Back in 1977, the same year a certain George Lucas was unleashing the world of Star Wars upon us, Drakes were opening their doors to us with the idea that they could provide the modern gentlemen with the classic sartorialism that they craved, all without looking like an old fuddy duddy. Selling only scarves to begin with they have expanded into a widely respected and established contemporary British brand. Their Autumn 15 collection continues this ethos with such strength, remaining ever so classic and smart but with tweaks that define true style.
A major staple of Drakes? new collection is the exquisite blazers. With wools from Harris Tweed and Abraham Moon; and multiple iterations of the classic being released all in spectacular autumn hues from dark greens to navy, not only will these keep you warm but also looking the tip top whilst on your commute. Also released alongside the classic blazers is a single breasted ?gun-club? wool jacket. This unstructured and unlined 3 roll 2 closure jacket screams sophistication and is just begging to be worn to your local country club, or even boozer.
Aside from just blazers, Drakes have outdone themselves in one of their own specialities; ties. Yet again Drakes is the place to go for luxury prints that match every possible combination of an outfit in any situation from formal to casual making them truly versatile. Their already wide arsenal of ties range from grenadine, silk, cashmere & wool and knitted all of them with a truly massive expanse of different prints and designs; and new features this year include brushed satin and a splendid chalky ancient madder. All of Drakes? ties are entirely handmade in London?s very own East End with a bespoke tie service available; this level of constant care, attention and dedication really does set Drake?s apart from the rest.