Icons July 2021
Patrick Swayze: The Miracle Dude
Patrick Swayze combined macho swagger and fluid elegance in a unique way, and his acting style — a kind of artless sincerity — helped turn movies such as Dirty Dancing and Point Break into pop-culture classics. Yet what remains of Swayze’s life and work is more significant still: an unfashionable sense of joy.
Icons June 2019
Elvis Presley: The Breakthrough Moment
G. Bruce Boyer recounts the pivotal moment of The King’s journey to super stardom, when, as a swaggering, confident and deviously handsome 19-year-old, he walked into Sun Records studio…
Icons September 2018
George Raft: Hollywood's Forgotten Star
George Raft was better known for making other actors’ careers a success. Yet the fact he had a Hollywood life at all was, in Raft’s eyes, a tale of triumph over circumstance…
Icons September 2017
Gay Talese: Pioneer of New Journalism
The Rake celebrates the free-living, lavish-loving, sterling-wordsmithing, bespoke-tailored life Gay Talese.
Icons March 2016
Bogart and Bacall: Together Again, Kid
She reduced him to tears; he called her his ‘last love’. When Lauren Bacall died in 2014, aged 89, the tributes and obituaries shone a new light on her show-stopping…
Style January 2016
The Bespoke Dude
Fabio Attanasio, the charming pensman and commentator behind Italian style blog The Bespoke Dudes – as elegant a gentleman, in person, as you’d expect – takes us on a heartfelt…
Code November 2015
Wedding Tails: The Proposal
Who says men can’t plan weddings? Well, most people, but that isn’t going to stop Tom Chamberlin. The Rake’s Deputy Editor is getting married, and in the first of a series of blogs…
Icons November 2015
Getting To Know Yul
Famed for his role as King Mongkut of Siam, which he played for over 30 years, it was perhaps inevitable that Yul Brynner also often expected the royal treatment in…
Craft November 2015
Dior Homme: Suit Genealogy
Founded in 2001, the Dior Homme suit atelier calls on the incomparable savoir-faire of Italian craftsmen recognized the world over.
Icons November 2015
A DANDY LION
He was only alive for seven of the 50 years the Stones have been rolling. But founder Brian Jones was the defining force of the band during what would prove…
News September 2015
Prince Charles & Sons
Prince Charles can take great pride in the upbringing of his adored sons, William and Harry. No longer is the word 'dysfunctional' associated with the Windsors.
Craft August 2015
The Future is Now: Behind The Scenes At Rolex
The world's leading watchmaker has not one but four manufacturing hubs, and on a tour of the hallowed sites, The Rake's Founder and Editor-in-Chief gained an insight into the brand's pioneering mix of human skill and mechanised artistry.