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Drakes of London

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

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Drakes of London makes GREAT ties! :slayer:
     
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    FTFY
     
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  3. ThinkDerm

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    haha
     
  4. Dib

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    Browsing through this thread (and elsewhere on the forum) I've seen lots of references to the grey/purple cashmere Drakes tie yfyf has. I've spent ages searching trying to find images of this legendary tie, to no avail! Would anybody have pictures of the tie in question being worn?
     
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    I think one just sold out at the BenSilver.com blowout sale for $42. See the PSA thread thats floating around now.
     
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    *gazes longingly into the distance* Aye, I remember that tie. Grey and purple it were, with a fine white stripe on her. Finest tie I ever did see.

    Some bastard scored the last one from Drakes before I ordered.
     
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    That one seems to be a solid purple, whereas I think the one referred to in this post is both purple and grey....
     
  8. aj_del

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    My run of bad luck with Drakes continues. The grenadine I received 5 days back is already unravelling at the seam. The stitching is vey loose and it has opened in one section. :(

    It is poor construction on Drakes part or are grenadines more susceptible to this ?
     
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    Do you pull the narrow end through the knot when undoing your tie?

    If so, don't do this as this places great stress on the slipstitch and sometimes can cause it to break.
     
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    +1.. i saw recently someone saying that as important as making a nice knot is, knowing how to take your tie off is just as important.
     
  11. aj_del

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    I only tied it one time. I don't recall pulling the narrow end through the knot. I actually don't recall doing that ever with any of my ties.
     
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    When you take off the tie, do you hold the knot and then snake out the narrow blade? Ive done this too aggressively in the past and popped some seams, especially on heavier fabrics, which pop the thinner thread. You should take the tie off in reverse of how you put it on.

    This probably does not have to do with your drakes question, but just saying in general.
     
  13. aj_del

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    I generally hold the knot and tug it a little to loosen it and then if it is easily getting loosened keep on tugging it. Else start pulling the small end from the neck side till the noose is big enough to get my head through.

    I have taken a couple of pics, will post later.
     
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    Dear god, another rule to obey when putting / taking off your clothes!
     
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    Try chess- it's all rules, which apply in all cases. Unless they don't in a particular situation, in which case you are free to ignore them.
     
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    contact YFYF =)
     
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    So do you pull the fat end up and through the knot? What's the proper method? I've always done what you described.

    *edit* Ok, I just did a quick search and found out you're supposed to just work backward to untie it. Learned something new today.
     
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    Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that there are already a number of items on sale on the HP!
     

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