Nigel Cabourn

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  1. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    Gentlemen -- I appreciate any feedback on the difference in fabrics in the Clip jacket between seasons. The most current version (like shown on superdenim) appears to be all cotton. I believe older versions were made from a cotton / wool blend. I came across a post on the intertrons a while back explaining the difference but cannot find it now. And for those who own it...worth the $400-500+? Thanks
     


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    Some of the older versions were lined with wool, making them rather toasty. The current versions are basically sweatshirts, so you can decide if they are worth the price...
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    Yes - they're still nice, but the price difference between those and the heritage Research version is pretty big...
     


  4. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    Thanks. It actually seemed that way to me as well -- perhaps I might be getting something a bit more unique (if that makes sense) with the wool blend compared to the pure cotton version. Superdenim indicates it's loopwheeled cotton, and I'm sure the usual Nigel Cabourn quality is there, but we're still talking five bills for essentially a sweat top.
     


  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I find it idealprecisely because it allows for a thick sweater or even a jacket underneath (if you order tts).
     


  6. xiaogwuay

    xiaogwuay Senior member

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    Ya I found another version at J Crew as well. I love Cabourn but definitely not worth $500 to me.

    On another note * * * TO THOSE WHO MADE ALTERATIONS TO THEIR CAMERAMAN JACKETS * * *

    I took my jacket to the tailor today and see told me she couldn't alter just the bottom part where the Tweed is because of the two holes that were in the arm pits of the mackintosh part of the jacket. I know some of you guys had yours tailored down so I'm wondering if any of you took the waist in? What did you guys end up doing and how did the tailor deal with this? I have 42 shoulders and long arms so the Mackintosh part on shoulder and length on the arms are PERFECT on me but the Tweed part, although it looks OK, its still a bit wide for my taste.

    Any insight would be appreciated folks! And if anyone is in the LA area, any referal to an awesome tailor would be appreciated too!
     


  7. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    This isn't dior homme/BoO skinny fitting stuff - you will learn to embrace the Cabourn fit in the body. It looks much better without tailoring, especially since you appear to be very broad from how you describe yourself.

    Speaking of tailoring, i dont think i've seen a tailoring job of the cameraman look as good as the original fit.
     


  8. xiaogwuay

    xiaogwuay Senior member

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    Hey Ari I actually wore the Cameraman and I think you're right. I got used to it by the time I took it off and realized its a rain jacket and shouldn't really be too form fitting. Especially if there are times when you will wear stuff underneath as well.

    Does ANYONE own the King George Coat? I'm REALLY Curious what the fit looks like. I haven't seen a nice looking fit on anyone model yet so I'm curious if anyone owns it and can share some pictures.
     


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    the king george fits me like a glove. I have the camerman and the king george fit is so much better.
     


  10. AriGold

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    ^ Would you be able post some fit pics for comparison?
     


  11. xiaogwuay

    xiaogwuay Senior member

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    YES! Please post some comparison pics!!!! If I wore a 50 in the Cameraman, do you think I would wear a 50 in the King George?
     


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    London Senior member

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    I don't really post pics of me wearing stuff on this forum. I'm a usually a true medium in most brands, but Cabourn runs large so all of my NC pieces are in a 48. The King George is a lot more tailored fit compared to the camerman which fits boxier.
     


  13. james_timothy

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    Just because I love this image, here's what Mallory was wearing on his last ascent of Everest:
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    Presumably if you replaced the cotton garbardine everwhere jacket with the Cameraman, you'd be fine.

    If you were in as good as shape as Mallory, Hillary, or Tenzing.
     


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    Great photo, j_t. I watched a documentary a while back about Mallory and Irvine- I can't remember if it was by National Geographic, or someone else. Anyway, the two climbers (I think Conrad Anker was one) were attempting the Hillary Step without ladders to see if Mallory could have made it to the summit. At one point, they donned replicas of Mallory and Irvine's attire while on the mountain, and promptly froze their asses off.
     


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