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Originally Posted by taiAtari View Post

Or who knows, Kevlar might be quite a common Sherpa name. smile.gif

Excellent!

Ventile is great anyways, might get a bit scrunched after some years of wearing but it's part of the jacket's charm!
post #2837 of 5134
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Originally Posted by MSAINT View Post

Total historical nonsense! Kevlar was commercialized in the 70's

edit: wiki is so easy to find, I wonder what happened... => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevlar

I think you've missed the point - the photo of the Sherpa could have been very recent - 1970's 1980's or 90's. Nobody has claimed that this photo was Tenzing Norgay or that it was from the 1950's .

It's just a source photo showing how Sherpas have adapted their clothing which NC used as inspiration for what was first called a Sherpa jacket which was then given the accolade name of Tenzing to commemorate 50 years of Sir Ed's and Tenzing's conquest
post #2838 of 5134
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Originally Posted by taiAtari View Post

You are right of course, it might refer to the patches on the early sherpa/tenzing/mallory jacket (could be the material before Cabourn used ventile patches).. smile.gif

Actually this is a good point - the heading 'Kevlar Patches' could just refer to the fact that Nigel was thinking of using Kevlar initially instead of ventile on a garment

My guess is that Sherpas do and have used Kevlar to reinforce garments to stop wear - if you see some of the loads they carry - it would wear out a cotton or wool coat in minutes.

I do know a Kevlar Patches - he lives next door to Naval Clips
post #2839 of 5134

Latest from 'Cabourn Watch'

 

A few new AW12 sale items have just appeared at Endclothing.

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I spoke to the owner of Nitty Gritty the other day and he told that he wont be stocking Nigel Cabourn anymore. Inflated prices and limited demand were the two primary reasons.

post #2842 of 5134
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Originally Posted by Malafider View Post

I spoke to the owner of Nitty Gritty the other day and he told that he wont be stocking Nigel Cabourn anymore. Inflated prices and limited demand were the two primary reasons.

Yes a few well known NC stockists have not reordered in the last year or so

 

Oi Polloi

LN-CC

Tres Bien

 

to name a few

 

But new ones appear - Trunk Clothiers, Kafta

 

Each individual shop owner will know his/her customers, monitor previous sales and change accordingly -I suppose that's the nature of fashion.

 

I went to a fashion industry seminar a couple of weeks ago at the London School of Fashion about the future of the industry and there were some top fashion industry consultants and retailers saying that B2B (brand to business) is just dying in Europe and USA because shops are closing, footfall is down, internet sales and big Brand stores selling direct are taking over.

 

Unless a shop has a great USP, a great internet site that appeals internationally and some difficult to get hold of desirable brands or exclusives - it's going to struggle.

 

B2C (Brand to Consumer) is growing massively, so no wonder a Nigel Cabourn direct e commerce site makes sense - more margin, better cash flow etc.

 

Also interesting that C2C (consumer to consumer) selling - ebay etc is also growing greatly.We are all becoming retailers as well as consumers

 

M2C is also growing (manufacturer to consumer) look at the small manufacturers becoming brands in their own right - Old Town, SEH Kelly, Private White etc.and selling direct.

 

A bit surprised by the 'Inflated prices' comment though as NC's SS13 range has seen a considerable deflation on shirts, Jackets and waistcoats from previous SS collections. 

post #2843 of 5134
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Originally Posted by Malafider View Post

I spoke to the owner of Nitty Gritty the other day and he told that he wont be stocking Nigel Cabourn anymore. Inflated prices and limited demand were the two primary reasons.

Just realised as well, that I have probably bought from just about every Nigel Cabourn European retailer that has an internet site over the last 4 years but not from Nitty Gritty. Some its just the odd item like the limited Edition Balaclava from Ushowu or a scarf from Cultizm if they haven't got my size

 

And I haven't a clue why that is - it may be because they haven't had my size or any exclusive accessories

 

One of my fathers favourite saying to me was "money is round because it's designed to go 'round" so I do like to spread my custom rather than just buy from one retailer.

post #2844 of 5134

Some amazing deals at Le Rayon Frais.  46 Cameraman and 54 Puffa Jacket still left.  Both great pieces at great prices.  Were either my size you wouldn't even see them. 

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British Army tattersall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Eric Gill Sans View Post

Yes a few well known NC stockists have not reordered in the last year or so

 

Oi Polloi

LN-CC

Tres Bien

 

to name a few

 

But new ones appear - Trunk Clothiers, Kafta

 

Each individual shop owner will know his/her customers, monitor previous sales and change accordingly -I suppose that's the nature of fashion.

 

I went to a fashion industry seminar a couple of weeks ago at the London School of Fashion about the future of the industry and there were some top fashion industry consultants and retailers saying that B2B (brand to business) is just dying in Europe and USA because shops are closing, footfall is down, internet sales and big Brand stores selling direct are taking over.

 

Unless a shop has a great USP, a great internet site that appeals internationally and some difficult to get hold of desirable brands or exclusives - it's going to struggle.

 

B2C (Brand to Consumer) is growing massively, so no wonder a Nigel Cabourn direct e commerce site makes sense - more margin, better cash flow etc.

 

Also interesting that C2C (consumer to consumer) selling - ebay etc is also growing greatly.We are all becoming retailers as well as consumers

 

M2C is also growing (manufacturer to consumer) look at the small manufacturers becoming brands in their own right - Old Town, SEH Kelly, Private White etc.and selling direct.

 

A bit surprised by the 'Inflated prices' comment though as NC's SS13 range has seen a considerable deflation on shirts, Jackets and waistcoats from previous SS collections. 

 

Not that I want to go too much off-topic about NC thread, but that's a good sum up of the actual state of things in the industry, especially in Europe.

The mix of general crisis and brands being more agressive to sell directly to consumer will in fact "shake" the industry and lead to the close of many shops. In this beginning of 2013 we already had some examples in Europe of great known shops closing, but unfortunately there will be more.

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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post

British Army tattersall

Great photos - which season is it and where did you get it from?
post #2848 of 5134

I bought it in Japan at the Army Gym - guess its spring. Thanks

post #2849 of 5134
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Originally Posted by Eric Gill Sans View Post

I was going to put a post regarding Nigel's Luftwaffe Channel pants and how he's used them as inspiration for the AW13 Aircraft jacket so you have just reminded me 


Here is a picture of a beaming Mr Cabourn having just procured them for his vintage collection while he was in Florence at Pitti alongside a plate of a German pilot from 1943-44

These are incredibly rare trousers





Here is a slide from the AW13 (FW13) photoshoot - look at Drew's Troos





Now look at the new style bellow pockets on the above AW13 Aircraft jacket - the size, shape, proportion and fastening

And to think some people wonder why I get so enthused about Nigel Cabourn clothing !!!??

Today is my first wearing of my replica Luftwaffe Channel pants bought from Noble House after inspiration from Nigel's AW13 photo shoot



Out and about wearing them now with :

NC braces from Edward Wilson Overpants
NC navy Cape Cameraman
NC navy and grey stripe wool football scarf
post #2850 of 5134
That looks great, nice colour too!
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