Code February 2022
How to: Shine Your Shoes
The Rake’s Editor-in-Chief Tom Chamberlin provides a simple guide to shoe shining without any of the fuss.
Style February 2022
The Advent of the Loafer
The history of the loafer and its many comfortable, timesaving permutations.
Style October 2020
Why your choice of winter boot is more significant than ever
We’ve highlighted some of our favourite boots for the winter months, with designs that help you walk a little longer, feel a little stronger and stand a little taller
Style July 2020
Stefano Bemer for The Rake: The Ready To Wear Collection
As The Rake launches a capsule collection of Stefano Bemer shoes, Christian Barker explores the craftsmanship and expertise behind the brand.
Craft May 2020
Hallowed Be Their Name: John Lobb
The Rake is honoured to welcome into its e-commerce fold, John Lobb – purveyor of outstanding men’s shoes and boots since 1849.
Style October 2019
Scarosso: New-school Shoemaking
Meeting at university, this accessible luxury brand’s founders were driven by similar motivations to those that inspired The Rake Values.
Craft September 2019
George Cleverley: Best Foot Forward
George Cleverley’s CEO George Glasgow Jr. explains how this historic shoemaker is staying in step with the 21st century.
Style August 2019
New Crockett & Jones Exclusive for The Rake
Three new styles of boot have been launched exclusively on The Rake just in time for the impending autumn months. Which pair will you choose?
Style April 2019
Marche on with Franceschetti
From the esteemed Italian luxury footwear hub of Marche comes Franceschetti, a family-owned brand with a century’s worth of craft expertise.
News November 2018
Tod's No_Code concept defies convention
Tod’s is ripping up the rule-book with the latest iteration of its No_Code special project, marrying form with function in a hybrid sneaker you won’t want to take off.
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…
Craft February 2018
Carmina: The Majorcan Shoemaker
Majorca isn’t just a great place to get a tan. It’s also the source of some of the world’s finest hand-crafted, Goodyear-welted footwear, courtesy of Carmina.