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Some great vintage adverts as heritage

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Being a Liverpool company Libro was modelled by The Beatles



The Beatles wearing Lybro jeans!!!??

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Originally Posted by jacksonn View Post
 

The issues with waiting for the sales are a) you might not be able to get the style and size you want; b) you're letting the whole season go buy without wearing the item; c) the psychology of the sale scenario can pressure you into buying an item you don't really want. I think if the general culture with Cabourn followers is to now wait for the sales, that says there's something wrong with the pricing. You shouldn't have to feel a bit of a mug for buying an item you love at retail. 

 

Trust me when I tell you that I'm as interested in getting something on sale as much as anyone else.  Still with regards to your points:

 

a)  That's the risk you take by waiting for something to go on sale.

b)  That's what I do pretty much every SS and for most of AW.  Still I enjoy wearing them the following season.

c)  I personally don't feel pressured and if I did that'd be on me.  

 

None of that is really Cabourn's (the brand's) fault or problem though.  If I miss out on something I miss out on something.  I wish they'd have taken deeper marks on a couple of AW items last year, but understand them not doing it.  Of course the flip side is that if something doesn't sell and they're stuck with the inventory then they're missing out.  Of course there's the idea you're protecting the brand in doing so.  

 

From what I can tell Cabourn fans almost all wait for the sales.  I'm sure they sell some pieces every season at full retail, but everyone I know gets some sort of discount as a result of the sales.  In fact I've never known a time where people aren't waiting for the sales.  

 

I wouldn't feel like a mug for buying an item at full retail.  I'd probably feel more of a mug buying at deep discount as I do.  Anyway, I'm not trying to defend the brand here.  I just think that the prices are generally fair considering what a lot of the other brands are charging.  Again, just look at RRL.  Cabourn pricing on styles that in general don't come close in terms of quality not to mention where it's made.

 

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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post

The majority of MHL is made in Portugal, but some of it is made in England, much of the outwear is made in England, the wool jackets for example.

 

Good to know.  Are the styles that are made in England the Margaret Howell line though, or is it MHL as well? 

 

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Originally Posted by NickJohannessen View Post
 

I find it quite strange to see that items marked on the website as Lybro appear to have not only England on the label, but actually have the same labels as the regular Autentic line. Take this jacket as an example (and not the only one either):

 

http://www.cabourn.com/men/new-arrivals/work-shirt-army

 

Wasn't the thing about Authentic that it was made in Britain? Will all become clear?

 

I guess Lybro is only the start, as the real "cheap diffusion line" is supposedly "The Army Gym" range, though there has been no mention of that for a while.

 

Some of the items, yes.  That's interesting.  On the other hand that shirt jacket you linked in the navy color has the Lybro tag.  I get the feeling that maybe they intended a style or two for the Authentic range but ended up putting them in the Lybro range instead?  Not sure.  Good spot though.  

 

I still think the Army Gym line would just be more of a sweatshirt/workout type range.  

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PM if anyone is interested in a Navy Mallory jacket( Harris Tweed) in size 52. 

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http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/celebrate-british-clothing-says-tv-s-helen-skelton-a3086431.html

Celebrate British clothing, says TV’s Helen Skelton

Presenter Helen Skelton today said the nation should be “proud” of its British-made clothing.

Speaking at the launch of a new range from British heritage designer Nigel Cabourn, the former Blue Peter presenter said: “We’ve got skills, we’ve got designers and we’ve got good quality. The fact we are making and designing something here in Britain — why shouldn’t we be proud of it?”

Figures show around 90 per cent of the clothes we wear come from abroad, but designers have seen a growing demand for UK-made clothing.

Skelton, 32, is a brand ambassador for outdoor clothing manufacturer Karrimor, who have linked with Cabourn — all of whose clothing is made in the UK — for the range.

She added: “[Cabourn’s collection] is a practical outdoor range and we need that. It’s very patriotic, much like me.”

Cabourn said: “People like [heritage brands] because they’ve got that reputation for history and longevity.

