- 78% polyamide, 22% polyurethane
- Garment-dyed woven twill fabric
- Detachable drawcord adjustable goggle hood
- Dual zip fastening with press stud storm flap
- One zippered chest pocket with press stud flap
- One interior chest pocket
- Two press stud flapped pocket
- One interior pocket
- Branded watch window on sleeve
- Press stud cuffs
- Slightly small fitting
Jacket fans should be suitably slack-jawed at the sight of this Mille Miglia Jacket from C.P. Company.
This one here is an updated version of C.P.’s time-honoured Mille Miglia jacket. According to the deep annals of the internet, Massimo Osti first crafted the Mille Miglia jacket during a period of goggle-based experimentation. Whereas the Explorer Jacket had its goggles sewn into the collar, for the Mille Miglia jacket Osti decided to stick them on the hood, akin to the protective hoods he’d seen the Japanese Civil Defense wearing back in 1973. On top of that, Otsi incorporated the mind-melting pocket arrangements that were commonplace on Swiss army field jackets to make one highly-wearable bit of kit. After plenty of tinkering, this design was used to sponsor the 1988 edition of the Mille Miglia car race (an open-road, motorsport endurance race where rich Italian slickster-types would race their old expensive cars); it’s been said that Massimo felt the Mille Miglia best represented his vision of the ideal adventure-jacket.
“Enough about history! What about the jacket!?” you may be yelling at your screen. Well, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s every bit as trouser-dousingly decent as it looks. It’s been made from some proper robust woven twill stuff that’s seemingly been flung out of the Delorean, as well as the usual ultra-technical trimmings C.P. Company is known for, like a dead chunky dual zip and a sandstorm-friendly goggle hood.