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.

A Man of Many Parts

Posted on September 16th, by Josh Sims in Academy, Atelier, Bespoken, Looks, Temporal. No Comments

The Rake examines the life of Gabriele D’Annunzio: a raffish gent whose capacity for untrammeled theatrics was exceeded only by his yen for style — at least, when opting to wear clothes.

Hardy Amies opens at No. 8

Posted on September 15th, by Simon Crompton in Uncategorized. No Comments

A familiar face will be moving into No. 8 Savile Row this Autumn. Although still occupying No 4, Hardy Amies is now to be seen in a new flagship store just a few doors down.

Vitale Barberis launches technical fabric range

Posted on September 12th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments


Vitale Barberis Canonico of Pratrivero, Italy – one of the oldest woollen mills in the world – is launching a range of technical fabrics in its Earth, Wind & Fire collection.

A tie break from Hermes

Posted on September 3rd, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

Hermes has launched a typically irreverent app, giving men the world over a way to see, play and learn about house’s famous ties

Selfridges welcomes Rick Owens

Posted on September 3rd, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

With an imposing 25-foot statue of himself gracing the front of Selfridges, Rick Owens is certainly making his presence felt as his new collection is welcomed into the London department store.

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.