Jaeger-LeCoultre opens its salons in London

Posted on March 5th, by Simon Crompton in Temporal. No Comments

A new flagship store is to be opened by Swiss watchmaking brand Jaeger-LeCoultre in London this Spring.

Vitale Barberis launches wool club

Posted on February 27th, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken. No Comments

In its continued efforts to promote the sustainability of the highest quality wool, Vitale Barberis has created the Wool Excellence Club.

Rock on with Maison Corthay

Posted on February 21st, by Simon Crompton in Maison. No Comments

An energetic, perhaps even frenetic beat accompanies these new models from master shoemaker Maison Corthay. A touch of rock, a little skiffle, and a swagger of rebellion.

The Drake’s chambray shirt

Posted on February 19th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Maison. No Comments

It’s been interesting to watch the development of Drake’s shirts since the company took over its own shirtmaking operation in the UK. There has been improvement in many areas – compared to the third-party shirts Drake’s used to offer – but arguably the most marked has been a greater expression of personality.

Musical Maestro

Posted on February 11th, by Wei Koh in Features, Opinion, Pocket Guides. No Comments

An in-depth look at Bulgari’s striking watches.

There was an epoch when Bulgari watches were the unassailable king of cool. In 1993, Bulgari made the almost maddeningly subversive move of combining plastic with precious metal to create a limited series of timepieces to commemorate their boutiques around the world. A year later, they introduced their Scuba line of dive watches — and one has to look at this in the context of that time to understand how disruptive it was.

New bespoke service online from Emma Willis

Posted on February 11th, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken. No Comments

Emma Willis bespoke shirt customers can now benefit from a new, streamlined online process.

Gieves & Hawkes Visits New York

Posted on February 10th, by Aleksandar Cvetkovic in Arbiter, Atelier, Bespoken, Events. No Comments

Fine news for American readers – the remarkable Davide Taub, Gieves & Hawkes’s bespoke Head Cutter – will be making a flying visit to New York towards the end of this month in order to visit existing American clients and receive new commissions.

Turnbull & Asser, Celebrating 130 Years of Excellence

Posted on February 6th, by Aleksandar Cvetkovic in Atelier, Bespoken. 2 comments

Readers will be aware that Turnbull & Asser is a firm that The Rake very much admires. One of the oldest and most auspicious Jermyn Street outfitters to claim this golden mile of gentlemen’s outfitting as its home, the brand has been making transformative waves in the luxury British menswear world over the past couple of seasons.

Tracksmith’s stylish running kit

Posted on February 5th, by Simon Crompton in Uncategorized. No Comments

US company Tracksmith is attempting to break the control big sports companies have over running gear, injecting a little thought, a little innovation and a little style into the market

Cifonelli presents Autumn/Winter

Posted on January 30th, by Simon Crompton in Bespoken, Uncategorized. No Comments

Cifonelli, the superlative French tailor of which we are so very fond, has just released imagery from the show of its Autumn/Winter collection. A dashing yet monotone series, it is dominated by charcoals and flannel greys, with sharp shoulders, double-breasted waistcoats and flowing handkerchiefs.