NC Around Town | James Suckling, Mr Nice
Introducing Cabourn ‘Around Town’ documenting Nigel Cabourn customers from a whole host of industries and backgrounds. These movers and shakers, at the cutting edge of their disciplines, showcase Nigel Cabourn styles with a fresh new perspective.
Kicking off is fashion consultant James Suckling of Mr Nice in Soho.
James hails originally from Southampton but made his way to London in his late teens and has been there ever since. He’s spent the subsequent 16 years working with designers and brands to bring menswear products to the market that make sense and sell through.
“I’ve been obsessed with Japanese denim for a long time and the contrast fabrics and stitching along with the vintage feel hardware, set this jacket above over brands making a similar silhouette.”
We caught up and shot James in the Mr Nice Store in Soho, London, a project he has been working on since its inception in 2018. Primarily a CBD boutique, Mr Nice bills itself as a “modern cannabis destination” that sells “carefully curated cannabis accessories from around the world” focusing on the wellness vibe. It also stocks a range of graphic tees and premium clothing essentials and along with the permanent Soho location they’re also about to launch a pop up in Selfridges.
James’ style is a mix of streetwear and rave culture references, ripped jean shorts, graphic tee shirts, hoodies and the newest Off White Nike trainers. Brands he’s into at the moment include Aires and Online Ceramics and UDLI Editions for tees. He also likes designers Martine Rose and Sportsbanger as they reference stuff that is very personal to him.
He’s teamed his look with our Lybro Welder’s Split Zip jacket made in Japanese denim and cotton moleskin and it was this mix of fabrics that initially drew him to it. His pick is from Nigel Cabourn’s dedicated work wear range, Lybro, and is available now and also comes in an army colour way.