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Converse 1st String x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The first round of collaboration between all time END. favourite Nigel Cabourn and sneaker legends Converse was something truly special and this latest project more than meets the standard set by the legendary British designers take on the Bosey Hi.

Combining a classic piece of design and one of the best loved sneaker silhouettes of all time with authentic details from his personal collection of over 4000 vintage military and archive pieces, this new iteration of the Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi incorporates incredibly hard wearing Ventile uppers.

A staple material for Nigel Cabourn, Ventile is considered to be the first truly effective all weather performance fabric that has been utilised by the Defence Garment Industry since the 1940’s and was the material of choice for WWII fighter pilots thanks to its incredible durability and weather proof qualities.

Reworking the Chuck Taylor with full ventile uppers and a selection of considered contrasting detailing, this new Cabourn pays also pays respect to the celebrated history of Converse.

Taking on the 1970s edition, constructed to archive specifications, this is an inspired re-imagining of the iconic Chuck.

Online now, head to the Converse section to take a proper look.

 

 

Nigel Cabourn – Spring ’14 Collection

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Spring 2014 sees Nigel Cabourn press on with a selection of new styles, looking towards this warmer month with a variety of lightweight pieces, top quality jersey and a selection of new takes on his much loved shirting.#

Delving into his personal archive, which we’re now informed numbers well over 4000 vintage pieces, Nigel has created a new selection of outerwear, utilising a lightweight beeswax cotton fabric sourced from Scotland.

The Canadian Jacket, a new design for SS14, is evident of the incredible attention to detail which makes each Authentic collection so special. Closed with an assymmetrical military spec Riri zip sourced from Switzerland, it has a button closed high stance collar and is finished off with Cabourn’s signature waxed, rolled drawstrings.

A reworking of an iconic military style, the Unlined CWP Jacket is made in England and is constructed with the kind of unique features that could have only come from Cabourn, from an adjustable wire adjustable brim at the hood to wooden drawstring stoppers all of which are set into a distinctive silhouette.

Online now, head over to the Nigel Cabourn to check out the latest from this legendary North East designer.
 

 

 

 

Nigel Cabourn Winter ’13 – New Arrivals

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Always a welcome sight for us here at END., this week we’ve received the new delivery from Nigel Cabourn’s collection for AW13.

This is the time of the year when his expertise perfectly comes into play, this most recent crop of Autumn/Winter designs is crammed with incredible outerwear, classic suiting and ideal accessories, also seeing him join forces with one of his most successful collaborators – Eddie Bauer.

Few collaborations in recent memory have made as much sense as the joint venture between Nigel Cabourn and American outdoor legends Eddie Bauer and for AW13, these two outerwear giants have come together once again to mark the 50th anniversary of Jim Whittaker’s pioneering summit of Mt. Everest in 1963.

Taking the best from each parties respective expertise, this new collection focuses on some of the most coveted pieces from the Eddie Bauer Archive, creating designs of unparalleled craftsmanship and quality.

This season, Nigel Cabourn has revisited the Kara Koram Jacket, Mount Everest Parka and Canadian Vest, much loved designs from previous Eddie Bauer Collaborations, updating and tweaking their designs when needed while successfully maintaining the integrity of their design.

A very exciting first look at what is sure to become a classic collection, this quality collection is online in our Nigel Cabourn section now.
 

 

 

 

Nigel Cabourn A/W13 – Drop Two

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Marking the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary, AW13 sees Nigel Cabourn hark back to what he does best, creating top quality pieces inspired by Britain’s golden age of global exploration and the iconic explorers that defined this era.

Paying deference to not only the history of this time period but to the history of his own design, Cabourn has revisited his Mallory Jacket, inspired by the Harris Tweed suit worn by George Mallory on his ill fated attempt to tame everest in 1924.

First seen in his original ‘Ascent’ collection, this new take on the Crazy Mallory is constructed in line with his unique ‘Crazy’ fabric selections contrasting tweed with camouflage and genuine ventile panels.

In reference to heritage tailoring and inspired by his collection now numbering over 4000 vintage pieces, the AW13 collection is packed out with classic silhouettes such as the Business Jacket, Wide Lapel Jacket and Short Vest all of which are constructed from genuine Harris Tweed.

