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That looks a really nice collection - look forward to seeing later in the year.
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Anyone know a US Stockist with the Converse collab in Eggnog in stock?
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To keep up the photo log of us wearing Cabourn - Couple of photos from my trip to Austria a few weeks ago



Wearing Coastal Command shearling coat



A selfy taken on a ski lift wearing navy 4 way roll neck and the navy classic ventile parka
Couldn't find any vintage looking googles that are functional enough for skiing in low light and snow hence the rather ridiculous oversized Scott gogs
The hat is a German Helt Pro helmet
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Crazy markdowns at Trunk.  Not much left, but I got some steals.  Business jacket and some sweater/sweatshirt still left.  

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Originally Posted by BLAUGRANA View Post

Crazy markdowns at Trunk.  Not much left, but I got some steals.  Business jacket and some sweater/sweatshirt still left.  

Yes I spotted that - those prices must be absolute cost price which is a bit worrying if they don't think they can make any money, it may put them off buying again

Flannels have also reduced again and Superdenim are offering another 20 percent off sale prices

Other than LN-CC a few years ago these are the biggest discounts I've ever seen on Cabourn
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I bought the Donegal Business jacket from Trunk in the sale my first Cabourn absolutely love it very warm . good communication from Trunk answered all my emails would use again .
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Originally Posted by Eric Gill Sans View Post


Yes I spotted that - those prices must be absolute cost price which is a bit worrying if they don't think they can make any money, it may put them off buying again

Flannels have also reduced again and Superdenim are offering another 20 percent off sale prices

Other than LN-CC a few years ago these are the biggest discounts I've ever seen on Cabourn

 

Well they only had a size left in both the Aircraft jacket and the peacoat, so I wouldn't think it'd be a huge issue.  The Mallory I got from them was on sale, but not too far down.  Seems like a great shop though.  Great communication whenever I email them.  

 

Flannels marks have come fast and have been quite good.  Rather unexpected from them considering the current pricing on some of their older stock.  

 

I wonder if Superdenim will go another round.  

 

Really wondering when the NC site itself will add everything else. 

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The discounting and sales offers are really quite interesting.  The different pricing levels between Japan and the Uk intrigue me.   How can  knitwear  sell for what seems like  a lower initial price first in Japan when it is still made in Scotland and the Uk? The same item might be 25% more in the UK before discounting? how so?  Don’t they discount so much in land of the rising sun?Good luck to them anyhows.

Unless its made over there with the same material I can’t understand the economics of it.

cheers

A

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What do you think about the AW 2014 Everest Parka in oilcloth cotton?

 

Was it a good step to change the material from ventile to oilcloth cotton?

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What do you think about the AW 2014 Everest Parka in oilcloth cotton?

Was it a good step to change the material from ventile to oilcloth cotton?

Yes I spotted that as well
It seems it's in line with oilcloth version of the Cold Weather Parka on the Manufactum website
The oilcloth in that brown colour gives the look of the coat much more character as the oil settles in the creases and areas fade as it dries however in terms of practicality in keeping the water out and the overall weight of the coat, I think it's going to be less benifical compared to ventile
I think there is a Pertex liner between the outer shell and the down so I don't think that there is danger of getting the filling wet if the oilcloth soaks water

The only benifit I can think of other than the look of the fabric is that oilcloth is tougher than ventile if wearing it in conditions that involve abbration or potential damage - use of knifes, camp fires, walking through wooded areas etc

The ends of my sleeves on my orange Parka are getting grubby and don't look too great - it's starting to look like Sir Edmund's! whereas if the oilcloth gets grubby it will look much better and should develop a nicer 'patina like' wear

My oilcloth Surface jacket although gets soaked in real heavy rain is starting to look really lived in as it gets grubby and I like the jacket even more
Edited by Eric Gill Sans - 1/31/14 at 3:58am
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Hi I'm new here but been reading this thread for years and am a Cabourn addict... I was in Trunk the other day and bought the grey V neck seamless sweater to add to the mounting collection. Amazing quality as always.

