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 • ELLE BOUM; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED; WHY, WHY, WHY, DALILA?; A DOG’S CHANCE IN HELL.
BLUE-EYED GIRL • ‘What a person sings,’ Françoise Hardy once said, ‘is an expression of what they are.’ Hardy, the acclaimed chanteuse, used sadness and light to turn the pop ballad into an art form.
‘THERE WAS A MOMENT AT SCHOOL, DURING THE CRUCIBLE — YOU PLAYED JOHN PROCTOR AND I PLAYED ELIZABETH — WHERE I SHIFTED GEARS’ • Pippa Bennett-Warner has starred alongside Derek Jacobi, outshone Eddie Redmayne, and is getting her due in British T.V. None of it, however, would have been possible without a character-forming turn opposite a certain editor-in-chief. Probably.
LEICA? WE LOVE HER • Kathryn Boyd Brolin, an American photographer behind two vivid cover shoots for the rake, has been named as an ambassador for the legendary German camera company. It is recognition of Boyd Brolin’s irresistible combination of graft, flair and intelligence.
BELLEZZA, TRAGEDIA, FORZA • If existential pain is supposed to compromise a person’s effervescence, Dalila Di Lazzaro, the Italian model, actress and author, did not get the memo.
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINES • While the biannual festival of Pitti has become a subdued version of itself because of one thing and another, it has not stopped the sartorial cognoscenti from making the pilgrimage…
AN ERUPTIVE PAST • Boasting a hardy constitution nurtured on the lava-ravaged slopes of Vesuvius, the Cirneco dell’Etna nevertheless manages to exhibit a gentle disposition.
atelier • INVESTMENT HANKER; LAND OF H.O.P.E. AND GLORY.
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 ORIGIN OF FLEECES • The latest wool fabric addition to Vitale Barberis Canonico’s H.O.P.E. capsule collection is a declaration of the brand’s devotion to sustainability, provenance and local heritage.
articles • NO STONE UNTURNED; SLIM ON THE SLOPES; WHO WEARS THE TROUSERS?
THE NEW STONE AGE • It is 30 years this spring since Basic Instinct changed Sharon Stone’s life. She takes us back to those crazy days, and tells tom chamberlin how she overcame sexism and adversity to forge a life on her own terms. Warning: truth bombs ahead…
PISTE DE RÉSISTANCE • There might have been fondue and furs rather than pools and pisco sours, but Slim Aarons was equally happy capturing the good life at 1,500 metres as he was in a tropical paradise. stuart husband takes a walk through the photographer’s winter wonderland…
IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK • A rakish couple, both alike in their dignity… and in London the scene is set.
shop the rake • BUCKING FASHION TRENDS; THE LADY OF THE RAKE.
PARK LIFE • The colder months can force us to retreat into sartorial simplicity. At the rake, we feel this is a missed opportunity, for in winter, silhouette, material and colour should take centre stage…
ALTITUDE AND STYLE •...