How Dr. Martens Became Iconic
The history of the Dr. Martens boot is full of surprises, but what remains inevitable is their enduring utilitarian appeal and fearless attitude.
Paul Simonon: The Clash’s Ace of Bass
Without him, The Clash would still have been a great band, but with him they became iconic. Paul Simonon was built for rock ‘n’ roll and his cultural influence is felt to this day.
Style Heroes: Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly’s two-toned loafer-clad feet are some of the most celebrated in early cinema, but it wasn’t just his shoes that tapped into a new era of style.
Style Heroes: Elvis Before He Was King
Elvis might be more well-known for his eccentric stage attire, yet his early style of the 1950s is the stuff of legend.
Jarvis Cocker: A Different Class
“The great thing about music is that anybody can do it”, Jarvis Cocker once said. But if Cocker is the one setting the bar, we’d hate to test the theory of Pulp’s lyrical frontman.
The One True King: Chuck Berry
Transgressor of genres, pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, and the man Sir Mick Jagger credits with blowing “life into our dreams of being musicians” – The Rake honours rock deity Chuck Berry.
The Impractical Choice: Sonorous X Headphones
For roughly six-times the price of a brand new iPhone 7, you can pick up a pair of headphones which will make the Mp4s it puts out sound like a celestial choir in Heaven’s own opera house.
Stop Making Sense: David Byrne
One of American music’s great chameleons, the former Talking Head is a multi-instrumentalist known for his distinctive voice and surrealist fashion sense.