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New Scarves for the Season

Instead of resorting to my usual plaid scarves this year, I thought I’d try something different with two new unusual patterned scarves from Drake’s and Nigel Cabourn. Arriving just in time for the lower temperatures, both are nicely knit and it’s easy to get great knots with each. Left – Drake’s snowflake patterned scarf. Right [...]

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Drakes Raw Silk Ties Revisited

While still soft, these are about as slubby as you can get. The ties also seem a bit heavier than others that I have from Drakes, and despite being on the narrow side you can easily get a great knot out of these without having to resort to something like a double four-in-hand.

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New Shantung Ties for Spring

Drake’s is now offering a selection of shantung ties for 2011 in regimental patterns. The silk used is very slubby and pairs best with casual jackets (a linen patchpocket sportcoat for example) – just be warned that the width on these are on the narrow side at 7cm. The other SS11 highlights are the new [...]

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Drake’s of London Winter Sale

Drake’s of London has just put many of its ties on sale for winter – move fast, many are selling out quickly.

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Drake’s Wool Throws

Available in a large selection of different colors and patterns. I’m not sure who makes them for Drake’s (the tag says they’re from Scotland, so maybe Begg’s?) but they’re pretty damn nice and are significantly much softer than any blanket from Filson, Pendleton, etc. J.Crew is also selling the version above if you don’t want [...]

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Pheasants

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Sunday Corduroy

It was a sunny fall day today, perfect for corduroy. Shown: An Engineered Garments Bedford jacket paired with a Barbour vest, a J.Crew shirt, and a handkerchief from Drake’s.

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J.Crew’s New Arrivals for October

J.Crew added a few new interesting things to their site last night: a Crescent Down Works jacket, made in the US New Balance 1400 sneakers, and scarves from Drake’s (hopefully they will carry their ties at some point?). I don’t know what they were thinking with these $350 patchwork chinos of theirs though. They don’t [...]

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Drakes of London Fall/Winter 2010

For the deep pocketed sartorially minded, Drakes just launched a new much needed website along with their selection of fall/winter goods.

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Black Tie, Accessories

Last week, Simon Crompton had a piece in the more superior British GQ on the importance of following the rules of black tie accessories, particularly in what goes around your waist: One of the problems is that it can be hard to find a good waist covering. Most places will sell cummerbunds (I recommend Drake’s [...]

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