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Choosing a Tie the Modern Way - Drake's London



















Technology Meets Laziness


I was looking for a tie to go with the jacket being used for our holiday break photo. But it was late and I was feeling lazy. Would I have to haul myself off to London to find what I wanted?

This film noir-like inner-conversation went on for while until I realised a way of safely choosing a tie within the confines of Tweed Towers. The solution came courtesy of Drake's London. All the while I could continue watching I Am Love [Amazon] with the glorious Tilda Swinton. The film has some fairly raunchy scenes, actually, so you may want to look uncomfortably at your tea cup until they pass. I know I did.

Drake's provide a good-sized image of their ties on their web site. It struck me that I could display a tie on my PC tablet and hold it up as if wearing it. Hey presto! Worked like magic. I congratulated myself on my embrace of technology and put in an order for a green tie. (The mind boggles at what else you could display and pretend you're wearing in this way.)

The tie is a herringbone cloth of 60% wool and 40% silk. It is untipped and handrolled at the hems. Made by hand in London, England. I foresee many years of service.

Comments

  1. Clever, and very nice it is. On close up I see how beautiful that jacket is.

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    1. Thanks Anon. It is a nice jacket. Worth the panic buy. Tucked away for next summer now, of course.

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  2. Good choice. It is a beautiful tie, really.
    It's just a pity Drake's is getting more and more expensive, more and more fashion label (for the Asian market?).

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    1. Thanks Bert. Drakes is fine, be we can all think of labels that have abandoned the home base, dropped the classic lines, the local manufacture and changed their economies of scale to chase the huge Chinese market. They have lost their sense of heritage and provenance in the process. And their loyal customers. We remember and we don't return, even when the Chinese phase ends, as it will.

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  3. Alexandra Miller27 July 2014 at 14:24

    I love this herringbone green tie! I'm getting married in 3 months and would love my future husband to wear it… do you think it's still available to purchase?

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    1. Hello Alexandra. How exciting. Good luck to both of you. Not sure this tie is still available. However, Henry Mole do a very similar one with blue spots. Very nice: http://tinyurl.com/tp-tie

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