The Official Drake's London Appreciation Thread

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

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  1. davesmith

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    They were extinct long ago....
     


  2. gyasih

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    I know, I saw some in your post about the visit and got excited. Thanks
     


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    Although there are plenty of Drake's fabrics floating around Adamley, the ones I posted aren't theirs, I'm guessing that's why I was able to see them.

    From what I understand, Drake's take a design and have colours put in, then their logo and then it's exclusively theirs. Technically, I could use their design (since it is just a design from the Adamley archives), but I don't see a point in just copying their stuff.

    I would literally need a week in Adamley and I'm sure I could come out with some absolute gems that haven't been seen by anyone yet..
     
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    But a run of unicorn squares would sell like ... unicorns!
     


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    Thanks!

    I'll make a point of stopping by.
     


  6. JimmyHoffa

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    Does Drake's usually do a big sale in January of every year?
     


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    I don't know if I'd call it "big," but yes, they do. It's usually 30% off.
     


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    There was a great Drake's sale last year at CHCM here in NYC - I think it was in early December. I ran into the owner at the MRket trade show at the Javits Center about a month later and he said CHCM would be having the sale again - I should probably drop by to see if that's still the case. He received a 20-30 boxes of items, but things might have changed now that Drake's has opened its own factory shop recently.

    If I recall correctly, prices were better than any I've seen at any other Drake's sale. One of my favorite jackets is the chocolate brown cashmere sportsjacket that I picked up for about $350. I also flipped quite a few of the unicorn squares to SF members.

    http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/12/drakes-pop-up-sale-at-chcm-2-bond.html

    http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2012/12/drakes-pop-up-sale-pt-ii-haul.html
     


  9. gyasih

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    That year went quickly.
     


  10. w.o.e.is.me.

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    What do you guys think of their new site? It may be more customer friendly/efficient but i find it MUCH less elegant and almost amateurish in appearance. Hopefully they will tweak it some more.
     


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    Looks like a shitty Tumblr site.
     


  12. PhiloVance

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    I know - seems like yesterday.
     


  13. Cleav

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    Drakes are pretty much unrivalled… Treated myself to this shantung and I am delighted with service and product. Thumbs up to Drakes.

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    How sexy is the box and packaging! I've kept mine.

    Drake's is great, but Vanda is definitely giving the brand a run for its money.
     


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    It's all good you're right. I've not yet visited the new place so we may go before Christmas. Looking forward to that.
     


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