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Karrimor Japan Spring Summer 2015 Lookbook


Old school British outdoors brand Karrimor is about to suprise you. At the moment it is super under-appreciated in its home country by the fashionista who thinks its just a cheap collection which is  languishes on the rails of a certain sports retailer but when you actually step back and look at the quality and design it stands equally with any sports brand. Thats not why its going to surprise you though Autumn Winter 15 will see the launch of a new collection K100 which will including  a colab with British designer and outerwear guru Nigel Cabourn sitting at an elevated level which I will have more information on soon.

The Japaneese arm of the company have tapped into its countries appreciation of classic walking gear. Knowing that a little clever styling can go a long way in changing brand perception, the label put together a set of uncomplicated, contemporary looks for men and women. Familiar pieces from Karrimor’s archive sit beside reworked styles, the usual mix of shell jackets, rain-hats, parkas, multi-pocket trousers and performance layers utilize technical fabrics including durable, wind resistant Pertex® and the breathable cotton-like Supplex®. A top selection both in looks and spec, send out the signal to your proxy and see more from Karrimor Japan over at the website and as I said keep an eye out here for more on brands rising profile.

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Converse x Nigel Cabourn Chuck Taylor 1970 Hi “Ventile”


Today we get a first look at the next collaboration between Converse and heritage brand Nigel Cabourn. After previously having done the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the Plimsole, Nigel Cabourn worked on the Chuck Taylor 1970 this time. Giving it a white upper and red details and branding, the look is clean and perfect for the summer months that lie ahead. The designer used Ventile fabric for the upper, making the shoes weatherproof, which is a subtle, yet exciting feature on these. The sneakers will release at select retailers on March 21.



Nigel Cabourn “Desert Rats” Camouflage Collection


Named “Desert Rats” after the 7th Armoured Division, the Nigel Cabourn Spring/Summer 2012 collection is a study of the uniforms and civil clothing worn by their officer Field Marshal Montgomery. The New Pocket Tenzing Jacket Camo is originally part of the Everest collection, but it also fits perfectly here along with the Bombay Bloomer Shorts. Made from a very light, yet durable cotton drill camouflage cloth both pieces define Cabourn’s vision and referencing.

Red Wing THE ARMY GYM Nigel Cabourn Exclusive

Red Wing and Nigel Cabourn’s Tokyo flagship, THE ARMY GYM, have come together once again on a new exclusive release. Based on Red Wing’s most ubiquitous casual style, moc-toe boot is seen in a sage colorway similar to a release that took place early this year. The boot features a mojave leather upper for a high degree of water resistance in a familiar 6-inch boot. LINK

Nigel Cabourn Harris Tweed Army Satchel

Based on military designs in the famous Cabourn Archives, this shoulder bag is inspired by Army Satchels used in Burma during the Second World War. The mixture of olive canvas, leather and authentic bespoke Harris Tweed works well.


Nigel Cabourn Everest Parka

As the cooler weather looms ever closer, which we hope won’t begin until late October, this is probably the best time to stock up on the warmer pieces. Enter in the Nigel Cabourn Everest Parka in all its vibrant orange glory. 

Based on the exact jacket Sir Edmund Hillary wore during his Antarctic and Everest expeditions during the 1950’s, this jacket is made with the utmost care and incredible attention to detail. The military inspired piece is constructed from 100% Ventile proofed cotton tightly woven producing a water-proof design. The jackets insulation is made from Norwegian duck down and completely hand filled. It also features a tunnel hood with a sheepskin collar and coyote fur trim with an adjustable bracing wire..Purchase at Present