We are very proud to introduce another remarkable Tenue de Nîmes collaboration, this time having joined forces with none less then Hancock VA, presenting two perfect coats for a rainy winter, both presented under an iconic bespoke collaborative label. Hancock VA’s Art.41 coat in black/taupe is an elegant single-breasted raincoat. Concealed placket, exposed top button, two front pocket welts and rear button down vent detail and a detachable quilted liner in khaki makes it perfect to keep you dry and warm during the colder months. The elasticated jersey trim featured in all new Quilted Articles of Hancock VA is a reference to Thomas Hancock’s first ever patent in 1820 when he invented elastication in clothing, where the V-Quilt is also a Hancock signature that refers to ‘vulcanisation’. The second coat; Hancock’s Art.49, which was created in night/ink is the modern trenchcoat redefined. It featuring a cross-over, concealed fastening for a clean aesthetic, leather buckle tension belt and traditional shaped, adjustable sleeve tabs. Another proud step forward in the Tenue de Nîmes universe.
The Hancock VA label was founded in 2012 by Daniel Dunko and Gary Bott, creating a brand and philosophy inspired by the English inventor and Father of the British rubber industry, Thomas Hancock. Utilising rubber bonded (vulcanized) cloths from a Victorian mill in Manchester, England; the Hancock factory based in Cumbernauld, Scotland produces handmade raincoats constructed using the same manufacturing techniques invented by Thomas Hancock (business partner to Charles Macintosh 1831-1843).
Since 2012, the brand has won a Wallpaper* Design Award, dressed British actors Michael Fassbender, Dominic Cooper, Matt Smith, produces outerwear for Dunhill, Gieves & Hawkes, Richard James and collaborated with Timothy Everest, Missoni, Converse and now our very own Tenue de Nîmes.
Both limited edition Tenue de Nîmes x Hancock coats are hand-made in Schotland under the bespoke collaborative label.