Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn Mallory waistcoat

Many thanks to the two readers that have asked about when part two of my much anticipated stroll through my collection of waistcoats would be unleashed! I hadn’t forgotten, merely neglected to follow up. For those that expressed muted appreciation for part one, fear not, here is part two, and for those that were surprised at me not going straight for the tweed in the first instalment, I can now present a waistcoat in what is often considered the pinnacle of tweed, Harris Tweed. Today’s waistcoat is the Mallory by Nigel Cabourn, from the AW10 collection. Nigel Cabourn is based in Nottingham, Great Britain, and specialise in high-end, quality clothing inspired by vintage styles. I’ve previously written a piece about his Mallory jacket and waistcoat, you’ll find a link under the photos.


The tweed used is a mid-brown tweed with a classic blend of colours in the weave. A classic cut, with 6 buttons (we do remember not to button the bottom button?), 4 proper pockets on the outside, one on the inside and a quality cotton lining. A waistcoat that is made to last.  Also worth noticing is that 2010 was the 100 year anniversary of the Harris Tweed “Orb” symbol, which is celebrated with a special label inside the lining. Given how dense and warm the tweed is, this makes a useful item for layering up to keep the cold out during Spring and Autumn.


In case anyone is wondering, the trousers I’m wearing are “Sverre”, by Hansen Garments.

Oh, and the link to much more info about George Mallory and the jacket he has given his name to is here. Stick around for more ‘armless sartorial frolicking next Wednesday 🙂

Previous Waistcoat Wednesday posts:

Nigel Cabourn, not for the shy

Spellbound, hobbit-style from Japan

NN07 – No nationality, but nice waistcoat

Nigel Cabourn Mallory waistcoat

Whillas & Gunn – Ozzie outback style

ARN Mercantile, let’s play shop!

Be inspired and join in the fun next week.

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