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Nigel Cabourn Autumn/Winter 2012 – Scott’s last expedition

February 24, 2012

Here’s a look at the items that will feature in Nigel Cabourn’s forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Based on the final expedition on Captain Robert Falcon Scott and launched to coincide with its 100th anniversary, the Limited Edition Collection consists of 13 pieces, with each individual style named after an explorer involved in Scott’s expedition.


On January 18th 1912 Captain Scott, along with four fellow explorers became the first British explorers to reach the South Pole. Along the way they endured -40°c temperatures and chilling winds. The aim of this new collection was to honour these brave men and produce real, hard-wearing clothes that reflected each of the men who took part in this expedition.

The Cabourn team were able to work closely with the actual garments thanks to the help of the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge and also extensively photographed these garments to make sure the recreations were as true to the originals as possible. Huge amounts of attention has gone into each item, and even though these images are only a taster, I think they still gives an idea of the quality of what will be on offer soon.

All of the above images were shot by photographer Alex Telfer, who has been working with Nigel on this and another large project for later in the year. For more information on the brand, or to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Nigel Cabourn.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2012 1:02 pm

    Some really nice coats. But my exuberance must be some what tempered by how much they’ll no doubt cost, not so much a moan as a given fact, A blind man on a galloping horse will be able to see that they won’t be sold at a give-way price. They’re very much look – Look but don’t touch for me.

  2. Jonny Briggs permalink
    February 24, 2012 1:15 pm

    Fuck me, this looks utterly brilliant. Like the Barber says though, bet it’s not cheap.

    I’ll still be buying a piece mind.

  3. Andy Weston permalink
    February 24, 2012 1:38 pm

    Stunning, the Ascent collection was a unique body of work but I think this will surpass even that. The limited nature and the fact each piece is named after a team member is a great touch and a fitting tribute. I’m certainly going to try and get one of the jackets, regardless of the price.

  4. James permalink
    February 24, 2012 5:08 pm

    LOVE IT!!!

  5. February 25, 2012 1:01 am

    incredible looking project

  6. February 25, 2012 8:18 am

    Looks quality although if anything are these too period? I know that is the point and a wash has been added to the shots, I suppose we will need to see them in the ‘flesh’

  7. February 27, 2012 9:21 am

    totally amazing but when and where will they be sold?

  8. Simon permalink
    February 27, 2012 2:36 pm

    Accepting the points about cost and period I think this is an incredibly faithful collection. I’ve never seen the original items of clothing, are they still around, or is that a silly question? I think Cabourn goes beyond way beyond fashion, even esoteric fashion. What a way to mark the centenary, and in a year when the cultural olympiad is laughable. Cabourn should be knighted like Sir Paul Smith. I think this collection is better than Ascent and it carries more pathos. What is Cabourn really about? The WWI coat is phenomenal although could anyone rightly claim themselves worthy enough to put it on their back? Blackadder maybe! Proud to be British!

    • February 27, 2012 2:49 pm

      Yes, many of the original items are around and in the Polar Research Institute in Cambridge. The Cabourn team went there to get a good look at the items left and extensively photograph everything for reference.

      It’s an awesome collection and like you say, no-one comes close to what he does.

      • Simon permalink
        February 27, 2012 9:41 pm

        Thank you kindly for your reply. I will add the Institute to my list of places to visit, then nip up to End in Newcastle to try it on!

  9. February 27, 2012 8:58 pm

    i’m reading a book called “a short walk in the hindu kush”, i reckon you’d like it

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