Style, comfort and quality
Drake’s opened it’s store @ No.3 Clifford Street in May 2011. Since then it has been one of the places I always go while visiting London. Watching these pieces in pictures is really nothing compared to the feeling you get when handling and trying them on in person and getting a sense of the quality of the workmanship and materials used in them.
The store that’s situated in the heart of Mayfair, between Savile Row and Bond Street is itself worth to visit. Before Drake’s opened it’s doors, the building used to be the home of a prestigious art and antiques Gallery, known for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco drawings, paintings, and posters.
And as said by themselves:
“At Drake's we are completely fit for purpose, intent to provide the ideal ambiance in keeping with that tradition of service and quality in which a gentleman can relax and discuss his requisites. From the comfort of our Harris Tweed-covered armchairs, fire place, and cabinetry from the Natural History Museum, to the vintage forms and simple wooden floors, we think you’ll find a discerningly agreeable environment.”
Cashmere, camel hair & shetland wool sweaters. This four ply cashmere shawl collar cardigan is personally one of my “grail pieces”. If you’re looking for a bit more casual, but still “chic” sweater, check here.
Drake’s have also got some Nackymade glasses to the store. If you have a chance, go to visit the them in February (14th-16th) when Nacky will be there having a trunk show.
Finally, ties, ties and ties… Today Drake’s is the largest independent producer of handmade ties in England and as might be said earlier, when it comes to ties, Drakes still is number one in my book.
Amazing printed scarves and pocket squares are one of the unique pieces that make Drake’s to stand out from the crowd. This season was inspired and based on the tiger rugs of Tibet. I love these but I still hope they will bring back the unicorns…
And something I got myself…
Big thanks for the guys at Clifford street, always a pleasure to visit the shop!
Pictures from my last visit can be found from here.