Style September 2019
Altea: Passionate Milanese Knitwear
Milanese knitwear brand Altea is known for its accessories, but also manufactures stylish sweats in enriching colours, with a major emphasis on design and quality.
Craft May 2017
Pantherella's Fine Gauge Legacy
By not compromising on the luxurious details, British-based Pantherella has managed to hold its place in the oft-overlooked world of socks in spite of tough, often cheaper competition.
Style March 2017
Contemporary Tweed Specialist: Walker Slater
The Rake heads up to Edinburgh to visit Walker Slater, the Scottish tailoring brand that’s reviving tweed with its contemporary house styles and approach to the cloth.
News July 2016
Touching Cloth: Milano Unica's AW17 Pre-Collection
“To the most beautiful moment in life. Better than the deed, better than the memory, is the moment of anticipation” – Life on the Fast Lane, The Simpsons.
Craft February 2016
Flannelling On: The Fox Brothers Mill
There is perhaps no more patriotic a British mill than Fox Brothers & Co. With almost five hundred years of history, a compelling approach to fabric design and a champion of fine English cloth at the helm, The Rake explains just what it is that sets Fox apart.
Craft November 2015
Track Record: Loro Piana's 'Record Bale' Competition
There are a great many inspiring awards and initiatives within the wool industry, intended to elevate the quality of this most noble of natural fibres. Even so, none have quite the prestige of Loro Piana’s remarkable ‘Record Bale’ competition.