^ I have Drake's and enjoy them. If you are patient, the prices always drop. They often have some unique fabrics which catch my eye.
@C&A did us a great service to get pics from the store.
Relatedly, Patrizio sent this batch to me this morning (and perhaps he sent them to some of you as well). I'll post them just because they give another look at the fabrics but also make clearer their orientation when the tie is made, I think.
If any of you have picked up the recent challis versions of the "Drake's" pattern or pick up any of these madders, please do post. I'm interested to see how they look when sewn up.