Well this confirms it then - they are made in Portugal
Nothing against Portugal but one of the reasons I have invested ( I have no pretentions of getting any money back, I use the word invested because of the considerable cost ) in Nigel Cabourn is because of the British manufacture and mainly British heritage fabrics.
I still like the design and it won't put me off buying these shirts because as a brand it still supports Brirish and small scale manufacturing with other garments but my main fear is that this could be the start of a trend where NC starts manufacturing some of the high end pieces outside of the UK to reduce the cost, sell more at better margins.
If this happens I will become vehemently opposed and will cease being a loyal customer
Having said that and ended the above post on a bit of a downer - I don't think for one minute this will happen and quality cloth and products do already come from outside the UK :
The waxed chord used on the hangman adjusters comes in from Japan
The camo print is printed in Italy
The 'Made in England' provenance is still important in that the design, product sourcing, pattern making, machining, hand finishing and distribution is still UK based for most garments in the Authentic range.