Thursday, 16 August 2012

Nigel Cabourn Authentic: The mutt's nuts

Nigel Cabourn’s Authentic line, which is inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary’s 1953 ascent of Everest, has been around for a decade but shows no signs of going stale. The latest Authentic line, which has been previewed at the End Clothing blog, is tremendous. Just the ticket for the upcoming foul weather.

The Mallory jacket in hand woven Harris Tweed makes its regular appearance. I particularly like the ‘crazy’ twist on the Cabourn classic, made from a multi-coloured patchwork of fabrics with the addition of worn leather elbow patches. The legendary Everest Parka returns two, in black navy and survival yellow. For those who don't know, it's a painstaking recreation of the coat worn by Hillary on his Antarctic and Everest expeditions.

"As ever, there is no compromise on the quality of materials and fabrication, with all manufacturing handled in Britain, using traditional hardy British fabrics shaped by the demands of Britain’s workers, seafarers and military," praised End.

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