It strikes me that this forum is now becoming a sales outlet more than a discussion between enthusiasts. Is it really ok for vendors to advertise like this?
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I'm not entirely sure I agree with you Nick and I think your point would have been better made if you had actually started a discussion about something Cabourn related. For example have you seen this crazy B7 Sheepskin Parka that Corniche have got in. Not my cup of tea (and I seriously considered buying the sleeping bag jacket from last year) but somebody might be interested. The details look insane. Hopefully I'll find time to nip in the next time I'm back home in Edinburgh. http://www.corniche.org.uk/display1.php?Nigel%20Cabourn%20Coat%20B7%20Sheepskin%20Parka&id=1061
To be honest I don't really understand where you're coming from especially since you've been trying to sell stuff via this forum all summer. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure one of the last comments you made in the thread was about trying to sell a cameraman from a previous season? I personally don't see any difference between that and the posts above.
If the posts above were spam (and I'm prepared to give the benefit of the doubt to the guy who has a lot of stuff on ebay and had to relist it) then I'd agree with you but I don't think they are and I think they have gone about it in the right way (certainly the guys from Independence). I'm not fully au fait with the forum rules but I think vendors are allowed to post about their stock once and then maybe again if there is a price drop or something to protect the affiliate vendors. I don't think there is anything to stop vendors contributing to the conversation and that's fine with me. Would be good if some of the guys who have actually handled the goods contributed more although you obviously don't expect someone who is selling the product to provide a bad review.
The folk from Independence seem like good guys from their other posts on the forum and I'd have no hesitation in buying from them. Maybe not Cabourn as its easier for me to buy in the UK but certainly some of the other brands they have. It might also help someone stateside become introduced to Nigel Cabourn by going in to their shop to see the goods in person, allowing them to physically compare the brand to others and see for themselves if the price is worth it.
They have also provided some really good pictures of the new season stock which actually enhances the thread in my opinion. The colours on all the Mallory's this year seem to really pop and that comes through in their pictures.
There's a world of difference between me as a private person posting that I have a jacket for sale and asking to be contacted by PM for details, and commercial vendors (StayClean and Indepencence) posting what amounts to pure advertising, i.e. stock lists with pricing, sizes and numbers available, and photos directly to the forum. If it was just photos, I wouldn't be so down on it, but in combination with the rest, I find it very annoying.
If I am alone in holding this opinion though, I will shut up about it. And I do still have a brand-new Camaraman available. Ha!
Maybe we should invite all the other Cabourn resellers to post similar posts? Anyone else think that would work out just great?
Oh, and I posted a few of my impressions of Nigel's AW13 collection to my blog, here: http://welldresseddad.com/2013/09/08/news-nigel-cabourn-aw13-available/
PM Fok and ask, only way to find out, my guess is yes as long as they are paying vendors.
If a post in this thread leads me to the last available size 50 Everest Parka in indigo at 50% off, I really don't care if it is a private or corporate seller...
If only you were a 52 then I might've been able to help you out. Thinking of getting rid of mine for one of the new Indigo ones.
I bought a size 52 Tenzig blazer from the 2012 season I believe, and it fits me well, with the shoulder measurement just a hair under 19". Now I hearing that a size 52 blazer from the current season is 18" across the shoulders? I don't have the ability to go into a brick and mortar shop to try sizes on so would appreciate the help, especially keen to find out if the 2013 Notch Work jacket/blazer in size 52 would fit me or if I should go a size higher? Thanks for your help!
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Edited by Sartorialist.di.Roma - 9/18/13 at 3:12am
Lighter? The Mallory is fairly warm but probably not any more so than any lined tweed jacket. I have an unlined SEH Kelly tweed which is good for the shoulder seasons but still very warm with a jumper underneath. For that matter, the summer cotton Mallory is fairly effective as a wind shield over a nice thick jumper.
Ushowu look to be the only European shop to have the bonded coat so far
Flannels have added some new Cabourn clobber including a couple of what look like a couple European exclusive shirts/sweatshirts
Cultizm have also gone live with a few AW13 items including two Air Ministry logo scarves not seen anywhere else
Still don't know if the Cashmere duffle is available in Green or any other colour apart from Navy or Orange? I did contact: https://www.cabourn.com/contact - and no reply; that's what I call customer service.