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Red is definitely preferable of the two. You get more of the effect and I think it translates better in terms of seasonality.
 

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Anyone have both Drake's and Spier & Mackay linen shirts who can draw comparisons? I know Drake's are Italian or Japanese linen and SM are Irish but beyond that I'm trying to reconcile the differences in my head.
I don't have any of the 2020 linen offerings from them, but based on earlier stuff I have to give it to Drake's. SM has great cotton-linen offerings, but their pure linen shirting feels a bit spongy and meh, it also wrinkles in a less pleasant way.

SM seems to use thicker linen for their sport coats and suits that is awesome though.
 

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Does anyone if the Drake’s linen shirts are machine-washable? Or are they suggested dry clean only? Thank you.
I've always machine washed Drake's. I find washing them on the 'gentlest' setting at cold and line hanging them has no impact on longevity. G Inglese on the other hand.....
 

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Anyone tried the Drakes espadrilles and can compare (size and quality) with Castaner?
 

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Does anyone know if drake's is planning to make any more of these popovers, or if they are still in stock anywhere? I'm looking for another one in a different color in xl/xxl
In the past they have not done any mid season restocks, once a season is complete, that’s it for that season/year. Your best bet is to keep an eye out for returns. Or once London and NY open back up, call the shops, they may have stock not reflected online.
 

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Anyone tried the Drakes espadrilles and can compare (size and quality) with Castaner?
Size wise I had to size down on both. Quality wise I tried different materials but both are quality imo. Castaner seems to have a heftier sole.
 

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Size wise I had to size down on both. Quality wise I tried different materials but both are quality imo. Castaner seems to have a heftier sole.
Interesting, as Drake’s recommends sizing up. My true size is 42.5, so... not sure whether to go up or down. I don’t like super snug espadrille fits so maybe up is safer.
 

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