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Quality as Taste

February 23, 2012

Quality As Taste

A friend of mine recently asked me for my opinion on what makes a well-made tie, and the conversation got…

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Drake’s is having a sale on January 17th

January 13, 2012

Drake’s Is Having A Sale On January 17th

Drake’s is having a sale on January 17th. 30% off selected ties, bow ties, scarves, and handkerchiefs. Might be good…

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Drake's Diary: Sixteen Stylish Maxims for the New Year

January 6, 2012

Drake’s Diary: Sixteen Stylish Maxims For The New Year

Drake’s Diary: Sixteen Stylish Maxims for the New Year drakes-london: Style and taste are a particular sort of intelligence, and…

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Part two of my interview with Michael Hill

January 5, 2012

Part Two Of My Interview With Michael Hill

Part two of my interview with Michael Hill is now up at StyleForum. You can also find part one here….

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Mother of Pearl Card Cases

December 29, 2011

Mother Of Pearl Card Cases

Bruce Boyer has been writing for Drake’s new blog and I’ve been admiring (what I assume to be) his card…

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Interview with Michael Hill of Drake’s

December 21, 2011

Interview With Michael Hill Of Drake’s

I interviewed Michael Hill of Drake’s a few weeks ago for StyleForum. It was a very special opportunity for me since Michael designs…

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Drake’s Flash Auction

December 21, 2011

Drake’s Flash Auction

This seller just listed about two dozen Drake’s ties on eBay. The auctions end in eight hours and there haven’t…

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Consider Buff

December 15, 2011

Consider Buff

In classic men’s style, it’s often easier to wear darker ties because a man’s tie is supposed to be darker…

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Ties with Contrasting Blades

December 8, 2011

Ties With Contrasting Blades

I’ve been enamored lately by ties with contrasting blades. That is, ties with one color or design on the front…

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Drake’s tie from this season

November 25, 2011

Drake’s Tie From This Season

If I’m not mistaken, I believe this is a Drake’s tie from this season. It’s always easier and safer to…

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Adding Texture with Boucle

November 16, 2011

Adding Texture With Boucle

I recently bought and have been wearing one of Drake’s boucle ties. It’s a wonderful tie for fall and a…

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The Necktie Series, Part V: “Novelty” ties

May 27, 2011

The Necktie Series, Part V: “Novelty” Ties

It may seem strange to talk about novelty ties when discussing a basic, minimal necktie wardrobe. However, an overly basic…

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The Necktie Series, Part III: Starting Your Basics

May 24, 2011

The Necktie Series, Part III: Starting Your Basics

In my estimation, a well dressed man needs at least a dozen or two neckties. A dozen if he doesn’t…

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There has been a lot of buzz over raw silk ties. I’m a big, big fan.

May 23, 2011

There Has Been A Lot Of Buzz Over Raw Silk Ties. I’m A Big, Big Fan.

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz over raw silk ties. I’m a big, big fan. However, almost without…

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