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Nigel Cabourn

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

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Distinguished Member

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    ^ Nice piece.
     


  2. Morph

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    I did not discover cabourn till ss10 as well but bought this off ebay the summer of that year. Seller made the mistake of selling a winter coat in the middle of the summer. He was asking 500 but got no takers and took 400 for it in the end. He was a nice guy and was selling a lot cabourn at the time. not sure but I think he had direct access to cabourn stock.
     


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    Crikey - quite a find and for £400!!!
     


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  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Guys, is it at all possible to tailor (take in the sides and maybe chest) of a Cameraman? Perhaps instead of selling mine, I can get it tailored a bit?
     


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    why would you want to that? It is an outerwear meant to be worn as outer layer for wearing outdoors. If you try to tailor it as you described, all you can wear underneath is a tank top
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    I have plenty of room to layer. I'd like to take about 2" off the coat - would still leave plenty of room for layering.
     


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    Is it 2" on each side or 2" total? If it is 2" total, just keep it the way it is. It will save you $ and the chance of ruining the fabric when opening up the seams
     


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    Does anybody else find this quite troubling? On lots of websites they give the impression that these shirts are made in England. It kind of flies in the face of the 'real, authentic products' claim if it turns out that it's misleading..

    Those plain cricket jackets selling for 250 quid also have a slightly unclear provenance (fabric made in Portugal, etc..) I hope they're not a similar let-down.

    I've got nothing against Portugal obviously, but it's the principle right?
     


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    Yeah Bellerose is a chain over here. Bizarrely, in most towns they just sell stuff like Docker's and Lee, but in their Brussels stores they (used to) sell Cabourn and other high end things. They haven't had any Cabourn stuff for about 2 years now... :-(
     


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    They had a few Cabourn pieces when I went there a couple of weeks ago
     


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    Really? In which store? (they've got several in Brussels right?)

    Anything interesting?
     


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    Rue des Chartreux. Popped there just now on my lunch break and no more Cabourn sadly.

    Think they had an orange everest jacket before, and something in tweed that I forget.
     


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    Well this confirms it then - they are made in Portugal

    Nothing against Portugal but one of the reasons I have invested ( I have no pretentions of getting any money back, I use the word invested because of the considerable cost ) in Nigel Cabourn is because of the British manufacture and mainly British heritage fabrics.

    I still like the design and it won't put me off buying these shirts because as a brand it still supports Brirish and small scale manufacturing with other garments but my main fear is that this could be the start of a trend where NC starts manufacturing some of the high end pieces outside of the UK to reduce the cost, sell more at better margins.
    If this happens I will become vehemently opposed and will cease being a loyal customer
     
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