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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. TJK8118

    TJK8118 New Member

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    So I just got my first two Drake's ties. Definitely the best foulards I've ever had. What color suit(s) would you say the blue one would go well with? I know it's blue (goes with everything) but this blue/red/gold combo has me questioning it's versatility.


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    Anyone knows if and when there will be a factory sale at the London Haberdasher street location like last year (22 July)? Was a great sale and don't want to miss out.
     
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    Ties £85, squares £40
     
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    Not sure if that was in reposbe to me or not, but the factory sale is a much deeper discounted sale in their workshop only. Last year a good range of ties sold for 3 for £90
     
  5. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Nope, I had just gotten the email that the sale had started so I posted it. The factory sale sounds similar to the Drake's pop-up at CHCM in NYC, which was pretty ridiculous. This website sale has great stuff but the discount is pretty ho-hum, compared to some other Drake's discounters.
     
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    I'm hoping that should they do one of these sales this year it will be another joint effort with Edward Green. I have regretfully missed these in previous years and holding back on ordering online - just in case this is announced!
     
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    Agreed these are pretty ho-hum prices. I don't remember the CHCM prices close to 3 for GBP 90, but definitely cheaper than this.
     
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    Yes, when Cappelli charges €80 for any bespoke 3-fold, it makes the Drake's sale this year seem lacklustre.

    What is the deal with their Haberdasher Street shop? Has anyone been there? It's not really my part of town so I've never bothered to make the trip.
     
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    +1, Drakes sale pricing is absurd. $150 shipped CONUS for a tie?

    No thanks, I'll look elsewhere for a bespoke tie... Hober or Cappelli
     
  10. Mute

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    Agreed. I like their ties, but can't see paying those prices.
     
  11. othertravel

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    It doesn't make sense considering Barney's sells them for $41 on clearance days.
     
  12. nmoore82

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    Been there twice before and have left with purchases.

    Ties are £65 but from a couple of seasons ago and maybe the odd sample. A good selection nontheless.

    However, every one of the ties I've bought from there are a little longer in length than a standard tie and from where I've bought a Drake's elsewhere - folding over twice when doing the knot normally does the trick but I presume they may have been initially made for the taller gent (and unable to sell first time around).

    Also sell scarves (think around £90 for a cashmere) and pocket squares (about £30-40).

    There is also some quite decent discounted RTW clothing too, such as shirts; jackets; Mackintosh x Drakes rain coats; pyjamas; knitwear etc.

    If you're a fan of Drake's, then certainly worth the visit. Just a shame that the shop is only open during weekday office hours.
     
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    ^^^ I agree. The haberdasher street shop is worth a visit, but frankly, not as many great bargains as I hoped. But I've found two cashmere sweaters there and a few ties. My biggest complaint with the factory store--and I've given them an earful twice now--is that they don't do VAT refunds, while the main shop in the West End does. Sort of kills the deal compared to the main shop.
     
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  14. nmoore82

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    Best off waiting for these clearance sales. I received an email today that Mr Porter's sale has final reductions up to 80% and checked out the Accessories section.

    Drake's ties going for £34.50 and a couple of wool / silk blend scarves for £88 (from £295). Admiring these scarves big time!
     
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    The new unicorn squares, so far sold by Exquisite Trimmings (but presumably launched by Drake's after their summer sale), are identical in design to the Exquisite Trimmings-branded ones they sell. I assume they come from the same producer. They are however different from the previous Drake's unicorn squares from a couple of years ago.

    -- In my view, the old ones had a nicer background pattern and overall design.

    -- The new design has unicorns looking like llamas. (Admittedly, I have never seen a unicorn IRL. I'm not entirely certain they do not look like llamas. Or maybe these are supposed to be South American unicorns as opposed to the horse-like European type.)
     
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  17. nmoore82

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    Drake's A/W 14 preview

    Bird's of Paradise scarf looks alright and really like the autumnal colours of the donegal silk ties... that's about it though.
     
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  19. leetpuma

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    I was wondering if any of you guys would do me an favor of IDing if this is an authentic Drakes piece. (on a scarf)
    The tag is missing the apostrophe "s" in the Drake's that I see on many other tags.
    I do not know if drake's make other tags.


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  20. dieworkwear

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    That's legit. Drake's added the apostrophe when ownership changed hands from Michael Drake to Mark Cho and Michael Hill.
     

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