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I'll be doing a second Cabourn blogpost shortly, this time about the Mallory and Tenzing jackets. Lots of good historical info to go with them, such as the story of Mallorys ill-fated Everest attempt in 1924, and the video of them finding his body near the peak in 1999 (still wearing all his tweed etc). Tenzing of course was Sir Edmund Hillarys sherpa when they successfully reached the peak in 1953.   So why is there no Hillary-jacket? Or does that just not sound...
In case anyone might be interested, I did a blog-post about the Cameraman:   http://welldresseddad.com/2013/03/01/icons-nigel-cabourn-cameraman-jacket/
  A few more glimpses of the blazer on my blog (including slightly reworked version of text from above):   http://welldresseddad.com/2013/03/03/visiting-the-seh-kelly-workshop/   This would be the blazer that now has a slightly more fitted style, to cater for more American taste.
  I'm 5'6" (1.72). I think I need to have a photo taken of me in the Bombays. From what I can tell I may look like a cartoon character. Would be nice to have it confirmed that it ain't so!   Do we need to start discussing the best options for shorties?
  I love my Tour jacket... :-)
  Any link to the new NC ones? I have army and navy variants already, would very much like to find a pair of tan ones. In a similar style at least.   I'm guessing these are the ones? http://www.endclothing.co.uk/brands/nigel-cabourn/nigel-cabourn-workwear-braces-83963.html   The embossing is on the inside. These are exactly the same as previous years ones.
  These are the guys that have them, Labour & Wait (http://www.labourandwait.co.uk/). They only have the one style of trouser though, and one style of jacket, plus one womans style of wraparound dress. Can't find mention of it on the website though.
  Impossible to say, as there is often such a discrepancy between marked size and actual size. Nigel himself appears to favour his fitting super-loose, but going by the marked size they tend to be pretty damn tight around the butt. I would tend to frown upon buying an expensive, distinct pair of trousers like these only to totally change their look.   In case you hadn't already considered it though, I'll offer up something you might not have considered... When in London 2...
  To be honest, I'm not totally sure. They're certainly odd. And cool. And a bit of strange as well. They're sort of like my EG Oslo pants, in the wooliness and loose fit. But even more so. I feel pretty self-conscious whilst wearing them. And a bit stylin' as well :-)   I think what I'm trying to say is: They take a little getting used to.   Plus they attract dog-hair like crazy, and my Corgi sheds like crazy. A match made in hell if there ever was one.
  My thinking is that if you're not going to wear them as they were made, why buy them? Of course, I do wonder about the sense in this point of view when I'm wandering around in my tweed Bombay pants. I do not feel as dapper as the model at Superdenim looks! :-) (http://www.superdenim.co.uk/feature-detail.asp?featureid=24)  
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