What happens when you bring two of the biggest names in outdoor wear together to collaborate? You get this; the Geddes Clip Jacket.
With Eddie Bauer being the first man to patent the quilted down jacket way back in 1940, it’s no surprise that they would draw inspiration from their archives and make this a key feature, especially since we all know how much inspiration Nigel Cabourn takes from this time in clothing history anyway. For the outer, they’ve used a natural waxed cotton in khaki, with a check wool tweed hood and pocket lining. It’s beautiful. The colours work well together and I love the contrasted shoulder and sleeve panels. For the hood trim they’ve gone with coyote fur, just incase you find yourself in arctic conditions (synthetic fur freezes at low temperatures), and for the filling it’s 100% goose down.
The metal clip fastenings finish this jacket off with a robust feel, a feature we’ve become pretty familiar with due to Cabourn’s implementation of them in almost every collection he produces, mainly on his Cameraman jackets. This is made in Canada, the home of outdoor wear, and with it being Nigel Cabourn and Eddie Bauer, you can expect the quality and attention to detail to be meticulous.
It’s pretty heartbreaking to know I can’t scrape together the £1,200 for this jacket, but if you’ve got that sort of money floating around you can pick it up from Superdenim now.