Coats & jackets.

5 minutes with Daniel Dunko of Hancock

Thomas Hancock, in 1843, invented the vulcanisation of rubber using sulphur. That process, when applied to handmade, expertly cut and wonderfully coloured (think tennis green and honeysuckle red) garments is what forms the basis of Hancock, a new brand that specialises in creating raincoats. In the midst of Pitti, we sat down to talk to Daniel Dunko, founder and creator of Hancock about what it…

Burberry transparent cape should clearly be mine

Between the time I last waxed lyrical about clear plastic outerwear and now, nothing has really changed. Those visions of dystopian Blade Runner futures still tug at the edges of my mind with some positive Pavlovian response; yet for a quintessentially British brand like Burberry a clear cape has an entirely different association. It’s not about an ’80s interpretation of the future, it’s about a…
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape
Burberry Weather Cape

Your bespoke Burberry trench coat awaits

Love Burberry I do. Own one of their trench coats I do not. Paradox? Not so much. Choice paralysis? Definitely. You see, I always encounter something of a conundrum when I enter a Burberry boutique: I either am faced with too much choice or a spate of bad luck. So it is that Burberry offer me up so many variations of their trench coats that…

Indulge: E Tautz pea coat

Whether it’s a man’s or a woman’s wardrobe you’re upgrading this coming season, autumn / fall 2011 is all about burnt colours. Colours a few shades darker than what they sound. Colours such as the “yellow” that makes up this E Tautz men’s pea coat.

Desiring: Jofama x Edwin aviator jacket

Collaborations often see the outlooks of two brands fuse together for a particular collection, and the Edwin x Jofama collaboration is certainly no different. An autumn / fall 2011 fashion offering, the Japanese and Swedish brands did more than fuse their own outlook into each piece, however. While the relaxed nature of Edwin is always apparent alongside the skilled leather work of Jofama, the real…

Dhini’s perfect spring trench

Crisp sunshine, vibrant blooms, playful wardrobe; spring is momentous for its art of seduction. As much as a trench coat is conceded as a best friend for winter, there’s no reason why it can’t slip through the warmer months. Especially when it circles around the core spring 2011 trends and gets a refreshing twist in its fabrication and cut. Dhini‘s spring 2011 collection features one…
Dhini S/S '11 Floating Trench
Dhini S/S '11 Floating Trench
Dhini S/S '11 Floating Trench
Dhini S/S '11 Floating Trench
Dhini S/S '11 Floating Trench

Burberry’s take on the sack suit

The sack suit may have been an interpretation of the fashionable men’s suit most heavily pushed by Ralph Lauren, but they’re not the only to experiment with the style. After all, loose fitting men’s clothing is a trend for the coming season. So it was that Burberry Prorsum’s chief creative director Christopher Bailey gave his own take on the cut in the fashion house’s autumn…

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