Dior Homme strolls the streets of Paris

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

In its latest film, Dior Homme again uses the photographer Willy Vanderperre, this time contributing both film and stills to the campaign. Actor Boyd Holbrook stars, wandering the streets of Paris

Blancpain’s first Villeret grand-date complication

Posted on August 20th, by Simon Crompton in Temporal. No Comments


For the first time, Blancpain is offering a grand-date complication in its Villeret range, the house’s most classical collection.

Cifonelli opens its new flagship store

Posted on August 17th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments

The past few years have been leading up to this. Last month, French bespoke tailors Cifonelli opened their first flagship shop to show off the full range of new, ready-to-wear clothing. Within the next few days, a made-to-measure showroom will be completed too, bringing all three forms of tailoring under the Cifonelli umbrella.

The King’s Reach

Posted on August 17th, by Sufiyeh Hadian in Features. No Comments

He is compassionate, active, intelligent and inquisitive — a man of taste and culture who wishes, like most, to be ‘of the world’. He also happens to be the longest-serving heir to the British throne. The Prince of Wales has sometimes struggled to balance his private instincts and public obligations — and his biggest test awaits him. How will the reign of King Charles III unfold? It could be a fascinating late-life flowering, writes the royal biographer Hugo Vickers.

Wempe opens its observatory to the public

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

Germany watchmaker Wempe has opened its renovated observatory in Glashütte to the public, allowing customers to visit, tour and even stay at the facility.

Hidden Depths

Posted on August 7th, by Aleksandar Cvetkovic in Consume. No Comments

The world of fine whiskies, much like the realm of bespoke tailoring, is deeply traditional. The best whiskies are so often borne of hundreds of years of heritage, experience and masterful attention to craft, honed over the course of generations. It is particularly exciting then, when one stumbles across a distiller that isn’t afraid to do things a little differently.

Dandyism on Davies Street

Posted on August 6th, by Sufiyeh Hadian in Features. No Comments

We at Rake Towers are delighted to hear Turnbull & Asser announcing the opening of a new store on 4 Davies Street in the heart of Mayfair.

The natural skincare of SA.AL&CO

Posted on August 6th, by Simon Crompton in Maison. No Comments

SA.AL&CO take a ‘simple but uncompromising’ approach to their skincare range for men, pairing a straightforward ethical philosophy with a masculine aesthetic.

IWC and Santoni at Harrods

Posted on August 3rd, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken. No Comments

As part of the Harrod’s season of workshops celebrating luxury craftsmanship, watchmakers IWC Schaffhausen and leather-goods maker Santoni have joined forces to offer a demonstration of leather-working in the IWC boutique, in the fine watch section of the department store.

The Art of Mixology: The Connaught

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

This Autumn, The Connaught Hotel, London, will play host to a series of four cocktail masterclasses run by its award-winning bartender and ‘mixologist’,  Agostino Perrone.