A Fine Man Once Said:

"Part of the 10 million I spent on gambling, part of it on booze, and part of it on women. The rest I spent foolishly."

- George Raft

Thursday, September 29, 2011

An Uptown Dandy in The Rake

On sale now, the September issue of The Rake includes, among its usual array of excellent men's style pieces, an article on that lost sartorial icon, George Raft, that it was a pleasure to contribute.

You can view the original posts on George Raft at An Uptown Dandy here and here.

"In an era when America idolized its movie stars and romanticized its racketeers,
rakish George Raft set the sartorial standard for Tinseltown and the Underworld. . ."



  1. Dear Dan,
    I just stumbled over your blog and so I saw that your Raft article was published in the Rake. Congratulations, that's fantastic! Did they use additional photos? I shall read the original two part version right away.

  2. Hi Sven,
    Many thanks - yes, The Rake chose some wonderful images to include with the piece. There wasn't much overlap!