The English Gentleman: Meet Me in Rio!

Posted on July 1st, by Wei Koh in Academy, Atelier, Bespoken, Features. 5 comments

Location: London. But not for long, because the erstwhile English Gentleman feels his heart beating to the syncopated rhythm of the salsa beat put there by South American beauty Danielle. So, he’s trading in his current digs and switching up his hemispheres, now destined for the warm sunshine, as well as the burgeoning affection and warm embrace of his mystical raven-haired temptress.

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.

Jermyn St St. James’s – You can never be overdressed or overeducated

Posted on July 22nd, by Sarah Ann Murray in Academy, Arbiter, Features, Looks, Pocket Guides. No Comments

The Rake looks at the finest details of St. James’s most treasured occupants and experts in a number of charming short films. Sharing tips and expertise, the craftsman of Jermyn St. explain the nuances involved in caring for and prolonging the life of a gentleman’s wardrobe. From polishing ones brogues, to folding away your Panama, this is just part of the charm of St. James’s. Watch and learn…

Maison Corthay: créations 2015

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

For its latest expressions, the endlessly creative shoemaker we know and love – Maison Corthay – has come up with three models that offer an unusual take on classic men’s footwear.

A Dashing opening

Posted on July 19th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments


The Dashing Tweeds store had its big, real opening last night, with the store completely refurbished and all the neighbours out to celebrate.

Hardy Amies deckchair style

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

At The Rake we have been consistent fans of the Hardy Amies blog, which follows in the footsteps of the wonderful ABC of Men’s Fashion (1964). This week, the writers highlighted a post on the humble deckchair.

Woodchuck chucks wood

Posted on July 9th, by Simon Crompton in Atelier, Bespoken. No Comments

Woodchuck USA is on a mission to make sustainable, stylish products and, in the process, brings some jobs back to America

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS 2015

Posted on July 3rd, by Moderator in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

Ermenegildo Zegna presents the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS 2015 fashion show movie directed by Johan Söderberg. An unconventional cut, a different view on the latest spring-summer show designed by Stefano Pilati.

LC:M – Orlebar Brown, Richard Nicoll

Posted on July 2nd, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

In the third of our posts rounding up the shows at London Collection:Men, we look at two interesting alternatives to the tailored mainstream: Orlebar Brown and Richard Nicoll.

LC:M – Lobb, Lutwyche, T&A, Hardy Amies

Posted on July 1st, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

In our previous post on London Collections:Men we focused on Gieves & Hawkes and Dunhill. Rounding up the best of the rest for the tailored gent, we pick out some of the best bits from Hardy Amies, John Lobb, Lutwyche and Turnbull & Asser.

LC:M – Dunhill and Gieves & Hawkes

Posted on June 28th, by Simon Crompton in Arbiter, Events. No Comments

It’s going to sound clichéd, but London Collections:Men continues to go from strength to strength. Each season has been stronger than the last, and this year’s round of creations was no exception