Clive Darby


Clive started his career cleaning the windows of Limeys boutique in Nottingham, and came to London to work for Browns on South Molton Street in the late 1980s. He went on to work with Richard James, then bought and rebranded the tailoring business Kilgour. In 2008 Kilgour was sold, and Clive launched Rake: a modern menswear collection of versatile separates that responds to an international clientele.

Clive Darby's Edits
  • Prince of Wales check

    November 4, 2013

    ...‘Prince Of Wales check is never out of fashion,’ says Clive. ‘At Rake we always have one in the collection because it’s timeless and, as these dapper gents show, it doesn’t need to be worn a...

  • How to: Fold a pocket square

    October 7, 2013

    ...Clive Darby is one stylish fellow. Previously a key player at Richard James and then Kilgour, he has created wardrobes for PMs, film stars and captains of industry. And he knows one thing for sure: ...


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