Hansfords have gone one step further on the quality products it offers this season: we are delighted to introduce to you the Hansfords ‘Premier’ department.
The Premier department will be brimming with premium products the likes of which you may find in London’s Saville Row, St James’s or Burlington Arcade – but without such a high price tag. All the products will be made in Europe and much will be from Italy using some of the finest cloths available. From now, in Hansfords, not only will you be able to purchase Cerruti and Lori Piana cloths from Italy, you will also be able to sample cashmere coats, blazers, knitwear and lined gloves.
The Premier department is for those of you who want to wear cloth from the very top of the quality ladder, who want their clothes to ooze understated style, who want to luxuriate in meticulously crafted and enduringly versatile cloth.
One of the most consistently popular brands over the last five years in Hansfords has been Oscar of Sweden. In addition to the wonderful products we have been stocking, they also produce a range called “Oscar 1949” which use the highest quality cloth including Sea Island cotton and cashmere. If you want to feel the luxury of a fine cloth next to your skin, Oscar ‘1949’ is the one to try.
MMX trousers from Germany which have been on sale in Hansfords for a few years will be moved to the Premier department and those of you who have already sampled these top end brand trousers will know why! The German brand uses all the best fabrics including a luxury flannel from Lori Piana, probably the finest mill in Italy. MMX comes from the same stable as the beautifully fitting, expertly crafted and hugely popular Meyer trousers – but uses luxury cloths and trims in seasonal hues.
Did you know that glove cutting is a rare skill? Today there are fewer than one hundred practising glove cutters in the world and yet two of them can be found in Hestra, Sweden, the town from which the family business Martin Magnusson & Co takes its brand name. Founded in 1936 with the aim of perfecting the art of glove making, Hestra is today run by the third and fourth generation of Magnussons to produce a glove that feels like an extra layer of skin so supple, soft and well-fitting.
Hansfords is also offering Montechiaro knitwear some of the best that Italy can offer using the finest yarns, such as cashmere, silk, fine cotton and merino wool.This family-owned company is situated just outside Verona near Lake Garga and boasts a completely “made-in-Italy”garment. High quality and fashonable is what they aim for, using the highest quality materials blending together traditional craftsmanship and modern technology in a unique way.The result is a jumper which is superb – intricate and colourful - come to Hansfords and have a look!
If you are really after the ultimate comfort where it matters most, why not try some Derek Rose underwear? In 1926, Mr Rose decided to create an underwear brand unrivalled in luxury using the finest silks and cottons available. He set about doing this with such fervour and drive that he ignited a passion in his son, Derek Rose, who now runs the company. Derek Rose underwear is now sold by all the best retailers around the world. Made from the beautifully soft, luxurious Pima cotton, the underwear is supremely comfortable and really needs to be tried to be believed! Matthew Hansford is of course a fan: “I wear them, what more can I say!”
Drop into Hansfords’ Premier department and feel the difference yourself.