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.
The Buddha of Mount Street: Doug Hayward
Doug Hayward was the ‘showbiz tailor’, a man who rose from modest surroundings to clothe and befriend stars of the sixties such as Michael Caine, Terence Stamp and Roger Moore.
Light Relief: Huntsman’s Masterful Seasonal Tailoring
Huntsman’s summer tailoring effortlessly merges their seminal silhouette with feather-light construction to create pieces that are equal parts lo...
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.
Shirtmaking The Emma Willis Way
With a delicate hand and unwavering values, Emma Willis has made her mark on the world of men’s shirts. But that’s not all that sets her brand apart from the rest.
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.