Mark: Nigel Cabourn x Vault by Vans
Model: OG Authentic LX, OG Style 24 LX, OG Classic Slip-On
Release date: Available now
Price: 16,500-18,700 (approx. 148-168 $)
Editor’s Notes: Sometimes a touch of vintage is enough, or at least that’s what the Nigel Cabourn x Vault by Vans collection would say if it could speak.
Few can claim to have the craftsmanship of military and vintage clothing like cult British designer Nigel Cabourn. Having launched its eponymous brand in the 1970s, Cabourn has been a staple and supplier of vintage-inspired military outfits for over 50 years. Since the launch of the first UK flagship store in 2014, it now has 51 stores worldwide.
Now, the designer’s eye for classic utility style is the decorative dress that spans an arrangement of classic Vans silhouettes, retuned with the Vault twist.
Up front and center of the lineup is a top trio of Vans, the OG Authentic LX. You’ll find a patchwork denim colourway, classic green camouflage with striking pops of red, and a beige and navy option that apparently borrows its style from army sandbags.
The OG Slip-On LX sits at the polar ends of the spectrum, one fulfilling the need for a statement piece you might find in your grandparents’ basement, while the dull olive colourway is a classic uniform.
Finally, on the shoe side, an OG Style 24 LX solo is made in all-over denim, a Cabourn signature fabric.
When it comes to collaborative clothing, there’s a fleece sweater and cap loaded with Nigel’s own doodles. The centerpiece, however, is an inspired interpretation of the rugs from Nigel’s Chore Coat, the British designer’s favorite garment.
âI am very happy to present my first collaboration with Vault by Vans,â Cabourn said. âCombining surf style with the classic Cabourn army, a strong color story and graphic influences, I really think we’ve come together to create a funky, relaxed and post-surf inspired collection.â
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