- Jul 30, 2016
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I know it's probably been covered but is it worth splashing out the extra cash for the Clifford desert boot compared to Astorflex's model?
Interesting. The clothing really resonates with me. I made the quip about the ALD collaboration last week, but that was only because I don't like streetwear.I still think of Drake's as mainly an accessory store. I like their ties and scarves but have yet to see many clothing items that really resonate with me. Their current stuff is either oddly out of place/simply goofy (cotton suits in winter, silly letter sweaters, sweatpants in their latest collaboration, etc.) and/or majorly overpriced (chore coat I mentioned above, orange castentino fleece top, $1600 for wool/nylon blazer, etc.).
I'm sure their shirts are nice but I don't have any.
Their ties and scarves are superb and fairly unique. Not sure who I would compare them to as Drake's accessories always stand out to me.
That's really neat, actually. It's cool to have a store that can suit that high a percentage of your needs. I run into the short jacket length issue with Ring Jacket myself.Interesting. The clothing really resonates with me. I made the quip about the ALD collaboration last week, but that was only because I don't like streetwear.
To me, the vast majority of Drake's clothing lives in the middle of a spectrum where the likes of J. Press and O'Connell's lives on one end, and Rowing Blazers is on the other end. They have a really fun, whimsical take on Ivy style that doesn't take itself too seriously, but is still work appropriate in all but the most stuffy/strict settings. That's what draws me in. I don't have to wear a jacket and tie, but chose to, and have some fun with it since I can. If their sizing worked for me (shirt shoulders too narrow and no long sized jackets) and I had the cash, my work wardrobe would probably be +80% Drake's.