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.