News December 2018
Cubitts' Exhibition - Retrospecitive: London, Spectacles, and Half a Millennia
Thanks to Cubitts’ founder Tom Broughton and a range of contributors, a retrospective that takes a look at London’s history with eyewear is open to the public.
News November 2018
Luca Faloni Opens Its Doors in London
Renowned knitwear brand Luca Faloni has just opened its first permanent store in London’s Marylebone. Fast becoming a menswear destination, the brand’s quality product is attractively priced and is certain to be a favourite among us all.
Pleasure November 2018
Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange
Fortnum & Mason, London’s most famous emporium for fine living, has added another decadent outpost in The Royal Exchange.
Style August 2018
Crossing the Pickett Line
Mastery and modesty are two words that, sadly, don’t often go together. Not so for Trevor Pickett, the innovative founder of his namesake brand. He gives The Rake an insight into his vision of British luxury.
Pleasure December 2017
London's Top 5 Smoking Spots
Our Editor lists his best spots to enjoy a cigar in the big smoke, nominated for comfort, cigar selection and space.
Style November 2017
Patek Collectors: George Glasgow Jr
In the first of a new series, The Rake highlights individuals who have taken to that most extraordinary of Swiss watch manufactures, Patek Philippe.
Pleasure October 2017
How Simpson's in the Strand Carved A Niche
Simpson’s has long been a London institution, as British as the concept of a Sunday roast. Which, Max Olesker says, happens to be the house speciality.
Icons August 2017
Vivienne Westwood: Rebel With a Cause
A punk originator, counter-cultural figurehead and acclaimed designer, Vivienne Westwood re-wrote the fashion rulebook on multiple occasions and continues to stay true to her anti-establishment values today.
Style July 2017
Ralph Lauren and Wimbledon: A Great Match
Ralph Lauren earned bragging rights as the official outfitter for Wimbledon in 2006. But in Wimbledon’s 140th year, what makes it such a good match over a decade later?
Icons June 2017
Grey Pride: Sir Ian McKellen
Almost a decade and a half after Ian McKellen hung up Gandalf’s staff, the British actor has no plans to give up the craft that has made him a cultural icon.