Posted in apparel, fashion, sports, vintage, tagged American, analysis, apparel, best, bobby jones, classic, dressed, fashion, golf, golfer, heritage, history, photgragh, photo, picture, swing, video, vintage on February 11, 2009 |
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No one has ever looked as good on the golf course as the legendary Bobby Jones.
The highest degree of excellence typically carries with it a high price. Even a casual glance at Jones’ achievements in golf might give the impression that he must have done little else with his time. Actually, quite the opposite was true. Even when he was playing his best golf at the pinnacle of his career, Jones never regarded golf as anything more than what it was-just a game. Later in life he would reflect on his priorities saying, “My wife and my children came first; then my profession (by this he meant his legal profession, not golf); finally, and never in a life by itself, came golf.”
“Competitive golf is played mainly on a
5 1/2″ course, the space between your ears.” –Bobby Jones
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Posted in accessories, apparel, British, fashion, tagged apparel, bespoke, best, British, classic, Drakes, English, fashion, London, maker, neckwear on February 7, 2009 |
Founded in 1977, Drakes remains under the directorship of Michael Drake and Isabel Dickson, two of the original founders. The original collection comprised of mens’ scarvesand accessories, a range of English handmade ties and linen handkerchiefs quickly followed. Drakes are now the largest independent producer of handmade ties in England. Over the years Drakes has won many accolades for design and export achievement, including the Queens award for Export and the BKCEC award for UK British fashion exports.
Michael Drake’s original concept for the company style was that what ever was produced had to have a refined English look that would be endorsed by the best shops in Milan and Paris. The rationale was that if the two most discerning markets in the world were won over, satisfying the rest of the world would be relatively easy by comparison.
Having met Michael Drake, I can confidently state that the man is the real deal. He places his brand’s quality and reputation before all else.
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