Introducing the Vitale Barberis showroom

Posted on April 23rd, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken. No Comments

The inauguration of the first Vitale Barberis Canonico Showroom at 16 Via Fatebenefratelli in Milan, in partnership with tailor A Caraceni, will be celebrated tonight.

The Tod’s Architect Bag

Posted on April 18th, by Simon Crompton in Maison. No Comments

In a collaboration with Japanese design studio Nendo and its Chief Designer, Oki Sato, Tod’s has created the Architect Bag, a study in the combination of exquisite luxury and focused functionality.

The Path of The Righteous Man

Posted on April 13th, by Wei Koh in Academy, Arbiter, Atelier, Bespoken, Features, Rake-commends. No Comments

The elegant black man walked up to the edge of the fire. Had this been a screenplay — say, the one written by Quentin Tarantino that he was here, in Telluride, Colorado, to shoot — the description of the character would have read something like this: ‘The black man is an older man.

Springtime in the City by Phineas Cole

Posted on April 13th, by Simon Crompton in Maison. No Comments

“Meditate for a moment upon..our new very favourite, very cool, silk/linen blend seasonal boucle – a cloth so ethereally airy that poor old Krios Khrysomallos cannot help but duck his horns in dismay as we step out, resplendent, into that first fine day.”

Ralph Lauren launches knit oxfords

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

‘Knitted’ shirts have been a style staple among sartorial men for a while now. But it seems they have finally hit the mainstream, as this week Ralph Lauren launched its own styles, in five different colours.

Weston’s funky Moc

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

J M Weston has released a rather playful, upbeat video to accompany its new shoe for summer – Le Moc.

The Portugieser Yacht Club

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

A couple of weeks ago, IWC launched one of the nicest time-zone watches we’ve seen in a while.

Shear Delight: The Golden Shears 2015

Posted on March 26th, by Aleksandar Cvetkovic in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

The final ceremony of the Golden Shears is quite possibly the most exciting evening in the tailoring realm’s social calendar. An evening where Savile Row’s brightest and best young apprentices see months of toil, sweat, tears, and no small amount of needle-pricked-fingers come to fruition.

Hublot enjoys 10 years of the Big Bang

Posted on March 24th, by Simon Crompton in Temporal. No Comments

Ten years ago, Watch brand Hublot created the Big Bang Gold Ceramic model, a watch which tried to bring together a juxtaposition of opposing materials, and the beginning of the Hublot Big Bang collection.

The Rebirth Of Wool Part I – An Exclusive Report In Issue 38 of The Rake

Posted on March 20th, by Nick Scott in Academy, Features. No Comments

The typical Rake reader is a debonair, sophisticated and painstakingly discerning creature, attuned to the very finest things life offers –character traits that are all tributaries to his zeal for perfection.