A designer who will be forever associated with game changing outerwear, the AW13 successfuly keeps up his legacy with a new bold take on the Everest Parka, a new iteration of the iconic Aircraft Jacket kitted out with a detachable Harris Tweed Lining and topped off with the Short Kagoul.

Constructed from 100% cotton ventile in all over Camouflage print, the Short Kagoul features a half length military spec Riri zip sourced from Switzerland, a shearling trimmed collar and a full fur trimmed hood. The amount of care and attention paid to its design firmly places it as one of the strongest offerings from this collection so far.

Shop the latest from a true End stalwart and icon of British fashion in our Nigel Cabourn section now.

Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

For AW13, Nigel Cabourn has returned to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration that has influenced the majority of his work, taking inspiration from the equipment the icons of this age outfitted themselves with before setting out on their polar adventures.

Several of Nigel’s best loved designs are back for this season, each one finished with the same impeccable attention to detail and designed with the same respect for authenticity that have made them such iconic pieces.

A genuine treasure trove of design history, Nigel Cabourn’s personal archive of over 4000 vintage pieces continues to provide a wealth of inspiration, acting as an incredible pool of inspiration which he has drawn from time and time again.

A long-standing Cabourn favourite, the Jersey Zip Crew is based on a military issue phys-ed track top from the 1960′s and is back for AW13, constructed from an incredibly durable cotton jersey sourced from Japan and featuring a whole host of authentic details.

A focus on artisanal craftsmanship has always been key to Cabourn’s approach and AW13 is no different, with a selection of traditional knits in 100% wool, fully constructed in Scotland.

The Mallory, a piece which is iconic of the Authentic collection’s design ethos, is also back for AW13, alongside the Cameraman and Aircraft jackets, all of which have grown from strength to strength, season after season.

The highlight of the collection and an example of how good a piece of outerwear can be, the Everest Parka tops off what is shaping up to be a jaw dropping selection from this acclaimed designer.

Appearing this season in bold indigo or full camouflage, the Everest Parka is a recreation of the coat worn by sir Edmund Hilary on his Antarctic and Everest expeditions and is constructed with a full Ventile shell, hand stuffed with goose down and features both a sheepskin lined hood and genuine coyote fur trimmed collar. All in all a truly uncompromising piece of design.

To be among the first to get your hands on a piece from the latest collection by this incredible British designer, head to the Nigel Cabourn section now.

Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2013 – Launching Soon…

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Unsurprisingly, even though the embers of summer are still burning brightly, us lot here at END. HQ are looking toward the colder months and what heavyweight-weather-proof clobber we fancy ourselves in. Always at the top of everybody’s list is Nigel Cabourn – located a stonesthrow away from our stores on High Bridge Street – who’s archival, authentic collection sparks the imagination with visions of travelling the harshest seas and conquering the tallest of mountains.

For Autumn/Winter 2013, the collection is inspired by the hunting and fishing estates held by the British aristocracy from 1901 to 1952. The fabrics used have been part of British history for more than a hundred years, Harris Tweed and Ventile Cotton to name two which are steeped in history and are as effective as anything around today. As usual, collection staples are represented in the form of the Cameraman and Everest Parka, as well as the ever-popular Aircraft Jacket, again available in a myriad of hues.

Take a look below at the terrific imagery from the Nigel Cabourn A/W13 collection below. For further information, please feel free to email us at info@endclothing.co.uk.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Converse First String x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor Plimsole Ox

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Nigel Cabourn is an all time favorite for us here at End and we think this collaboration with sneaker legends Converse is something really special.

With everything that he does, Nigel is able to incorporate an insight into the kind of design that stands the test of time and arguably, there is no footwear company that embodies this idea more than Converse, with their iconic designs remaining largely unchanged throughout its history.

It is this reverence for historically significant designs that has set Nigel’s designs apart, having amassed a personal collection of over 4000 original pieces, his expertise extends as far into vintage military issue apparel as it does into classic sportswear.

Taking inspiration from both of these styles, Nigel has created this modern take on a classic military plimsole in collaboration with Converse’ high end First String division, creating a brand new take the Chuck Taylor silhouette.

