This smart shirt jacket takes its name from the U.S. Navy’s Chief Petty Officers (or CPOs), to whom it was issued in the 1930s. A classic layer with practical beginnings, it’s become a menswear staple thanks to its versatility as a layer. Our take is crafted from a premium Italian fabric — the water-resistant cotton-nylon blend from the experts at Olmetex has a soft-but-dry feel that falls somewhere between suede and canvas. The slightly oversized fit works well over everything from a tee to a light sweater. Additional details include six roomy pockets, adjustable cuffs, and zig-zag stitching at the collar.
A world-renowned mill, Olmetex sets the standard for technical fabrics. Established in 1954, the Como-based textile business is defined by its commitment to innovative, high-quality, sustainably-made fabrics.