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High on the acacia crowns of the Kenyan steppe, the impressive animal herds of the Serengeti in view - a view, for which Denys Finch Hatton rises as often as possible in his "Gipsy Moth" double decker. But before the British Aristocrat should become a well-known bush pilot, Finch Hatton stands before a far-reaching decision: Try to regain a lost fortune in England or deny new ways - in the unknown African wilderness?
Denys Finch Hatton
A trip to South Africa
Sprout of aristocracy, pupils at the famous Eton College - Denys Finch Hatton's life seems to be at the beginning of the 20th century in regulated-noblen lanes. But behind the chic facade first breaks are distinguished, because his ancestors have played a stately fortune. The young denys is prior to choice: achieve high school education and marry kingdom or car.
In 1911, the 24-year-old Denys Finch Hatton is taking a journey that should shape his life. He visits relatives of South Africa and is fascinated by the, for him strangers, continent. In the same year his uncle leaves him a small fortune. Finch Hatton does not consider long and travels to today's Kenya to buy a farm there, without prior knowledge, but with much adventure lust. From then on, he spends a large part of his years in Africa, but not as a farmer - the location-bound work he leaves a partner, but as a big game hunter, Safari Guide, Bushpilot and, for what he
Probably today is the most famous, lovers of Karen Blixen.
Beyond Africa in Cape Town
His relationship with the Danish writer and coffee farmer Karen Blixen is it that inspires the movie "beyond Africa". In 1985, this film also comes in the country that attended Denys Finch Hatton in 1911 and changed his life into the cinemas: Kenya.
At this time, the young German Roger Brandts in South Africa is currently. Similar to Finch Hatton, he is also fascinated by the Black Continent - and from the Life of the British Adventurer, which he gets to know by the movie:
"When I made a 6-month internship in South Africa in the mid-1980s for my studies of textile technology, and at this time the movie" beyond Africa "came to the cinemas, I was tied. Not only of this wonderful continent But also from the person Denys Finch Hatton, in the film played by Robert Redford. A great man who took his freedoms and who loved the nature and the wildness of Africa. " -Roger Brandts
Looking for the adventure
With these impressions in the luggage Roger Brandts travel back to Germany. The fascination for Africa and the life of Denys Finch Hatton does not let him go for years later. And this is how an idea arises in 1998: its own fashion line for men, with influences from South Africa reasons. Honest and relaxed fashion instead of chestimicky fashion, which would also like Denys Finch Hatton.
"Africa is one, in all areas, great and diverse continent. On the one hand, there is the eternal sun, the infinitely large sky, the untouched, wild nature and the special interplay of light and colors. With people who never laugh despite many problems lose "Happy People" and in which fashion simply means "back to basics". On the other hand, there was the freedom-loving Lebemann Finch Hatton. He was an adventurer and always sought the unusual, was open to everything. He did what he believed that, and he thought is therefore a real inspiration for the brand. " -Roger Brandts
The name is found quickly: Fynch-Hatton, as a tribute to just those Denys Finch Hatton, who impressed by his independence, his adventure lust and his liberty of freedom. Quickly stands the business plan, but now it is time to convince buyers and suppliers. No simple matter: The competition is high and not everyone shares Brandts Vision. But as Denys Finch Hatton remains persistent with Roger Brandts, with the help of his initially small team, and can not be dissual from his path.
Flooring, freedom and easy to do
Slow, but steadily Fynch-Hatton starts to establish itself. And the assortment of products also grows the Fynch-Hatton team, which has made a success from Roger Brand's idea: the unmistakable fashion brand with the umbrella awareness as a logo, the typical tree of African savannah. Together they work towards a goal: the adventure lust and the Spirit Denys Finch Hatton to meet. According to Brandts motto, the assortment has increased steadily for 20 years - from knit products to the totally look, so everything man needs to be well-dressed. And not only the products, from shirts to pants to shoes, more varied, but also the locations of the Fynch Hatton Shops. In around 55 countries and in the online shop, man can buy clothes from Fynch-Hatton these days and at a fair price, which in the future, the Fynch-Hatton team has set itself the goal of their customers stylish, high quality and every life situation to offer suitable fashion. The ultimate goal: remain flexible and honest and as Denys Finch Hatton do not be afraid of adventures.
"Freedom, independence and self-determination" that is the spirit associated with our fashion. We do not want to change or influence any missionary or personality. It's just an honest brand, a relaxed brand. "
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