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Also seen this which is really misleading http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nigel-Cabourn-Parker-Jacket-Sir-Edmund-Hillary-/261127617068?pt=UK_Men_s_Coats_Jackets&hash=item3ccc6b3a2c
Who is this Parker he keeps talking about.
Just thought I'd post a more historical/sartorial topic while the thread is quiet...
As a huge fan of Cabourns Mallory jackets, and the aura surrounding them, I'm watching "The Wildest Dream", the film about George Mallorys 1924 ascent of Everest with great interest, :
Very nicely made in 2010, with lots of historical images and film clips. In one of these clips, filmed at what I take to be a base camp on the way up Everest, we get a pretty good look at Mallorys jacket, and as far as I can tell it doesn't have the very characteristic pockets that Cabourns recreation has.
Am I right in feeling a little disheartened, or should I just be happy Cabourn did make the pockets different, and hence made the jacket different to 99% of other tweed jackets around? :-)
Valid points, and your photo does show that Mallorys jacket clearly has pockets on the outside, which wasn't easy to see on the films. Good find!
Another fascinating fact to be gleaned from the photo: Whilst in general it appears to be considered sartoritally sound for gentlemen to wear the bottom button undone on their jackets, Mallory actually had all his buttons done. Anyone using their Mallory jacket in the cold will welcome this information and no longer feel compelled to walk around with a cold tummy tums as half the jacket is allowed to flap around. Doing up all the buttons has a significant effect on how warm the jacket is.
Ventile was developed during WW2, so a significant number of years after Mallory died in 1924, yes.
Edited by NickJohannessen - 12/2/12 at 3:32am
The following is a NC X Rugged Museum version.
I'm finding it difficult to see actual differences between the Mallory and Tenzing, apart from a small difference in placement of the buttons (and even there it's inconsistent between various Tenzings). Heres a Tenzing off the NC website, and it appears much closer to a Mallory in button placement:
And here a Mallory, again linked direct from cabourn.com. The bottom button is about an inch higher up than on the Tenzing. Can we play spot the difference for other differences? :-)
I think Mallory is wearing a jacket that looks closer to a NC Tenzing then a NC Mallory. That looks more like a full four button jacket and hence works better when it's all buttoned up. I'm a fan of the Tenzing (which is why I own one) and either way I think it's a good addition to have the ventile. If it had existed back in the 20's I'm sure they would have been running around with it instead of the gabardine.
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