THE EXPERT Michael Hill
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Why has the tie become so popular?
“There's no doubt a younger demographic that enjoys dressing up; a normal reaction to the laid-back fashion of recent years. These people are after authenticity rather than something oldfashioned. we're proud to cater to this savvy crowd by manufacturing our ties
and shirts in england.”
What is characteristic of Drake's ties?
“Our materials. we're not interested in cutting costs, only improving our offering. by compromising the fabric, the tie will falter. we print by hand in Macclesfield, and the weaving takes
place in Sudbury, Suffolk. when it comes to manufacturing, we're proud to say that our slippers, those who sew the ties by hand, have been with us for at
least 20 years.”
How should a casual tie be worn?
“with other casual items: a button-down or chambray shirt, a soft unstructured cotton jacket and suede chukkas. A casual tie also works nicely with a formal suit. Mixing materials and textures can make for a great overall look. for this purpose, the casual tie