The Rake – Issue 71
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:
For Issue 71, we champion The Game Changers. Our cover star, Lewis Hamilton, is on course to equal — and possibly overtake — Michael Schumacher's record seven F1 titles, but even if he succeeds, his courage in speaking truth to power and his efforts to lift up the Black community while tackling insidious discrimination in Formula One will likely prove an even more honourable legacy. ⠀
Two brothers who have broken historic boundaries: Solomon Golding as the first Black British-born dancer to dance at the Royal Ballet, whilst brother Kidane Cousland became the first Black officer cadet to win the Sword of Honour at The Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. Speaking of breaking boundaries, the same can be said of NAVY Seal turned doctor turned astronaut, Jonny Kim, and Savile Row's answer to Mozart, Michael Browne, whom Wei Koh writes about with his customary alacrity and desire to commend the commendable. We celebrate the incomparable Edward Sahakian of Davidoff London, and profile legends Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bob Marley.⠀