Garmology video: The Nigel Cabourn Mallory jacket

In this episode of “Garmology: Fun with outerwear!” I take a look at the Mallory jacket. First introduced as part of Nigel Cabourns “The ascent of Cabourn” in 2003, an inspired collection that arguably did ensure a big rise in Cabourns popularity, the Mallory has proven an enduring design, returning season after season in a variety of fabrics.

I talk about the mountaineering inspiration behind the design, with Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, George Mallory and the epic quest for the summit of Mount Everest.

You might also like to read a couple of previous articles on my blog covering the topic here and here.


  • Jim Paterson 01/04/2021 at 13:18

    Hi Nick …. .it always adds to the video if a bit of history is added so thanks for that …if I were lucky enough to pick up one of these fine items I’m not sure what I’d wear with them in the trouser department …. tweed plus-fours would take me dangerously into the cosplay area so any suggestions ? ….. also do you think the American N3B “snorkel” parka merits a presentation ?

    • nick 01/04/2021 at 16:52

      Hi Jim, it’s fine to wear a tweed jacket with pretty much everything, denim jeans would be great. Going full tweed can be tricky, it’s a fine line between sensible and cosplay 🙂 The Snorkel Parka is a great suggestion! I’ll add it to my list. Many thanks, Nick


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