Nigel Cabourn doesn't consider himself a fashion designer. He doesn't look to trends for inspiration. Instead, he looks to pieces engineered to last, built for athletes, working people, and the military that not only need to hold up, but that will age well with the wearer.
With an eye for details and an obsession with materials, each of his garments is imbued with a kind of timeless energy.
The weight and texture of each piece communicates in-hand the dedication to meticulous manufacturing.
Existing wholly outside of fashion's cycle of disposability, Nigel Cabourn pieces are meant to be worn hard, worn well, and passed along to the next generation.
But there is a real playfulness there, too, a palpable sense of joy. A surprising and subtle mix of fabrics or a bright camouflage pattern on a richly textured cotton/linen fabric.