Best of 2019: The Year in Review

Best of 2019: The Year in Review

 

It has felt like another banner year for us here at Drake's, with all manner of new and exciting things having unfolded over the last 12 months. Casting our minds back to the start of the year, we gathered together a small selection of the stories of 2019 that stood out for us, from afternoon drinking to summer songs, trips around Tokyo to long-serving tiemakers. 

 

Enjoy a scroll down memory lane. 

 

Permanent Style's Simon Crompton reflected on the simple pleasures of a good piece of outerwear, while trying out our new cotton twill raincoat.

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 Our Shirtmakers

 

 

It’s easy to take for granted the quality of our shirts, but of course an enormous amount of work goes into crafting each one. This work is undertaken by a remarkably accomplished team of shirtmakers, who are based at our Somerset factory.

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Aperitivo Hour

 

 

Invoke a touch of Italian leisuretime by creating your own aperitivo hour ritual. Eric Twardzik tells you how (and shares his recipe for the lesser-spotted Cappelletti Spritz).

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Remaining stylish and composed when the mercury rises requires a light touch, as Alex Freeling explained.

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Leather trousers and cuban heels are all well and good if you're an icon of rock and roll, but for those of us with more quotidian concerns, clothing needs to be practical, durable and - above all - stylish. 

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Ever curious, Drake’s called on friends, family and acquaintances for the seventh installment of The Survey, focusing on songs of the summer. 

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We asked renowned illustrator and friend of Drake's Akira Sorimachi to model some of our favourite seasonal looks around his hometown of Tokyo, beginning at our shop in the city's Ginza neighbourhood.

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Our Tiemakers

 

 

 

For four decades our ties have been made by hand in East London. Meet the exceptional craftspeople whose hands do the making.

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