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.
To support any particular season, Nigel will always source new pieces relevant to an inspirational theme that takes him to some of the most renowned and specialist dealers in vintage clothing in the globe. Sometimes it will be the vintage pieces that directly inspire further research into a story, or vice-versa, but each time this will provide the foundation for silhouette, fabric, details and trims for the collections he creates.
“For me product comes first. The fabrics and trims, the manufacturers we work with are all carefully chosen so we produce the best garments we can. At the end of the day my aim with each collection is to create timeless styles that have the quality to last, get better with age and wear and that are still relevant in years to come.” Nigel Cabourn
For this new design inspired by a vintage fisherman’s jacket, Nigel has introduced a British industrial oilcloth developed by specialists, Halley Stevenson, to the Lybro line for the first time. Produced in two colours – an old Vintage Orange and Black – this new piece of outerwear features a fold away hood which sits under a cord collar and large bellow pockets on the front and back of the jacket. It also sports new Lybro metal hardware and an embroidered badge.
Nigel has taken a 1950s British work overall as his inspiration to produce this Lybro 6 Pocket Work Jacket. For AW16 its been produced in a specially developed ‘Lybro Hydrant Denim’, which is true to the original fabric the Lybro factory used to produce its work wear.
Taking inspiration from WW2 British Army pant, Nigel has interpreted this well-known design with his usual attention to detail. Made for AW16 in his Japanese made ‘Lybro Hydrant Denim’