Year It First Dropped: 2011
Founded in Seattle in 1920, Eddie Bauer is likely remembered more for its custom Ford Explorers than hardy outdoor gear. But jackets like the Skyliner and the B-9 Flight Parka kept the men of yesteryear from freezing to death. Bauer's rich heritage sounds like the fodder Nigel Cabourn's dreams are made off. A total nut about vintage gear, the British designer is known for his exacting attention-to-detail and high standards in construction, which is why the Canadian-made capsule collection he did for Eddie Bauer was well, so expensive. Quality has its price though, and if anyone knows that, it's Nigel Cabourn.