24 August 2010

Nigel Cabourn - AW10 "Saving the Nation"

Few collections generate as much excitement and anticipation as Nigel Cabourn when they arrive through the door, and this AW10 was no different – things pretty much ground to a halt when we were unpacking and photographing the collection. But now that the dust has settled and our excitement has turned to obsession we thought we’d take a closer look at a few of our favourite pieces from the "Saving the Nation" collection:

Everest Parka - first made for the Ascent of Cabourn collection in 2003, this iconic design is inspired by the parka worn by Sir Edmund Hillary on his Antarctic and Everest expeditions. Made from 100% Ventile proofed cotton (British Military cotton woven so tightly that it is waterproof) and hand filled Norwegian duck down, considered to be the best and the warmest available.

Cameraman Jacket - inspired by a jacket worn by Wilfrid Noyce on an Everest expedition, the Cameraman jacket has an upper made of Mackintosh, and a lower made of Harris Tweed, to keep the wearer warm in extreme conditions. It features specially made metal clips, and waxed cord in the hood and hem.

US Clip Grey Jacket - based on a US Navy WW2 sweat coat in grey marl woven jersey with curved patch pockets and an army clip fastening – an attachment developed in the late 1930’s for the Army as a functional, strong attachment.

Reversible Repeat Red & Ivory Check Shirt – made from premium Japanese cotton with a reinforced placket.

More from the "Saving the Nation" collection here

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