Drake’s of London is the largest independent producer of handmade ties in the United Kingdom. Since 1977 their products marry the finest craftsmanship with a contemporary take on classic menswear. As Michael Hill, the creative director of the company puts it, ”Classic British style through the eyes of Italians”. In this vane they regularly revisit designs from their archives, to give a fresh twist to a classic pattern. Traditionally woven structures, like Grenadine, is one of their mainstays. A favourite of Sean Connery as James Bond these complex weaves are still produced today on eighty year old hand shuttle looms.
Each tie is sewn individually, in Drake’s London workrooms, and this allows the perfect marriage of cloth and finishing. We particularly like the hand rolled hems on the raw silk models. The same technique is used on the pochettes, fine hand finishing for today’s connoisseurs. From our selection we feel sure that you will find the correct tie or pochette for any occasion, and with due care these accessories can be passed on to the next generation.