With a maniacal set of aesthetic codes and a tactile under- standing of the process of material transformation that in Adriano Caccia’s opinion (see p.X) eclipses even that of Massimo Osti, Paul has used Italian sportswear to create garments of unique presence and atmosphere in the history of menswear.
For the photograph he is wearing what he al- ways wears: a pair of high quality selvedge jeans (in this case RRL, with repairs sewn by himself), Con- verse (which in the winter become black Churchs brogues) and a lightweight windbreaker style jack- et, in this case the “seeding edition” of the Explorer jacket created in collaboration with Adidas in 2018. The jacket, constructed from a coated Nylon fab- ric (Nyfoil) and based on of the most iconic goggle jackets of the last decade (see Henry Hotrocc px for the original version of the jacket) has been en- riched with a series of rather subtle details, most interesting of which – and pride of current produc- tion manager - is the insertion of shaped knitted panels that are attached to the main fabric of the jacket by hand, in the same way as with fully-fash- ioned knitwear; a process that is highly artisanal and requires extreme precision. This detail creates a subtly more comfortable and ‘sports’ fit for the jacket that can now stretch according to the body’s movements in critical parts as well as referencing C.P. Company’s long tradition of creating hybrid knitwear.