The inspiration for the Hartford Collection was born in New York City in 1979. 

Yves Chareton began with a vision to recreate the 40's and 50's vintage shirts like the ones he found in the flea markets in Porte de Clignancourt in Paris in the late 60's-ubiquitious, button-downs in faded plaids or bright oxford, westerns in raw denim and work shirts in chambray.