Tony Sylvester, of Man About Town, London Undercover and the band Turbonegro, tells us what he loves about his Drake's made-to-order tie.
One of the most appealing aspects of Drake's ties has always been the broad range of fabric choices: Both in pattern and colour and more specifically in texture and finish. I first came across the brand when searching for crunchy silk knits in different, more offbeat colours. At the time, I felt all the ties on offer tended to have a uniform look, the same weight silks, the same homogenous shimmer. One day, at an independent shop well off my beaten track, I triumphantly turned up olive green, rust brown marle and Anglican purple knits in one haul, all with this unknown Drake's tag on the back blade and a loyalty was born instantaneously. I think my next purchases were a brace of summer weight tartan bow ties, but it was the shantung repp stripes that really made me fall head over heels for the brand.