Nigel Cabourn

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

  1. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Or maybe vastly inflated retail?
     
  2. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    oh that's what i meant, the retail prices are so vastly inflated and starting to become incongruent with their value proposition that many stores have dropped them and a greater proportion of their sales will occur at a significantly discounted price. overall i think it would tarnish their brand image rather than help it.
     
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    London Senior member

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    He'll be ok. He's been in the game for a lot of years, through all the various trend curves.
     
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    I have just browsed the last 5 to 10 pages of this thread to see if there was any more info on the new Expedition collection. It's a great comeback for Cabourn after what was one of the worst seasons (S/S 12) I can remember. TBH - I don't currently own any Cabourn - not since he had his store in Covent Garden, it's always something I like to look at but I've generally found it a bit to purest for my taste - however for whatever reasons the Expedition collection really grabbed me. It's interesting to read here how many stores have dropped the label because it's become to pricey and difficult to shift at full retail. I don't disagree about the price, it's La La Land for most people, although I can see online that quite a few of the new pieces have already sold at full retail. To who I wonder? I guess when you only make like 1 or 2 of something there's the fear factor that if you don't snap it up it'll be gone by sale and you will never own it. I call it elitist marketing blackmail. If I remember correctly wasn't the original NC Parka marketed as a Limited Edition piece - and now it's produced every season!

    That youtube video of the orange parka didn't look to good - it didn't appear to be very well made at all - feel really sorry for the guy - you'd expect better than that for over £2K.
     
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    To the people who own both the Cameraman and the 1940's DB jacket, how does the sizing compare? Did you buy the jackets in the same size (size 50 Cameraman=Size 50 1940's DB jacket)?

    Thanks in advance for your insight.
     
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    I hate to say it, but I am feeling like many of you who commented about the pricing of Cabourn these days. It's getting out of my reach, even on moderate sale. I think I'll only pay attention to the occasional sample sale at this point.

    That said, I'm quite happy with the Cabourn items that I do own, and will enjoy wearing them. I'll look forward to following smaller (and much more reasonably priced) UK-made labels like S.E.H Kelly and Howlin' from here on out.
     
  7. Kuznetsov

    Kuznetsov Well-Known Member

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    I'm another who now finds cabourn majorly overpriced. I don't even look at it in the sale as I know that most of the pieces I am interested in are still going to be in the 8 to 900 pounds price bracket even at 50% off. This is too expensive for me. Again the items I do own are very nice and among some of my most worn jackets but I can't see me adding anymore to my collection however another taffy parka would be nice to add to my Ascent one. As an aside I have recently bought the SEH Kelly ventile mac Zissou and it is wonderful. I am a big fan of theirs and the things they produce. Well made and reasonably priced.
     
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  8. ManofKent

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    I can't work out why it's so heavily over-priced. Yes the quality is good and production runs are relatively small compared to a lot of companies, but it's getting silly. Production in the UK is comparatively expensive, but when you look at what say Cro'Jack are charging for decently constructed, Made in the UK pieces...

    I've had to cut back on clothes spending anyway, but Cabourn is definitely heading out of my league.
     
  9. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    yeah that'd a good thing Man of Kunt, it will help you save money :) there is very little of cabourn that is worth more than 50% off.
     
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    YOLO EMSHI Senior member

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    the keys 'e' and 'u' are nowhere near each other! HOW RUDE!
     
  11. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    Hah, I was hoping that was an autocorrect, rather than a Freudian slip.

    I think there is a bit of intrigue that comes with creating garments that are reproductions of historic expedition gear, made in small numbers. But, they've effectively priced me out of buying said limited garments.
     
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    I agree wholehearted. I was looking a piece recently, I can't remember the name, and it was essentially an orange cotton hooded sweatshirt with nice buckles and it was close to $1000.00. Wow! I thought. I guess I'm finished wearing new N>C. pieces. I'm curious about this SEH Kelly though. Where can I take look?
     
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    SEH Kelly is GREAT. I was in their store checking out some stuff the other day now I'm even more fully on board with what they're doing:

    http://www.sehkelly.com/


    The real tragedy of all this backlash against NC (for me, at least), is that the people like us who actually are interested in the heritage of the garment, the stories behind it, and its also its manufacture, are actually the ones who are losing the most by this absurd pricing. I've got zero information to back this up, but I'd guess that a lot of the people going out and buying NC at retail don't have a genuine appreciation for what it is that they're buying/wearing -- it's just a really cool/nice looking (and expensive) coat, or whatever. That's my two cents, anyway.

    But that said - I do love all the Cabourn stuff I own and I'm really pleased to have all of it in my closet. I'm just concerned about the future for the brand and where it'll be price and stockist wise in 4-5 years.
     
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    Let's no ruin this thread by continually harping on the cost. If it's too expensive, just buy something else.
     
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    We demand the return of MoK pics.
     

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