Buccellati expands in Paris

Posted on July 4th, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken, Maison. No Comments

Close on the heels of its new store in Palm Beach, Florida, Buccellati has revealed that a new corner is to be opened at Galleries Lafayette, Paris to accompany its existing Place Vendome branch.


Nice Body Of Work

Posted on July 2nd, by Sufiyeh Hadian in Features. No Comments

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, the co-president of Chopard, gives the rake an exclusive tour of his collection of vintage cars, and explains why fine watches and classic automobiles have much in common.


The Travelling Man

Posted on June 30th, by Sarah Ann Murray in Events, Features. 1 Comment

The prevailing codes of menswear are shifting, and, despite The Rake’s admiration for the traditionalism of the suit as we know it, a call for diversification has resulted in relaxed elegance on the runways, in our wardrobes and of course with the street-style peacocks.


Cifonelli presents its Spring/Summer RTW collection

Posted on June 30th, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken, Maison. No Comments

Cifonelli, the famed French tailoring house, has produced a Spring/Summer 2016 collection that takes inspiration from the colours and feel of the Mediterranean, and in particular the Cote D’Azur.


Hublot: Bol d’Or Mirabaud timekeeper

Posted on June 27th, by Simon Crompton in Temporal. No Comments

One of the world’s largest regattas, the recent Bol d’Or Mirabuad, appointed Hublot the official timekeeper for this year’s event for the third year running.


Pitti Uomo SS16: A Scene and a Symposium

Posted on June 24th, by Aleksandar Cvetkovic in Events, Features. No Comments

Perhaps the easiest way to describe Pitti Uomo – quite possibly the world’s greatest menswear trade show – is utterly bizarre, invigorating, but bizarre nonetheless. I have to confess that despite being a tailoring obsessive, this was my first Pitti and it is no exaggeration to state that had I never seen such an extraordinary preponderance of out-there style – thousands of genuinely sharp men and women sporting their finest threads in what one could only liken to a totally unabashed but nonetheless rather gratifying parade of sartorial peacockery – myself included (‘when in Rome’ as they say). It was quite incredible and as a source of rakish style inspiration, Pitti continues to exceed expectations.


Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 live stream

Posted on June 24th, by Sufiyeh Hadian in Events. No Comments

Valentino presents their Spring/Summer 2016 collection today at Mode à Paris, Mens at 5.30pm CET. Watch the exclusive live stream below..


The Rake & Vitale Barberis Canonico

Posted on June 23rd, by Sufiyeh Hadian in Features. No Comments

“This is the story of the world’s oldest cloth mill: it’s superlative and iconic fabrics, the fact that it is family owned, its commitment to the town of Biella, its commitment to championing Italian manufacturing through innovation, its commitment to the environment, its commitment to its workers, its archives, its moral code and its aesthetic ingenuity in the creation of 5,000 new designs and eight million metres of worsted cloth per year. 

This is the story of Vitale Barberis Canonico.”


Canali Spring/Summer 2016 live stream

Posted on June 22nd, by Sufiyeh Hadian in Features. No Comments

Canali present their spring/summer 2016 collection today at 3pm (GMT) today, we took five minutes with the third generation family member Elisabetta Canali and the brand’s Creative Director, Andrea Pompilio to compliment our exclusive live stream from Milano Moda Uomo.


Ralph Lauren presents Purple Label Spring/16

Posted on June 22nd, by Simon Crompton in Maison. No Comments

Ralph Lauren’s runway show for Purple Label, which took place on Saturday in the company’s Palazzo in Milan, showed off some strong colour combinations and very sharp evening wear.