THE RAKE #87
Founded in 2008, The Rake is the world’s preeminent publication dedicated to the education and empowerment of 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, homes, modes of transport, entertainment, food and drink.
Issue date: April 2023
Cover Star: King Charles III
As a British coronation has not taken place for 70 years, we are going to make an educated guess that you, dear reader, do not remember the previous occasion. The 1953 iteration was a postwar bonanza that hoped to illustrate Britain’s place in the world — a global family of dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates, military might and tradition. It combined ancient ritual and Christian covenants with expressions of who we were and who we wanted to be. Charles’s coronation in May will almost certainly contain the same expressions.
We have always held the belief that an understanding of who we might one day become stems from where we have already come from, and this edition of The Rake leans into that particular thesis. Welcome to the Coronation Issue.