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^Sorry I mean what sizes lol, not thinking today
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Man, did anyone see that herringbone linen Tenzing and anorak on Ebay for $70 BIN each?? I would have picked them up in a heartbeat, but of course they were already gone.

Can't see anything of that description on ebay. auction numbers please?
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these look great
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Can't see anything of that description on ebay. auction numbers please?

That's because they have sold. Here and here.
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Man, did anyone see that herringbone linen Tenzing and anorak on Ebay for $70 BIN each?? I would have picked them up in a heartbeat, but of course they were already gone.

That Tenzing looks really good. An absolute bargain for whoever got it. Reminds me a little of this pinpoint oxford Mallory I seen on the Japanese Instagram account but I think this might be even nicer.



It's well worth keeping an eye on that Japanese Instagram account, they always seem to have some really awesome stuff that we don't get. This Madras waistcoat and workwear jacket are very cool too.

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That's because they have sold. Here and here.

Steal.

Seller must of been mad, could of sent it to auction and made a lot more. Lucky winner.
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Well - I just pulled the trigger on an orange taped Ventile Aircraft jacket - I hope it fits!

 

The ebay link to the auction items above also contained an advertisement link to YOOX.  They had one remaining aircraft (taped Ventile) from SS13 in what I hope is my correct size - 50.

My other Cabourn items are the FW13 Crazy Mallory and the SS13 Camo Notch - both in size 50.  I tried the FW13 Crazy Cameraman in both size 50 and 52 - deciding to keep the larger 52. The 50 fit fine however it was just ever so snug around the mid section (so much for being a 54 year old instead of a 24 year old slimster) and would not allow anything but a shirt underneath - no sweater. 

 

So with 2 out of 3 Cabourn items in size 50 I am keeping my fingers crossed - if the size 50 works out then it was quite a deal at under $400 delivered.

Lets hope  - what do you guys think - END put on their site that depending on the fit one wants they would stay true to size or size down as it is a slightly larger fit - are they correct?

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Originally Posted by buzzlulu View Post
 

Well - I just pulled the trigger on an orange taped Ventile Aircraft jacket - I hope it fits!

 

The ebay link to the auction items above also contained an advertisement link to YOOX.  They had one remaining aircraft (taped Ventile) from SS13 in what I hope is my correct size - 50.

My other Cabourn items are the FW13 Crazy Mallory and the SS13 Camo Notch - both in size 50.  I tried the FW13 Crazy Cameraman in both size 50 and 52 - deciding to keep the larger 52. The 50 fit fine however it was just ever so snug around the mid section (so much for being a 54 year old instead of a 24 year old slimster) and would not allow anything but a shirt underneath - no sweater. 

 

So with 2 out of 3 Cabourn items in size 50 I am keeping my fingers crossed - if the size 50 works out then it was quite a deal at under $400 delivered.

Lets hope  - what do you guys think - END put on their site that depending on the fit one wants they would stay true to size or size down as it is a slightly larger fit - are they correct?


Have both a Mallory & Cameraman (vested) in size 50, bought the Taped Aircraft in the 50 and find it big too my taste and could have gone with a 48. The cut is bigger on the Aircraft to begin with and this maybe what Cabourn intended.

 

From your fit description you should not have any problems the 50 it is full in the body and regalen sleeved'

 

Good luck, it is a really nice jacket. Light weight and very nicely detailed.

 

Enjoy


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Have both a Mallory & Cameraman (vested) in size 50, bought the Taped Aircraft in the 50 and find it big too my taste and could have gone with a 48. The cut is bigger on the Aircraft to begin with and this maybe what Cabourn intended.

 

From your fit description you should not have any problems the 50 it is full in the body and regalen sleeved'

 

Good luck, it is a really nice jacket. Light weight and very nicely detailed.

 

Enjoy

 

Yes I find it interesting that most photos of Nigel wearing his own clothing seem to show it being oversize.  I will have to see how the Aircraft will fit me - the beauty about YOOX (my first time buying from them) is that for $6.95 there is a prepaid return label for UPS.  If it does not fit then back it goes.  I will keep my fingers crossed.

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Yes I find it interesting that most photos of Nigel wearing his own clothing seem to show it being oversize. 

 

This is something I've been wondering about for a while... Maybe the problem with Cabourns random sizing isn't that he can't properly size garments at all, but that he has his own idea of how his garments should be warn, and this deviates quite dramatically in many cases from how we feel clothing should fit?

 

This very much came to light when there was talk of the AW13 duffles, where the general agreement was that the fit was quite monstrously huge. Yet rare reported sightings of Nigel in one did indeed suggest that he wore his massively large.

 

Of course, if you can't do up the front, or the arms are 5" too long, the size is obviously wrong, but perhaps we need to trust the mans stylings a little more? Or maybe he just can't size things at all.

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This is something I've been wondering about for a while... Maybe the problem with Cabourns random sizing isn't that he can't properly size garments at all, but that he has his own idea of how his garments should be warn, and this deviates quite dramatically in many cases from how we feel clothing should fit?

This very much came to light when there was talk of the AW13 duffles, where the general agreement was that the fit was quite monstrously huge. Yet rare reported sightings of Nigel in one did indeed suggest that he wore his massively large.

Of course, if you can't do up the front, or the arms are 5" too long, the size is obviously wrong, but perhaps we need to trust the mans stylings a little more? Or maybe he just can't size things at all.

I think you make some very good points - most designers predominantly design for themselves. A good example is Paul Smith. Before he went global in all markets, his suits were always long fitting in the sleeves, body and legs because he is tall. Now his pattern making is done on sophisticated software for different markets, these long fitting idiosyncrasies have disappeared.

Because Nigel Cabourn clothing is still made in very small batches in small production runs, a lot of the pattern making for one garment in all the sizes is done by old school expertise which tries to anticipate the fit of how Nigel conceived the garment. Lots of different garments made in different workshops in small batches with the added complication of a lot of his Authentic range going to Japan where poeple are generally slimmer and shorter is going to create inconsistent size and fitting issues.

I think we should embrace these issues as part of the joy of wearing Nigel's clothes and develop our own style whether wearing his clothes baggy in his own style or tight fitting in the recent fashion trends.

Personally as I'm very slim but tallish at 5'11 and I think large baggy clothes look ridiculous and over emphasise my skinny frame making me look like an undernourished street urchin so I like a fitted look. I do like Nigel's personal style but think it works better on a larger frame or in colder weather when layered.

Out of all the parts of a garment that I feel makes the biggest difference to how a garment is perceived to fit is the length of the sleeves - get this right and I feel good in most outerwear pieces or jackets
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This was too good not to post:

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Jason Statham x Lad Era x Nigel Cabourn
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Thanks for spoiling AW15, mate ;-)

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