The Rake x Drake’s Shirt Review
The Rake is a cut above your standard GQ or Esquire magazine. They introduce you to less mainstream brands and more artisanal brands such as Drake’s London.
Drake’s would be a more worldwide popular brand amongst menswear aficionados, especially with their ties.
In 2010 when Michael Hill and Mark Cho took over the company with Hill as Creative Director. Since the take over Darke’s has turned into a fashion house, producing seasonal collections.
In collaboration, The Rake and Drake’s have produced two denim shirt options for The Rake’s new online store.
I received one of the handmade shirts recently, the lighter powder blue version. The shirt itself is soft to touch and the finishings are perfect; I will say for a more casual optioned shirt is has some extra details included.
The cutaway collar is slightly angled back to flow with the neckline, I took out my collar stays (dislike them) to give it a nice roll down the collar bone.
Mother of Pearl buttons, a must for any high-quality garment.
Contrasting stitching and buttonholes, highlight the construction.
The cuffs are a single button and like the collar are either very lightly fused or have no fusing at all.
Down the back from the one piece yoke, an inverted pleat follows your spine and stops at your hip line then continues through the seat and opens up at the bottom of the hem. This gives you more movement through the shirt whilst moving your arms and twisting your body.
A beautiful shirt all in all; easily dressed up with a tie or unbuttoned for a more casual look. My only negative would be the length, which is more suited for someone 5’10 and up, not 5’8 like myself.