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The Official Drake's London Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. othertravel

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    Not that simple. I think it's $300 cheaper because:

    1. To make up for exchange rate;

    2. Shipping isn't free;

    3. Monster duties.

    US is getting a much better deal.

    I put the Drake's grenadine in my cart (the one that was priced at $85). After shipping, taxes and duties, came out to 135.
     


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    In Canada, SAB total comes out to $3,365.31.

    Better deal in US.
     
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    Just an update: Holts has one mustard large paisley left. The rest are damaged. Thanks for the heads up from the forumite I ran into. He had me pegged as from SF the moment I walked up, though to be fair I was wearing a loden coat.

    IIRC HR Yorkdale carries Drakes so maybe they'll have some.

    The Breuers are nice though. Mostly simple rough wools with thin contrasting stripes
     


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    Those Breuer's are great. They're actually raw/rough silk, not wool.

    I took a Drake with a run upstairs to the tailor, and she said nothing could be done about it. Anybody else have any idea if a run can be removed?
     


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    Hey guys,

    Any advice on how you would match these ties? SC/suit combos?

    [​IMG]
     


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    The Kingsman grenadine a lined/silk tipped. That makes it cheaper.

    The one on The Armoury site is a grenadine grossa, not fina, like the Kingsman.

    The one on Drakes.com is handrolled, making it more expensive, but when did they up the price to £125!?
     


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    Drake's Sample Sale

    Also featuring past season's items
    from The Armoury




    311 W Broadway
    February 5th - 8th
    Or until sold out




    Thursday & Friday (Feb. 5-6) 10 AM - 7 PM
    Saturday (Feb. 7) 11 AM - 6 PM
    Sunday (Feb. 8) 11 AM - 4 PM




    Credit cards only
     


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    Hey Stock, are you going to Proxy? :D
     


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    Hadn't really considered it, but I could.
     


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    No reports back yet. It must be good. Not sure if I can make it down there this time around, but definitely would like to.
     


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