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Converse 1st String x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970s Ox

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

A longstanding collaborative partnership that melds two brands who use their rich and diverse history as the pivot to their success, Converse and Nigel Cabourn have teamed up once again to reimagine one of the American footwear label’s best loved silhouette.

Part of Converse’s 1st String line, the collaborative duo take the iconic Chuck Taylor 1970s Ox silhouette and marry their unique aesthetics to the style that takes a distinctly different direction from the Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi which launched earlier in the year.

Sticking closely to the 1970′s OG design, Cabourn adds a military-charged vintage wash camouflage print to the canvas uppers whilst replacing the molded toecap for a tonal canvas panel. Classic decals still remain such as the crisp white midsole, red accent piping and bold red outsole.

The Converse 1st String x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970s Ox launches Friday 7th November 2014 via the Converse Launch Page.

Nigel Cabourn interview with i-D Magazine.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

In an interview with iconic British publication turned web-imprint i-D Magazine, Newcastle-upon-Tyne based designer Nigel Cabourn for a short interview at the opening of his first London store.

Fresh off the back of his capsule collection with Filson, the legendary outerwear don talks candidly about his new store, his popularity in Japan, his collections and who his customer really is.

Check out the full interview here.

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C.C. Filson by Nigel Cabourn

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Representing the merging of two kindred spirits, the C.C. Filson AW14 collection was designed in partnership with END. stalwart and renowned outerwear aficionado Nigel Cabourn.

Inspired in part by a vintage Filson Cruiser Jacket Cabourn picked up in a thrift shop in Japan, the collection borrows the name of Filson’s founding father and looks to create clothing that pays homage to their celebrated history whilst incorporating contemporary functionality.

Utilising an incredibly hard wearing selection of fabrics, from 16oz paraffin waxed cotton to 18oz Seattle wool, combined with Filson’s seasoned manufacturing expertise, this is a collection of outerwear designed to last and last and last.

A man with a unqiue insight into the world of outerwear, whether it be from his 40 plus years in the industry, his personal archive of over 4000 vintage pieces or even his location right here in the cold, wet and windy North East of England, Nigel Cabourn has brought his incredible knowledge to the table throughout every aspect of the design.

Thanks to this, yoke’s are reinforced with extra tough reinforcing layers, overcoats are kitted out with utilitarian pocket set ups and archive inspired brass military clasps are deployed alongside military grade melamine buttons in order to keep everything in place across an incredible collection of weather defeating outerwear.

Available online now head over the Filson section to explore the C.C. Filson by Nigel Cabourn collection now.








Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

For AW14, Nigel Cabourn has returned to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration that has influenced a great deal of his work, incorporating silhouettes and details from archive WW1 military issue apparel.

Celebrating artisan British craftsmanship in all its forms, the collection utilises a range of UK sourced materials, with a hand picked selection of British textiles and exclusively developed fabrics deployed across a crop of new designs and refreshed reworkings of staple Cabourn pieces.

Working with world renowned photographer Alex Telfer, the Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook is a comprehensive retrospective of the collection as a whole, exploring the season’s strong tailoring, archive inspired shirting and incredible outerwear designs.

Cast your eyes downwards for a look at their imagrey and head to our Nigel Cabourn section to delve into his AW14 collections as a whole.









Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

For AW14, Nigel Cabourn has returned to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and authentic British Military apparel that has influenced a great deal of his work, celebrating artisan British craftsmanship with a selection of new designs and staple pieces.

Debuting some of the designs we first got to see during our visit to the Garden House earlier on this year, the collection is entirely produced in the UK, constructed from hand selected and exclusively developed fabrics.

Encompassing his carefully considered shirting, hand crafted knitwear and world renowned outerwear, the first drop from this seasons collection is full to the brim with new versions some of his much loved designs.

A design with as rich a history as the heroic individuals that inspired it, the Mallory Jacket received its current moniker after the body of George Mallory was finally recovered from the slopes of Everest after his ill fated final adventure and is back for AW14 in authentic Harris Tweed, celebrating the incredible craftsmanship found in the British Isles.

Another cult classic piece, the The Cameraman Jacket was worn by Wilfrid Noyce on his numerous photographing expeditions to Everest and the AW14 iteration keeps to the original design with an authentic Mackintosh fabric upper and a lower section made again from Harris Tweed.

Topping off the collection, the Everest Parka is back in its classic guise and in a new Oil Cloth make up, stuffed by hand with the highest grade goose down, while the collar is backed with thick sheepskin and the hood is trimmed with genuine coyote fur.

Online now, head to the Nigel Cabourn section now to explore the latest from this legendary British designer.






A Trip to the Garden House – A First Look at the Nigel Cabourn AW14 Collection

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Hidden in plain sight just ten minutes from Newcastle Upon Tyne’s spirited city centre and set back in the leafy confines of suburban Gosforth, the Garden House is a bright and airy two storey converted gardeners house nestled at the bottom of the garden, just over the fence from a cricket pitch, painting a typically English scene.

Surrounded both by artifacts from Britain’s military history and a celebrated career in design, this is where Nigel Cabourn and his team create each collection, inspired by the world which he has created inside the Garden House and his personal archive housed within.

In anticipation of the upcoming Nigel Cabourn AW14 collection, END. took a trip down the garden path, past the red telephone box and wrought iron furniture to pay the Garden House a visit and have a look at some of the highlights from the new season collection.

Grounded in the military issue apparel of the First World War, the Nigel Cabourn A/W’14 collection ranges from brand new designs that reinvigorate classic outwear to old favourites carefully reinterpreted, with the focus kept squarely on British materials and expert British manufacturing.

A fascinating environment that has birthed yet another fascinating collection, the latest designs from the Garden House will be launching online here at END. soon but, for now, take a look at some of our top picks from the Nigel Cabourn collection for AW14.

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.


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