Ladies and gents, meet the Hancock x Converse Jack Purcell Hi. Get acquainted, we're sure you'll get along nicely. This Purcell may be another in Converse's rolodex of colabs, but it's one of the very rare times that Jack Purcell has gotten 'Hi' so to speak. The occasion is brought on by a meeting of the minds between Converse and British clothiers, Hancock Vulcanised Articles. HVA is a modern luxury lifestyle brand whose name pays respect to Thomas Hancock, a homie from the 19th century who pioneered our modern understanding of rubber through his scientific observations. It's his notebook sketch of the rubber plant on the tongue, and his influence that inspired this Purcell to be made from water-repellant bonded cotton. This First String release will be extremely limited, and available January 15th through Converse.com and selected Converse stockists in Europe, Asia and the United States.