Drakes - Easy English Elegance
Drakes' Tweed Jackets Evoke the Easy Elegance of the Duke of Windsor
Sometimes I wonder if I don't cover certain brands too much. It's something young Mrs Tweed and I might mull over with a cup of cocoa at Tweed Towers. Case in point is Drakes. I think I've mentioned them half-a-dozen times over the past year. But they´re just producing classic and wearable stuff.
Renowned for their ties and scarves, they moved into knitwear and shirts. They now have a range of unstructured jackets in soft tweeds. Buggy-lined, with the same fabric used on the sides and a Bemberg-y type material across the shoulders. Less is definitely more here.
The inspiration is the famously easy English elegance of the Duke of Windsor (previously known as His Majesty, Edward the Eighth, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India). And Drakes are using the term of "easy English elegance" to define this refined yet comfortable approach to tailoring. As they say, it is very hard to produce a relaxed-fitting jacket that retains its shape.
Bloody nice. I guess I will continue to cover Drakes while they continue to produce such lovely items. Available only at their Clifford Street shop.
3 Clifford Street
London W1S 2LF