Anyway I asked the guys in Trunk about the heavy discount and if they were dropping or stocking the ss14 stuff and they said they were happily continuing. Also interestingly they said Nigel had just pulled out of renting the shop right next door to Trunk because the landlord was procrastinating. 'Tis a shame me thinks. Would be great to have an 'Army Gym' in the UK.

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Hi I'm new here but been reading this thread for years and am a Cabourn addict... I was in Trunk the other day and bought the grey V neck seamless sweater to add to the mounting collection. Amazing quality as always.
Anyway I asked the guys in Trunk about the heavy discount and if they were dropping or stocking the ss14 stuff and they said they were happily continuing. Also interestingly they said Nigel had just pulled out of renting the shop right next door to Trunk because the landlord was procrastinating. 'Tis a shame me thinks. Would be great to have an 'Army Gym' in the UK.

Thanks for the inside info and hope you post some more with some photos
Great news about Trunk continuing and really interesting about Nigel still in the hunt for a shop
The area around Trunk would have been ideal - a bit off the beaten track but a lovely quiet parade of interesting shops and a wealthy area
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Hi,

I just came on to check for comments on a post I did about off shore production and NC. I freely admit that I use this and other forums (as a non poster) for work, I now run a small production sourcing company working with Japanese and UK labels, also I do know Neil from ARN, I worked at a factory that Kato used and met him then, I did post about kato' move to a mainstream TC. I also have met Mr Cabourn a few times.

I AM NOT TRYIMG TO DISRESPECT NIGEL CABOURN, I was simply asking if it mattered that much to you that a percentage of there production had move off shore, I have a brand I work with who is mainly off shore but based in Japan and a question was posed to us and I was checking for a feeling.


nor am I trying to big up Neil (ARN), I will say i got on better with Neil than I did with Nigel, but then I have seen Neil more and we did do Kato production and did not do Cabourn. I now work for myself, but back then I worked for someone else and the switch at Kato was quite a big thing for the business, Neil and his wife were just one of many who fell.


As a side note, I did look out ARN in Paris a few years ago and did work on the first co-lab sample, but I was just setting up and both Neil and Nigel wanted UK not Japanese production. It was a shame about what happen at Kato as it is for ARN, I was lucky enough to go to dinner in Paris with all of Cabourn and ARN as well as Karl from AnUg, it was very entertaining to watch such different people enjoy talking about there passion.

Sorry if I did not clear this up.
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Originally Posted by RobinAkira View Post

Hi,

I just came on to check for comments on a post I did about off shore production and NC. I freely admit that I use this and other forums (as a non poster) for work, I now run a small production sourcing company working with Japanese and UK labels, also I do know Neil from ARN, I worked at a factory that Kato used and met him then, I did post about kato' move to a mainstream TC. I also have met Mr Cabourn a few times.

I AM NOT TRYIMG TO DISRESPECT NIGEL CABOURN, I was simply asking if it mattered that much to you that a percentage of there production had move off shore, I have a brand I work with who is mainly off shore but based in Japan and a question was posed to us and I was checking for a feeling.
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Thanks for this
I think we aught to be clear before we send hares chasing that as far as I know the only manufacture outside of the UK for the NC Authentic range so far have been the few shirts from the SS13 collection which were made in Portugal which is in the EU.
Nigel has always been upfront about some of the fabric production and printing being done outside if the UK - the Cerutti cashmere, Pertex, ventile and the camo print to name a few but the manufacture of everything other than some of the shirting in SS13 is done in the UK

Obviously the Mainline collection is Japan, the Collaberations are made in the locations where the collaborator manufactures - Eddie B in the States, Merz in Germany, Aigle in France, converse in The Far East

Non of this really amounts to moving production 'offshore'
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Talking about 'offshore' manufacture there is a great new blog piece about the world of fashion written by Cabourn blogger and contributor to this thread
It's on www.WellDressedDad.com
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