7 Feb 2014

Nigel Cabourn for Armor-Lux SS 14

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nigel cabourn menswear, nigel cabourn armor lux spring summer 2014, british made menswear, stripe henley, menswear blog, fashion blog, lifestyle blog

I'm very pleased to share with you all that Buckets & Spades has a new contributor, say hello to Dan of and his first post!

Spring/Summer ‘14 sees Nigel Cabourn and Armor Lux collaborate for the first time, a combination that’s got me as excited as completing the 2002 World Cup Panini sticker album! The collaboration is the first in a series between the two classic brands and for Spring/Summer ‘14, we see a Cabourn twist on the Armor Lux classic Breton stripe.

The fundamentals are the same, constructed from Armor Lux’s interlocked knitted 100% cotton, something they have been famous for since they were founded way back in 1938. Interlocked cotton produces a heavier fabric with a softer hand and a little more stretch. Now for the Cabourn twists. Firstly instead of the traditional ‘boat neck’ the product features a Henley collar. Something that is not the easiest thing to wear, but when it is worn well, it looks a treat. Second, is the (slightly) elongated body. Something that appeals to me personally as I prefer my t-shirts/shirts longer in the body. The third is the vented hem. This is a traditional hem, but features two cuts to each corner (below/above), a ‘la Ralph Lauren custom fit. Finally is the concealed, ‘inside’ pocket. It may sound a bit crazy having an ‘inside’ (stitched to the reverse, see below/above) pocket, but those are the finer details Nigel Cabourn is known for.

Overall, I really like the product. The Henley collar adds good, subtle detailing and the ‘inside’ pocket is a great touch.  It is something that will definitely sit well in my wardrobe and is on the Spring/Summer ’14 ‘hit list’. The Nigel Cabourn x Armor Lux collaboration has started with a bang, next in the series is knitwear for Autumn/Winter ’14. - Dan.

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3 comments:

  1. Totally love this top. It looks like something that they would have worn on Life Aquatic and that can only be a good thing! xx

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  2. This looks like such a great piece. I love the small branding details too!

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  3. LIKE! Love the colors!

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