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Icons July 2016
They say love is blind: The Rake explores how “little R.C” overcame the adversity of his disability in the racially charged South, to become The Father of Soul.
Code July 2016
Memories of a wedding are won and lost in the outcome of the honeymoon. You may be surprised to hear, though our Editor has no problem going into detail, that there…
As these lifelong singletons attest, bachelorhood is no barrier to hitting the bigtime.
Where would the world's most respected and admired artists be today had it not been for the inspiration and infatuation of the beautiful women who became their muses?
How do you sum up a love affair kept secret for three decades? Ed Cripps examines Katharine Hepburn and her clandestine relationship with the moody, mercurial (and married) Spencer Tracy.
Craft July 2016
After eight fittings and many months of anticipation, Editor Tom Chamberlin’s marvelous bespoke morning suit finally gets its big day…
Style July 2016
The Rake’s sartorial specialist offers several rakish alternatives to wedding tails to tailor to the modern man’s comfort and confidence wherever he chooses to exchange vows on the big day.
She reduced him to tears; he called her his ‘last love’. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s marriage was proof that not every celebrity match has to end in a conscious…
Pleasure July 2016
Mike Choi’s experience in cigar pairings is second to none, so with The Rake’s online theme as Love & Marriage, we turned to the expert to recommend a match made…
A whirlwind romance-turned shotgun wedding with a Rolling Stone was never going to have “longevity” written all over it…
One may well be accustomed to acquiring the perfect tailored suit but wedding attire has a rule book of its own, as broken down by The Rake’s very own sartorial…
Even with a pre-nuptial agreement in place, divorce is a devastating, unpredictable experience, as these tales of the rich and famous attest.