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post #526 of 567
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Originally Posted by daddyblitz View Post


What do you think about the yellow/mustard one.

 

I dig it! I have a similar one from Drake's. I like yellow ties, but rarely wear them. A light striped or pale blue shirt will work well with that tie.

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Feck, anyone else in this game? smile.gif

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I know some people here have asked about Drake's MTO ties but I don't think anyone has reviewed the service yet so I thought this might be appreciated.

I need ties at a longer length, and also prefer them slightly wider as well, so my reasons for undertaking this service were size related. The first thing I'd like to say is that the customer service is impeccable, they really went the extra mile to make sure my tie was correct. I exchanged 6-7 e mails with them throughout the process, always with the same person, and they were always quick to respond. They were also really thorough, for example I noted I wanted a "substantial knot" and they explained what the knot would be like with the various underlining, and also offered to make the thin part of the tie 4cm rather than 3.5 if what I was looking for was simply a wider knot.

I wound up going with navy grenadine, handrolled tipping, and I'm very happy with the tie. Another thing I'd like to mention that is really important to me is that they didn't simply extend the tie based on a set pattern
as you'll often see in longer length ties, leading you to tie the tie at the narrow section which causes a small knot. They made the pattern proportional to the length of the tie, so that it tapers for me just as a 58" tie would for someone in that size range.

All in all the whole process took about 3-4 weeks, and I'll definitely be purchasing more MTO ties from Drake's.
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Why are initials not available on the MTO page on the website? Anyone know?
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Did anyone make it to the MTO event this week?

I'd be very curious (and much obliged) to hear what they're offering for sport coat make-ups...
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Drake's SC and PS today

 

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Drake's SC and PS today



how do you like the sportscoat?
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

how do you like the sportscoat?

I'm a big fan. Not much structure in it at all - just canvassing (no lining besides for sleeves). It works as a casual jacket that I feel like I can grab, throw over my shoulder, and throw on when I want to.

Comfort wise, I like it. Doesn't restrict my movement whatsoever.
post #537 of 567
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post


I'm a big fan. Not much structure in it at all - just canvassing (no lining besides for sleeves). It works as a casual jacket that I feel like I can grab, throw over my shoulder, and throw on when I want to.

Comfort wise, I like it. Doesn't restrict my movement whatsoever.

 

Nice.  How's the fit--TTS or a bit slimmer?

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Actually, I didn't find it very slim at all. I let it out a touch in the waist, but considering my body shape, that's not unusual. I probably let it out less than my other jackets of a similar size. The shoulders are on the narrower end of the spectrum of what's expected on a 52. Definitely an acceptable shoulder width, though, and one that I think is necessary considering the lack of structure.
post #539 of 567
I concur that they're not that slim. Nothing that Drake's makes is especially slim. You can sort of tell from their lookbooks. I like the jackets as comfy and casual winter jackets worn over a jumper.
post #540 of 567
Love Drakes, especially their prints and the website is amazing!
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