The world’s preeminent publication dedicated to the renaissance in gentlemanly sophistication and style, THE RAKE recaptures the codes of classic men’s elegance. Inspired by icons such as Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, the Duke of Windsor, Gianni Agnelli, Sean Connery, and their contemporary counterparts, THE RAKE provides incisive, in-depth commentary on magnificent menswear, and the many other elements of gentlemanly living, from manners and ethics, to art and design, tasteful travel, health and well-being, the intellectual and philosophical, to homes, modes of transport, entertainment, food and drink. THE RAKE is the modern voice of classic elegance.
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arbiter • YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE RICH; HAPPY AND GLORIOUS TWELFTH; WE CANNES MAKE IT; I WANT YOUR PITTI; BRIARD TUCK; HOUSTON, NO PROBLEM.
THE ARCHITECT • Before Prince and Michael Jackson, before Elvis and the Stones, before the life force we know as modern rock ’n’ roll, there was Little Richard, the God-fearing singer and preacher who made it all possible…
THE GAME IS AFOOT… • Whether it’s his ability to bring home the dinner or carry the dinner-table chat, The Grouser never misses.
GENTLE GIANTS • An invitation from Chopard to their Gentlemen’s Evening at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes was the occasion for 10 intrepid friends to gather at the Maybourne Riviera before a night on the town that celebrated sophisticated watchmaking and great company…
BOULEVARDIER • The biannual pilgrimage that is Pitti Uomo returns — if not quite with fanfare then at least with the sartorial volume turned up to 11.
THE BIG CHEESE • Simultaneously autonomous and fiercely loyal, the humble Briard — known in its native France as ‘chien de Brie’ — is also underestimated as an intellectual beast.
THE GREAT SURVIVOR • Anjelica Huston might have traded off a brooding imperiousness for several decades, but she has never taken herself too seriously. In fact, her sense of humour might have helped her stay sane throughout a tumultuous Hollywood life.
atelier • INVESTMENT HANKER; MANS UNITED; ROBERT THE SPRUCE.
INVEST • Investments can be unpredictable, but not so with these four winners, which we have handpicked to provide you with sound and secure appreciation — aesthetically, spiritually and financially.
THE HUNDRED CLUB • Rolex have produced a special version of their storied Daytona watch to mark the centenary of one of the toughest challenges in sport — the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
‘TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER, I SHOULD SAY I MADE THE RIGHT DECISION…’ • Stefano Canali took the plunge and joined the family business — an Italian legend — in 1998. Now, as Chief Executive, he is responsible for it. It’s been a ride so far…
articles • SAFE HARBOUR; ALL HAYLEY; ALL THAT GLITTERS.
IN THE DRIVING SEAT • ‘The cornerstone of my acting,’ says David Harbour, ‘is a rage against cliché.’ We say: Amen to that. The star of Stranger Things talks to TOM CHAMBERLIN about small-town America, tension on set, and the very true but very crazy story behind his new film, Gran Turismo.
HAY FEVER SEASON • She is one of the most talented and adaptable British actors of her generation, and with the release of the new Mission: Impossible blockbuster, Hayley Atwell has earned her moment in the sun. She tells THE RAKE’s Editor-in-Chief, TOM CHAMBERLIN, about the experience of working with another famous Tom…
SUPPER CLUB • When we express ourselves, we must think not only of the clothes we wear but the accessories we choose. Inspired by the Dionysian gatherings of the jet set, THE RAKE plays dinner host…
compendium • OFF THE CHAIN; COMO CHAMELEON; LAST OF THE SUMMER WINES; CONTEMPORARY SMARTS; AFFAIRS OF THE...