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post #1666 of 4492

My 2 cents on the MARRKT sale, nothing we haven't already seen at similar or better discounts over the past few months. A few pieces I'll consider if the price drops further (Peak lapel jacket being one) but only a handful. Always wary of sample sales online, as samples can be made up of whatever fabric is available in the factory at the time, often using standard trims, I prefer to see them in the flesh to know exactly what I'm getting.

 

Of the new season gear, only 2 pieces I'm after, the first being the Bauer Kara Koram jacket. If the quality is anything like the last collection it will (almost) justify the price tag (though it'll go to 50% off for certain, fingers crossed LN-CC get it for 70% discount come sale time..)

 

It seems like the retailers have whacked an extra mark up on Cabourn this year, perhaps so they claw a little more margin back when they go to 50% off? I can't see any other reason for the increased prices. The sales have been brutal this year for the retailers, I wouldn't consider anything at full price these days, too painful when they end up slashed in the sales....

 

Second is the black/brown Mallory on End, favourite Cabourn jacket in what looks like a great colourway. 

 

 

 

 

post #1667 of 4492
About to post the iconic Aircraft Jacket Oilcloth in orange NWT for $325 ($710 retail). size 48.
Edited by sunman42000 - 8/26/12 at 3:53pm
post #1668 of 4492

Hey guys, I wanted to ask for your opinion as NC fans- which Coastal Command shearling jacket appeals to you more, the brown/orange version or black/yellow one?

post #1669 of 4492
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Originally Posted by kojiro View Post

Hey guys, I wanted to ask for your opinion as NC fans- which Coastal Command shearling jacket appeals to you more, the brown/orange version or black/yellow one?

 

At the end of the day you have to decide that.  Some things to consider would be do you prefer black leather or brown leather?  Which one goes better with your wardrobe?  Do your shoes suit one of them better? 

 

Personally I prefer the brown/orange combo.  I think the brown leather looks nice, I prefer the two colors together (IMO they're more complimentary) and I also think that it looks more "authentic" in that color.  Of course were money no object I'd go for both.

post #1670 of 4492
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Originally Posted by turunen View Post

My 2 cents on the MARRKT sale, nothing we haven't already seen at similar or better discounts over the past few months. A few pieces I'll consider if the price drops further (Peak lapel jacket being one) but only a handful. Always wary of sample sales online, as samples can be made up of whatever fabric is available in the factory at the time, often using standard trims, I prefer to see them in the flesh to know exactly what I'm getting.

 

Of the new season gear, only 2 pieces I'm after, the first being the Bauer Kara Koram jacket. If the quality is anything like the last collection it will (almost) justify the price tag (though it'll go to 50% off for certain, fingers crossed LN-CC get it for 70% discount come sale time..)

 

It seems like the retailers have whacked an extra mark up on Cabourn this year, perhaps so they claw a little more margin back when they go to 50% off? I can't see any other reason for the increased prices. The sales have been brutal this year for the retailers, I wouldn't consider anything at full price these days, too painful when they end up slashed in the sales....

 

Second is the black/brown Mallory on End, favourite Cabourn jacket in what looks like a great colourway. 

 

 

 

 

 

I generally agree on the Marrkt sale other than the aircraft jacket.  I don't know if I missed the price the first time round, but I'm pretty positive they took additional drops on them after a few days.  Anyway, they had the "Sand" and "Khaki", both of which were NOT the oilcloth.  Much prefer that as I'm not a fan of how waxed things wear.  Also think they'll be less sheer.  I'd seen the Sand at Oi Polloi, but I hadn't seen that Khaki version anywhere else.  Price after that drop was great too.  All the samples said "soiled", but they weren't too specific.  None of them interested me, but if they had I've have been concerned about that.  Was excited to see some other odds and ends too, but nothing really grabbed me.  Overall I do really like the Spring/Summer 2012 styles though.  I'm a big outerwear guy and I think they nailed all the Cameramen this past season.

 

As for Autumn/Winter, it's really growing on me the more I see come out.  Prices on some of it are just crazy, but who knows after the season considering what we saw this Summer.  On the flip side there are some pieces that look pretty reasonable for Cabourn too.  Kara Koram in both colors interests me, but I think the camo would be less practical.  On the flip side that navy/bone colorway looks like a lot of the other coats.  I wouldn't mind a Mallory, but I prefer last season's colors.  Everest parka would be great and I like the colors, but I'd need a big drop.  Puffa jacket looks nice too as does the snowflake shawl.

post #1671 of 4492

Blaugrana: the aircraft jackets were further reduced to 125 GBP each, I bought both size 50s that were left :) And they are both sand- one olied (the orange one) and the second one was regular (unoiled) sand. I don't know why both were listed as "sand"- the oiled version is bright orange and the other is pastel yellow..

Anyway, after reading your/turunen's posts I'm now concerned with what I'm going to receive.. I hope that the quality is on par with other NC garments and in general the quality I'm used to with NC items..

