Drake’s was founded in 1977 in London’s East End by Michael Drake, producing scarves and shawls for high-end fashion boutiques and traditional tailoring houses, before branching out into the ties and pocket squares for which the brand became known. Michael’s philosophy was to produce timeless pieces that have a relaxed elegance to them, and his vision still informs Drake’s to this day.
After working alongside Michael Drake for over a decade, Michael Hill took over as Creative Director in 2010, taking the reigns of the company along with Mark Cho. Under Cho and Hill’s stewardship, Drake’s has grown from luxury accessories manufacturer to true design house, with a distinct and recognisable aesthetic; sartorially informed yet easy-wearing, contemporary yet timeless.
Today our factory and headquarters is still based in the East End, a stone’s throw from London’s silk weaving roots in Spitalfield, with a second Drake’s factory in Somerset.
We pride ourselves on our dedication to craftsmanship and exacting quality as well as our unique design sensibility, creating enduring garments and accessories of real worth.