Jon first came to our attention a few years ago when we spotted him wearing his yellow Everest Parka in our hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne. From then on, our paths crossed a number of times and each time it seemed Jon had yet another piece of Cabourn history on his back.
The inspiration for Nigel Cabourn collections for AW17 is born from the Airborne Forces during the Second World War. This story encapsulates the men’s and women’s collections, which were on show at London Fashion Week Men.
With around 80 pieces of Cabourn to his name we were curious to meet Tom in his own surroundings and find out just what it is about Cabourn clothing that appeals to him so much and how it adapts to life on the farm.
For this month’s in depth feature two of the Cabourn team – Rachael and Ben – ventured deep into the heart of the Somerset countryside to visit one of the most renowned fabric mills in the world, Fox Brothers.
For the second part of our Fox Brothers feature, we take a tour round the looms to discover exactly what it takes to produce this beautiful cloth. For the tour we were lucky enough to have Fox Brothers’ woven and textile designer, Jo Neades, as our guide.
For SS18 and in celebration of his 50th anniversary as a designer, Nigel unveils his third Authentic Limited Edition collection entitled ‘Whatever Happened to Sean Flynn’. Drawing upon the life and times of the celebrated war photojournalist and son of Hollywood legend, Errol Flynn, as his inspiration.
Coming into its third season, the Nigel Cabourn Army Gym range has fast become one of our most popular collections. Inspired by sportswear used for basic training during WW2, this range focuses on military style and functional fitness cotton sweats.
Earlier this month, Theo Measures and Matt Croucher, two explorers from England, headed into the Oman desert with not much more than a Land Rover and some of their favourite Nigel Cabourn pieces, read their story below…
Churchill was of course, referring to the Eighth Army popularly known as ‘Desert Rats’. For SS17 Nigel Cabourn delves into the rich history of this famous British WW2 Field Army inspiration for his Authentic, Lybro and Army Gym collections.
All Nigel Cabourn collections begin with inspiration taken from historical events and stories of great human endeavour, combined with reference taken from Nigel’s personal archive of rare military, outdoor, sports and work-wear pieces.
A short time ago some of the team made the journey past the border into Annan, Scotland, to visit Esk Valley; home of Nigel Cabourn Authentic Knitwear.
In 1955 two teams of explorers, one headed up by Sir Vivian Fuchs and the other headed up by Sir Edmund Hillary, set off to cross Antarctica from the North and South Points meeting in the middle in January 1958.