Drake’s was founded by Michael Drake in East London in 1977, a short walk from the city’s silk weaving roots in Spitalfields. Originally a maker of men’s ‘Scarves, Shawls and Plaids,’ the company soon expanded into handmade ties and handkerchiefs, its designs gaining a reputation for quality amongst the high-end boutiques and department stores of Paris, Milan, Tokyo and New York.
Today, under the guidance of Creative Director Michael Hill, Drake's produces soft tailoring in Italy, traditional knitwear in Scotland, shirts in our own shirt factory in Chard, Somerset, alongside premium jersey and an expansive range of outerwear, accessories and Selvedge denim, all with the brand ethos of ‘Relaxed Elegance.’ We outfit artists, actors, chefs, writers, photographers and everyone in between.
We are proud of our commitment to craftsmanship, materials, attention to detail and idiosyncratic design. These are clothes that, in the words of Michael Hill, “People can and will want to wear, for years and years to come.”
“Our philosophy was to produce timeless pieces that have a relaxed elegance to them, and this vision still informs Drake's to this day.”
Michael Hill, Creative Director