Miller’s Tale: How Robert Miller Made His Fortune
Robert Miller made his immense wealth from duty-free shopping, yet business domination was never enough for this salesman’s son from small-town Massachusetts. Miller, writes James Medd, wrote his own great American story.
Rakish Transitions: How to Pair Shoes and Socks
Our sartorial menswear expert explores the relationship between the trouser cuff, sock and shoe – and how to get it right.
A Rakish Guide to Dressing for Goodwood Revival
The dress code may not be compulsory at Goodwood Revival, but it’s an excuse to have a little fun and embrace the glamour of an era gone by.
Bill and Babe Paley: The Royalty Of Revelry
Media mogul William S. Paley and his socialite wife Barbara ‘Babe’ Cushing Mortimer Paley were more than just a complex ‘It’ couple — their famous New York soirées took American style and glamour to dizzying new heights.
David Bailey & Jean Shrimpton: Breaking the Class Ceiling
This iconic swinging London couple embodied the ’60s shift of British culture from the upper class to the masses.
A Tribute to Sir David Tang
Entrepreneur, businessman, socialite, columnist and philanthropist, Sir David Tang was a man of the world with innumerable interests. The Rake pays its respects…
The Congo Sapeurs: A Subculture of Style
About 4,000 miles south of Paris, in the capital city of a former French colony renowned for violent conflict and abject poverty, a group of maverick dandies are championing peace and dapperness with esprit and joie de vivre in equal measure.
George ‘‘Beau’’ Brummell: The Originator of Dandyism
Often misinterpreted as a ‘fop’, Beau Brummell was in fact an innovative dresser and arbiter of good taste who laid the foundations for tailoring as we know it today.