Founded in 1977 by Michael Drake, the original Drake’s collection was comprised of men’s quality scarves. A range of English handmade ties and pocket squares quickly followed, which swiftly became the ‘heart and soul’ of the business. Over the years the company has won prestigious accolades for design and export achievement, including the Queen's Award for Export and the UK Fashion Export Gold Award for Outstanding Export Achievement. Drake’s ties continue to be entirely handmade in London’s East End, on Haberdasher Street. The dedication and constant attention to detail that is given to the product is never compromised and truly sets Drake’s apart in this age of the numbingly ordinary and the quaintly redone. All Drake’s products are made of only the finest quality materials, designed at Haberdasher Street and manufactured exclusively in the UK and Italy. The Drake’s style, beginning with a refined English discrimination, has evolved with a touch of consummate French chic and a nod to the Italians for their abundant sense of style and colour. This aesthetic represents a vision of how English style is perceived to be, rather than the reality which today is all too often less inspiring.