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Originally Posted by indigoeagle View Post

But it also says very clearly on the home page:
"Ventile® is not coated or laminated yet the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibres when wet provide excellent weatherproofing."

I will call into the Ventile offices when I'm next passing and ask - they are only about 2 miles from my house

But I guess it is because through wear the fibres stretch and become damaged and the microscopic gaps in the weave open slightly so it might just need an extra repellant coating to help after a while

I can only think this is after a very long time with lots of wear

I think Goretex or any woven fabric will do this after a while and a lot of wear and tear

I would embrace the fact that clothes are not perfect have a life and a journey and a developed history which improves with wear
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Originally Posted by ferry View Post

I really wanna buy the authentic plimesole (not the converse). Can't decide wich size to go for. I would say that a uk 7,5 is my most precis size. In nikes a usually size up to a us 9. But they only come in full size. Anyone with a good advice? 



 



Also going for a pair of bombay bloomers. They seems to fit true to size. Anyone else have any other experience?



It sound like I have the same shoe size as you

7.5 UK shoe size

I bought the UK size 8 Army Plimsol from last Summers collection which looks identical to this seasons and they fit like a glove.
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They had a few Cabourn pieces when I went there a couple of weeks ago
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Originally Posted by Eric Gill Sans View Post


It sound like I have the same shoe size as you

7.5 UK shoe size

I bought the UK size 8 Army Plimsol from last Summers collection which looks identical to this seasons and they fit like a glove.

Thank you! Took the last pair in navy from end. What do you think about the sole? do you find it slippery when it's wet outside?

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Thank you! Took the last pair in navy from end. What do you think about the sole? do you find it slippery when it's wet outside?

I haven't noticed any slippage in the wet although I've tended to wear them mostly in the dry I think. Wore them everyday on holiday last year in Spain but it was baking dry
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Originally Posted by Eric Gill Sans View Post


I will call into the Ventile offices when I'm next passing and ask - they are only about 2 miles from my house

But I guess it is because through wear the fibres stretch and become damaged and the microscopic gaps in the weave open slightly so it might just need an extra repellant coating to help after a while

I can only think this is after a very long time with lots of wear

I think Goretex or any woven fabric will do this after a while and a lot of wear and tear

I would embrace the fact that clothes are not perfect have a life and a journey and a developed history which improves with wear


Great.

I'm very interested to hear what they're saying on this.

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I got a harris tweed mallory and had to size up- the 48 was too constricting around the shoulders. The 50, however, is big pretty much everywhere else.
I want to shrink it by washing as per the instructions on the cabourn blog, but that post has been taken down. I seem to remember someone here went a full size down by putting it in the machine at 30 degrees... would that be a mistake? any suggestions?
Edited by robinsongreen68 - 4/22/13 at 7:06am
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I wouldn't machine wash it, luke warm water and just let it dry. Btw, the lapels also shrink, just FYI or at least mine did.
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Raw Yellow Cameraman in 50 for sale guys.. Check out my classifieds!
 

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got it from End, the compton jacket.
It's very british.[IMG][IMG]
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Originally Posted by loman69 View Post

got it from End, the compton jacket.
It's very british.[IMG][IMG]

I like it.
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The Compton Jacket looks great - thanks for posting
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Out of interest, part of Nigel's SS13 was inspired by Denis Compton an incredible sportsman, English cricketer AND footballer which is where the jacket gets its name

When you have 5 minutes, I recommend you give Denis Compton's Wikipedia entry a read - its quite remarkable - especially the story where he forgot his bat and borrowed an antique bat from the museum

It's a must read
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No way! Have you seen the original backpack? You can still get it as "new old stock" from the '60s.
The quality is unmatched. For no money I would prefer the Cabourn collab over the real thing.

BTW: Still looking for a Geddes in either 46 or 48 smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Eric Gill Sans View Post

Out of interest, part of Nigel's SS13 was inspired by Denis Compton an incredible sportsman, English cricketer AND footballer which is where the jacket gets its name

When you have 5 minutes, I recommend you give Denis Compton's Wikipedia entry a read - its quite remarkable - especially the story where he forgot his bat and borrowed an antique bat from the museum

It's a must read

Yeah, he even forgot his age. Classic!

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