Craft January 2020
Joseph Cheaney & Sons: Creating a lasting impression
The Rake meets William Church, Joint Managing Director of Joseph Cheaney & Sons, and goes backstage to the firm’s Northamptonshire shoemaking facility.
Style November 2018
The Dark Side: Norman Vilalta's New Black Oxford Capsule
The bespoke craftsman Norman Vilalta is putting Barcelona on the shoemaking map with an unrelenting pursuit of artisanal perfection, exemplified by his new Black Oxford collection.
Craft October 2018
Doucal's: Where English Shoemaking Meets Italian Invention
Doucal’s combines the structure and precision of the English shoemaking tradition with the comfort and luxury of Italian footwear, resulting in shoes your feet will thank you for…
Style May 2017
How Crockett & Jones Became a Shoemaking Giant
Forty years ago, Crockett & Jones was down at heel. Jonathan Jones, the Managing Director, discusses how his team have transformed the brand into a powerhouse of British shoemaking.
Craft February 2017
The Last Emperor: Yohei Fukuda
There’s a distinct sense of understatement surrounding Japanese shoemaker Yohei Fukuda, who strikes The Rake as a man that likes to let his work speak for him. And speak for him it does, as our Online Editorial Assistant explains.
News January 2017
Carmina Footwear Comes to London
Praise be to the Gods of fine men’s footwear, at long last, the legendary Majorca-based shoemaker is going to be available in London.
Style February 2016
Going Commando: Collecting The Rake's Urban Commando Boots
When the very first customer of The Rake’s online atelier arrived in London to collect his own pair of Gaziano & Girling for The Rake Urban Commando Boots, we simply had…