Watch Nigel Cabourn talk through the inspiration and details behind his 50th anniversary British Army Smock - available now exclusively at END.
To mark his 50th year in menswear, END. has joined forces with British design legend, Nigel Cabourn for a limited-edition British Army Smock in a quad of tactical colourways.
Built upon a foundation of unmatched authenticity, each Cabourn garment reaches into the past (via Nigel's 4,000-piece strong archive) to deliver a reinterpretation of classic military styles that meet the requirements of a contemporary market.
Inviting us into his new design studio - and home to his aforementioned archive of authentic military pieces - END. spent the day with Nigel to learn more about the inspiration behind the END. exclusive British Army Smock.
Orange for mountain survival, Black Navy for the Naval Forces, Natural to blend against the snow, and Faded Nam Green for the Army, Cabourn once again makes use of his unmatched expertise in military-garb to combine contemporary sensibilities with an iconic WW2 garment used by the British Mountain Forces on the Western Front.
Manufactured in the UK by Cookson and Clegg – an authentic British Army manufacturer based in Blackburn, with nearly 200 years of expertise – the smock is 100% British cotton, garment dyed for an authentic finish, and features four tactical pockets across the body for the inimitable blend of form and function which has come to characterise the Cabourn name.
Limited to just 100 pieces – 25 in each colourway – the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary smock for END. is a tribute befitting of a true icon of British menswear, whose contribution to military-inspired design has transcended its niche to make an indelible mark on the menswear landscape in the UK and beyond.
The END. x Nigel Cabourn British Army Smock is now available at END.