I hope I won't be disappointed.

post #1672 of 4492
There's finally a store in Oslo that is carrying Cabourn but for some reason the only piece they picked up was the Everest parka in two colours. Told me they would pick up more stuff in the future if these sold well. I doubt these will be flying of the shelves but might give me a chance to pick one up at a reasonable price come sale season.
post #1673 of 4492

Wow, that takes some balls, making a two grand coat your first retail buy to test the water! Fortune favours the brave I guess...

 

I'd love an everest parka but the pricing is insane, 4 years ago they were giving them away in the sales at some stores, along with the cameraman. 

post #1674 of 4492

yeah, man! the pricing is crazy. i feel like season in and out for the past few years, stuff is posted online and we're all like "wow! soooo expensive" but at the end of the day, i still think NC is still some of the best value out there. even though, when you think about it, $2000 is a really whole winter's worth of drinking or playing video games.... right? but i still think it's money well spent, for real. cause what you get is way more than just a bunch of wool and and some buttons, it's a narrative. and isn't that what everyone's really after? 

 

anyway total change of subject:

 

1. i'm so glad they switched to horn buttons this winter. i wasn't feeling the corozo. 

 

2. does anyone know NC's wholesale pricing for this stuff? I know most brands operate at a 2x price structure, so for example you'd buy at 50 and sell for 100. are the prices we see generally in the same ballpark? 

post #1675 of 4492
Biggen - which store in Oslo is stocking Cabourn?
post #1676 of 4492
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Originally Posted by the year 1492 View Post

yeah, man! the pricing is crazy. i feel like season in and out for the past few years, stuff is posted online and we're all like "wow! soooo expensive" but at the end of the day, i still think NC is still some of the best value out there. even though, when you think about it, $2000 is a really whole winter's worth of drinking or playing video games.... right? but i still think it's money well spent, for real. cause what you get is way more than just a bunch of wool and and some buttons, it's a narrative. and isn't that what everyone's really after? 


2. does anyone know NC's wholesale pricing for this stuff? I know most brands operate at a 2x price structure, so for example you'd buy at 50 and sell for 100. are the prices we see generally in the same ballpark? 

Al clothing companies do and it's usually 50% + tax, so the mark up is closer to 75%.


The Everest is not 2000$, it's around 3400$.
post #1677 of 4492
Can I get a quick breakdown of the Aircraft Jacket sizing??

I've got the Desert Smock in a size 54, which I guess is XL? It's definitely a size or 2 too big but, it being a smock/overshirt thing, I think it's appropriate to wear it loose and casual. All the measurements I've seen for the Aircraft make it seem like it runs HUGE (Context has the size 50, two sizes smaller than the smock I own, at 25 inches p-to-p!). I typically take a M/L, and occasionally an XL in EG and other "contemporary street wear" brands (EG's hooded puffer vest from last AW is an example of needing an XL, while I took a M in the same season's wool Cruiser and also the denim Engineer Jacket).

Anyways, always loved the Aircraft, want to pick one up at these prices, but have never tried one on. Never tried on ANY Cabourn outerwear for that matter.
post #1678 of 4492

You can size down on Aircraft. I have a size 52 and basing on this I just bought two Aircraft jackets size 50 for a slimmer fit. They are baggy, NC guys tend to wear them baggy and that's how you supposedly should wear it, but noone will arrest you for wearing them a bit less oversized right? :)
 

post #1679 of 4492
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Originally Posted by dixonmanor View Post

Can I get a quick breakdown of the Aircraft Jacket sizing??
I've got the Desert Smock in a size 54, which I guess is XL? It's definitely a size or 2 too big but, it being a smock/overshirt thing, I think it's appropriate to wear it loose and casual. All the measurements I've seen for the Aircraft make it seem like it runs HUGE (Context has the size 50, two sizes smaller than the smock I own, at 25 inches p-to-p!). I typically take a M/L, and occasionally an XL in EG and other "contemporary street wear" brands (EG's hooded puffer vest from last AW is an example of needing an XL, while I took a M in the same season's wool Cruiser and also the denim Engineer Jacket).
Anyways, always loved the Aircraft, want to pick one up at these prices, but have never tried one on. Never tried on ANY Cabourn outerwear for that matter.

Sounds like you're a 48? If so, I just posted the orange oilcloth that's sold out everywhere
http://www.styleforum.net/t/312763/nigel-cabourn-aircraft-jacket-orange-nwt-size-48
post #1680 of 4492
Quote:
Originally Posted by dixonmanor View Post

Can I get a quick breakdown of the Aircraft Jacket sizing??
I've got the Desert Smock in a size 54, which I guess is XL? It's definitely a size or 2 too big but, it being a smock/overshirt thing, I think it's appropriate to wear it loose and casual. All the measurements I've seen for the Aircraft make it seem like it runs HUGE (Context has the size 50, two sizes smaller than the smock I own, at 25 inches p-to-p!). I typically take a M/L, and occasionally an XL in EG and other "contemporary street wear" brands (EG's hooded puffer vest from last AW is an example of needing an XL, while I took a M in the same season's wool Cruiser and also the denim Engineer Jacket).
Anyways, always loved the Aircraft, want to pick one up at these prices, but have never tried one on. Never tried on ANY Cabourn outerwear for that matter.

I'll reply more later tonight, but you might want to read the thread abut too. I tried the smock and it was a good two sizes too big.
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