Nigel Cabourn has been at it again in his garden shed office, taking a vintage item and recreating it even better than before. This time it’s the exact jacket that Sir Edmund Hillary wore when scaling Mount Everest in the ’50s.
The quality of the materials used in this jacket will blow your mind, but then if you are used to Mr. Cabourn’s work then you will probably be expecting that. Made from British Military cotton, it is woven so tightly that it is in-fact water proof whilst retaining its natural breathability. The fabric is called Ventile proofed cotton and was used by the RAF in WWII. Stuffed with Norwegian duck down (by hand), this is gonna be one warm jacket, especially when you put the hood up with its sheepskin lining and coyote fur trim. The hood is adjustable by pulling on the wooden toggles and the waist of the jacket can be tightened using the cream cotton pulls. Finished off with a two-way Swiss Riri zipper, renowned for their quality, and a couple of button down patch pockets and you’re ready to go exploring! Coming in Orange, Blue, or Olive and all hosting an Olive lining, there is plenty of opportunity to look fly whilst doing so.
Now, I know after reading that that you want one more than anything else in the world, but be warned, such high quality and attention to detail comes with a price tag. In this case that price tag is a nice warming £1,595. If you are wise or mad enough to drop the cash then head over to Present where you will find all 3 colours.