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Style Talk | Meet Gordon Ritchie

British subculture, revamping dormant brands and exploring scarves as social references Photo by John Sander for Baltzar.com We met Gordon casually in Florence during our first Pitti Uomo; he came to us on the first day of the show, at a time we were still wondering how we would be welcomed by the exigent menswear crowd which gathers in Fortezza twice a year.  Warm and inviting, Gordon presented himself as someone interested in revamping heritage brands and helping young ones with the potential to stand out; we obviously felt flattered by that second category he was implicitly putting us in and started to detail the story of our journey so far.  Fast forward, and a lot more interesting conversations later, we found that...

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Style Talk | Meet Shaun Reynolds Darwood

Meet lifestyle photographer, long-time The Rake collaborator - along with partner in crime style editor Benedict Browne - Shaun Reynolds Darwood who sits with us to talk passion as a subject for photography, shooting the man and vintage cars on the shores of Lake Como.

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Style Talk | Meet ALEX AND TRAHANAS

The creative duo behind Australian lifestyle project ALEX AND TRAHANAS sit with us to talk about bringing the finest of the Mediterranean to Australia at the occasion of the launch of their new edition La Belles Figura featuring Joanne Palmaro and shot by Jake Terrey in Positano.

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How to wear a scarf - The Travel issue

I'm sure you've noticed the connection the last two guests of our Style talks series drawn between scarf and travel. Yolanda describing scarves as a true travel essential that “don’t add anything into the suitcase--but (...) give so many different look options” and “are great sun protectors, especially if you’re on a boat” while Gerardo getting conceptual in associating it to “a strong idea of freedom, of dreams, (that) lets me imagine travels to distant lands”. Two very personal approaches that relate back to one essential element about scarves, versatility. The perfect addition to a summer vacation where a typical day could include a morning at the beach, lunch in the mountains, sail in the afternoon and dinner in a fresh, windy cove, scarves...

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Style Talk | Meet Gerardo Cavaliere

The epitome of sartorial flair, Roma-based tailor Gerardo Cavaliere talks scarves as a mean to freedom, the social value of rituals, rules and traditions and why dressing is so much more than a frivolous thing.

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