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Nigel Cabourn

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Fuuma, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. irbe

    irbe Well-Known Member

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    yeah I heard it not. that's the whole thing with ventile u don't treat it with anything. anyways I still want more ventile to see how water resistant it is
     
  2. Grove

    Grove Well-Known Member

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    Ventile is treated with a DWR and will need reproofing every now and then (Ventile recommend Grangers) but it still isn't waterproof by modern standards. 900mm HH at best. Specialist outdoors manufacturers get around this by using double layers to keep you dry but fashion stuff like Cabourn is only good for light showers.
     
  3. salinas

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    It says on their site:
    "In addition to this, Ventile is impregnated with a high quality DWR system which enhances the fabrics water resistant properties and increases performance."
    ventile co uk
     
  4. ferry

    ferry Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of ventile - I just received a pair of chukkas in ventile any idea which grade of ventile that was used for them?
    Edit - meant the chucks (of course) are they any good by the way? Interesting to see how ventile will work in footwear. I think I'm starting to like the look of these: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  5. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    How does Ventile compare against Gortex or Macintosh bonded cotton?
     
  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere in between.
     
  7. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Well-Known Member

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    If anyone has a lead on a Navy Aircraft Jacket in a 50 let me know. Thanks.
     
  8. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    I only know of 2 stores that took it in Navy in the UK: End & The Hip Store.

    Try contacting Cabourn to see if they have any or a sample or if they can let you know which stores ordered it? But don't get your hopes up, their customer services is well below par.
     
  9. Nookitect

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    Agreed on the service. I have messaged them at least 5-6 times about getting some replacement clips for my Odell Jacket. Finally got a response this last time and they said the would send them. That was over a month ago, no clips...I have emailed since and no response.

    I have also tried messaging them about finding a particular item with zero response also.

    Crazy that a company that charges what they do has such crappy customer service
     
  10. Werder

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    Same problem. I have emailed them so many times without getting any reply on my requests and questions. Its strange that they don't back up their great products with an excellent customer service.
     
  11. migsy999

    migsy999 Well-Known Member

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    I can only say WOW on everyone's criticism of Cabourns CS.

    They have been immense with me.
    Spare buttons no problem, within 2 days. Answers to emails within an hour or so.

    They have also done a few repairs free of charge.

    I have to say the best CS I've ever had of any company, not just fashion.

    Try talking to Drew on Twitter if you can't get through to CS. Or call the Newcastle office.
    I can't speak highly enough of them. Sadie and Drew are brilliant.
     
  12. zissou

    zissou Well-Known Member

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    Drew is the only person who has ever replied to my emails.
     
  13. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Well-Known Member

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    I have jackets in all three materials, and TBH I find them all pretty much the same in terms of reasonable functionality.

    Technically speaking, Mackintosh's bonded cotton is more waterproof, but in functional use, all three are water resistaent enough to get you through a wet day in the city. Most of us carry umbrellas anyway, and some of us take cabs when it's too wet out. At some point, any advantage one fabric has over the other becomes overkill (not a bad thing, as I like overkill, but it's good to recognize when you're buying something just because it's fun, and not because it's meaningfully better for your life).

    The real difference, IMO, is in the drape and feel of the fabrics, which are very different when worn. Ventile feels soft, like any other cloth, while bonded cotton can feel like a tarp. Ventile also breathes a lot better than bonded cotton, which may or may not make a difference to you on a warm day. I live in a town once with hot summer rainstorms, and I wouldn't want to wear bonded cotton in that kind of weather.

    Actually, would be cool if Nigel Cabourn did something with Event. As of now, AFAIK, it's only used for techy outdoor garments


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  14. irbe

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    in terms of water proof I find gore performs the best. Mackintosh holds up well but like u said doesn't breather and ventile feels the nicest. Foret just feels very much like plastic. I would get another ventile piece just to see how it is
     
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    Wow, great looking jacket. Don't think I've seen this before when viewing the Filson stuff, even in person here at the Portland store. Was this part of the collection or a sample? Mind sharing where you got it from?
     
  16. PhilVo

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    Regarding Nigel Cabourn's CS: I had multiple problems with my Everest Parka that I bought from 14oz about 3 months ago (one buttonhole almost fell apart, now the stitching where the string around the hip comes out is also lose and needs to be repaired). I contacted them and got a response in 20 minutes. We emailed back and forth and the jacket will be repaired or replaced. Either way, not 100% happy with the jacket right now, but it will be taken care off. I will drop off the jacket in their store in Covent Garden to have it repaired.
     
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  17. Phil McCrackin

    Phil McCrackin Well-Known Member

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    Any issues I tend to call now to resolve l email can be infuriating if you get no reply , Cabourn CS for me is mixed , good comms having just bought navy indigo vested Cameraman , back and forward good info , but past has been very sketchy ..
    So impressed by the Cameraman I took the navy brown from smith and Morris , another lovely coat , having not really liked the colour combo ..

    I'm totally intrigued now by Everest twist rustic - can't find many pics , if you have any in the locker please share ..
     
  18. kojiro

    kojiro Well-Known Member

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    Giving you heads up guys- I'm selling my mint (worn a few times) FW12-13 orange Everest Parka sz 48. Msg me if interested. Price is $2k + fees and it is like new.
     
  19. benecios

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    I tried the Donkey Jacket on in Flannels yesterday and I felt like Robocop, I couldn't bend my arms at all due to the thickness of the leather. With my arms at my side I liked the jacket a lot but felt it was unwearable, I'm guessing the leather would soften up but with the wear I would give it, I would probably be dead first.
     
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  20. ike_hiking_boots

    ike_hiking_boots Well-Known Member

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    How did you find the fit across the shoulders? A few here have commented that it's cut very narrow across the shoulders and around the armpits.
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    Has anyone here made a return to Flannels? I used their Collect Plus pre-addressed returns label, and according to tracking they received the item back last Wednesday morning. However no confirmation from them that it's been received or when I will receive my refund, I have chased up today but received an automated message stating my message had been put in a queue because they are busy. Do they deduct an amount for the the cost of the return, or is it free returns? They sort of mention this on the site, but it's not entirely clear.

    If anyone is looking for an Air Craft in size 52/Rust I would expect it will be listed up in the next few day.
     
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