Item 2017.072 - C.P. Company Urban Protection 'Solo' Torch Waistcoat

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2017.072

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C.P. Company Urban Protection 'Solo' Torch Waistcoat

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  • Autumn Winter 2000 (Creation)

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2

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(1971-)

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C.P. Company was initially called Chester Perry and founded in 1971 in Bologna, Italy by designer Massimo Osti (1944-2005). He sold to GFT (Gruppo Finanziario Tessile) in 1984 but stayed working with the company as a designer until 1994. In 1993 it was bought by Carlo Rivetti and became part of a larger group called Sportswear Company. Since 2015 C.P. Company has been owned by Tristate Holdings Limited.

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Technical waistcoat made from Dynalfil TS-70 which features a C.P. Company branded Maglite flashlight that is carried through loops on the back.

The gilet features wind-resistant pockets and a sliding belt with buckle closure. Constructed from Dynalfil TS-70 bonded to a nylon base and features a removable C.P. Company brand patch in addition to the branded torch.
Country of Design: Italy
Country of Manufacture: Indonesia

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Label:
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Sportswear Company S.P.A.
Esterno [External]: 100% Polyamide
Interno [Internal]: 100% Polyester
ART. 33189X80/AS
Made in Indonesia

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Invisible Men exhibition label:

SOLO WAISTCOAT
C.P. Company
2000

This technical multi-pocketed functional waistcoat comes equipped with a C.P. Company-branded 15-inch Mag-Lite torch that is carried through the use of webbing loops attached to the back of the vest.

Nylon
Archive no. 2017.072

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D.CP.15 - 2017

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