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"The Rake" magazine

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GuidoWongolini, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Monsieur Dandy

    Monsieur Dandy New Member

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    It is absolutely a great magazine. The photos are nicce. The Rubinacci article is one of the best together with the previous issue on Savile Row. The only complaint is that it is a bi-monthly publication, can't wait for the next issue. Perhaps they would cover French or Japanese tailoring since they have now done English and Italian.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    Starting to catch up on interesting posts and topics, as I'm headed back to the USA in a few days after a short stay in Qatar. This magazine looks great-- I ordered issues 2,3,4 but wondered when issue five came out? What is on the cover? I don't see it posted yet on the website for sale, but maybe I can contact them to ask if I know some of the details of the issue.

    Thanks!
     
  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    but wondered when issue five came out? What is on the cover?

    Issue 5 (September/October 2009) came out earlier this month and features Luca Rubinacci as cover boy.
     
  4. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    The photography is excellent. Since LAST has gone down quite a bit in the last few issues, the Rake has completely taken over my daily dosage of sartorial porn.
     
  5. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Since LAST has gone down quite a bit in the last few issues, the Rake has completely taken over my daily dosage of sartorial porn.

    Actually, LAST has gone down for good ('Esquire' did withdraw from the Japanese market).

    About time, junkies like you and me got an alternative fix.
     
  6. Naturlaut II

    Naturlaut II Senior member

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    Actually, LAST has gone down for good ('Esquire' did withdraw from the Japanese market).

    About time, junkies like you and me got an alternative fix.


    In that case, I am glad that it's a 2-month wait now instead of 3.
     
  7. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    It's a pretty good read. I'm just slightly annoyed that subscribers (ie me) get it a week or so after it hits the shelves
     
  8. Monsieur Dandy

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    I saw Issue 5 at a private club before it hits the shelves almost a week later and the website is not updated yet. Anyway, I already look forward to the next issue. It's a shame that LAST has gone down following the footsteps of Gentry which was another great Japanese magazine.
     
  9. LabelKing

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    It's rather surprising this enterprise is from Singapore, land of flip-flops and AP Royal Oaks.
     
  10. marmaladecorgi

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    It's rather surprising this enterprise is from Singapore, land of flip-flops and AP Royal Oaks.

    It's not really about the country, it's about the personality. Founder of the magazine, Wei Koh, just happens to be the son of Professor Tommy Koh, one of Singapore's most well-known diplomats, former Singapore representative to the UN, and an icon of personal branding (for Singapore people anyway) since the 60s. It seems that Wei Koh and his brother Aun Koh have gone into the world of luxe publishing, as Aun Koh has just put out "The Miele Guide" to Asia's best restaurants, sort of like an Asian Michelin.
     
  11. Francisco

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    It's rather surprising this enterprise is from Singapore, land of flip-flops and AP Royal Oaks.

    Ya, what's wrong with that? Try to live in this humid and tropical country with your tweed Jacket or 3 piece suit?
    And at least there are a lot of people in Singapore can afford AP. Don't be jealous..
     
  12. pat bateman

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    i live in nyc were can i buy the "Rake Magazine"?
     
  13. tattersall

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    I tried to subscribe online but the country list jumps from Cameroon to Cape Verde with nary an entry for my beloved Canadialand. If this is our punishment, then I suppose it is just...
     
  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am a new subscriber and just got my issue today, so there is quite a lag depending upon where you are in the country.

    But, I can't wait to dig into it.
     
  15. LabelKing

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    Ya, what's wrong with that? Try to live in this humid and tropical country with your tweed Jacket or 3 piece suit? And at least there are a lot of people in Singapore can afford AP. Don't be jealous..
    I would likely be wearing a cotton three-piece and a straw Stetson with the air-conditioning on full-blast
     
  16. killercadi

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    I ordered a issue from the website at the end of August. It's October and I still don't have it. How long does it usually take?
     
  17. Francisco

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    I would likely be wearing a cotton three-piece and a straw Stetson with the air-conditioning on full-blast

    Hopefully the air condition is potable that you can bring along to anywhere.
     
  18. carl_paris

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    Picked up issues 4 & 5 from Lodger last week. The style shoots are excellent, just wish there were more of them.
     
  19. Ich_Dien

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    Might someone scan a few pages?
     

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