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Nigel Cabourn

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

  1. Eric Gill Sans

    Eric Gill Sans Senior member

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    Just remembered that there are care instructions for Ventile on the Ventile website

    check out www.ventile.co.uk

    It does mention that Ventile might need reproofing after some time so the label might be spot on.
     
  2. indigoeagle

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    But it also says very clearly on the home page:
    "Ventile[​IMG] is not coated or laminated yet the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibres when wet provide excellent weatherproofing."
     
  3. ferry

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    I really wanna buy the authentic plimesole (not the converse). Can't decide wich size to go for. I would say that a uk 7,5 is my most precis size. In nikes a usually size up to a us 9. But they only come in full size. Anyone with a good advice?

    Also going for a pair of bombay bloomers. They seems to fit true to size. Anyone else have any other experience?
     
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  4. BLAUGRANA

    BLAUGRANA Senior member

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    Any of you live in Japan, Tokyo in particular?
     
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  6. Eric Gill Sans

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    I will call into the Ventile offices when I'm next passing and ask - they are only about 2 miles from my house

    But I guess it is because through wear the fibres stretch and become damaged and the microscopic gaps in the weave open slightly so it might just need an extra repellant coating to help after a while

    I can only think this is after a very long time with lots of wear

    I think Goretex or any woven fabric will do this after a while and a lot of wear and tear

    I would embrace the fact that clothes are not perfect have a life and a journey and a developed history which improves with wear
     
  7. Eric Gill Sans

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    It sound like I have the same shoe size as you 7.5 UK shoe size I bought the UK size 8 Army Plimsol from last Summers collection which looks identical to this seasons and they fit like a glove.
     
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    They had a few Cabourn pieces when I went there a couple of weeks ago
     
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    Thank you! Took the last pair in navy from end. What do you think about the sole? do you find it slippery when it's wet outside?
     
  10. Eric Gill Sans

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    I haven't noticed any slippage in the wet although I've tended to wear them mostly in the dry I think. Wore them everyday on holiday last year in Spain but it was baking dry
     
  11. indigoeagle

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    Great.
    I'm very interested to hear what they're saying on this.
     
  12. robinsongreen68

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    I got a harris tweed mallory and had to size up- the 48 was too constricting around the shoulders. The 50, however, is big pretty much everywhere else.
    I want to shrink it by washing as per the instructions on the cabourn blog, but that post has been taken down. I seem to remember someone here went a full size down by putting it in the machine at 30 degrees... would that be a mistake? any suggestions?
     
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  13. irbe

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    I wouldn't machine wash it, luke warm water and just let it dry. Btw, the lapels also shrink, just FYI or at least mine did.
     
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    Raw Yellow Cameraman in 50 for sale guys.. Check out my classifieds!
     
  15. loman69

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    got it from End, the compton jacket.
    It's very british.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  16. ManofKent

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    I like it.
     
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  17. Eric Gill Sans

    Eric Gill Sans Senior member

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    The Compton Jacket looks great - thanks for posting
     
  18. Eric Gill Sans

    Eric Gill Sans Senior member

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    Out of interest, part of Nigel's SS13 was inspired by Denis Compton an incredible sportsman, English cricketer AND footballer which is where the jacket gets its name

    When you have 5 minutes, I recommend you give Denis Compton's Wikipedia entry a read - its quite remarkable - especially the story where he forgot his bat and borrowed an antique bat from the museum

    It's a must read
     
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    Yeah, he even forgot his age. Classic!
     

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