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Nigel Cabourn

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

  1. Syeknom

    Syeknom Senior member

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    Stupid question maybe but does anyone know if these would fit a woman's feet at all? My girlfriend rather liked the look of them.
     
  2. mpw

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    It says unisex on the box, they are pretty much the same as a standard Converse.

    So maybe a quick trip to a sports shop and try on a normal pair to get the correct fit.
     
  3. Syeknom

    Syeknom Senior member

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    Perfect, thanks very much for the information!
     
  4. Ziven001

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    No, I picked up the Navy as well, but not after some deliberation.

    I already have a pair of darker olive-shade sneaks anyways, and I liked how much more the stitching stood out.

    Now I just gotta wait till it gets shipped out to me.
     
  5. Ziven001

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    No, I picked up the Navy as well, but not after some deliberation.

    I already have a pair of darker olive-shade sneaks anyways, and I liked how much more the stitching stood out.

    Now I just gotta wait till it gets shipped out to me.
     
  6. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    damn the sneakers look terrible, but you and your gf look cute in your cabourn gear. hope you guys had a good time
     
  7. Eric Gill Sans

    Eric Gill Sans Senior member

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    Just for the record

    That's not me in the photo - that was a very nice student couple I met at the launch party proudly wearing their Cabourn.

    Although, at age 45 with my youthful good looks I have often been mistaken for someone in their twenty's !!
     
  8. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    haha oh ok. I'm sure you look beautiful too, so don't worry.
     
  9. Eric Gill Sans

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    Yes I actually preferred the look of the navy ones because as you rightly say the stitching detail and the metal parts stand out more

    The only problem was that I knew I would get so much more wear out of the green ones coordinated with more khaki and green/brown coats, jackets etc.
     
  10. loman69

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    for those Cabourn fans live outside EU, Flannels now charge 20 pounds for international order and deduct the VAT from shipping cost too(16 pounds in total).

    with the 10% off code (SPRING10) and more "realistic" shipping cost, i finally grab my Compton Jacket in Maroon Stripe in 48. Hope it will be a good one.
     
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  11. Morph

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    Just wondering if anybody has the following air craft jacket. http://www.coggles.com/item/Nigel-Cabourn/Blue-Aircraft-Jacket/85UQ

    I just bought one on the bay but the beeswax seems very light next to other beeswax that I have. It still seems to be shower proof but concerned that it has been washed and the beeswax has been stripped. I have a beeswax cameraman and end clothing air craft jacket and the beeswax is much heavier.
     
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  12. Eric Gill Sans

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    Fantastic - you must post a piccy when it arrives
     
  13. daizawaguy

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    It seems everything is on sale at Flannels - but their sale price is still more expensive than the standard price at other online stores, Take the british army shirt - 325->195. I think it goes for 160 elsewhere...
     
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  14. daizawaguy

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    I did notice the no wash/no dryclean label...damn, thats annoying
     
  15. BobbyCuntox

    BobbyCuntox New Member

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    Hi,

    I have the Orange waxed aircraft and the Japanese Ventile Smock (both have restrictive wash guidelines) and was wondering about re-treatments (Grangers etc). I did put in query via the website however haven't received a reply, anyone else have any thoughts on this?

    (not that I've put mine through a washer mind)


    [​IMG]
    Ta
     
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  16. Eric Gill Sans

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    Love the look of the Japanese ventile smock As to refinishing Ventile isn't coated so can be spot cleaned if needed with mild detergent although it might bring a bit of the dye out if you attack it too much. Beeswaxed cotton can only be wiped with cold water. Waxed cotton and oilcloth can be refinished in spots by wiping a bit oil preparation like the Filson or Grangers wax oil and then using a hair dryer to carefully melt into the fabric but I would only recommend doing it on very dark colours and not on the light or bright colours It's only my opinion but I wouldn't do anything other than attack a spill or soiling on a coated jacket with anything other than a damp sponge or cloth. If that doesn't bring off whatever is on it then leave it and wear it even more to accumulate more stains, spillls and grime and consider it a badge of honour
     
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  17. BobbyCuntox

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    Cheers for that, i really appreciate the help though i'm a little unsure about the Japanese ventile as it has the following instructions on the label, and also feels quite different to the Ventile Converse sneakers:

    "Care Instructions : Water Repellent Finish

    This Product has a water repellent finish
    Please be noted it will lose this affect gradually with age and that the effect will not last forever
    Please gently wipe up water with a dry towel without rubbing when wet
    Line dry away from heat and do not iron
    Possible marks on the fabric are part of the character of the finish
    Please be aware before your purchase"

    ...the plot thickens. Again thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated.

    (will hopefully post some pics of some of the bits I've collected over the years when i get five)
     
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  18. BobbyCuntox

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    Also on other matters : i saw earlier comments about the euro shirt compared to the Japanese. I was a bit underwhelmed by the comparable quality when i popped in Flannels (edit : the Japanese shirts are stunning IMO), however the price tag is obviously appealing.. is this just me then?

    : also i would have to iron that crinkle effect out, has anyone had a go at this yet?
     
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  19. loman69

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    End offers 20% OFF ALL OUTERWEAR - 72 HOURS ONLY
    THE CODE is BRITISHSUMMERTIME

    Happy Shopping
     
  20. Eric Gill Sans

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    Ventile is a trade name so should be the same everywhere - there are different weights which is why it might feel different.

    It is now all woven in Switzerland from what Nigel told me last week, it is extremely tightly woven long staple yarn cotton, is expensive and relies on the cotton to swell when wet to keep the water out.

    If the garment is Ventile, I can only think that NC Japan has only one type of garment care label that covers all the outerwear pieces which will include the waxed cotton, oilcloth and beeswax cotton garments that this really applies to.

    A lot of high value designer gear comes with overly cautious garment instructions for obvious reasons.

    I have around 40 -50 NC Authentic pieces and have worn his jackets, coats and waistcoats nearly everyday for over 3 years. I have worn NC tweed, Ventile, olicoth, and Macintosh coats and jackets in some pretty heavy downpours and while doing many outdoor activities such as canoeing and bushcraft etc and I haven't washed or dry cleaned anything once.

    Just aired the clothes after wearing and the odd mark just wiped off with a damp cloth

    I haven't cleaned any of my Tweed Mallory's and Mallory waistcoats as I would never trust a dry cleaners (horrible places and chemicals) - just aired them and occasionally sponged a mark.

    OK, my beeswax Naval Parka, Cameraman Jacket and Everest Parka look a bit grubby in places but great - cant wait to get them to stand up by them selves!

    The only pieces I've washed by hand are shirts and the Merz/Cabourn undergarments.

    I think we ought to have a competition to see who can get the best picture posted of a NC garment which looks the most worn and lived in.
     

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