I came across an interesting sight in Oslo recently, at Høyer Eger in the city centre. A small collection of Nigel Cabourn, consisting of 4 Ventile Cameraman jackets, a jersey Mallory, and one last that I couldn't identify. They must be testing the waters, as Nigel Cabourn is entirely unknown in Norway. I believe they also had a couple of jackets from the Everest collection a year or two back.
It was interesting for me to have the opportunity to feel the Ventile version though, and I was sort of surprised at how flimsy it felt compared to the Mackintosh/Linen variant. The tape does add a bit of visual interest, but I reckon the previous years version feels a a bit more special that this years one. I'd be interested to know how the Ventile works compared to Mackintosh though, with regards to building up damp on the inside...
I've added a couple of photos to my Cameraman blog-post, in case anyone is interested in seeing Cameraman in the wild confines of a Norwegian high-end shopporama:
Also added a few more exhibits to my post of Cameramanesque jackets, or Cabourn ripoffs if you like: