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Paul Feig's Mixed Blessing
Put yourself in the shoes of Wei Koh and me for a second. There is a global pandemic, and the pressure is on to create a magazine that reflects the reality of the times while also providing some much-needed escapism. The desire to feel uplifted and i
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The Elegant Revolutionary
Alexander Kraft, the style icon, entrepreneur, owner and Chief Executive of such companies as the luxury-real-estate behemoth Sotheby’s International Realty and the ultra-charming hotel-restaurant La Maison Bleue in Provence — and the world’s greates
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A New Kind Of Fare
There is a story about a man stuck down a hole, unable to get out. A priest walks by, and the man asks the priest for help: the priest dutifully throws down a prayer and walks on. Then a doctor walks by, and responds to the call for help by throwing
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Letter From The Founder
In a recent conversation with a man I admire a lot, Jean-Claude Biver, he highlighted something that really resonated with me. He said: “The problem today is that we are in the third millennium. But the third millennium is still being run by old men
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Wild Life
Handsome as a matinee idol from boyhood through old age, Peter Beard looked like a Ralph Lauren model. And lending substance to style, a narrative to the aesthetic, he lived like a Ralph Lauren muse. Beard’s family background and exotic, peripatetic
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Letter From The Editor
I’ve never been someone to invite change. When I was little, a few things happened that scrambled my comprehension that life was reliable and happy, and that things would follow a linear, if not uneventful, path until I perhaps fell in love, got marr
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A Display Of Supreme Intelligence
Those still labouring under the notion that ‘bold’ and ‘discreet’ are mutually exclusive concepts would surely change their minds should they make the pilgrimage — a bucket-list-topping experience for anyone with even a passing interest in watches —
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Contributors
A former Editor-in-Chief of The Rake, Nick spent several years as a staffer at U.K. Esquire and GQ Australia, and is now the Editor of the U.K. edition of Robb Report, as well as a regular contributor to The Rake, the FT’s How To Spend It, Hole & Cor
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The New Testament
It’s a brand that has spent more than a century and a half responding to and shaping the zeitgeist of British style: from the fabled Blitz spirit (it rose from the ashes six years after being decimated by the Luftwaffe in 1940) and the literal old-sc
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ART DIRECTOR Rob French rob@therakemagazine.com ART EDITOR Kim Lang kim@therakemagazine.com DIGITAL IMAGING ARTIST Kok Haw Koh VIDEOGRAPHER Marcus Ebanks marcus@therakemagazine.com CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Nick Foulkes Matt Hranek RAKE HOUNDS IN VALHALLA
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Directory
ADRIANO MENEGHETTI – www.adrianomeneghetti.com ALBERT THURSTON – www.albertthurston.com ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – www.alexandermcqueen.com ALICE MADE THIS – www.alicemadethis.com AMI – www.amiparis.fr AMOUR LUX – www.armorlux.com ANDERSON & SHEPPARD – www.
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The Trailblazer
“The best-known American in the world” was how Paul Robeson was described without irony or argument by a journalist in 1964. Yet today, among the Instagram generation, his name is mostly forgotten. That is set to change, as the Academy Award-winning
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The Reverend Of Realpolitik
It was Margaret Thatcher’s favourite television series. It won consecutive best comedy series awards at the Baftas in the first three years of its run, from 1980. And so obsessive were its writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, in exposing the secret
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‘Tell People About Your Doubts… Usually The Best People Around Are Really Humble’
This is something of a landmark for The Rake — actually, it could be an avant-garde moment for modern magazine-ing. The image opposite, ladies and gents, is the first image shot for The Rake by the subjects in the image, on a timer. Yes, i-D magazine
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The Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that “there are no second acts in American lives”; the film producer Robert Evans would beg to differ. The life of Evans, who died aged 89 in October last year, had a pristine Hollywood three-act structure, full of twis
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Paw Majesty
To watch the television series Game of Thrones, one might all too easily believe that the interbreeding — or, indeed, the incestuous inbreeding — of noble bloodlines results in offspring of rare beauty. However, in real life, the great and good maint
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The Bush Fire Service
YouTube has seen sensations come and go. From Logan Paul to Ninja, we watch as they crest the wave of public interest and reap the rewards thereof. They have never felt too much under threat… until recently, when a triumvirate of documentary makers c
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Senza Una Nonna
The real names of some celebrities were always going to need a makeover. For clanging no-brainers with all the glamour and savoir faire of an impacted molar, Frances Ethel Gumm (Judy Garland), Olivia Cockburn (Olivia Wilde), and Edda van Heemstra Hep
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Invest
They’re gloriously impractical, have a questionable cumbersomeness-to-storage ratio, and were manifestly designed for a time when all human interaction took place via mailbags or insulated copper conductors — but consider them obsolete at your peril.
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Skin In The Game
Intriguingly, the word we use for a shoe that was invented for la dolce vita derives from a verb relating to the Italian phrase il dolce far niente (‘for pleasantly doing nothing’). For the earliest iteration of what we today call the loafer was crea
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A Guide To Milanese Tailors
When The Rake asked me if I wanted to write a guide to Milanese tailoring, I didn’t think twice before agreeing — and not only because I’ve been a faithful reader of the magazine for years and a passionate observer of classic men’s style. No, my chie
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Contributors
Brian Bowen Smith was born and raised in New York, and he became a professional photographer by a less than traditional route. After catching the eye of Herb Ritts while performing as a pro athlete in a print campaign, the legendary photographer beca
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A Hopeful Transmission
As the train pulls noisily into the station, The Rake’s photographer Rikesh Chauhan and I can make out the figure of Guy Berryman in his Mercedes AMG, a vehicle altogether more futuristic and impressive. There is something charming about the sight of
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ART DIRECTOR Rob French rob@therakemagazine.com ART EDITOR Kim Lang kim@therakemagazine.com DIGITAL IMAGING ARTIST Kok Haw Koh EDITORS-AT-LARGE Nick Scott Christian Barker SARTORIAL CONSIGLIERE Shary Rahman FOUNDER & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Wei Koh EDITOR
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Havana Affair
Anyone who has visited Cuba can appreciate that it is a place unlike any other. Vibrating with a heady energy, it is a country of contradictions, at once maddening and magnificent, sophisticated and dilapidated. It defies definition. Perfectly encaps
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The Loveliest Joke
One bright, balmy Hollywood morning in the mid 1930s, David Niven presented himself at Stage 29, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, for a screen test, “made up like a Piccadilly tart” and feeling ridiculous. When his turn came, he recited — “out of my panic” — an
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Stand And Deliver!
He’s a self-made man of the world, a savvy entrepreneur who has built from nothing a prosperous, multifarious global organisation. A darkly charming sophisticate, he commands unwavering loyalty from all who work for him and is respected by business p
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Blood Bond
Of the many unlikely stories surrounding Peter Fleming, the least credible is that he is now most famous for inspiring his brother Ian. It seems certain that this adventurer, spy and bestselling author, a man with the mind of a scholar, the charm of
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Mr. No
“James Bond and I have nothing in common. Both men are secret agents, but that’s as far as it goes.” So said Patrick McGoohan while playing the international spy John Drake in the successful British television series Danger Man (Secret Agent in the U
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Class Act
You don’t want to fight Greg Austin. Partly because he seems like a charming guy, with the irresistible energy of a young actor on the rise, but mostly because his parents were karate teachers and their only child got his black belt at 14. On the mea
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