The classic: C.P. Company Goggle Jacket
Take one look at the C.P. Company Goggle Jacket and you can see its story. Sponsoring the Italian car race Mille Miglia in the '80s, company founder Massimo Osti (of Stone Island fame) sought to make a piece of clothing protecting the racers. Inspired by army anti-gas goods, he sewed lenses into the hood of a jacket and an icon was born. No car race needed now.
The future classic: the Napapijri Rainforest Jacket
Napapijri has been caught in a wave of menswear trends. From technical outerwear being seen on the runways, to typical dad items becoming high fashion, to outdoorsy brands becoming street, Napapijri is now the label to outfit your weekend drinking plans as much as your annual ski trip. With the kangaroo pocket, the Icelandic flag, the pop of primary colours… the Rainforest Jacket is recognisable a mile off.
The classic: Timberland 6-inch boots
Designed as a salt-of-the-earth New England work boot, Timberland’s Style #10061 (as they are sometimes known) gained an unlikely group of fans on the streets of ‘90s New York. Said to first be adopted by the city’s drug dealers (keeping feet toasty all night long), they were then picked up rappers and hip-hop subculture. Today, they epitomise that same cool, worn from London’s Soho to SoHo across the pond.
The future classic: Caterpilar Intruder trainers
One of the world’s leaning construction equipment manufacturers seems an unlikely place to birth a cult-worthy shoe. Yet at the same time that the fashion world lit up with bulbous trainers, Cat Footwear – makers of work boots and the like – saw an opportunity to revamp one of their ‘90s, archival shoes. Combining a utility aesthetic, supersized sole and a street-meets-trail upper, it’s no wonder the world has become hooked on the Intruder.