Hancock: Expertly Colored and Crafted.


Simple, modern and classic all together in one place. Hancock is the rare expression color and style communicated through vulcanization, an old world construction technique that provides protection from the rain. All of these coats are made by hand in Scotland, using traditional methods. This concept sort of makes me think the Japanese got a hold of Mackintosh, when in actuality the Japanese do actually own Mackintosh (which is a good thing actually, they will protect it and continue to see that production is done in the U.K. where it belongs) but I think they are a bit too nervous to do anything as drastic and contemporary as this.

Last year at Pitti, Hancock was brand new and it was by far the most interesting new arrival at the show. This year, it had shaken off the newness, but it still shined. In addition to the several different outerwear styles (there’s a pea coat, a city coat, a DB, a trench and a sportcoat) the offering works through a beautiful exercise in color theory. No where (save maybe Japan) will you encounter color deployed with such deftness and ease.

In addition to the outerwear, last season Hancock collaborated with Globe Trotter to make a very handsome limited edition case. Coming for spring summer 2014, (hitting stores January-ish) are these equally appealing collaboration Jack Purcell sneakers. Each is made from the same fabrics that comprise the Hancock jackets and in the same terrific color scale. These sneakers evoke much of the same feeling I get when I look at Hancock: classic shapes in great colors made of interesting materials. Sign me up. Now we all just need to figure out how to get our hands on this stuff.


Hancock is sold at only a few outlets across the globe. If you live in New York you have two options: Barneys in the city or H.W. Carter & Sons (which is changing its name to Gentry this fall) in Brooklyn. Hancock is a colorful alternative to the classic Mackintosh. In a perfect world I’d have one of each, but I’m not there yet. Maybe one day. Thankfully, I think both are here to stay. [HANCOCK]




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Comments on “Hancock: Expertly Colored and Crafted.

    James Foxon August 14, 2013 @ 10:12 AM:

    Look great. Gonna be in Scotland next week… factory is in Cumberland? Do they have a shop there too d’you’know?? thx

    Gary Botton August 15, 2013 @ 12:36 PM:

    Thanks James, drop us an email and we’d be happy to show you the factory. No shop as yet but we can sell direct.

    Matthew Pikeon August 15, 2013 @ 6:17 PM:

    I’m all for colour, more colour. It brightens the mood no end. The JP’s look great but I wonder if they did the low version.

    Solon August 16, 2013 @ 12:41 AM:

    the bag of last picture, is it Hancock’s backpack? it’s really cool stuff.

    Gary Botton August 16, 2013 @ 6:36 AM:

    Hi Matthew, we’re talking about a lo-cut next. Will be 2014.

    Gary Botton August 16, 2013 @ 6:37 AM:

    Thanks Sol, we made 3 bag styles with new brand C6 (c6life.com)

    Solon August 16, 2013 @ 9:57 AM:

    Thanks Gary, I purchased a bag from C6 a few month ago (13″ bag). so, i thought it is really similar to C6 bag. :) i hope to see all 3 bag’s image. i expect them.

    Edon August 17, 2013 @ 7:53 PM:

    Hi Gary,

    I will be in Hong Kong 1st week of September and was wondering if the jack purcells would be available for purchase at that time in Lane Crawford? Thanks for your help!

    James Wisselon August 19, 2013 @ 12:27 PM:

    The video, factory, workmanship and products are truly inspirational and rubber is an amazing material.

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