What were they thinking?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Otter, May 18, 2012.

  1. Otter

    Otter One Too Many

  2. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    Nigel Cabourn makes designer clothes inspired by very practical outdoorsy stuff, such as mountaineering anoraks. they're very pricey and ultimately look like... designer mountaineering anoraks.
    i'm not a fan, although i've seen at least one jumper and one summer jacket by him that i like.
     
  3. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Overpriced, for sure, but I don't see what's so offensive about the design... I think Irvin fans should be happy that modern designers are inspired by their heritage. Things would become a little bit repetitive if everyone only made accurate repros.
     
  4. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    I quite like it apart from the orange hood and the price.
    I once had an original coastal command jacket that had the hood converted to a normal style collar. Probably originally done at source as it had all the correct collar stitching and metal work with the patina of a 50 year old jacket to go with it. The give-away was slight remains of yellow where the leather had been turned back under the collar.
     
  5. Tkecks

    Tkecks Familiar Face

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    All that sheepskin still won't keep the model's wrists warm
     
  6. Equality 7-2521

    Equality 7-2521 One of the Regulars

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    I like it besides the price.
     
  7. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    This eBay ad is a perfect example of how not to photograph a jacket and model. If the jacket is a 50-52 inch surly the jacket should be photographed on someone of that size, if not available, a dummy torso would look better.
    The model does not really look like a guy with a 50 inch chest, if he were, I would imagine his hight would be around 6' 6" or more, unless he was a fatty like me, but he isn't as the arms don't match.
     
  8. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    Truly...truly awful...
    If that's inspired by a coastal command Irvin I'm a Dutchman
     
  9. Otter

    Otter One Too Many

    If they had not tried to make it the unholy offspring of an ANJ4 and a costal command Irvin, I could have forgiven it but......................!

    No one make a repro of the CC Irvin that I know of, is it an untapped market? Oh, and dank u veel Dr H.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2012
  10. Dr H

    Dr H One Too Many

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    Not me Otter...
    That's no inspiration, it's a nightmare...
    Perhaps Jon might make a CC in time...
     
  11. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    It's not meant to appeal to the likes of us.

    As W would say: Mission Accomplished! :)
     
  12. wild_balls

    wild_balls Practically Family

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    There's a whole herd of sheep in that jacket! You are right on the spot Butte, it is not meant for us!



    Cheers Joakim
     
  13. nevadapd

    nevadapd Familiar Face

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    Only 86 of them made? Yet it's based on a real jacket? Does anyone have an original...and can we see pics?
     
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim One Too Many

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    I like it aside from the hood, which looks garish and out of place to me.
     

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