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.

Troubadour x Thom Sweeney

Posted on September 29th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments

In a collaboration based on a mutual passion for quality and craftsmanship, the British tailor Thom Sweeney and London-based Troubadour have created a small yet perfectly formed collection for the ‘travelling professional’.

Richard Mille: ‘a tailor-made brand experience’

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

Luxury watch brand Richard Mille has opened a boutique on Mount Street, London. It is hoped the store, located in one of London’s most prestigious and dynamic neighbourhoods, will reflect the ‘haute horlogerie’ Richard Mille has come to represent. Peter Harrison, Europe, Middle East and Africa CEO, makes this explicit in his praise of the “distinguished and vibrant area’’ that has become a new home for the brand.

Chivas and Bremont: a meeting of minds

Posted on September 22nd, by Simon Crompton in Events. No Comments

Brought together by their mutual interest in ‘keeping craftsmanship alive’ Chivas Regal and Bremont have collaborated to create special editions of their respective products.

Drake’s + Cleeve of London shirt

Posted on September 20th, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken. No Comments

In July 2013, Drake’s bought one of the last independent shirt factories in the UK: Rayner and Sturges in Chard, Somerset. Michael Hill of Drake’s has since reinvigorated the company, and relaunched the Rayner and Sturges brand Cleeve, which is still handmade by the Somerset workforce. The company recently released a video, which gives an insight into Cleeve.

A Man of Many Parts

Posted on September 16th, by Josh Sims in Academy, Atelier, Bespoken, Looks, Temporal. No Comments

The Rake examines the life of Gabriele D’Annunzio: a raffish gent whose capacity for untrammeled theatrics was exceeded only by his yen for style — at least, when opting to wear clothes.

Hardy Amies opens at No. 8

Posted on September 15th, by Simon Crompton in Uncategorized. No Comments

A familiar face will be moving into No. 8 Savile Row this Autumn. Although still occupying No 4, Hardy Amies is now to be seen in a new flagship store just a few doors down.

Vitale Barberis launches technical fabric range

Posted on September 12th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments


Vitale Barberis Canonico of Pratrivero, Italy – one of the oldest woollen mills in the world – is launching a range of technical fabrics in its Earth, Wind & Fire collection.

A tie break from Hermes

Posted on September 3rd, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

Hermes has launched a typically irreverent app, giving men the world over a way to see, play and learn about house’s famous ties

Selfridges welcomes Rick Owens

Posted on September 3rd, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

With an imposing 25-foot statue of himself gracing the front of Selfridges, Rick Owens is certainly making his presence felt as his new collection is welcomed into the London department store.

The colours of autumn: Paul Stuart

Posted on August 30th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

Paul Stuart has always been great at producing distinctive tailoring with exceptional quality. Since Ralph Auriemma took over as creative director, adding the mainline to his Phineas Cole work, there has been a touch more dandy to the collections – and Autumn/Winter 2014 is no exception.