Craft February 2023
The Rake Visits: Freddie Grubb
The name ‘Frederick Grubb’ nearly went into general obscurity. The British Olympian would be familiar to a generation of cyclists for his competitive successes as well as the manufacture of fine bicycles that earned popularity for their design. And then, gone—existing only on the vintage market and as part of the nostalgia for the faded British cycling industry.
Style December 2022
Coming To Town
Now is a chance to reflect, a chance to dance, a chance to love, and a chance to be together. This is the time of year when we must do away with bad habits and make decisions that bring us closer to those we love. Make sure you dress with this in mind.
News November 2022
King of Clubs
Among London clubs, all with their idiosyncrasies, there remains a Bastion of elegant and sophisticated comfort which stands out amongst the crowds, it’s the birthday boy, Mark’s Club.
Craft November 2022
Edward Sexton returns to Savile Row with brand new flagship store designed by Studio Hopwood
Edward Sexton is pleased to announce the opening of its new flagship store, located at the heart of Savile Row, the spiritual home of British bespoke tailoring.
Icons November 2022
Rakish Icons: Slim Aarons
Slim Aarons’ photography presented the lives of the rich and the famous. He captured the Jetset and the glitterati at the Cap du Eden Roc hotel or in Positano and Mustique, his work remains an iconic window into an enviable period of affluence and glamour. Yet Aarons’ beginnings were rooted in poverty and war.
Style October 2022
'I felt that my life was changing in those days, to be on a show of that scale'.
Shubham Saraf ’s annus mirabilis culminates in the release of Shantaram, the major adaptation of Gregory David Roberts’ bestselling book. Saraf ’s decision to enrol in clown school is looking wiser by the day…
Pleasure October 2022
The Rake Dispatch: London's Finest Autumnal Eateries
The leaves are strewn across London’s streets again, as the days get darker and the chatter of restaurant terraces returns inside. This is a perfect chance to add some of the city’s great dining spots to your itinerary.
Style July 2020
The Rake’s Social Media Manager Rikesh Chauhan explores London following the reopening of our favourite brands, friends and partners.
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.
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.