In its continued efforts to promote the sustainability of the highest quality wool, Vitale Barberis has created the Wool Excellence Club.
An energetic, perhaps even frenetic beat accompanies these new models from master shoemaker Maison Corthay. A touch of rock, a little skiffle, and a swagger of rebellion.
It’s been interesting to watch the development of Drake’s shirts since the company took over its own shirtmaking operation in the UK. There has been improvement in many areas – compared to the third-party shirts Drake’s used to offer – but arguably the most marked has been a greater expression of personality.
An in-depth look at Bulgari’s striking watches.
There was an epoch when Bulgari watches were the unassailable king of cool. In 1993, Bulgari made the almost maddeningly subversive move of combining plastic with precious metal to create a limited series of timepieces to commemorate their boutiques around the world. A year later, they introduced their Scuba line of dive watches — and one has to look at this in the context of that time to understand how disruptive it was.
Emma Willis bespoke shirt customers can now benefit from a new, streamlined online process.
Fine news for American readers – the remarkable Davide Taub, Gieves & Hawkes’s bespoke Head Cutter – will be making a flying visit to New York towards the end of this month in order to visit existing American clients and receive new commissions.
Readers will be aware that Turnbull & Asser is a firm that The Rake very much admires. One of the oldest and most auspicious Jermyn Street outfitters to claim this golden mile of gentlemen’s outfitting as its home, the brand has been making transformative waves in the luxury British menswear world over the past couple of seasons.
US company Tracksmith is attempting to break the control big sports companies have over running gear, injecting a little thought, a little innovation and a little style into the market
Cifonelli, the superlative French tailor of which we are so very fond, has just released imagery from the show of its Autumn/Winter collection. A dashing yet monotone series, it is dominated by charcoals and flannel greys, with sharp shoulders, double-breasted waistcoats and flowing handkerchiefs.
This winter the English Gentleman, it seems, has returned triumphantly from Rio with his beloved in his arms, to find rather disappointingly that his tropical tailored wardrobe; a French blue cool-wool blazer from Richard Anderson, wide-legged Scabal cool-wool trousers by Kathryn Sargent, a Henry Poole soft grey lightweight wool three piece (and a wealth of other sartorial joys besides), doesn’t quite cut the mustard as dreary January skies fall over the mullioned windows of Mayfair’s finest outfitters and artisans.