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.

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.

Jermyn St St. James’s – You can never be overdressed or overeducated

Posted on July 22nd, by Sarah Ann Murray in Academy, Arbiter, Features, Looks, Pocket Guides. No Comments

The Rake looks at the finest details of St. James’s most treasured occupants and experts in a number of charming short films. Sharing tips and expertise, the craftsman of Jermyn St. explain the nuances involved in caring for and prolonging the life of a gentleman’s wardrobe. From polishing ones brogues, to folding away your Panama, this is just part of the charm of St. James’s. Watch and learn…

Maison Corthay: créations 2015

Posted on July 22nd, by Simon Crompton in Maison. 3 comments

For its latest expressions, the endlessly creative shoemaker we know and love – Maison Corthay – has come up with three models that offer an unusual take on classic men’s footwear.

A Dashing opening

Posted on July 19th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments


The Dashing Tweeds store had its big, real opening last night, with the store completely refurbished and all the neighbours out to celebrate.