Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nigel Cabourn Mallory

Joachim has introduced us with an impressive amount of quotes since we started working together. One of the most important ones that he once wrote to us comes from Winston Churchill: "The further backward you can look, the further forward you can see". Until today this quote inspires us in everything we do.

But this line of wisdom could be created for one of our favorite designers as well: Nigel Cabourn. As you all know NC gets inspired by the past and the Royal British Army in particular. Nigel seems to be able to translate his inspiration into a contemporary context like hardly anyone is able to do - although every brand claims to have a heritage these days.

This winter one of the classic Nigel Cabourn designs was released again and we simply had to share it with you today. Have a look at this Mallory jacket made from a blue Harris Tweed fabric. It was worn by George Mallory in 1924 to trek up the Mount Everest because of the durability of the material. The jacket is tailored in a small, old-fashioned factory in London's East End. The vest (right) creates a lovely two-piece outfit that makes it typical for the early 20th century. Nigel Cabourn is our official King of this winter's sophistication. We are ready for the cold.

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