“Nearly every collaboration I do is all made in England. This is what it’s all about. There’s not much point in somebody like me existing unless I keep to my roots.”


Well he does use the words "Nearly" - apart from that the guys a comedian.

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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/celebrate-british-clothing-says-tv-s-helen-skelton-a3086431.html

Celebrate British clothing, says TV’s Helen Skelton

Presenter Helen Skelton today said the nation should be “proud” of its British-made clothing.

Speaking at the launch of a new range from British heritage designer Nigel Cabourn, the former Blue Peter presenter said: “We’ve got skills, we’ve got designers and we’ve got good quality. The fact we are making and designing something here in Britain — why shouldn’t we be proud of it?”

Figures show around 90 per cent of the clothes we wear come from abroad, but designers have seen a growing demand for UK-made clothing.

Skelton, 32, is a brand ambassador for outdoor clothing manufacturer Karrimor, who have linked with Cabourn — all of whose clothing is made in the UK — for the range.

She added: “[Cabourn’s collection] is a practical outdoor range and we need that. It’s very patriotic, much like me.”

Cabourn said: “People like [heritage brands] because they’ve got that reputation for history and longevity.

“Nearly every collaboration I do is all made in England. This is what it’s all about. There’s not much point in somebody like me existing unless I keep to my roots.”


Well he does use the words "Nearly" - apart from that the guys a comedian.

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"Practical outdoor clothing"...I think 'functional' is the better term. I definitely think they serve the purpose of outdoors clothing, but at the price range he sells, they move outside of the term 'practical'.
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Having foolishly bought a couple of karrimor running bits in the past you won't get me anywhere near old sports direct Cabourn
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That is a quite brilliant link, considering the launch Lybro (and the maybe maybe Army Gym) brand :-)

 

"Speaking at the launch of a new range from British heritage designer Nigel Cabourn, the former Blue Peter presenter said: “We’ve got skills, we’ve got designers and we’ve got good quality. The fact we are making and designing something here in Britain — why shouldn’t we be proud of it?”

 

I wonder if she was aware of the situation?

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Originally Posted by evel View Post

haha

It is a shame i think more transparency around what the lybro collab is would of helped, indeed the 'england' tag is unwarrented imo.  Not so long ago he was critical of visvim for using chinese production.

exactly, here is what he said ' "Visvim is sort of niche, but then he makes it all in China and charges the earth for it. I’m sorry but I don’t see how you can charge £1,000 for a pair of shoes made in China." (which is wrong : only shoes and back packs are made in China and Japan retail for shoes is on average under 500gbp)
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I'm listening to a Soho Music Radio show on Mixcloud with an interview with Nigel

I've tried to copy and paste the URL here but it's not working so I'll try another link and pop back

If anyone knows how to do it, please post
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The country of manufacture needn't be an issue, but anyone who wants to suck sports direct's schlong needs to accept they are no longer 'quality' (and yes footie teams included, kapow! take that! Did he just say that? I think he did )
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Originally Posted by Grintricha View Post

The country of manufacture needn't be an issue, but anyone who wants to suck sports direct's schlong needs to accept they are no longer 'quality' (and yes footie teams included, kapow! take that! Did he just say that? I think he did )

 

The country of manufacture needn't be an issue if the brand doesn't make an issue out of the country of manufacture, if you catch my drift. Like Nigel Cabourn England.

 

The country of manufacture needn't be an issue if you don't care too much about responsible manufacturing and workers' rights.

 

The country of manufacture needn't be an issue if... I really wanted a third one, but I've run out of self-righteous sentences. :-) 

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Hey mates,

just in case anybody is interested. I'am selling a Cabourn US down clip jacket, size 46. You can find it in the marketplace.

Cheers,
Flo
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Guys, I am searching for an opportunity to buy the Cabourn Cashmere Duffel Coat from AW13 since a while... Does anybody know where to get one in size 48/50? Any colour is fine.
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