Cashmere: a term which is overused. And hardly ever which doesn’t leave a lot to be desired for the quality. There are three manufacturers which we consistently counter this with: Lanifico Colombo (Milan), Oyuna (London) and Daniel Hanson (Nottingham). 


Every one of these three manufacturers wowed us on the spot because they rise above the usual labels with their consistently unique cashmere products.The first manufacturer that we would like to warmly recommend is Lanificio Colombo. This is a traditional  Milanese company which has been in the family for three generations. The company which a few years ago was principally a supplier amongst others for Prada and Armani, has for a while also made its name as a fashion label. Rightly so when you look at this year’s collection. 

Daniel Hanson has been described as a “selfmade man“.  As the adopted son of an Anglican bishop he collected over 15 years a substantial collection of vintage dressing gowns from second hand shops before he decided in 1989 to become self-employed with a bespoke service in Nottingham. The British Independent raved over the material and described Hanson as the “Sistine Chapel Ceiling of Dressing Gown Luxury“. This astonished hardly anyone from the illustrious clientele which ranges from the Sultan of Brunei to Victoria Beckham to Ozzy Osborne. The word about Hanson’s  exceptional quality had long since gone around these circles.

Oyuna Tserendorj has, thanks to her Mongolian roots a completely different bond to the subject of cashmere. Her designs reflect the nomadic origins and build a bridge to today’s times. The best example for this in our view is the travel blanket which we have in our assortment. A reference to the Mongolian horseback tribes which forgoes all ethno looks and at the same time is a wonderfully practical tool for the modern big city nomad. – whether for the next long haul flight or simply to snuggle up comfortably on the sofa at home. 

 

 

CASHMERE CAPE VEST FROM LANIFICIO COLOMBO BY TRUFFLEDIGGER

Lanificio Colombo

The cashmere cardigan is only one of many extravagant examples of this manufacturer’s  fashionable understatement. Even when they say “A picture says more than 1,000 words” this picture surrenders to the tactile magic which lives in all these pieces. 

 

1.175 EUR


CASHMERE DRESSING GOWN FOR MEN BY DANIEL HANSON BY TRUFFLEDIGGER 

Daniel Hanson

The cashmere dressing gown which definitely would also have impressed Oscar Wilde. There can’t be anything better for a “lazy Sunday“. Which Sunday paper you read at your leisure is as always in life a question of your personal taste. 

 

2.450 EUR

 

 ULA CASHMERE SCARF FROM OYUNA BY TRUFFLEDIGGER

Oyuna

The cashmere and silk scarves as well as the cashmere travel blanket are also worth a look.  The material surprises you not only with its filigree weave but also with its reserved colour tones which are so easy to combine. 

 

455 EUR

 

BARK DUFFLE COAT KNITTED TAUPE BY TRUFFLEDIGGER

Bark

The rebirth of the dufflecoat: That is what it looks like when an Italian designer reinterprets a classic. A successful mix of surprising colours and unusual materials. 

 

575 EUR