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At this Parisian tailor par excellence, God is in the (masterfully handstitched, beautifully embellished, quirkily designed) details.
Posted  Sep 27 2011  by Simon Crompton
 
Parisian tailors tend to be located on the first floor of big mansion blocks. Savile Row tailors are more likely to be on the ground floor of a terraced house, with workrooms underneath. Though certainly a generalisation, this is not an empty comparison. It means the French have more space.
Sep
27
The search for the ultimate Italian suit ends at A. Caraceni.
Posted  Sep 27 2011  by Wei Koh
 
The four syllables of the Caraceni name are the most revered sonic tones in the mythology of Italian tailoring culture. The family hails from the Abruzzi region of central Italy where Tommasso Caraceni raised his sons in the mystical arts of tailoring. By the turn of the century, the three Caraceni brothers had set their eyes on the throbbing cosmopolitan metropolis of pre-WWI Rome. There Domenico, Galliano and Augusto set up shop in 1913 and soon established a reputation as unparalleled artists of the shears, rendering from cloth and linen sartorial sculptures of such fluid beauty that they were soon the most sought-after tailors in the city.
Sep
27
The ‘Bermuda Experiment’ — and that’s just the name I’m calling it.
Posted  Sep 09 2011  by G. Bruce Boyer
 
From keeping cool on casual summer weekends to remaining relaxed yet dapper in hotter climes, the gent prepared to bare a little leg will find that shorts can be successfully deployed far beyond the beach. Herewith, a short history of above-the-knee attire, and tips on keeping it stylistically short and sweet.  
Sep
09
Showcased in the hallowed halls of the Louvre are 17 outstanding automobiles from a deeply enviable garage
Posted  Sep 08 2011  by Wei Koh
 
L’Art de l’Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection stands as testament to one man’s impeccable taste in transportation, and celebrates the voluptuous artistry of the world’s finest carmakers.
Sep
08
Fade to black at the sleeker, chicer and more modern Alan Flusser Custom Shop.
Posted  Sep 07 2011  by Christian Chensvold
 
As a man ages, he may become more conservative or liberal, more adventuresome or more prudent, more ambitious or more wont to stop and smell the roses. The point is that the older-andwiser man is often quite different from how he began, full of the self-imposed ideals of youth, since where a journey leads depends largely on where it begins.
Sep
07
There’s so much already written about denim that it’s hard to know where to begin.
Posted  Sep 06 2011  by G. Bruce Boyer
 
The Rake traces the history and rise of the ubiquitous cotton twill fabric whose versatility and timeless appeal have enabled it to be embraced by aficionados as disparate as hopeful gold-seekers, all-American cowboys, motorcycle rebel anti-heroes and bell-bottomed hippies.
Sep
06
At home in Milan with Neapolitan tailoring scion and style iconoclast, Luca Rubinacci.
Posted  Sep 05 2011  by Christian Barker
 
Regular visitors to the celebrated weblog of Scott ‘The Sartorialist’ Schuman will no doubt have pored over countless photographs of international dandy Luca Rubinacci cutting an impeccably tailored, refreshingly colourful figure on the streets of the world’s fashion capitals. Never before, however, has this ascendant style icon been photographed in his natural habitat — the home he keeps in Milan.
Sep
05
This is a story of Italy, but it is also a story of China.
Posted  Sep 03 2011  by Christian Barker
 
Beginning a century ago as a small mill in the Italian Alps looming fine woollen cloth, Ermenegildo Zegna has grown to become not only one of the world leaders in superlative textile production, but an international luxury menswear empire, the key dominion of which is China. Grandson and namesake of the company’s founder, CEO Gildo Zegna talks about the brand’s success in the Far East, the increasingly China-focused future of the luxury industry, and why despite its size, Zegna remains at its heart a close-knit family business.  
Sep
03
E. Tautz, Hardy Amies, and Oliver Spencer
Posted  Sep 02 2011  by Tom Stubbs
 
The RAKE peers backstage and front-of-house at three of Winter 2011-12 London fashion week’s most sartorially focused shows: E. Tautz, Hardy Amies, and Oliver Spencer.
Sep
02
Kiton's new CIPA collection
Posted  Nov 22 2010  by Simon Crompton
Kiton's new CIPA collection turns tradition on it's head, targeting younger customers with older-looking, more conservative suits. And it all came from the chance discovery of one very stylish photograph.  
Nov
22
A fresh look at versatility
Posted  Nov 18 2010  by G. Bruce Boyer
  THE RAKE takes a fresh look at this most versatile, elegant of gentlemen’s garments.  
Nov
18
Mr. Ieluzzi of Al Bazar
Posted  Oct 31 2010  by Wei Koh
Owner of iconic Milanese menswear boutique Al Bazar, celebrated Italian dandy and quintessentially rakish individual Lino Ieluzzi articulates his philosophies on life, style, love, money and the appeal of imperfection.
Oct
31
Putting the ‘war’ in wardrobe
Posted  Oct 30 2010  by Josh Sims
Putting the ‘war’ in wardrobe, military uniform design is a major influence on contemporary men’s clothing, from the most disciplined tailoring to at-ease casual wear.
Oct
30
New season style from the world's finest men's outfitters.
Posted  Oct 27 2010  by Moderator
 New season style from the world's finest men's outfitters.
Oct
27
Alfred Dunhill devotee editor-in-chief
Posted  Oct 22 2010  by Christian Barker
Our Alfred Dunhill devotee editor-in-chief is equipped with the quintessential classic dinner suit via the brand’s made-to-measure, custom tailoring service.
Oct
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