Mr Quintessential - London, UK
MrQuintessential signature DNA of pure 100% luxurious Mongolian Cashmere, is a collection using the best silk and cashmere blends. Sourcing the best fibres from the crop and enlisting local workshops in Mongolia, they are individually handcrafted by the finest master craftsmen, making each piece not only luxurious but unique and one of a kind.
MrQ has taken the finest fabrics out there, using the best Silk and Cashmere blends, to create a luxurious range of Roll Necks, V & Crew necks. Their signature DNA of Pure 100% luxurious Mongolian Cashmere adding in textured finishes set MrQ collections apart from the crowd.
The story of Mr Quintessential is one derived out of frustration. Founder Simon Jacobs was bored with the kind of bland clothes lacking in personality. At the same time, he realised even those pretty basic clothes were overpriced. For Simon, a large part of luxury is feeling that you have value for the money invested. He felt the clothes he was buying just weren’t good enough, so he set out on his own – to Mongolia.
While there is no shortage of cashmere, not all is born equal. Cashmere is basically the winter undercoat of a multitude of breeds of goat. The quality of that coat, the softness and tactility, vary from breed to breed. China produces the most cashmere in the world but it doesn’t necessarily mean they produce the best...that spot is reserved for the animals of Inner Mongolia. The natural charms of the material itself, make it one of the most sought after materials in the world. Cashmere is reserved for the finest sweaters, jackets and scarves, a rare commodity that you’d expect necessarily comes with a price tag to match.
With a population of 2.3 million goats, there are fewer in Mongolia than most other Cashmere producing regions.
Where larger brands will buy their cashmere from middle men, Simon sources direct from the suppliers himself. He not only sources the best fibres from the crop at a competitive price, he also enlists workshops in the area to turn those superlative fibres into a textile that delivers on his design.
The result is Mr Quintessential, one of the few brands where Mongolian cashmere is well-priced. They also make full use of the material’s innate quality, incorporating it into relatively subtle designs, the material is very much at their core.
Cashmere is synonymous with luxury, but look a little deeper and you’ll realise luxury comes in varying degrees. For Mr Quintessential however, there’s no compromise, just superlative Mongolian cashmere, sustainably made.