Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Nigel Cabourn Everest Parka: historical

When it copmes to researching his designs, Nigel Cabourn goes to the sort of lengths that the subject matters of his inspiration go to.

Take this Everest Parka. It's a copy of the jacket Sir Edmund Hillary wore when he climbed Everest in 1953. Nigel Cabourn found Hillary's original jacket in a display in New Zealand.

The Everest Parka has become one of the staple parts of the Cabourn autumn / winter collections for the past few years. This release, in a navy ventile, is extra special, seeing as only six have been produced.

They are hand sewn in Yorkshire, stuffed with goose down and feature a hood trimmed with coyote fur, as well as a sheepskin collar. Add to that wooden buttons and a Riri zip and you have something that should be in a museum itself, even though that would be a waste.

Available at Superdenim

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