The original cameraman jacket first appeared in the ‘2003 ‘Ascent of Cabourn’ range. Inspired by pictures of Wilfrid Noyce, one of the 12 men in the1953 Conquest of Everest, this jacket has become a classic Nigel Cabourn outerwear piece and is much copied.
Constructed in Ventile® L34, a historical fabric that dates back to the 1930’s, this specialist material has many durable features; it is second to none in terms of quality and having the ability to withstand treacherous conditions. For spring 2013 we have developed Ventile® seam sealing with our manufacturers, making this jacket unique.
The fireman clips on the cameraman jacket were originally used on US Navy smocks because of their practicality and ease of use. This type of clip also appeared on the garments of the 1953 Everest ascent, to avoid the men taking their gloves off to undo a button in the severe minus conditions.
The cameraman features Corozo buttons. Corozo has been around for over a century and is made from tightly wound organic fibers from the TAGUA palm tree that are 100% natural making the buttons durable and scratch resistant.
The Cameraman Sealed features the iconic fireman clip and Corozo button front fasten with extended underside storm flap. There are five front patch pockets, the lower two featuring additional handwarmer side access. The three panel hood is adjustable using waxed draw cords and real leather cord locks.The cords are finished with metal crimped ends and a hand tied hangmans knot.
The cuff is adjustable with the cuff strap and Corozo buttons.
100% Cotton L34 Ventile®, with Ventile® taped seams.
We have provided the actual measurements for this garment to help you decide which size to buy. You can compare these against garments you already have to get an idea of the way the garment will fit on you. All measurements are in centimetres.
For further help, see the measuring guide.
Below is a guide showing how we take our product measurements. To help you choose the best size, we recommend that you use these definitions and compare those measurements against products you own or against your body (If you are measuring your actual body, these should be smaller than the product measurements).
A/ CHEST - Measure across the chest at the fullest part under the armhole. Double this to get the chest measurement.
B/ WAIST - With the product fastened, measure all way around the waistband.
C/ SHOULDER - Measure from the base of the neck or neck seam and along the shoulder to shoulder seam.
D/ SLEEVE - Measure from the sleeve head to the cuff end.
E/ NECK - Measure around the base of the neck where the collar sits.
F/ CUFF - Measure around the cuff/wrist on tops, or around the hem on pants.
G/ LENGTH - For Jackets, measure along the centre back from the neck seam to the hem. For Pants, measure from the top of the waistband to the hem along the outside leg.