Style February 2022
The Advent of the Loafer
The history of the loafer and its many comfortable, timesaving permutations.
Craft September 2021
Neapolitan Pride: House of Rubinacci
With the exclusive Luca Rubinacci for The Rake collection available to order now, Nick Foulkes finds out how Rubinacci has preserved the sophistication and character of the city’s distinct sartorial culture.
Style March 2020
Crockett & Jones: Start-ups & Slip-ons
The legacy of a Tudor-period entrepreneur and philanthropist lives on in every pair of Crockett & Jones shoes — including the cordwainer’s latest exclusives for The Rake.
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 October 2018
From A Little Comes ALODD: Exclusive Italian Footwear for The Rake
Having already worked as an elite Italian naval commando and as a CEO at Bally, Aldo Lipari decided it was time to move onto bigger and better things: an exclusive collaboration between his brand ALODD and The Rake.
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 March 2018
10 of the Best Slip-On Shoes
From tassel-clad moccasins to the classic penny loafer, here are our 10 of the best slip-on shoes offering a sophisticated yet comfortable alternative to lace-ups.
Style June 2017
Belsire: Neapolitan Masters of 'Sangue Freddo' Style
Founded by two truly perspicacious brothers, Belsire might possibly be the most aptly named commercial entity in Italy.
Style March 2017
What Makes Santoni Shoes Special
Introducing The Rake’s comprehensive collection of wardrobe-enhancing beauties from Italian footwear masters Santoni.
Style May 2016
Corthay for The Rake: The Homage to Marc Chagall Brighton Loafer
Corthay’s latest loafer channels the most artistic shades of blue on the planet to create the ultimate patinaed suede shoe, exclusively for The Rake.
Style November 2015
No Strings Attached: The Gucci Horsebit Loafer
The immortally elegant Gucci horsebit loafer still won’t tie itself down to any age group, demographic or dress code.