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post #376 of 562

Prices go up and down. Nature of it.

post #377 of 562
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Prices have gone up and (in my opinion) design quality has gone down since the Armoury takeover.

Serious question: have you reached out to them with your concerns?
post #378 of 562
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Originally Posted by RogerC View Post

Prices have gone up and (in my opinion) design quality has gone down since the Armoury takeover.


It's still the same creative team, no?

post #379 of 562
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Originally Posted by MrTRC View Post

New owners take over the business, push the brand harder and spend more on marketing and PR. Prices go up and down. Nature of it.

There you go - edited for accuracy.

I do agree on design quality - they've been raiding the archives, but there must be some real gems in there and I'm not seeing them in the collections.
post #380 of 562
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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

There you go - edited for accuracy.

I do agree on design quality - they've been raiding the archives, but there must be some real gems in there and I'm not seeing them in the collections.

Noticed the trend of Art Deco last year. Is this year any better? (Note: I don't mind art deco patterns).
post #381 of 562
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Have you guys noticed that the ties have gone up in price? Or it could be the sinking Canadian dollar...

Well, the company did buy that shirt factory that makes Cleeve of London-tagged items for Drake's alone, and loans must be paid back somehow. There are always sales, you know, and you'll only have to wait.
post #382 of 562
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Serious question: have you reached out to them with your concerns?

No, I haven't. I've just taken my business elsewhere.

I liked the old Drakes because, with every collection, there'd be at least ten ties that were classic enough for business, but not boring. They had a crispness that, for me at least, just worked. Now, they seem to be catering much more to the sort of person with artfully waxed moustaches and a #menswear Instagram account, and in particular, the colours they use are, I feel, a lot less crisp and attractive. Look at the current collection's handkerchiefs, for instance. The designs are lovely, but the colour palette makes them very difficult to combine with a relatively classic suits and sports jackets wardrobe. At the same time, prices have gone very high. What used to be retail price is now the sales price. Pity, but I have already more ties than my wife says I need, and Cappelli, Hober, Chipp, Keyte, etc., provide nicer stuff at better prices.
post #383 of 562
Today. Both shirt and tie from Drakes. Tie picked up last year from Exquisite Trimmings.

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Originally Posted by nmoore82 View Post

Today. Both shirt and tie from Drakes. Tie picked up last year from Exquisite Trimmings.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Combo looks good, love the slubby tie.

Needs a bit of dimple....
post #385 of 562
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Originally Posted by hpreston View Post

Combo looks good, love the slubby tie.

Needs a bit of dimple....

Cheers. Becoming a fan of the textured ties these days!
post #386 of 562
X-post from the Manhattan Sales thread.

Some Drake's ties at the new Bloomie's outlet on the UWS

http://www.styleforum.net/t/12181/manhattan-sales-alert/5200_100#post_8216655
post #387 of 562
Is there a vendor that carries some of Drakes older stock? Some complaints about recent quality so I want to avoid that.
post #388 of 562
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Is there a vendor that carries some of Drakes older stock? Some complaints about recent quality so I want to avoid that.

What kind of issues have you been hearing? I know the price of most recent styles have increased but has quality gone down?
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post #390 of 562

^Picked up a few scarves for ~$30, thanks for the headsup.

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