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The Official Drake's London Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Distinguished Member

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    Congratulations! A friend here got one in the sale as well. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.
     

  2. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Great suit! I was impressed when I tried on a sample corduroy suit at a recent San Francisco trunk show at Cable Car Clothiers. But, at 6'2" I need a long so may stop in at their NYC store for a MTO version.
     

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    Thank you. Which color corduroy did you try?
     

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    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    The blue. I wasn't a fan of the yellow/gold but the blue was the perfect mix for the soft construction and more casual wear. But, with Spring/Summer right around the corner a "cement" colored cotton suit in that same cut would be very nice as a suit or separates.
     

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    I've always considered the concept behind Drakes RTW offerings to be Anglo centric rustic Ivy League meets laid back and elegant Italian luxury. The romantic eastern inspired prints on the scarves and pocket squares then complete the trifecta of influence to create an incredibly unique look, that still manages to remain harmonious and sure of its identity. And this comes from the brands roots in tradition and heritage.

    With that said, I too am taken aback by this fleece decision. I can live with it, and it probably won't be a bad product in and of itself, but I'm having a tough time envisioning how it will fit into the world of Drake's. I believe we do have to give the brand room to experiment so I'll wait and see how it pans out for them. Hopefully this won't be them trying to go down the tired avenue that is streetwear/casual sportswear and its subsequent high fashion crossover.
     

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    Wow...the last 3 pages represent 30 minutes of my life I’m never getting back.
     

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    Holy cow, did you really write this? You definitely should be a menswear blogger.
     

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    See what 3 pages of reading Derek would do to you :D
     

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    The only problem is it took you 30 mins to read it instead of 5.
     

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    Relevant
     

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    I had to share this. Apparently nuclear/Hermes orange casentino was famously pictured by Audrey Hepburn made by Hubert de Givenchy in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Another classic Color is emerald green. And famously worn by Verdi and Puccini in the 19th century.

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    I will however say that a casentino fleece pullover is interesting for the casentino fabric and uninteresting for the normcore vibe that other folks have already elaborated above. Much prefer the casentino coat/s that were featured in some of the pitti snaps
     
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  12. Gerry Nelson

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    Ah, a kindred spirit!
     

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    Why say “casentino” at all? A fancy way of describing a fuzzy fleece look you can get at Old Navy? Not very appealing.
     

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    We should get another name for luxury fleece. Casentino sounds too cool.
     

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    I was trying to say that there is very little luxury to the fleece look. It all looks like someone at Eddie Bauer designed it. Same with those fuzzy overcoats that seem popular again. Quite ugly.
     

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