- Nov 24, 2008
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I like the bum pockets (poor model fit aside), but I don't know that they're enough to tempt me to buy a fourth Mallory.
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Would be interesting to see a picture!I have a 6 years old Mallory jacket in Harris Tweed. The Harris Tweed jacket ages beautifully, but the ventile parts of the jacket (Shoulders and elbows) doesn't look good after years using the jacket a lot.
Does anyone have any experiences when it comes to reproofing ventile? The ventile parts doesn't holde the rain out and looks quite worn out.
I think the clothes look ill-fitting because of a lot of the pant cuts. They're way to full of a leg for my tastes, but regardless of that the whole look becomes too boxy. For me the models are so-so. Quick browse of the site and one model seems alright while the other seems a bit odd. The photography of the product looks fine to me though. I think you get a good idea of what you're buying. The real problem here is the product itself. Far be it from me to say since I'm not a designer and I think he should design what he likes, but the whole aesthetic doesn't work for me. I look at how each piece might fit into my wardrobe on it's own rather than go for the whole look. Besides, I could never fully embrace it as it was going to be too "costumy" for my taste and my age.What on earth has happened to Cabourn's product photography? It used to be excellent; but now, the clothes often look ill fitting and the models - without wishing to be mean - are somehow rather odd for the brand. How strange that the presentation of these collections is presumably deemed fine.
On a wider point I think the label's halcyon period - beginning with the resurgence that began around 2002 - is over. The reworkings of the classics look stranger with every iteration, and the new ideas are largely, with a few exceptions, poor. I also hear from a reliable source that branded sportswear is to play a greater part in future collections. I'm not convinced by the dungarees I'm afraid.
I have an all-ventile rain jacket that I’ve had good success reproofing with a product called Grangers (British-made, I believe), but it’s applied by washing the garment in it like a detergent, so I’m not sure how the wool will respond to it. It will restore the repelancy, making the water bead before soaking. But I doubt it’ll do much for appearance. It seems the same qualities that make ventile resistant to rain make it poor at retaining dyes.Does anyone have any experiences when it comes to reproofing ventile? The ventile parts doesn't holde the rain out and looks quite worn out.