The Modern Artisan

Merino wool-blend drawstring trousers




  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation
  • Exclusively available at MR PORTER and YOOX
  • Grey merino wool-blend
  • Non-elasticated drawstring, zipped fly and hook fastening
  • 90% merino wool, 10% cashmere; lining: 100% organic cotton
  • Dry clean
  • Designed in Italy, Crafted in the UK




Designed in Italy


Da Vinci in the detail

The drawstring detail on these merino- blend trousers is a nod to the famous knots of Leonardo da Vinci.


Data in design

Simultaneously the drawstring detail is a result of the data-driven principles applied to the design process to ensure lasting luxury. Designer Alice could identify a long- term customer preference for drawstring waistbands in menswear trousers.

Crafted in the UK


Handmade at Dumfries House

These trousers have been made by hand at Dumfries House by Graeme, Jillian, Nicole and Tracey. They are made from a 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere grey cloth from Scottish luxury supplier Johnstons of Elgin. The cloth was chosen from an existing line, with the quantity needed already in stock, so as to reduce the environmental impact associated with the extraction of virgin raw materials and manufacturing. Their lining is made of GOTS-certified organic Italian cotton from Monti.


Lasting luxury

Make your loved clothes last

Recommendations from YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP partner Clothes Doctor on how to keep this piece looking its best for years to come. Contact Clothes Doctor for more detailed care and repair advice.

  • Avoid washing by using our Clothes Brush to remove fibres, dust, dirt and hair on the garment when dry. Brush in the same direction at all times, ⁠applying gentle pressure to avoid damaging fibres (even if you find specific patches of dirt that require a little more attention).
  • Remove bobbles, lint and hair with our Cashmere Comb in Red Cedarwood which is perfect to depill. Run it gently across the fabric to catch any loose fibres.
  • Lightly steam to refresh, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and remove odour. The steam will cause the fibres and fabric to swell providing a fuller and more colourful look.
  • Place a Fragrance Bag on the hanger with the trousers to naturally deter moths. Ideally also keep the trousers inside a moth proof garment bag.
  • Spot clean with our Eco Wash for Cashmere and Wool to remove light stains (this does not need to be rinsed out).
  • For older or tougher stains and if the trousers need to be completely washed, then use dry cleaning as a last resort, preferably using an environmentally friendly dry cleaners.

The Artisans

Alice D’Andrea
Graeme Bone
Nicole Christie
Jillian Halfpenny
Tracey Whalen

The Menswear Collection

The Project

The Modern Artisan is a unique partnership between YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation, the educational charity established by HRH The Prince of Wales, designed to create a sustainable luxury capsule collection of menswear and womenswear as part of a new training initiative to strengthen textile skills training.

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