About Drake's of London
Drake’s of London is steeped in the history and traditions of working with the finest cloth makers, and using age-old hand crafting techniques to produce the highest quality, luxury ties and leather accessories that appeal to the old and young.
Current co-owner, Michael Hill, is rooted in the history of the brand through his father Charles, a former partner, and having worked at Drake’s renowned Italian Mill suppliers. He now utilities these old sensibilities, combined with his own, unique designs and styles, to create the perfect, hand-rolled ties that last a life, suit all occasions, and put Drake’s a cut above the rest.
Under Michael Hill and co-owner and founder of The Armoury Mark Cho's combined leadership, Drake's of London has become the largest independent producer of handmade neckties in England and emerged the gold standard in handmade English ties. Their ties, though, are still enjoyed only by a lucky few but noticed and admired by all. We are privileged to offer them to you here at The Hanger Project.
The Hanger Project Difference
Through collaboration with renowned tailors, dandies, and men of style, Kirby Allison has created the world's first collection of luxury wooden hangers. No longer must the well-dressed live frustrated at closets plagued by cheap wooden or plastic hangers. Garments not longer have to limp through life from one cheap hanger to another.
Stop ruining great clothes with cheap hangers! Kirby Allison literally created the new standard in Luxury Wooden Hangers back in 2007 with the publishing of No More Wire Hangers in the Wall Street Journal where The Hanger Project was declared an "Enthusiastic Best Overall."
What separates Kirby Allison's Hanger Project from other companies is the fact that this small business is still directly run by Kirby Allison himself. Just "click to chat" or call the office to speak to Kirby Allison himself. Ever item selected for this website was hand-picked by Kirby and is a product of his unique passion for classic elegance and fine living.
Several unique design characteristics help protect your investment in your wardrobe:
- Multiple Widths. One size does not fit all when it comes to your clothing, and this is especially true when it comes to your hangers. Garments spend more time on hangers than they do being worn, and a properly fitting hanger is essential to avoid limp garments and dimpled shoulders.
- Opulent Shoulder Support. All hangers from Kirby Allison's Hanger Project, especially the Men's and Women's Suit Hangers, feature opulent shoulder support necessary to eliminate shirt dimples and shoulder collapse. The 2.5" Shoulder Flare featured on our Men's Suit Hanger is 5x larger than average!
- Felted Trouser Bars. Felted trouser bars are utilized to prevent the creasing across the legs typically caused by locking bar hangers. Creased trouser make even the finest slacks look cheap.
- Solid Maple Wood. All Kirby Allison hangers are constructed from premium maple wood responsibly harvested right here in the United States. The wood features a rich, beautiful wood grain that showcases and honors your garments.