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C.P. COMPANY 1000M GOGGLE JACKET BY AITOR THROUP

Designed by Aitor Throup and produced by C.P. Company to celebrate the 20th anni-versary of the Goggle Jacket and an accompanying exhibition at the Royal College of Art. What is most striking about the overall design of the jacket is its simultaneous evocation of the atmosphere of the 1920-40s editions of the Mille Miglia race, thanks to the intensely articulated Tinto Terra dyeing effects, and at the same time a cutting-edge contemporary performance (thanks also to the use of GORE-TEX® and taped seams throughout). In the words of Throup: “Every feature is looking to the past in the 1920s but engineered somewhere in the future.” Of particular interest are details such as hood, entirely redesigned to fit perfectly around the shape of a 1920s racing helmet, the use of round rather than oval lenses, the ability to fasten the bottom part of the jacket to the legs and extend the jacket down and away from the body whilst seated, to avoid bunch-ing (“The entire jacket was cut on a sculpture of a human body driving,” notes Throup.
“It fits very strangely when you’re not seat-ed!”). Note also the way in which the watch viewer has been shifted to the inside of the wrist, making consultation while driving easier as well as matching gloves which can be fitted over the watch viewer without impeding its view.

  • YEAR
    2009
  • DESIGNER
    AITOR THROUP
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ARCHCP0100

C.P. COMPANY 1000M GOGGLE JACKET BY AITOR THROUP

Designed by Aitor Throup and produced by C.P. Company to celebrate the 20th anni-versary of the Goggle Jacket and an accompanying exhibition at the Royal College of Art. What is most striking about the overall design of the jacket is its simultaneous evocation of the atmosphere of the 1920-40s editions of the Mille Miglia race, thanks to the intensely articulated Tinto Terra dyeing effects, and at the same time a cutting-edge contemporary performance (thanks also to the use of GORE-TEX® and taped seams throughout). In the words of Throup: “Every feature is looking to the past in the 1920s but engineered somewhere in the future.” Of particular interest are details such as hood, entirely redesigned to fit perfectly around the shape of a 1920s racing helmet, the use of round rather than oval lenses, the ability to fasten the bottom part of the jacket to the legs and extend the jacket down and away from the body whilst seated, to avoid bunch-ing (“The entire jacket was cut on a sculpture of a human body driving,” notes Throup.
“It fits very strangely when you’re not seat-ed!”). Note also the way in which the watch viewer has been shifted to the inside of the wrist, making consultation while driving easier as well as matching gloves which can be fitted over the watch viewer without impeding its view.

  • YEAR
    2009
  • DESIGNER
    AITOR THROUP
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