Hancock Vulcanised Articles for Tenue de Nîmes
This Autumn season kicks off with some extraordinary new products by our friends over at Hancock VA. During a hot summer meeting in Florence last year, Rene and I sat the down with their team to look at the possibilities for the 2014 winter season.
We decided to focus on three styles this Autumn. First of all Hancock Article 11. This coat is the most clean and smart jacket of the three, presented here in a vulcanised herringbone wool. The Hancock jacket in the middele is the most outspoken style of the three. Not only because of its deep bright blue colour but mostly because of its folded front and collar that both reminds us of an old Japanese kimono. Article 39 comes with detachable Gansey Knit collar. Last we updated Article 26 known for its round collar and hidden button placket. After last season’s cotton ‘military / sweat pea’ version we used an anthracite bonded wool this time. Article 26 is presented with a detachable turquoise woollen lining.
As we explained in our Journal de Nîmes Nº9
all Hancock styles are handmade at their factory in Scotland. Two generations of expert coat makers work with the vulcanised rubber cloths such as wool flannels, cashmeres, silks, and cottons, that are bonded using a traditional manufacturing process at an original Victorian factory in England. The typical Hancock silhouette features clean, minimal lines with luxury detailing in cashmere, mohair, and silk. Photography by Thomas Tukker