The Rake – Issue 80
The Modern Voice of Classic Elegance
Founded in 2008, The Rake is the world’s preeminent publication dedicated to the education and arbitration of men's style. Recapturing the codes of classic men’s elegance, The Rake is inspired by icons such as Cary Grant, Gianni Agnelli, Sean Connery and their contemporary counterparts. It provides incisive, in-depth commentary on menswear and the many other elements of gentlemanly living, from manners and ethics to art and design, travel, the intellectual and the philosophical, entertainment, food and drink.
In this issue:
Issue 80 of The Rake is the fourth of our ‘Ladies First’ issues, where we turn our focus largely to women and their rightful place in the world of elegance, sophistication and achievement. On our cover is Sharon Stone, one of the first in Hollywood to use their platform as a force for good, a force for change and and empowerment. Elsewhere in this issue you will find articles on Slim Aarons and his imagery on the slopes by Stuart husband, whose prose is as luscious as the pictures that illustrate the piece. Also features on Françoise Hardy, Dalila di Lazzaro, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jemma Freeman and Kathryn Brolin. It is an extraordinary line up that we are fortunate to be able to cover in our pages. You will also find our usual exploration into craftsmanship, with features on horology, and a wonderful piece on Vitale Barberis Canonico’s H.O.P.E. fabrics. Something to stick one’s teeth into as the new year takes hold, and we tread carefully into the optimistic outlook of the months ahead.
Issue date: February 2022
Cover Star: Sharon Stone