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QG’s welcomes another iconic English brand into the family. Together with Barbour, Truefitt & Hill, Seaward & Stearn, Pantherella & Thomas Mason, Drakes is another with it’s roots in London.
Here is their story:
Drake’s began life in East London in 1977, a stone’s throw from the city’s silk weaving roots in Spitalfields. Originally a maker of men’s ‘Scarves, Shawls and Plaids,’ the company found a loyal following amongst both high fashion boutiques and conservative tailoring houses in the most discerning markets of Paris, Milan and Tokyo. The company soon began producing handmade ties and handkerchiefs under the watchful eye of eponymous founder, Michael Drake, which quickly took up their place at the heart of the business.
Drake’s Philosophy: “produce timeless pieces that have a relaxed elegance to them, and this vision still informs Drake's to this day.”
Now under the guidance of Creative Director Michael Hill, Drake's has expanded its offer to fully embody the principle of relaxed elegance, producing soft tailoring in Italy, exquisite knitwear in Scotland, and shirts in the brand's very own shirt factory in Chard, Somerset, all the while remaining faithful to the well-established Drake’s handwriting.
They pride ourselves in their dedication to craftsmanship and exacting quality. This, paired with their idiosyncratic design sensibility, is a bedrock for creating enduring garments and accessories of real worth. In the words of Michael Hill, "we make things that people can and will want to wear, for years and years to come."
Drakes is available now at QG’s downtown location and online.