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The name of my blog is an allusion to, and word play on, a series of paintings titled A Rake’s Progress by the 18th-century English artist William Hogarth.
The paintings tell the story of the fictional Tom Rakewell, who inherits a fortune from his miserly father – but then follows a path to vice and destruction.
I chose the name because many of us in the menswear community like to think of ourselves as rakes (and if we're honest the price of menswear products can make you feel like you're on the pathway to ruin), and modified it because the proccess is not yet complete. I hope I don't succumb to bankruptcy and insansity, but I guess we'll just have to see. Join me for the journey!
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