I first saw examples of Drake's summer scarves in the Drake's lookbook for the coming season, and Michael Drake was kind enough to send me the sample in the photo.
Made from Drake's new desert cloth, a blend of modal and silk, the scarves are exceptionally light and airy, and they can absorb a bit of sweat without marking. They give their wearer a way to put some color around his neck in warm weather, particularly along the coast where the temperature cools off considerably after sunset, and they're the right length to be tied in a braid. Think dashing World War II era British commandos in North Africa rather than middle-aged clothing writers.
To be available at Barney's from Spring '09 and in summer colors on the Drake's web site beginning mid-February.