As with many of Cabourn’s pieces, it’s Inspired by a vintage garment with a great backstory, in this case the jacket worn by Wilfred Noyce on an Everest expedition. The upper is made of Mackintosh, the lower part of Harris Tweed, making it exceptionally warm in extreme conditions. It also features lovely details on the components, featuring specially made metal clip fastenings and waxed cord in the hood and hem.
I’ve always fancied this colourway, sure it isn’t to everyone’s taste but I have enough navy, grey or black jackets so fancied something a bit different. It’s also much more toned down in the flesh, being more of a dull burnt orange than the bright affair it appears on most websites and pics.
Credit where it’s due, I have to say the customer service from LN-CC is the best I’ve ever experienced, coming beautifully packaged in a drawer pull box with next day delivery. Unfortunately, when it arrived I noticed a slight oil stain on the fabric next to the metal fastening clips, nothing too noticeable when the jacket is fastened but not something you’ll accept on a jacket at this price point. This is where they really shined, upon reporting this to LN-CC customer services, they offered to return it or knock me another £100 off, which I accepted, making it even more of a bargain. Highly recommended, and will certainly be buying from them again (plus they don’t mess about in the sales, massively discount to clear out old stock, not a meagre 20% here and there…)