Craft September 2021
Neapolitan Pride: House of Rubinacci
With the exclusive Luca Rubinacci for The Rake collection available to order now, Nick Foulkes finds out how Rubinacci has preserved the sophistication and character of the city’s distinct sartorial culture.
Style February 2020
Sica and ye shall find
Originally featured in Issue 36 of The Rake, James Medd examines how Neapolitan style icon and Oscar-winning director Vittorio De Sica imbued his work with his inimitable spirit, giving even his self-confessed “bad films” a touch of playfulness and comic flair, as well as a sense of sophistication.
Style February 2020
Fralbo: Neapolitan shirtmakers of the highest order
Passionate family tailoring dynasty, Fralbo is now spearheaded by two brothers, who are inherently driven by the art of shirtmaking which was all started by their grandmother Mrs Anna Barone.
Style October 2019
How To Dress Like A Neapolitan: the AW19 edition
Don’t start unbuttoning your shirt to the navel just yet – if you want to dress like a Neapolitan, Aleks Cvetkovic has some shock news for you…
Style August 2019
Isaia and the spirit of Naples
The energy of Naples infects all those who visit, and for those tailors who call it home, it is a constant source of creative inspiration…
Style October 2018
7 Shoulder Styles and How to Wear Them
Since the 1600s, the cut of a shoulder has aimed to exaggerate or suppress the apparent width, and hence presence, of the man beneath it. Here, we look at a few key styles of shoulder and how each works best.
Craft October 2018
De Petrillo's Philosophical Designs
Neapolitan tailoring house De Petrillo specialises in modern ready-to-wear tailoring that’s attractively priced – especially considering the handwork and quality of fabrics.
Craft August 2017
Ambrosi Napoli: An Unfaltering Pair
Rarely does one come across a pair of trousers made with as much care and attention to detail as those by Ambrosi. Salvatore, the fourth in his family to helm the business, is ensuring that passion remains.
Style July 2017
5 of the Best Neapolitan Blazers
Originally created with the heat of its eponymous city in mind, a Neapolitan blazer is the sartorial weapon of choice against the rising temperatures.
Style June 2017
Belsire: Neapolitan Masters of 'Sangue Freddo' Style
Founded by two truly perspicacious brothers, Belsire might possibly be the most aptly named commercial entity in Italy.
News February 2017
Simon Says: Permanent Style Presents Pop-Up Shop
Permanent Style’s Simon Crompton has launched his very own pop-up shop on Savile Row, which features a refined and upstanding range of brands, artisans and haberdasheries.
Style February 2017
Where Few Dare to Tweed: Hublot x Rubinacci
Hublot partners up for the third time with Lapo Elkann to create a timepiece, which effortlessly fuses the worlds of horology and sartorial tailoring with a little help of one…