Next in line for the short reviews from Pitti Uomo is Drake’s London.
Mostly known for their ties, Drake’s is not just the largest producer of premium neckties in Britain (producing around 100,000 ties per year, which includes ties made both under their own name and as private label for other well known brands) but also I dare to say, one of the best and most innovative brands in the accessory business.
As being one of my personal favorite my expectations for Drake’s collections are always pretty high. Still - season after season these guys seem to exceed those expectations.
Selection of ties featuring finest silks, wools and linens, harmonized & compatible colors and classic but innovative range of patterns offers an option to go with no matter are you looking a tie to combine with your business suit or with denim and unstructured sport coat or a cardigan.
Even though ties and other accessories are the core of Drake’s selection, the company has more and more concentrated to being able to offer a full selection of menswear including jackets, outerwear and shirts. Especially Drake’s is now stepping up their “shirt game” as in April of last year they bought a historical Cleeve shirting factory in Somerset. In the future their Cleeve of London (for Drake’s) shirts are available not just in ready-to-wear-selection but as via made-to-order and bespoke-services as well.
And finally in terms of scarves and pocket squares there are multiple combinations of lightweight wool, silk, linen and cotton featuring very light construction and attractive & inspirational prints that breathe the personal style of Drake's. These are perfect options to add some color to your outfit but still keep it chic and elegant.