Introducing our new seasonal capsule range, co-designed with one of the most engaging people in menswear.
We are very excited to announce the launch of our exclusive capsule collection, co-designed by writer and author of 'Men and Style', David Coggins. The capsule was born out of conversations (over a few martinis) between Coggins and Drake’s creative director Michael Hill. “We said how nice it would be to work together when 'Men and Style' came out. Things evolved and we decided to make an entire outfit that represented where my sensibility meets the Drake’s sensibility." The common aesthetic ground made the partnership a natural choice. "We share an interest in the same things in menswear; in texture, in pattern, in tweed.”
The collection comprises an entire look, styled personally by Coggins. “A tweed jacket was a must—Michael knew of an archival fabric that I would love that they had in their factory—it was just right.” Our signature ticking stripe shirt has been reinterpreted in green and white; the perfect compliment to the range’s knitted cashmere ties. “Michael and I both love knit ties and we thought it be fun to make some in the chunky fabric I like and in deep navy, which is a colour I love.”
Some special accessories round out the collection - a pocket-square and a unique ‘indoor scarf’. “I like wearing bandanas as a pocket square but they’re so bulky you have to rip them in half. So we came up with one that looks like a bandana, but is made of silk so it fits perfectly into a jacket pocket. The indoor scarf has been my longstanding dream: a scarf that’s short enough to wear under a sport coat.”
The collection is rounded out with the perfect layering piece - a lambswool cardigan. “Hopefully these clothes appeal to the men that respond to Drake’s for the same reason I respond to Drake’s” Coggins says of the collection. “They’re considered, but they have an easygoing sense of formality, there’s nothing fussy about them and you can wear them forever.”
The David Coggins with Drake’s collection will be available exclusively online and at our Drake’s stores at 3 Clifford Street, London and at 120 Prince Street, New York.