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Nigel Cabourn

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

  1. Phil McCrackin

    Phil McCrackin Senior member

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    sorry , this here -
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  2. jonnyt

    jonnyt Senior member

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    Yep, I have just bought the Orange version. I have tried on the yellow and navy as well. It's a really beautiful jacket. I like the way the unlined ventile feels and drapes here more than how it looks on the parka or the shoulders of my Mallory.
    The construction is typically excellent as you would expect from NC but I do find the riri zip a little fiddley.

    It is certainly a very expensive piece but I managed to get a discount and VAT removed to ease the pain. I didn't dare wait for sales as stock already seems low and I'm a size 50 so I didn't think there would be any left come the end of the season, especially in Orange. I'm also hoping to get four-season wear out of it for many years, so I think it should pay for itself.

    As for the efficacy of ventile vs gore-tex, I'm not too worried. If I'm hill-walking in the rain or doing snow-sports, I'm wearing technical clothing, not this. But I do feel that 99% of "normal-wear" conditions should be well-served by this jacket.

    I'd say go for it if you are on the fence. it looks even better in person than in the online pictures. However, if you can wait a year or don't like the colours available this season, I imagine he will be producing it again as it seems to have been really popular.

    Only downside is that my wife calls it an anorak...
     
  3. Syeknom

    Syeknom Senior member

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    Anoraks are awesome but are defined by not having a front opening (i.e. being pullover). Drop some education.

    Sounds like a gorgeous jacket, enjoy it!
     
  4. Phil McCrackin

    Phil McCrackin Senior member

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    Im not prepared to pay anywhere near rrp for this , first season ones were £250 iirc , ok these are Ventile , but that doesn't justify such a massive hike , I'm gonna need 54 , and yellow is the colour I've taken to .. so see if I can find it somewhere when the sales hit ..
     
  5. jonnyt

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    I agree. Although the construction and detailing also looks to be improved over previous versions, as well as the material i think more than a 100% price increase seems excessive. I wouldn't have paid rrp.
    I think you might be lucky with 54 in yellow come sale time. They fit TTS (unlike most Cabourn) so you should feel safe buying online.
    The yellow looks great in person as well.
     
  6. Morph

    Morph Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a Nigel Cabourn Tenzing camo , did not like the look when was first released but has grown on me. Its seems to be a very slim fit with a size 50 been only 20 inches pit to pit.its the ss12 I am looking at. Does any one know the difference between this years version and last.
     
  7. Eric Gill Sans

    Eric Gill Sans Senior member

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    The only difference I can detect from my SS12 camo Tenzing and the SS13 Notch Lapel jacket, other than the name, is that the base coloured cloth that the camo pattern is printed on is more mauve-ish rather than green on the SS13 version.

    This makes the overall colour of the SS13 one look more green and deepens the green colour of the print

    The handle of the cotton fabric feels slightly differently - the SS13 feels softer and I think will wear just a little better in terms of looking more 'lived in' .

    The style, sizing, buttons and camo pattern is identical
     
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    How was the sizing on yours, some sites suggest on sizing up
     
  10. Eric Gill Sans

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    Can only comment on my slim frame - I have a 35" chest, height 5'11 and normally take a Cabourn 46 and the 46 SS12 Tenzing Camo jacket is perfect.

    It is a slim fitting jacket and should be tight on the shoulders in my opinion

    There has been discussion before on this jacket on this forum a few months ago which I posted some photos on where I think the shoulder line should lie

    Also think it looks better if it just small enough to just button up and is tight around the waist so it gives a waisted and preppy look
     
  11. mcqueen

    mcqueen Senior member

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    I have a size 50 camo Notch Lapel jacket arriving next week. I will be able to give some feedback on sizing after I have had a chance to try it on.

    I have a strong feeling that it will probably be slightly small for me. So, if anyone is interested in it, send me a note.
     
  12. Morph

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    I have a size 50 on the way also, hope I can fit into it.
     
  13. TSURI

    TSURI Well-Known Member

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    Hej,

    I am looking for a NC Coastal Reversible Flannel Shirt in Red size 48. They went for GBP 130
    but I missed it :(

    In case someone wants to let it go, let me know. Willing to pay more (new)



    [​IMG]
     
  14. Emixam

    Emixam Senior member

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    has anyone ordered from ushowu ? Are they legit ? Their site seems to be down at the moment, and I have emailed them 3 times since last Friday and no answer so far.

    EDIT : ok their site/emails are under maintenance, just contacted them through FB and they replied imemdiately
     
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  15. Eric Gill Sans

    Eric Gill Sans Senior member

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    I have bought a few NC items from them over the last couple of years and they have always offered a great service although they do take a few days to email back any answers to questions,

    They are part of a shoe retailer/wholesaler called Dipper

    Always makes me nervous when a website is down for any length of time though

    Sales now on at Flannels, Superdenim and End Clothing
     
  16. Phil McCrackin

    Phil McCrackin Senior member

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    UshowU are fine , good store , and totally legit .. [​IMG]
     
  17. Jagger_On

    Jagger_On Senior member

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    Has anyone seen this version of the cricket jacket in the flesh, any thoughts? I'm really liking the look of the texture in these pictures. Should be able to see it better in the second picture.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  18. cold war painter

    cold war painter Senior member

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    Yes, I tried it on briefly at Trunk a few weeks ago.

    It's very fitted, which I liked. The material has a lot of surface interest but doesn't stand out too much from a short distance away, much like in the photo I guess. It feels a bit "stretchy" while you put it on but doesn't look odd once you're wearing it. As a very open weave I would guess it must be quite cool to wear.

    From the name I assume it was intended to evoke the look of 1920s/1930s sportswear, fitted but free to move, and I think it does that pretty well.

    [​IMG]



    I ended up buying a taped aircraft jacket and a mallory instead as I felt the cricket jacket wasn't that different from jackets I already had. Given the budget I may well have picked it up anyway, it is a really nice piece.
     
  19. Jagger_On

    Jagger_On Senior member

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    Thanks for that. I'll try and pop in to Trunk this weekend and have a look.

    That picture is brilliant. You can see where he took some inspiration from this season. I was just on the Corniche website and they even have caps in both the cricket colourways. Not entirely sure who is going to buy them or wear them but they're brilliant.

    http://www.corniche.org.uk/display1.php?Nigel Cabourn Cap Cricket Cap in Bottle Stripe&id=817
    http://www.corniche.org.uk/display1.php?Nigel Cabourn Cap Cricket Cap in Maroon Stripe&id=816
     
  20. mcqueen

    mcqueen Senior member

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    Can't say I have been very impressed with customer service from Le Rayon Frais. My order was placed on May 30, and I received notice that the items are just being shipped today. So, practically 2 weeks between order and shipping.
     

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