Nigel Cabourn’s new web site is finally up and running, a big improvement on the original which never seemed to get much love or be updated, hoping the new site will get more regular content added. The best addition has to be the webstore, which features products I haven’t seen at the usual suspects as well as Cabourn web store exclusives (I love the camo aircraft jacket and can see me picking this up at the right price)
I’m also loving the taped Aircraft jacket, I bought the SS12 version but have to say it was the worst jacket I’ve ever owned in terms of performance. The slightest bit of rain would penetrate the fabric, leaving it stuck to your skin like tissue paper. Yes, I get it’s not in a modern technical performance fabric and is based on traditional fabrics/production methods (oil cloth cotton) but I’d still expect it to keep me dry for 5 mins in mild rain. Anyhow, this must be a common complaint as they’ve added external taped seams and presumably seam sealed all joins internally to make the jacket waterproof.
My favourite piece, and one I’ll be picking up for sure, is the Army Buckle Pant. I saw these on Corniche’s site and thought they looked interesting, having gotten a better look at them here I’m sold. I prefer a looser aesthetic these days, I think these’ll be a perfect lightweight pair of summer pants. By Cabourn’s usual sky high pricing they’re pretty reasonable at £270 too (all the noise around pricing over the last few years seems to have sunk in, but £1,000 for a cameraman?)