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 • ICONS ICONS; IS THAT A RAKE I SEE BEFORE ME?; HOWLING AT THE MIC; PLAYING THE DANE; NOT A BLACK DOG; C’EST BON.
THE OLD ROMANTICS • It took them a while — and certainly longer than they’d have liked — but 40 years after the release of the classic album Rio, Duran Duran have forged a legacy that bears comparison with some of their eighties brothers.
‘IT CAN BE EASY TO BE CYNICAL… BUT ART SHOULD BE A CALL TO ARMS’ • The classical actor James McArdle talks to THE RAKE about the value of performance in our injurious world — and finding virtue in the world of Disney.
RUNNING WITH WOLF • The music of the Chicago bluesman Chester Burnett retains its magnetism and vitality nearly 50 years after his death. You might know him better as Howlin’ Wolf.
MAGIC TOUCH • If Henrik Hjerl hasn’t accomplished it, it’s not worth accomplishing. The multi-talented and multi-hyphenate Dane opens his box of tricks for THE RAKE…
MISSION ACCOMPLICE • Was it a coincidence that Led Zeppelin’s creativity went into overdrive when Robert Plant and Jimmy Page retreated to rural Wales with Plant’s merle Border Collie for company? We don’t think so.
THE GOOD TIMES • She was a pioneer among supermodels and one half of an eighties It couple. But it took Yasmin Le Bon a while longer to find true fulfilment. ‘I’m so glad I hung on for dear life in this profession,’ she says.
atelier • INVESTMENT HANKER; ALLEZ LES BLEUS.
INVEST • Investments can be unpredictable, but not so with these two winners, which we have handpicked to provide you with sound and secure appreciation — aesthetically, spiritually and financially.
SHACKLES OFF • THE RAKE’s Editor-in-Chief, Tom Chamberlin, joined forces with Vitale Barberis Canonico and Lorenzo Cifonelli to conjure an adventurous jacket that symbolises bespoke menswear in 2022.
articles • ENCHANTING; STILL TICKING ALONG; GUITAR HEROES; CREATED IN HIS OWN IMAGINARIUM; AND THERE WAS LIGHT; IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, ROCK ON.
LIFE WITH MARS • From superhero blockbusters, critically acclaimed satire and Disney features to action-adventure, dystopian sci-fi and musical rom-coms, James Marsden has colonised our screens. TOM CHAMBERLIN gives thanks.
THE GREAT OAK • It is extraordinary to think that one of the most irresistible watches of the modern era can trace its origins to an antiquated diving helmet. But Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak has always possessed a special kind of alchemy. ROSS POVEY celebrates five decades of a horological legend and previews AP’s anniversary models.
THE AXE FACTOR • For nearly a century the guitar has enabled modern music to exist in a permanent state of change. And from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Duane Allman to Hendrix and Marr, there has been no shortage of revolutionaries.
HOBBITUARY: ANDY SERKIS • SCOTT HARPER chats to one of the finest screen actors of his generation, and discovers a font of humanity beneath the motion-capture suit.
A NARRATIVE SHIFT • Ralph Lauren returns with a...