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CP Company – the Next Level Up to Stone Island?

As a young child, I used to think CP Company was far inferior to the Stone Island brand. Kind of like an unwanted step brother. (Is that cruel to say? Apologies to all unwanted step brother out there.)

Ugly unfashionable logo below:

CP Company Logo

So you like it?

Well, I think I’ve changed my mind. It seems I was wrong. CP Company has a higher status than Stone Island. Clothes can be more expensive – WAY more expensive. A lot more expensive. Actually, not for everything. Many things.

I’ve fallen in love with the goggles. They look so cool. The look so gangster like – great for peace loving animals who don’t like gangsters.

CP Company Hat

OMG. How cool. You can turn the cap around and present to be a hard football hooligan!

From the Daily Telegraph: 

Blokewear: the clothes men love that women hate

Men love clothes with a convoluted back story, high-performance specs and some sort of military association. It’s a shame women can’t stand them, says Alfred Tong.

The Mille Miglia is a race in which Italian playboys thrash their open top vintage cars around on a thousand-mile round trip that takes them from Brescia to Rome. It’s also the inspiration for an entirely different type of design classic: the Mille Miglia jacket by CP Company.

A quick glance at the CP Company website reveals the sheer amount of technical thought and science, the designer, Massimo Osti, brought to its creation in 1988. Utilising processes developed by the Japanese Civil Defence and Italian sports optics company Barrufaldi, this finely wrought piece of engineering, with it’s distinctive goggle hood detail, is a marvel of industrial design.

See the full article here: Daily Telepgraph.

Wiki Style Review:

The Brand

Established in 1975, C.P. Company has become a brand laboratory that conducts research and design with passion and boundless curiosity. Sourcing materials from every corner of the world and continuously experimenting with new manufacturing techniques, it has in its 40-year history produced over 40,000 garments, each reflecting C.P. Company’s core philosophy – Function and Use.

C.P. Company’s archive remains a source of inspiration for the design of its current collections. Ongoing research into military uniforms and work suits continues to be applied to the development of sportswear and clothing for urban environments. This approach, both innovative and anti-conformist, underlies the C.P. Company ethos today as experimentation has been expanded to introduce new technical properties and details that enhance the functionality of every piece.

Read the full details here: CP Company Website.