Seeing as he’s just worked with Nigel Cabourn on a small collection of necklaces (featuring three symbols close to Nigel’s heart, cast in silver), now seemed like the prime time for a bit of a chin wag…
Jack Lowe is a photographer from Newcastle upon Tyne who has devoted his life to telling the heroic stories of every RNLI lifeboat station in the UK and Ireland, through the images he captures with his Edwardian field camera and mobile darkroom.
With winter on the way, we picked out five pieces of outerwear that should come in handy over the months ahead…
At the top, we’ve got one of Nigel’s most recognisable and iconic pieces — the Everest Parka. A lot of readers will probably already know the back-story to this masterpiece, but for those who don’t, it was first released in 2003 as part of the Ascent of Cabourn collection
For our second outing of NC Around Town we caught up with artist and original Londoner Stephen Anthony Davids (SAD) at his studio on the canal in the Olympic Park, East London.
Nigel and his team have been hard at work, creating a new collection for Element. Taking cues from skateboarding’s early days, the US military design of the 1960s and classic American hunting garb, they’ve created a range of parkas, smocks and utility vests perfectly honed for modern-day skirmishes.
Liam Gallagher and Nigel Cabourn have a fair bit in common. Not only are they both proud Northerners who’ve made their mark on their respective industry by marching to the beat of their own drum (or tambourine, in Liam’s case), but they also both have a well-known penchant for military parkas.
Nigel Cabourn and Adam Riley are two likeminded Tynemouth mainstays. Both cut a distinctive figure down on the sand of King Edward’s bay: the former exercising with a vintage medicine ball or painstakingly wearing in new garments; the latter preparing and serving highly sought-after, locally sourced fish at his eponymous shack-cum-restaurant.
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.
Born in 1972 in Nagasaki, Japan, Mihara Yasuhiro began his design journey when he entered Tama Art Department in 1993 as a textile undergraduate. The following year, Mihara started a period of self-study making shoes and two years later in 1996 he opened his own shop “archi doom” with the support of a shoe manufacturer.
Nigel Cabourn looks back to his 1950s boyhood and love of football for his second, much anticipated collaboration with Timex, a global leader in watchmaking craftsmanship for 165 years.
Nigel Cabourn’s Army Gym in Covent Garden played host to the recent launch of Henri Lloyd’s new Fremantle collection to a select group of retailers and journalists. Guests were able to get up close to this durable, lightweight collection aimed primarily at inshore keelboat and sports boat sailors in the store, which had been given a Henri Lloyd makeover especially for this event.
Nigel has collaborated with sustainable design company (re) vision society to create a unique limited edition bag and matching beret, which combines his passion for unique vintage finds and (re)vision’s focus on sustainability.