Turnbull & Asser launches bold new collection

Posted on April 16th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

Last week a dinner was held to launch the debut collection of Dean Gomilsek-Cole at Turnbull & Asser. Rake readers will like Dean. He has a real love for things sartorial, a passion for local manufacturing, and a creative flair that comes across immediately in his designs.


Gieves & Hawkes presents A/W 2014

Posted on April 11th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

At the Gieves & Hawkes press day this week, Jason Basmajian presented an Autumn/Winter ’14 collection that showed a quickly maturing and developing look for the storied British house. Have a look at the sumptuous pieces here for a taster of what’s to come later in the year.


Caran d’Ache x Lalique

Posted on April 9th, by Simon Crompton in Academy, Consume. No Comments

‘Tis the season for exotic new pens. Last week we had Montblanc launching it’s 90-year anniversary Meisterstück collection, and this week we present the collaboration between Caran d’Ache and French crystal experts Lalique.


Montblanc launches anniversary Meisterstück collection

Posted on April 2nd, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

Montblanc’s iconic Meisterstück pens are 90 years’ old, and to celebrate the company is launching a range of not only pens, but also leather goods, watches and jewellery.


See Antonio’s colours

Posted on March 31st, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

From the people that brought you O Mast: a beautiful and beguiling look at the tailoring house Liverano & Liverano, ‘I Colori di Antonio’, is being screened in New York on April 3


Robert Emmett’s shirts

Posted on March 27th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments

Not the ones Robert wears, you understand, but the ones he makes. Robert Emmett shirts are that thing that so many other people try to be, and fail: classic but humourful, British with a twist.


Feeling The Need For Tweed

Posted on March 26th, by Nick Scott in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments

In pursuit of the kind of rustic three-piece once worn solely for gamely pursuits in bucolic environs, the rake’s Editor-in-Chief — a terminal urbanite — enjoys a didactic fitting experience at Savile Row’s Gieves & Hawkes.


Crockett & Jones: summer suede

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

Crockett & Jones has dominated the mid-range for English benchmade shoes for years now, and with good reason. This Spring/Summer, the Crocketts range has grown with the addition of some particularly fetching suede numbers.


Brooks Brothers’ made-to-measure suits

Posted on March 18th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. 1 Comment

If any American company has a tradition in suiting, it is Brooks Brothers. And while it is best known for its ready-made suits outside the US, a recent push around the made-to-measure offering is welcome for those looking to buy their first personalised suit.


JM Weston x Charlie Casely-Hayford

Posted on March 16th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

Last week the French shoe maker JM Weston and British designer Charlie Casely-Hayford held a dinner to announce the launch of their collaboration on a range of innovative footwear.