These classically styled, low cut precursors to the modern training shoe are constructed with all of the expert knowledge of both parties and boast a whole host of authentic detailing.

Launching here at End on the 21/06/2013, take a closer look at this latest round of collaboration between Nigel Cabourn and Converse in our Launch section.

Nigel Cabourn x Converse Launch Party – 11th April at End Hunting Co.

Monday, April 8th, 2013

To celebrate the release of the Nigel Cabourn x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey, we are teaming up with them both for an evening of 1940′s fun!

Join us in a transformed End Hunting Co. on Thursday 11th April from 6-9pm for drinks, meets and greets with Nigel Cabourn and a raffle to win not only a pair of the collaborative Bosey boots, but also a Nigel Cabourn Taped Ventile Aircraft Jacket that inspired them.

The party will be continuing at No.28 from 9pm with a special DJ set and live performance from Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, cut-throat shaves from DemonBarber1969 and 1940s inspired cocktails. The winner of the raffle prize will also be announced.

Cabourn examines Converse’s rich American heritage of boots and sneakers created for the outdoors and the military, and infuses his own designs into the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with rich Ventile fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors. Ventile fabric was developed for use in WWII flight suits as a material to protect Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire pilots when they ejected from their planes into icy cold waters. The Ventile fabric extended survival time tenfold and saved many ejected pilots’ lives. Suits made with Ventile fabric remain in use by British Royal Air Force to this day.

Get the date in your Filofax and we’ll see you on the 11th!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nigel Cabourn Authentic AW’12 Collection

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally inspired by Sir Edmund Hillary’s 1953 ascent of Everest, Nigel Cabourn’s Authentic line has been one of the most powerful influences on the menswear industry over the last decade. Drawing on his more-than-40 years of experience in fashion, Nigel has been refining the collection season after season with a genuinely uncompromising commitment to quality, so rarely seen in the industry today.

Based in his Gosforth workshop just a little way up the road from our shop, Nigel has delivered one of the strongest Authentic collections in recent memory for Autumn/Winter 2012, with a mix of now-perfected familiar styles and innovative new designs. As ever, there is no compromise on the quality of materials and fabrication, with all manufacturing handled in Britain, using traditional hardy British fabrics shaped by the demands of Britain’s workers, seafarers and military.

On the outerwear front, the Mallory jacket in hand woven Harris Tweed makes its regular appearance, accompanied by the Mallory vest in two matching colours, as well as a ‘Crazy’ twist on this classic jacket, made from a multi-coloured patchwork of fabrics with the addition of worn leather elbow patches. We’ve also taken stock of the highly popular Aircraft jacket in heavy oiled cotton, in either Navy or Olive, as well as the legendary Everest Parka, a recreation of the coat worn by Hillary on his Antarctic and Everest expeditions.

As ever, the range also includes a selection of British-made Shetland wool knitwear and accessories, including pullovers, vests, scarves and hats, all made from the highest quality wools and designed to withstand the foulest winter weather.

Nigel Cabourn Spring/Summer ’12

Monday, January 30th, 2012

After the exceptional reaction to our exclusive, behind the scenes look at this season’s Nigel Cabourn Authentic collection, we now have the full range online an available to buy. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve even compiled our own mini ‘look book’, shot in 1940s sepia-tone, in recognition of the WWII influence that runs throughout the collection.

As mentioned in our previous post, the Cabourn SS12 collection takes inspiration from General Montgomery’s Desert Rats, updating classic NC pieces using military cotton drill and waxed cotton in desert tones and authentic camouflage patterns. The result – in our opinion – is one of the most individual and striking collections we have seen in some time, showcasing classic outerwear designs such as the Surface and Aircraft jackets, as well as some of Nigel’s more tailored pieces including the Chittagong Jacket and Peak Vest. Alongside these pieces are Ascent of Cabourn staples such as the Cameraman, Tenzing and Mallory jackets, expertly reworked, innovatively capturing the spirit of the British 8th Army in a way only Nigel can.

Have a quick look through our look book above, but we would advise heading over to the Nigel Cabourn section for a proper look at this outstanding collection.

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