We’d like to formally introduce Hancock to our stable of brands for the season. Drawing inspiration from English Inventor and founder of Britains rubber industry Thomas Hancock, all of Hancock’s rubberised articles are hand-made at its factory in Scotland.
Utilising two generations of expert coat-makers, Hancock work with vulcanised cloths such as wool flannels, cashmeres, silks and cottons; bonded using the traditional rubber manufacturing process at an original Victorian factory in England. Each garment is crafted using Hancock’s traditional techniques firstly cutting patterns by hand with shears. Secondly bonding the seams of each garment with their formulated rubber solution using the greatest tool, the index finger. Thirdly bonding each seam with patented rubberized cotton tape ensuring each seam keeps water from permeating the outer shells of each jacket. Lastly the finishing touches of traditional tools seal and clean the garment giving us one of our first pieces for the season. Better known as Article 11, our first piece of Hancock outerwear is the perfect example of all of the above. Available in Indigo/Sweetpea, this immaculate piece of outerwear features a 100% waterproof outershell with the finer details of a warm removable woolen inner lining and mohair collar, and two slanted front pockets. Making this the perfect piece of outerwear for anything the weather has to throw at us.