Generation Game: Introducing Montague Ede Bespoke
The Rake meets with Antonia Ede, a Savile Row stalwart who has broken with tradition to found her own bespoke house, and who isn’t afraid to do things a little differently.
The Rake’s 50th Issue Party at Hotel Café Royal
Ralph Lauren Opens Ralph’s Coffee & Bar in London
An institute in itself, Ralph Lauren’s ability to provide luxury to the masses (who isn’t familiar with the brand’s logo and iconic preppy American design?) is not something to be sniffed at. The irre...
Crawling Through Clubland: St James’s
I had the pleasure of being invited on a bar crawl this week. Before you come to any assumptions of what it entailed, or how it’s in any way relevant to The Rake, the disclaimer is that it was a thoro...
Into the Cut: Ruffians Barber Shop
“The rise of the grooming industry over the last five to ten years has directed a new man towards our doors,” Andrew Cannon, founder of Ruffians, the multi-award winning barber shop, tells me. “This i...
Global Significance: Ermenegildo Zegna Opens on New Bond Street
As a general rule, we don’t publicise store openings on TheRake.com, if we were to write about every luxury store that opened globally, we’d never get a chance to do anything else. Every now and then ...
Project Furious Eagle: The Launch Party
Plain Genius: The Hats of Nick Fouquet
Throughout different cultures and professions, the hat has always been more than a garment of practicality. Unlike any other piece of clothing, it sits on prime real estate, three or four inches above...