WSJ: Drake left business, sold to Armoury.

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  1. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    I wonder if anything will change?
     
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    mrbrioni Senior member

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    wow!! Amazing!!

    Can't wait until my next trip to HK to finally check the Armoury out.
     
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    Grenadier Senior member

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    andreyb2 Senior member

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    Am I the only one not 100% happy with the sale?

    Andrey
     
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    bhall41 Senior member

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    While I would of course prefer if Drakes remained associated with the founder for as long as possible, it is inevitable that, at some stage, it will be sold. That time has now come. I suggest that The Armoury is as safe a pair of hands as you are likely to find, especially from the perspective of being respectful of the brand's identity.
     
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  6. cdmoore1855

    cdmoore1855 Senior member

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    They bought Drakes before the Armoury even opened. Mark was the one who opened the Drakes store in London
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    +1. There's a reason Drake's got a big big makeover including a bricks and mortar and a new website.
     
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  8. ColdEyedPugilist

    ColdEyedPugilist Senior member

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    This.

    Like a said: Couldn't have found a better buncha guys.
     
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    pitboss12 Senior member

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    I hope that Drake's is in good hands with the Armoury group. It would be a shame if we ended up referring to our Drake's goods as pre-acquisition and post-acquisition because of a dip in quality, etc.
     
  10. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    They do seem like a great bunch of guys, so i can only hope that they are rewarded with healthy and profitable business.

    In line with PG's rant about honest margins not set with sales in mind, it's refreshing to see businessmen investing in top quality goods as well as staff with expertise and integrity. It's a tough industry and i hope these so-called "old fashioned" values pay off in the long run.
     
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    cdmoore1855 Senior member

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    I really can not see there being a pre and post aquisition product, I think they will try to market the brand to a wider audience, whilst retaining the Key attributes that helped Drakes become a well known artison brand to begin with
     
  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would think with Mark at the helm thing will continue to go from strength to strength and if anything the quality will get better - jia you!:slayer:
     
  13. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    Also Michael Hill (who is staying on) has been designing the ranges for a few seasons now.
     
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    TTO Senior member

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    Wow..explains the big shake up!
    Glad it went to guys who seriously care about the quality and style on offer.
    I suppose this means I can actually shop some armoury stuff in person after all.
    I'm glad Mr Hill is staying on as He seems to be intrinsically linked to the style identity at Drakes.
    -TTO
     
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    Interesting development. All the best to the guys at the Armoury.

    Now if only they would sell more ties in 9cm widths instead of hipster 7cm widths!!!! :fu:
     

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