- 65% cotton, 35% polyamide
- Mesh-lined, water-resistant 50 Fili fabric
- Peaked drawcord hood
- ¼ zip fastening
- Zippered pocket with branded window on left sleeve
- Ribbed cuffs
- Pouch pocket with press stud flap
- Kangaroo pocket with press stud fastening
- Drawcord waist
- Drawcord hem
- Regular fit
This Overshirt from C.P. Company is truly something to behold. Contrary to its moniker, this is firmly in the summer-friendly smock camp, and it’s a stone-cold wearable masterpiece if ever we’ve seen one. For starters, it’s made out of C.P.’s time-honoured 50 Fili fabric, which first came about through head-honcho Massimo Otsi’s search for a technical cotton/nylon fabric that would be susceptible to garment-dyeing procedures. Unfortunately for him, the only cotton/nylon fabrics produced in Europe during his time were pretty naff, and were only really used for lining garments. Luckily for ol’ Massimo, he had a pretty spectacular American field jacket in his archive which flipped this formula by bringing the cotton/nylon combination to the forefront. By using this configuration, Massimo’s field jacket had the soft touch of cotton, but with the stoutness and functionality only afforded by nylon. After plenty of tinkering, Otsi pinched the basic principle of his field jacket to create ‘50 Fili’ – a water-resistant fabric that’d look mint after a bit of garment-dyeing.
On top of thought-provoking fabric, there’s tonnes of intriguing details at play here too – that progressive pouch/kangaroo pocket hybrid arrangement is sure to have stowage fans in a full-blown frenzy, the peaked hood should be a hearty companion come unannounced downpours, and that branded window on the sleeve looks uncannily like those weird round windows submarines have. What more could a man want?
As seen in Deck~Out