The bespokesman - Christmas in February

There are few events in an adult’s life that can hold a candle to the joy one felt as a child on Christmas day, but for me the bi-annual launch of Michael Drakes’ new tie collection is one, and possibly even the one.

I’ll be standing by, credit card at the ready, from Thursday morning when the new collection is due to launch online.

From what I've seen, stand-out pieces include striped grenadine ties (particularly the navy and white one below), new colours for the untipped raw silk ties and a sublime khaki and pink paisley-pattern scarf (pictured above).

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No doubt there will be much more besides, once I’ve thoroughly examined the website, and there’s exciting talk of new product categories - but here are some strong pieces to whet the appetite.

www.drakes-london.com

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