In this episode, Nigel Cabourn shares his photographic memories: a photo of the British explorers en route to Antarctica in 1952 and an image of his father taken in Burma during WWII. These photographs provided the inspiration for two of his menswear collections and caused him to reflect on his life’s work and passion.
Nigel Cabourn is an English menswear designer and is a legend in his own lifetime. With over 50 years experience, he has attracted a cult following after developing a unique brand that combines technical workwear, British heritage and vintage military design.
Over the years Nigel’s amassed a collection of over 4000 vintage menswear items and 6000 reference books which is explored in the conversation along with his passion for music from the 1960s, travel, history and sport.
03:22 Image with Nigel’s Father (second from right) as one of his photographic memories
04:55 Nigel’s second photographic memory: The British Expedition of Antarctica in 1952
10:50 Promotional Book for the Cabourn Collection 2003
29:05 Promotional Book for the collection based on Nigel’s Father
31:00 The vintage collection featured in CLUTCH Magazine
32:00 British Everest Expedition, 1924
33:00 George Leigh-Mallory
Nigel’s collaboration with Vans: https://www.cabourn.com/collections/vault-by-vans-x-nigel-cabourn