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Nigel Cabourn

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

  1. PhilVo

    PhilVo Senior member

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    75£ is a bargain for the cropped CWP. Why no long one for the price as well? :satisfied:
     
  2. BLAUGRANA

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    I'm sure they would work fitted, but that's not what I was saying anyway. There are different degrees to which something can fit and from the photos the duffel looked even more relaxed than your standard duffel, hence my comment. That said I trust PhilVo's opinion on fit.

    [​IMG] So ridiculous they didn't put this online. What version of the full length CWP was it?

    Agreed. I've have bought myself a second CWP at that price as well as one for my Dad.
     
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    I'm just not a fan of the length of the CWP so left if for someone else to pick up as it would have just sat in the wardrobe or ended up on ebay. It was the unlined summer version in dark olive.
     
  4. BLAUGRANA

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    I was referring to a second cropped CWP as I already have one. I prefer the length on that one and it's a great piece. It may have a bit of a smell, but it well air out. It's also treated even though it doesn't feel like it. Water beads off of it.
     
  5. PhilVo

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    The duffel coat arrived just now. What can I say? This thing is so OVER THE TOP: The fabric is superb (what else can you say about 750g/m of pure Cashmere?) and I love the colour. The navy is not too bright and is perfect for the coat. Absolutely timeless. Even though I like the Orange and green versions as well, navy is in my opinion the colour to go for: You don't want to spend this much money and not have a truly timeless piece. In terms of fit, the duffel is spot on and will allow for some layering - I am only wearing a dress shirt below the coat on the pics. I am wearing a size 50 in my Everest Parka and 50/52 in most of my Cabourn gear and went for a 50 in the
    Coat as well. The duffel is bit wider at the bottom which underlines the oversized look without actually looking ill-fitting. I will post a review of the Oil Cloth Everest Parka later and also compare it with my navy Ventile one. Sorry for the office bathroom pics, that's the best I could do for now.

    Also two pics of the off-white shirt and gunmetal wool V-neck I got for my dad. On pictures, these two items didn't actually really overwhelm me, but once you feel them and see them in reality, they are super cool.

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  6. PhilVo

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    Following up on my earlier post, below my review of the Black Twist Everest Parka:

    The jacket is super heavy and the Oil Cloth outer material is very sturdy - in fact, it looks kind of vintage and is quite oily. That's the kind of feel I would expect of a proper wax jacket. I particularly like the detailing with the brown interior lining and the red lining in the sleeves. The brown lining seems to add some extra warmth and has a rough touch to it (a bit like the material that big coffee bags are made of). Compared to my navy Ventile Everest Parka, this jacket is definitely sturdier, however, not as puffy / light weight, which will likely result in a less insulation. The waxed one is ideal for a walks in the forest between trees or to ride a bike ride - basically anything that could potentially rip any other jacket's outer shell won't do any harm to this one. Overall, the Ventile one looks a bit classier as it is not that faded and can therefore be worn with a suit. I like them both - crazy how two jackets can turn out so differently with a change of fabric.

    Again, please excuse the office toilet snapshots!
     
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  7. Eric Gill Sans

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    All looks great to me PhilVo

    That's quite a collection
     
  8. irbe

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    Great haul, so jelly..
     
  9. PhilVo

    PhilVo Senior member

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    True - we should all take a snapshot of our collections [​IMG]
     
  10. Eric Gill Sans

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    Here's my collection

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    And I've got enough little brown envelopes with spare buttons in to garnish a Pearly King
     
  11. PhilVo

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    Wow!
     
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    Not far off walking around in a sleeping bag, not for me !
     
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    Looks more practical with the angled bottom pockets. The bottom pockets on the Everest jacket were straight down, making them rather awkward as hand warmers
     
  16. PhilVo

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    True, but you could also slip your hands behind the pockets on the Everest, which I mostly do.
     
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    I think the "Everest" is plenty for the UK

    However I could see the new parker working well as a Ski/Outdoor coat in Scandinavia or the Alps. (i.e. you could hang on the the terrace seat at the apres bar long after most people have gone inside.)
     
  18. Eric Gill Sans

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    I really like the new design Maxi-Antarctic Parka

    Quite by accident Nigel finds himself bang on the money producing a very large oversized parka just as all the big luxury fashion houses are doing the same - some at eye watering prices but without the originality or provenance that Nigel instills into his garments

    My only critique on the new parka is that the pockets on mine and on the original are down filled and insulated to keep your hands toasty

    On this, it looks like it's just Ventile with no insulation

    However they are bigger and in a better position

    On the subject of practicality for the UK, I have had plenty of wear out of mine in the UK over last 5 years, believe me

    It can get pretty cold and it's been a bit of a life saver especially when we had those two very harsh winters back in 2010 and 2011
     
  19. Eric Gill Sans

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    Now the Parka and pockets are bigger, you can't do the Sir Ed Hillary 'hands in pockets' walk

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