IN SLICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
The Rake has always admired the Glasgow dynasty of shoemakers, so when someone swells the ranks of the family, it is heartening that she is full of kindness and joie de vivre. We caught up with George Glasgow Jr. and his wife-to-be Véronique in Cannes.
If you have picked up this issue of The Rake on the day it comes out, may I rstly congratulate you on your eagerness and dedication to the rakish cause. More importantly, though, this issue is published the day after the nuptials of perhaps the most glamorous, kindest and convivial couple we know.
There are a select few brands that have been close to The Rake throughout its lifetime, but few more rewarding than that of the august shoemaker G.J. Cleverley. Specically, we refer to George Glasgow Jr., the C.E.O. Yes, on the one hand the shoes are ne plus ultra — they are the pinnacle of excellence, the height of elegance and the most authentic in craft, which is enough to hold our attention and desires. As well, however, what George (and his father, George Sr.) has in bona des, he matches with his character. It is fitting, therefore, that George is marrying someone with all of his qualities and more. For anyone who is, for some reason, drawn to the punishment that is a spin class, Véronique Glasgow will be seen as L.A.’s greatest export, and she can be found putting people through their paces at Psycle in London. We are delighted she is ‘over here’, as she puts a smile on an old friend’s face, and who would want anything more? Congratulations to them both.
1. George is always conscious of being both stylish and understated. Here is his internally monogrammed blue bespoke jacket by Rubinacci, blue bespoke horn from E.B. Meyrowitz, and bespoke denim shirt by Budd.
2. Always on brand, the shoes are George Cleverley Ocean Suede unlined loafers, with the ocean- going look matched to perfection with white trousers from Anderson & Sheppard.
3. If there is such a thing as the ultimate sports watch, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 in steel
is a strong contender. It is barely surprising that the purveyor of some of the nest artisan products in the world has an eye for other magnum opuses. He says: “I bought it in Boodles on Old Bond Street in December 2016, at the same time as my mate Jason Statham.”
4. Elegance personified, Véronique accessorises as well as she dresses. Admittedly, the ring,
a Boodles 3.5ct D Flawless set on platinum, can perhaps be attributed to her ancé, but
the Bulgari Rettangolo set with diamonds is perfection.
5. This gold chain C de Cartier necklace by Cartier features a single pearl and complements Véronique’s pared-down ensemble.
6. Opposite Cleverley’s headquarters in the Royal Arcade in London, there is another brand that is speci cally for those who are. In the know. E.B. Meyrowitz, run by the exceptional Sheel Davison-Lungley, is a haven for rare and artisanal spectacle frames. It operates as an optician, too, but these bespoke sunglasses are as good a signal of taste as any.
By Tom Chamberlin
Photography Jules Langeard