These are difficult days for glossy fash magazines. So with that in mind, here’s a mag you may not be aware of yet and a favourite that’s recently evolved into an online zine.
The Rake is a new men’s glossy, launched recently straight out of Singapore. As if the Dutch publishing hotbed established by Fantastic Man and Butt magazines hadn’t thrown us enough of a geographic curveball, here comes a classy mag out of one of Asia’s most famous shopping meccas (but one not previously noted for a cerebral take on fashion).
Not dissimilar to Fantastic Man, in its pursuit of sartorial elegance and a certain timeless, gentlemanly aesthetic, The Rake enters the market at a difficult time but with quite a special voice. Read A Continuous Lean‘s interview with Rake editor Christian Barker here.
Meanwhile, closer to home, Buck magazine has just relaunched as Buckstyle.com taking its operation completely online. What was great about the three print issues of Buck, was the mix of fashion editorial by the super talented team, alongside inspiration for home, as well as eating guides and a truly global perspective. All of which has survived the transition I’m pleased to say.
So, good luck to both teams. Click away with Buckstyle.com and, lest we forget the unique joy of glossy pages, beat a path to RD Franks and demand to peruse a copy of The Rake.
Source: A Continuous Lean
By Colin Chapman | May 15th, 2009