Drake’s Of London
Premium quality handmade ties, pocket squares and scarves.
The Concept Behind The Brand
Founded in 1977, Drake’s Of London crafts its signature ties, pocket squares and scarves in its London atelier on Haberdasher Street using top-tier fabrics from mills in the British Isles and Italy. They’re hand cut, hand sewn and, in the case of the ties, hand slipped (the critical technique by which the outside fabric is joined to the lining and the hallmark of a well-made tie).
About The Designs
The brand has become known for injecting its classic accessories with vibrant, cheeky prints and patterns.
“Essentially, we consider our design to be very English in style, with a European influence; so slightly relaxed, and a little bit informal, tasteful, and some would say a little less brash than other English brands. We’re particularly known for our use of colour, patterns and motifs.
-Michael Hill, Creative Director”
Over the years the company has won prestigious accolades for design and export achievement, including the Queen’s Award for Export and the UK Fashion Export Gold Award for Outstanding Export Achievement.
From fabric woven in Como, Italy on old shuttle looms from the 1920s (one of only 6 looms like it left in the world), to each piece being painstakingly crafted by a trained artisan, their dedication and constant attention to detail is what truly sets Drake’s apart.
Their masterful blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern appeal has won over everyone from British royalty to style icons—and now us as well.
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