While both the original jackets were originally intended to be worn out-at-sea (Sir Francis Chichester chose to wear them on his pioneering voyage around the world in 1966) their stand-out design meant they were appropriated as something simply to be worn out-and-about. Almost twenty years after the original release, dapper Milanese youths associated with the Paninaro scene adopted the jackets in a European take on the preppy look seen sported by American college students.
Both jackets will be limited in numbers and exclusive to Oi Polloi. With the re-issued jackets due to land soon.
The images shown feature the vintage jackets that inspired the collaboration. Shot by Antony Crook for the upcoming, third installment of The Rig-Out magazine.