita on The Rake, we take a look at the Ivy League motifs that have influenced founder Yasuto Kamoshita.
Craft October 2017
Ring Jacket's Quest for Quality
By carefully studying Neapolitan tailoring and innovating through fabric, Japanese-based Ring Jacket creates ready-to-wear pieces that are both elegant and comfortable.
Craft February 2017
The Last Emperor: Yohei Fukuda
There’s a distinct sense of understatement surrounding Japanese shoemaker Yohei Fukuda, who strikes The Rake as a man that likes to let his work speak for him. And speak for him it does, as our Online Editorial Assistant explains.
Style January 2017
Osaka Five: The Evolution Of Japanese Denim
Whether you’re a denim connoisseur-come-collector or a novice dipping your toe into the indigo pool of vintage denim, Josh Sims goes back to the original heritage brands that kickstarted the…
Craft December 2016
A Fair Go at Bryceland's and Co.
Ethan Newton’s Tokyo-based international menswear business is built upon a philosophy of classicism, craftsmanship, sustainability and fair play.
Pleasure December 2016
Come Fry With Me: The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
When you think of Japan, generally, either geisha-samurai-tatami-kimono-calligraphy-tea-ceremony tradition, or Astroboy-manga-hightech-neonlit
Style November 2016
The Most Rakish Menswear Stores on the Planet: The Real McCoy's
Allow us to introduce you to The Real McCoy's, the leading Japanese reproduction label
Craft September 2016
United We Stand: George Cleverley X Nigold by United Arrows
The great Andy Warhol once said: “One’s company, two’s a crowd and three’s a party.” So when a collaboration between not only two great brands, but three, comes together –…