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November 8, 2012

Hancock is a new British label that I’ve been looking forward to seeing more of since featuring images of their Pitti Uomo stand back in July (find that here). The label draws its inspiration from Thomas Hancock, the English inventor who was the founding father of the British rubber industry.

Hancock is aslo credited as  working with Charles Mackintosh in 1825 to manufacture his “double textured” fabric, and in 1843 took out a patent for the vulcanisation of rubber using sulphur. Which of course leads us to the bonded fabric that has come to define that particular label.

With an obvious focus on outerwear, Hancock has launched its first collection for Autumn/Winter 2012, featuring traditional silhouettes brought into the modern day with the unique use of colour, pattern and detailing. Raincoats of differing lengths, double-breasted short jackets and blazers are all included, in a mix of both muted tones and brighter, bolder hues.

All of Hancock’s rubberised garments are hand-made at its factory in Scotland. There, two generations of expert coat-makers work with a selection of vulcanised cloths, including flannel, cashmere, silk and cotton – all of which are bonded using the traditional rubber manufacturing process at an original Victorian factory in England.

For more information on the brand, to see the full range and to find a stockist near you, go to the website here: Hancock.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rob permalink
    November 7, 2012 1:22 pm

    As much as i like the look of these, I can literally feel the sweat running down the insides as I look at them.

  2. November 7, 2012 7:14 pm

    I like the range of colours; some pastel and some brighter ones, though even the latter are subdued. Very nice.

  3. November 7, 2012 8:11 pm

    From a purely aesthetic point of view they do look good, the brighter colours I would give a swerve to but the coats in the fourth and fifth pics. look really nice.

  4. November 8, 2012 12:21 am

    really like the shape of the black funnel neck from side profile

  5. Jonny Briggs permalink
    November 15, 2012 9:18 am

    THat bright yellow one. FOR THE WIN!

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