The Rake at London Collections: Men at Claridge’s

Posted on June 26th, by Moderator in Arbiter, Events, Rake-commends. No Comments

Held in the stunning penthouse suite of Claridge’s Hotel,  The Rake hosted the first party for London Collections: Men,  in association with the British Fashion Council.

The colours of autumn: Paul Stuart

Posted on August 30th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

Paul Stuart has always been great at producing distinctive tailoring with exceptional quality. Since Ralph Auriemma took over as creative director, adding the mainline to his Phineas Cole work, there has been a touch more dandy to the collections – and Autumn/Winter 2014 is no exception.

Frank Gehry to design Louis Vuitton windows

Posted on August 29th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

In a superbly elegant meeting of art and fashion, architect Frank Gehry is to design window displays for Louis Vuitton stores, featuring sail-like shapes billowing out from behind the glass

Gieves & Hawkes: Highland, by Eddie Wrey

Posted on August 26th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

Last month we posted some preview images of the Gieves & Hawkes A/W video in Scotland. The full video was worth the wait

JM Weston’s country gentleman

Posted on August 16th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

Well-made boots are a highly tactile pleasure to wear – on a par with great expanses of leather in weekend bags or leather jackets. When the boots are made by superb French brand JM Weston, the pleasure is particularly keen

Del Piero Announced as Ambassador for The Woolmark Company

Posted on August 13th, by Aleksandar Cvetkovic in Academy, Atelier, Bespoken, Features. No Comments

Here at The Rake, we covet few things more than a length of smooth, superfine Merino wool suiting cloth, awaiting its miraculous transformation into a bespoke sports coat.

Enter the Denim & Supply warehouse

Posted on August 11th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

Collaborations are rarely as visceral as this. Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply line has launched a series of collaborations called Project Warehouse, with a highly curated video featuring its three artists.

Vilebrequin: New Regent Street Store

Posted on August 4th, by Tom Chamberlin in Academy, Features, Looks. No Comments

Vilebrequin has blessed Regent Street with a new boutique. The shop has plenty of charming and stop-in-the-street qualities. The large windows and beachy décor is inviting and a pleasant contrast to the stone walls and pavement.

Zegna: A Rose Reborn

Posted on August 1st, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

In an unusual partnerhip, Stefano Pilati, creative director of Ermenegildo Zegna, and acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook (known most notably for his so-called Vengeance Trilogy) are to release a film  entitled A Rose Reborn.

Turnbull & Asser and Globe-Trotter launch collaboration

Posted on July 29th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments


Turnbull & Asser has teamed up with luggage specialist Globe-Trotter, creating a collection of limited edition luxury cases

Gieves and Hawkes: Highland preview

Posted on July 26th, by Simon Crompton in Maison. No Comments

Eilean Donan castle provides the backdrop to the shoot for Gieves and Hawkes‘ Autmn/Winter collection. Here are some previews of the collection.