East Ender: James Turner
Tailor and talkie-addict James Turner takes The Rake to East End London, where he shared an address with the Kray Twins and learned everything he needed to know about style.
Unbuttoning the History of the Shirt
How a modest undergarment became the most elegant, versatile and fundamental of men’s wardrobe staples – and an ensemble’s focal point in its own right.
Into The Fold: The Pocket Square
The pocket square merges purity of form with nearly unlimited creative possibility. But where did such a uniquely stylish accessory come from? And how does one truly master it?
How The Breton Shirt Earned Its Stripes
The Rake shines a light on a garment that has transcended time, sailed through changes in fashion, has adorned some of the most rakish icons of the past, and continues to influence luxury menswear today.
Eye to Eye with the Bespoke Dudes
The Bespoke Dudes’ Fabio Attanasio talks to The Rake about classic style, the importance of craftsmanship and how he’s built his eyewear empire.
Sciamat: Shouldering The Weight of Creativity
Translated from the original Persian, Sciamát means ‘the king is dead’, which gives you an idea of how brothers Valentino and Nicola Ricci have revolutionised men’s sartorialism with their original creative expression and uniqueness of vision.
Permanently Stylish: Simon Crompton
When you are the man behind one of the world’s most influential style websites, there is pressure on you to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Simon Crompton takes it in his fully bespoked stride…
The Timeless Elegance of British Drape
The Rake speaks to the masters of British drape – a tailoring discipline that’s both elegant and relaxed; traditional and deeply personal.