Drake’s shirts

Drake’s is an English brand, which specialises in ties, scarves and pocket squares. However, Drake’s also offers shirts; the company owns a shirt factory in the UK (it used to produce shirts under Cleeve of London brand). All Drakes shirts are made in England. They usually feature non-fused collars, single-needle stitching, non-split yokes (sometimes split yokes), side gussets, thin mother-of-pearl buttons (MOP comes from Australia), removable collar stays. The brands uses 100% cotton, linen + cotton and 100% linen fabrics (sometimes Irish linen). There is no hand-stitching. Sleeves are sewn on as usual. Some Drake’s shirts have chest pockets (usually one), box pleat and a locket loop.

Drakes shirts

Drake’s shirts are offered in a variety of solid colours and shades: light blue, white, blue, navy, khaki green, olive. Striped and checked shirts are available as well (for example, bengal stripes, gingham checks; by the way, Drake’s offers shirts with horizontal stripes too). Weaves: oxford, poplin, chambray, denim. Buttoned cuffs (rounded). Collars: spread, button-down, grandad, cutaway, semi-spread. Sizes: 14.5 – 17.5 in. (= 37 – 44 cm). Slim fit, regular fit.

You can buy Drake’s shirts at Drakes.com, MrPorter.com or in Drake’s boutiques (London, New York, Tokyo). Prices start at 125 GBP (incl. VAT). Sometimes Drake’s shirts are available on sales (up to 60-70% off).

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