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Nigel Cabourn Medical Shirts



—01. Indigo dyed cotton.
—02. Selvedge chambray.


One of Nigel's less hyped, more understated and most wearable items is the Medical Shirt. It's the ultimate when it comes to a chambray or indigo work shirt style. With selvedge gussets, reinforced elbows and a great fit, it's one of the nicest shirts on the market.

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Reader Comments (18)

Very well may be a nice shirt, but I can't think of one thing "medical" about this. Must have sounded like a cute twist to the played out buzzwords 'workwear', 'heritage', etc. Now go buy this shirt and go save some lives in colonial-era Africa. Is that the fantasy being sold here?
April 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwestie
Westie... The original version of this shirt, released in 2003, was called the 'Ward Medical Shirt'. It was named after Michael Ward, the doctor on Hillary's Everest expedition.

Since it's original release, the name has been shortened to 'Medical Shirt' - a subtle but continued reference to the first edition of this piece, as well as the man that inspired it.
April 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterSimon Roe
I would buy and wear this shirt every day and speak highly of Nigel Cabourn's quality. I own a few Nigel Cabourn jackets over $1000 but $495 for a button shirt just doesn't make any sense. Even if Nigel Cabourn does use the best of the best materials it's still way over priced as a shirt.
April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBald Eagle
OH SNAP! face.
April 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim
I have a few Cabourn pieces but damn, those prices are painful.
April 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchuck
Dont like Nigel Cabourn.
April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterN Dov
None finer than Cabourn.
April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
This mans clothing is overpriced,derivative[not in a good way] and dull.
April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhyllis Stein
Saying Nigel Cabourn's clothes are derivative is like saying Lamborghini make flashy sports cars. Fact is he isn't necessarily seeking the approval of a load of fickle internet hipsters; he's been doing this for many years and will continue to long after you've all moved on no doubt. His clothes are amazing in my opinion, in all their anachronistic glory. I do agree that the prices have become a bit rich though, and in quite a short space of time. I'm guessing he won't need to do another collection for Debenhams anytime soon... Anyway, good luck to him for staying true on track and having some integrity.
April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGiffen
Agree with Phyllis.
April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
Giffen, if it wasn't for hipsters, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't of heard about Nigel Cabourn. No one is dumb enough to actually wear his clothes in the field as it was meant to. You only wear his stuff while sipping that Fairtrade coffee.
April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBald Eagle
Just had a look at a new delivery of his stuff at END---just awful----- Its as if he looks at clothes from 70/80 years ago and produces almost exact copies.As i said,Just wince makingly awful.I also think that the prices somehow fool people into thinkingthat this stuff is better than it actually is.
April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
'Its as if he looks at clothes from 70/80 years ago and produces almost exact copies'.

Er...isn't that the point. What are your favourite brands Mike?
April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
Yes Brian ,but i think its fantastically dulland i dont want to look as if ive just parked my pennyfarthing outside the building!..Currently i like alot of what Beams plus produce.Japanese Americana is closest to what i like most.
April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
'Japanese Americana', i.e. what is currently fashionable.

The nice thing about NC is that it's not for everyone. Clothing for everyone is generally unoffensive and lowest common denomenator. That's why everyone looks the same these days.

I'm a big fan of looking like where you come from.
April 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
I wish i was a 'Sophisticate' like Brian.
April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
Good come back.

I wouldn't consider trying to look like where you come from and not being an advocate of globalisation sophisticated.

Also, what's wrong with American 'Americana'?
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
My brain hurts.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts

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