Celebrating the drape cut.
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with the new Rake Online Editor Ben St George. On behalf of all Savile Row Tailors, I wish Ben every success in his new role and look forward to reading his future articles.
Firstly, Ben was very interested to learn about the history of the drape cut, soft tailoring and the style that it creates. Heres a snippet from his article on soft tailoring,
“British drape’s creation is usually credited to Mr. Frederick Scholte. Scholte, a Dutchman working out of Savile Row, designed the style for Edward VIII, then the Prince of Wales. The style’s fundamental features are a small, high armhole with additional fullness given instead through the sleeve head, a natural shoulder line and a full chest with a distinctive vertical drape, from which the style takes its name.”
To read the full article, head over to The Rake Online.