For the first time, C.P. Company collaborates with the leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour. C.P. Company is renowned for its iconic Mille jacket – often called the ‘Goggle jacket’. First designed in 1988, one of the inspirations behind this jacket was Massimo’s own 1960s Barbour Solway jacket so it is only fitting that the collaboration features a coming together of the Mille jacket with the Solway jacket in two innovative iterations that retain the best of both styles in different fabrics and colourways.
The collection features two jackets, the signature Barbour Mille wax jacket in olive and tan with three pockets and the Barbour 500 Miglia wax jacket in olive and charcoal which is shorter in length and features four pockets. All jackets have a military and utilitarian feel with the signature C.P. Company ‘Goggle hood.’
The collection also features a black hoodie with an exclusive print, created especially by C.P. Company to celebrate this very special collaboration. The range is completed with a number of accessories including sports and trapper hats which are available in olive and charcoal colourways and a practical and contemporary backpack that is available in olive and tan.
Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear, Footwear & Accessories, Barbour said: ‘It was really exciting to work alongside the talented team at C.P. Company on this very special collection to celebrate the brand’s milestone 50th anniversary. C.P. Company is renowned for their technical and innovative sportswear and practicality is very much at the heart of everything we do here at Barbour, so working on designs together was very natural.’
Paul Harvey, C.P. Company designer: “Working with Barbour was so simple and so, so special, both from a personal and a professional point of view. I was born in Middlesbrough, in the north of England, and in our first (zoom) meeting we actually ended up talking about the same landscapes we grew up in, Roseberry Topping included. And the pieces literally designed themselves, so close was the bond between early Italian Sportswear and what Barbour were doing at that time. I think both sides knew almost automatically what the pieces would look like and that original idea simply never changed. A symbiosis “perfetto”.
A very special collaboration, this is a must have for fashion afficionados.
Available via barbour.com, 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo.