It’s that time of year again, where trade show and look book pictures start to trickle out, sparking debate amongst the #menswear minions. First to come to light is the Nigel Cabourn AW13 collection. Following last year’s less appealing cricket stripe theme, Cabourn comes back strong with this collection. I’ve been a fan of the brand for a couple of years but have never been able to commit to anything. Granted, this is mostly because the jackets are the equivalent of at least two months rent but you can always find that shit on discount in small sizes. Media dads are the only people that can buy Cabourn at full price, and believe me, they’re not copping the 38’s. The other part of me is always wary that Nigel Cabourn is too close to looking like you’re playing dress up as a blog game Compo from Last Of The Summer Wine.
The coats and jackets are always the highlight and this year’s Cameraman is one of the best yet. The blue/black combo is a lot easier to wear than the yellows and oranges of previous iterations, and the detachable vest is an awesome touch. I would probably just buy the vest. Harris Tweed is going to be big, so this jacket is perfect for keeping warm and dry, and staying relevant to all your internet #menswear friends. That’s right, you’re so hip, even your jacket’s lining is on trend. Instant rep.
These photos have been taken from the Proper magazine website, without their permission. You can click here to see the full set of photos, and read more stuff about tweed. They’re based in the North, and those dudes take their technical fabrics seriously.