Hailing from Sweden, HOPE creates products that stand on their own instead of firmly within a particular collection. The design stems from a masculine platform and inspiration derives from traditional men's work wear and vintage uniforms. We like a visible connection between the handcraft of tailoring and classic function. The clean silhouette is well fitted with innovated cut lines carefully placed, not to disturb the function, but to enlarge the product.

Solitary Guitarist, 1865

Vasily Perov (1834 - 1882) was one of the founders of Peredvizhniki (aka the Wanderers or Itinerants) a group of Russian realist painters who travelled with their exhibitions from town to town. His most famous works include "Troika" and "Hunters at Rest", and portraits of Nikolay Ostrovsky and Fyodor Dostoevsky. The artist received his first painting lessons at Alexander Stupin Art School in Arzamas. Afterwards he moved to Moscow and entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1862 he went to Europe and visited Paris and a number of cities in Germany. In 1866 Vasily Perov got the academician’s degree, and in 1871 a position a professor at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Approximately at the same time he joined the Itineraries and their traveling exhibitions. Perov’s teaching at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture had a great influence on nurturing and upbringing of young artists. An entire galaxy of prominent Russian painters grew up under his direct guidance.

Wayfarer, 1873

in black
DETAILS: Surprisingly slim-fitting 65% cotton 35% nylon parka stuffed to gills with pockets of pillow-y down. Featuring a button-off hood, heavy-duty brassy YKK zipper closure with buttoning storm flap, a treasure trove of front pockets, and drawstring with brilliant silvery cord locks at bottom hem. The articulated sleeves feature a creamy 100% polyester lining that is cool to the touch and adjustable cuffs with buttoning pull tabs.

This jacket has been produced by Hope for several seasons. Hope, in partnership with Swedish non-profit, Stockholm Stadsmission, annually donates a number of these coats to those in desperate need, and a portion of the profits go to the prevention of homelessness.