Drakes of London

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kaplan, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. ferguscan

    ferguscan Senior member

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    The ties are beautiful but they are too narrow for me.
    But something that is rarely mentioned is their shirts,
    which I love. I have a few purchased at Barneys LA
    going on 10 years ago. I'll have to re-check out the current
    selection at Barney's. In recent years the local selection
    has fallen flat.


    Drake's ties are too narrow for you? The ones I have are 3.75", IIRC. What width ties do you wear?

    Stuart
     


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  3. NOBD

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    Cashmere - Light Navy

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    in Soporific Tie Porn thread.
     


  4. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^ Very nice.

    When I saw it in the other thread I wondered if it was indeed the light navy one, as it looks lighter on Drakes' site. Thank you for posting it here.
     


  5. Don Carlos

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    The grey/purple cashmere tie, while it lasted, was pretty much the best tie ever.
     


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  7. Sterling Gillette

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    Their packaging has become pretty excessive. A while back, Drake's ties came in a small cardboard fold with a card. Now, you need several instruments to open the various layers of paper, cardboard, paper, paper and box. What's next, carbon?
     


  8. NOBD

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    Hehe. The blue paper is beautiful though.
     


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    NOBD - Great scarf! I've been considering ordering that same one. Is it as soft as you'd expect from Drake's? Basically one step away from Cashmere?
     


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    Cashmere - Light Navy

    Your photographic skills are exceptional. The tie is also very good.
     


  11. NOBD

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    NOBD - Great scarf! I've been considering ordering that same one. Is it as soft as you'd expect from Drake's? Basically one step away from Cashmere?

    Yes, it's quite soft, not cashmere soft but more like cotton soft, if you know what I mean.

    This one (same lambswool/angora blend) isn't soft (must be because of the weave), but I like it anyway:

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  12. Don Carlos

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    Their packaging has become pretty excessive. A while back, Drake's ties came in a small cardboard fold with a card. Now, you need several instruments to open the various layers of paper, cardboard, paper, paper and box. What's next, carbon?

    I dunno, I really appreciate when a seller takes the time and effort to ensure that your tie arrives in pristine condition -- especially after a lengthy, international journey. Nothing sucks more than buying a pricey tie online, only to find it wrinkled or damaged upon unpacking it.
     


  13. oshinex

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    That's a beautiful scarf NOBD. I might have to buy one before the winter ends.
     


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    That's a beautiful scarf NOBD. I might have to buy one before the winter ends.

    Thanks. Drakes handled my orders really quick.
     


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    I love these two from Drakes for Ben Silver: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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