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post #3271 of 4497

I just received this jacket and vest (Denim work).  Bought them based on the photo below.  Immediately washed them to give them a better look and loosen up the fabric a bit.  I don't think they shrank much if any.  The one thing I find funny is that there is a hook and loop on the collar so one can close it up in bad weather, but there is no way unless you have a 12" neck size.  Even in the photo below you can see that the collar is too small to close all the way around the neck.  Not sure why they didn't just leave the loop and hook off. 


Either way.  Very nice jacket and vest.

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For some reason I can't see the photos - is it because I'm on an ipad and iPhone?

It's difficult to comment without seeing the photos but I do think the perceived fit of a jacket can be greatly improved by getting the sleeve length right but as pointed out by others, because NC jackets are more workwear/sportwear inspired, it's not as crucial than formal suit type jackets.

As Drew is over 6 foot and the sample size of 48 is based on his fit and other sizes are worked out from this, the sleeves are usually a bit long for me as well, being 5'11 but as I'm slim but with slighly broader shoulders than my size suggests and can go as small as a 44, the shoulders pull the sleeves a little higher so in recent seasons, they have been spot on.

If the sleeves are too long, a really good tailor can alter by repositioning the lower button to the top and cutting just above the lowest button rather than shortening the cuff up to the lowest button.

Another thing I do occasionally is, unbutton the bottom couple of buttons and turn up the cuff - I do this when I wear a particularly large bulky watch. It shows off the proper working cuff which was designed to roll up to avoid getting it dirty when doing manual jobs and looks really good with the camo jacket.

On a slightly different angle, I follow on twitter the store manger from the army gym in Japan and he posted someone wearing a denim notch jacket which had been washed and had shrunk slightly

It got me thinking as to what would happen if I stood in a warm shower wearing the camo jacket and wore it until it dried like the 'shrink to fit' jeans idea.



High risk but love the look
post #3272 of 4497
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Originally Posted by cold war painter View Post

Browsing through that Yoox link reminds me: I have noticed that this season's green jersey mallory does not seem to have sold at all well.

Does anyone know where the Cabourn x Converse Bosey boot is made? I would guess wherever the rest of the Converse stuff is made but I can't find that confirmed anywhere.

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Thank you .. I thought that might be the case.
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Originally Posted by nixda View Post

I just received this jacket and vest (Denim work).  Bought them based on the photo below.  Immediately washed them to give them a better look and loosen up the fabric a bit.  I don't think they shrank much if any.  The one thing I find funny is that there is a hook and loop on the collar so one can close it up in bad weather, but there is no way unless you have a 12" neck size.  Even in the photo below you can see that the collar is too small to close all the way around the neck.  Not sure why they didn't just leave the loop and hook off. 


Either way.  Very nice jacket and vest.

Glad it looks good after being washed

I must say I am absolutely delighted with how my linen denim work pocket jacket and Hospital vest from SS11 turned out after washing on 40 degrees

It has shrunk a little and ruffled up along the reinforcement tapes so now they fit like a glove and look so much better - should have done it a couple of years ago

It doesn't work for the thick Turner canvas jackets and vests though as I washed a Cabourn turner canvas AW11 hospital vest and it didn't shrink and left it looking quite unappealing so I had to completely repress it with a steam iron on top of a cloth to get it looking right

I have just had my Turner cotton canvas AW11 unlined Tenzing jacket dry cleaned and the finish was much better
post #3275 of 4497
You guys inspired me to give my indigo linen denim naval trousers (which were too large) a hot soak, which shrank them up quite nicely. So, thanks! The smaller sized 4 pleat linen pants arrived from Corniche, and they fit great as well.

It turns out that my poorly sized (much too small) ARN trousers fit my girlfriend in a cute 'boyfriend trouser' kind of way...
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Fogle...try Foogle!!

 

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It's worth a ' foogle ' ..biggrin.gif

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So I grabbed the aircraft jacket in red and really like it, but my girlfriend thinks it looks horrible on me.

What's everyone's opinion on it and the fit? Keep it or sell it on?

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Originally Posted by Arizor View Post

So I grabbed the aircraft jacket in red and really like it, but my girlfriend thinks it looks horrible on me.

What's everyone's opinion on it and the fit? Keep it or sell it on?

 

 

I like it.  Fits you well.  You have to keep in mind that it's a boxier fit, though it does taper nicely to the waist. 

 

I don't think many folks would go for that color.  I like it though.  I think it looks nice with what you're wearing, but you could also do navy chinos or chambray shorts. 

 

BTW, what's the fabric like?  I've read contradictory descriptions from "PU" to beeswax to silk oil. 


Edited by BLAUGRANA - 7/8/13 at 11:35pm
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I've come to conclusion that Girls are not quite into workwear. I think its more for us boys to share pictures with.
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I've come to conclusion that Girls are not quite into workwear. I think its more for us boys to share pictures with.

 

I think this is probably very true, and while you only mention workwear we should include hikerdelia (like the aircraft jacket, which to me is a regular anorak more than anything else), retro trainers and "cool" t-shirts.

 

Heck, for my own part I really like wearing my Cabourn Naval and Bombay pants, and think their baggy style is incredibly stylish, yet my girlfriend thinks they look awful and prefers me in slim-fitting trousers.

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Originally Posted by Arizor View Post

So I grabbed the aircraft jacket in red and really like it, but my girlfriend thinks it looks horrible on me.

What's everyone's opinion on it and the fit? Keep it or sell it on?

It suits you well. my yellow aircraft has really given me a lot of nice compliments from both gender. But I'm not quite sure if if think you should size up one. But overall it's a fantastic jacket. Mine is unwaxed though so it's quite unwearable when it's raining. But I guess yours is. I don't think you will regret it if you keep it.
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For what it is worth, I agree on the sizing of the jacket.......

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really like the yellow Aircraft , struggling to find 54 in sales , but also not sure if yellow is for a 42 year old - thinking it's a young mans colour ? shog[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Phil McCrackin View Post

really like the yellow Aircraft , struggling to find 54 in sales , but also not sure if yellow is for a 42 year old - thinking it's a young mans colour ? shog[1].gif

 

Absolutely not.  It can be but I only say that because I think it's wearable regardless of age.  Were I 42 (and I'm not far off) I'd wear it in a heartbeat.  In fact I have it and I'm constantly thinking "is this something I would wear in ten years or more".  The only things I generally have to question are the camo items I have.  The styling and details of the coat make it wearable regardless of age and the color is great.  It's not overly bright at all.  In fact I wouldn't even say it's bright.  It's a rich color though and with the neutral cords and nice brown buttons it all comes together very nicely.  The antarctic orange is a bit brighter, but even that color is wearable regardless of your age if you ask me. 

 

Coggles has a 54, but it's not on sale. 

post #3285 of 4497

So Cabourn has already shown the SS14 Collection in Paris and last week Berlin with Bread and Butter.  Anyone found any pictures as of yet?  I'm not finding anything online.  I'm very interested to see it.  It's a collection based on military deadstock and British fighters who participated in the Spanish Civil War against the fascists (IE Madidistas not apply).  I've only seen the little sketch, but who knows how representative that will be.  There will apparently be another Converse collaboration as well.

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