Drake's London has released looks from their Spring/Summer 2017 collection, a special moment as this season marks the brand's 40th anniversary....
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Once again, our friends at Hodinkee have partnered with Drake's of London for a limited run of neckwear and accessories, this time giving us a new tie and pocket square. Both pieces are of the highest quality, as you'd expect...
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The folks at ACL give us a first look at Drake's of London's Fall/Winter 2014 lookbook. Not only do we get to see their upcoming product but they've dropped some style inspiration through these crisp visuals as well. The cookbook...
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HODINKEE continues their relationship with Drake’s Of London as they’ve collaborated on another knit tie and added in a pocket square to the mix as well. The tie is again a silk knit (best on the market in our opinion), but this time, it comes in a beautiful red finish with gilt, hand-sewn dots. HODINKEE’s Heritage Tie could be the only red tie you’ll ever want to own. It’s inspired by the Tudor Black Bay, a gorgeous modern dive watch, and the HODINKEE team worked closely with the Drake’s to ensure the color match between the tie and the Black Bay’s bezel and gilt dial was spot on. Mission accomplished.
HODINKEE’s first foray into the pocket square market comes in the form of their Snowflake Square, which is inspired by another Tudor beauty, the Tudor Pelagos. The detail and craftsmanship is unparalleled as the thin silk square has hand-rolled edges and a great feel. The black and white colorway gives it a ton of versatility as well.
On their way to watch-world domination, seems the folks at HODINKEE have scheduled a few stops. They’ve already gone through an amazing site redesign and even launched an in-house line of hand-made Italian straps, pouches, and travel rolls. Now, they’ve teamed up with London’s Drake’s to create a limited edition tie collection inspired by two of HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer’s favorite watches. Drake’s of London is the pinnacle of men’s neckwear and accessories for as long as even my father can remember. Today is truly a momentous day, friends. These knit ties are woven with the highest quality silk yarn in the world, and the dots are hand-sewn with silk thread. No two ties are the same.
We’ve seen our fair amount of navy ties with white polka dots but this variation from Drake’s London gives some added texture in the form of its Shantung silk construction. “Originating from China, this variety of the luxurious fabric has a raw, bobbled feel adding texture and flair to your dressed-up looks.” The polka dot necktie has this timeless elegance that not many pieces embody and with the longstanding history of Drake’s behind it, there’s not really much else we can ask for.
Back in May, the first ever Drake’s shop was opened, with a distinct location in Mayfair at No. 3 Clifford Street. The store carries everything you’re accustomed to seeing on the British label’s online shop and offers up exceptional service to boot. Bespoke services are offered as well as Drake’s provides an unequalled array of the finest neckwear fabrics, and all of Drake’s ties are meticulously handmade in their own Clerkenwell workrooms. Selectism recently took a visit to the store, be sure to check out some of the images below.
One of our favorite neckwear designers, Drakes London, has some phenomenal neckwear for the F/W season. These cashmere ties are made with the utmost detail and will work really well with your layered stylings for the colder months. The ties will also add a burst of color to a wardrobe that’s known to be a bit muted. They’re made by hand in England, are 3.14 inches at their widest point and are available in a few different styles, with each style coming in a range of colorways.
From Drakes comes a small line of accessories made from Nigerian ox horn and meticulously polished with fine sand to a softly gleaming finish. The range includes a boar bristle clothes brush, round toothed comb, shoe brush with leather strap handle, a dish made from a single piece of horn and a beautiful Stag handle shoe horn made by hand with a Scottish red stag handle made from antlers which are naturally shed after the rutting season. All pieces are made in England and bear the Drakes logo.
They’re available now at Drakes London.
Drakes of London is one of my favorite tie makers. They deliver some of the best ties on the market in timeless styles. With their 7 cm Archival Wovens, we now have slimmer versions of some of Drakes’ world famous neckwear. They come in solids, classic repp and patterned ties, and shantung raw silk. At 7 cm (2.8 in), these ties will go with most lapels allowing you to remain stylish without falling victim to a trend extreme. For something a little bit out of the ordinary, we recommend the shantung.