A full year of research, design and sampling has gone into the making of Hand and Jones – a new lifestyle brand for men. Graham Hand, with over 30 years’ experience within the fashion industry, established the label in 2019, supported by his partner who is a practicing Architect. Living between London and Rye, East Sussex, with their two rescue dogs and three cats adopted from Mykonos, Hand and Jones specialises in premium basics for men inspired by these dual locations.
The intention was to produce a minimal range of remarkable clothing and simple design-led products, where the metropolitan meets the calm and tranquillity of East Sussex. Hand and Jones provides men with premium basics that are a joy to wear, with a colour palette that is inspired by the remote and evocative marshlands and seascapes that surround our beautiful historic home town of Rye.
The objective was to create a range of products that were increasingly hard to find in the existing men’s market – ageless, stylish and enduring wardrobe staples for a cross-section of men and all ages, shapes and sizes. The first products are knitwear, in the finest cashmere and virgin wools, and pima cotton T-shirts, although the product range will grow over time, with underwear following soon.
Production of the garments is built on his long-standing relationships with respected producers who can make in genuine limited quantities using natural fibres that are durable, breathable and fully biodegradable, with as low an environmental impact as possible. Yarns are from sustainable sources, enabling him to track the production from the welfare of the animal through the environmentally responsible processes of the factories.
Hand and Jones’ range will respond and evolve organically over time, with an objective of forming a series of supportive collaborations with fellow creatives and craftspeople to produce a limited and unique range of products with provenance. See our latest collaborations.
“Although I won’t use the word ‘luxury’ to describe our products because it has lost much of its meaning in today’s marketplace, what I can tell you is you won’t find better quality, design and finish at this price in the contemporary menswear market.” says Graham Hand. “I take pride in everything we do and want to share this with you. While we’re not reinventing the wheel, we’re certainly hoping to make it run smoother.”
Hand and Jones.
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