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30th November 2018

Lock & Co Collaboration: Escorial Hats

Lock & Co. Hatters Launches New Collection with Joshua Ellis &
Escorial Wool for Autumn Winter 2018

For Autumn Winter 2018, Lock & Co. has teamed up with renowned
cashmere manufacturer Joshua Ellis & Escorial Wool to produce a
capsule collection of exquisite wool hats for men.

“Very few brands these days epitomise fine, longstanding and genuine
British heritage, so the collaboration between Lock & Co. Hatters and Joshua
Ellis is a perfect match. The hats that we have chosen are some of our most
sought-after models, and these fashionable, timeless styles in particular
show the quality of the fabric, so our customers can appreciate the look and
feel of the weave,” – Ben Dalrymple Managing Director of Lock & Co.

All three brands are respected as the archetype in their own fields. Founded in
1676, Lock & Co. is the world’s oldest and most respected hat shop. Known for
their centuries-honed craftsmanship and pioneering designs, their hats have
graced the heads of some of the greatest figures in history and continue to do
so today. Using their extensive archives to create a four-piece strong capsule
collection, Lock & Co. has teamed up with like-minded brands, Joshua Ellis x
Escorial Wool. Renowned the world over for producing the finest handcrafted
cashmere and woollen cloth, Joshua Ellis fabrics and accessories are highly
sought after by luxury fashion houses and are exported from the Yorkshire
mill to over 23 different countries. As part of this special collaboration,
Joshua Ellis has woven an exclusive Escorial Wool.

Escorial Wool is a rare and luxurious wool from a small sheep originating
from the 15th century Spanish Royal flocks. Today the only direct descendants
of the original royal flocks are found in small numbers in Australia and New
Zealand, grazing in their natural environment. The Escorial difference is in
the heart of the fibre, performing as a naturally coiled spring. This flexible
characteristic creates a fabric of fluidity with extraordinary resilience,
performance and a distinctively soft handle.

“Between Joshua Ellis and Lock & Co. we have a joint 593-year history of
manufacturing excellence and as a company that proudly makes everything in
England, we are delighted to be working with one of the iconic English
heritage brands in Lock & Co.,” says Oliver Platts, Managing Director of
Joshua Ellis.

“The collaboration brings both brand manufacturing expertise alongside the
unique luxurious properties of Escorial wool which make for a beautiful, hand
crafted product.”

Made up of three styles, the collection has something for everyone. The
Escorial baseball cap, is a sporty alternative to a winter beanie or flat cap.
Woven from Escorial Wool, this style is still relatively new to Lock & Co.’s
repertoire but is bound to be a best-seller this season. Popular style, the
Tremelo Cap, has been updated with Escorial Wool, creating a sumptuously
soft cap that is perfect for Autumn Winter. The eight-piece construction gives
the famous bakerboy/newsboy shape. Finally, stylish cap the Escorial
Grosvenor flat cap
, offers a traditional silhouette with a modern finish. The
edit will be sold exclusively at lockhatters.co.uk/collaborations as well as
on the new Joshua Ellis website which launches in September,
www.joshuaellis.com. Prices range from £125 – £145.

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