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The commercial turn of The Rake

Knurt

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Reading through the latest issue of The Rake, I was sad to see the complete turn to commersialism. I have previously enjoyed parts of the magazine, in particular portraits and interviews with cloth and shoe manufacturers. I find less of these now. What I find is a lot of editorial content that tell me I should buy stuff from The Rake’s shop. If I am not incorrect there is a section giving «investment advice» about stuff for sale in the shop. Such a magazine has no value for me. No doubt these writers know a thing or two about clothes, but how can they think we will trust their advice as free from commercial taint? My subscription will not be renewed. But I am curious the hear what other people think.
 

notdos

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I use it more as a catalog or look book. The articles were secondary for me.

Phillip :)
 

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I just received a free subscription, so can't comment. But I would be interested in hearing your thoughts.
 

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