HANON Halley Stevensons Capsule Collection - Drop 1

This Summer, we continue our pursuit to construct garments proofed against the elements for the imminent Autumn season. Having previously utilised the likes of lightweight woven Swedish super fabric, modern day miracles in the shape of GORE-TEX and their waterproofing wizardry, we turn our attention closer to home and reunite with friends and North East locals - Halley Stevensons - to craft an outdoor centric capsule from their sustainably sourced organic waxed cotton.

Arriving in two drops spread over the next month, we’ve created a concise and considered range in two colour options which consists of a Half Zip Jacket, Shirt Jacket, Outdoor Trousers, and Cargo Shorts, all of which are limited to 50 pieces each.

Before we get into the product, and given it’s technical nature, we feel that it’s important to understand a little bit more about the material itself and how it came to be on these garments. Established in 1864, Halley Stevensons originally produced sail cloth for the fishing fleets of Scotland at their Baltic Works factory in Dundee. Today, the company operates from exactly the same premises and is globally recognised as a pioneer and leading manufacturer of oiled and waxed cotton as they continue to supply the outdoor and fashion industry worldwide.

This particular waxed cotton that we are using for this capsule collection - R140 Organic FCF Hybrid Aero - is a first for us, and with a combination of their driest wax and aero soft/tumble finishing, Halley Stevensons have created a micro ripstop cotton with a light wax handle, a cool to touch feel, and an aged appearance. Due to the aforementioned properties, the fabric is a unique lightweight alternative to a traditional wax fabric, and still retains its water resistant nature.

We are keen to breakdown some of these properties a bit more so that you can have a greater understanding of the material:

  • FCF stands for fluorocarbon free.

  • Usually, for the majority of waterproof clothing, their water repellency is achieved by treating the fabrics with fluorocarbon-based Durable Water Repellents (DWRs), which are made up of C8 long chain chemicals (PFC DWR). However, slowly but surely, these chemicals leach from the fabrics and eventually find their way into the water system, which overtime, can then enter the food chain and has the potential to cause health problems for both wildlife and people.

  • OCS certification stands for Organic Content Standard certification.

  • This applies to any non-food product containing 95-100% organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.

    Halley Stevensons Shirt Jacket
    S00267-162
    Olive
    Price: £160.00.

    Halley Stevensons Shirt Jacket
    S00267-506
    Black
    Price: £160.00.

    First up is the Shirt Jacket which is built on the same template as our favourite shirt jackets from previous collections. However, this time round the soft twill has been switched out for the sustainably sourced waxed cotton. As mentioned, the specific treatment that Halley Stevensons have given this fabric results in a unique texture and patina to each piece.

    Alongside this, the Shirt Jacket retains a corduroy collar to provide a satisfying material contrast as well as a dash of old-world outdoor styling.  A patch chest pocket features on the left-hand side (contrast colour on the olive colourway) and two lower mounted side entry pockets provide ample storage and functionality to the piece. Finishing touches include dual button adjustable cuffs, a HANON woven label on the hem, tonal embroidery on the sleeve, as well as a Halley Stevensons “Proofed Against the Elements“ co-sign courtesy of their bespoke woven label on the placket.

    Sizing Information

    Measurements provided in cm.

    Model is 5'9" tall with a 30" waist and is wearing a size S.

    Launching alongside the Shirt Jacket as part of Drop 1 are two pairs of Cargo Shorts finished in an identical material specification. The humble cargo short has been in service since the late 30’s before going on to be adopted by US paratroopers, and this iconic style has remained a continual inspiration point in the ensuing 80 years since its inception.

    Our contemporary take on the style is a slightly slimmed down offering which is perfectly suited to outdoor pursuits. Sitting above the knee with a zip fly and button closure, our Cargo Shorts are the adept choice for late summer or those brave enough to go bare legged in early autumn. Twin needle stitched pockets ensure each cargo compartment is robust and well equipped to hold whatever you carry. Completing the garment we have added a zippered rear pocket, Halley Stevensons label, and tonal embroidery on the waistband.

    Halley Stevensons Cargo Shorts
    S00266-162
    Olive
    Price: £130.00.

    Halley Stevensons Cargo Shorts
    S00266-506
    Black
    Price: £130.00.

    Sizing Information

    Measurements provided in cm.

    Model is 5'9" tall with a 30" waist and is wearing a size 30W.

    Release Details:

     Limited to 50 pieces each, the Shirt Jacket and Cargo Shorts will make up the first drop and will be available from HANON via online raffles on our HANON Launches site.

    Please note that the raffles have now closed!


    The Half Zip Jacket and Outdoor Trousers will make up the second drop and will be available from HANON via online raffles on our HANON Launches site which will begin on Thursday 24th of September and end on Friday 2nd of October at 12:00BST.