Goggle jacket

From The Dress Code
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Class Outerwear
Type Jacket
Material Wool, Polyester, Leather, Cotton
Length Unknown
Shape Unknown
Alias Unknown

Goggle jackets are a type of hooded jacket that became popular across Europe and in Britain in the 1990s.

Features

They zip up to cover the head and face completely, except for two built-in goggles, sometimes covered with transparent mesh or various lenses and sometimes including a mesh mouth area for ease of breathing.

Origins

The jacket was made by C.P. Company for the sponsoring of Mille Miglia and open car endurance race and released in 1988.

Usage

Some people wear them to protect their faces against cold and driven rain, some for concealment.

Police have claimed goggle jackets could be used by gangs and criminals to conceal their identity. A Northumbria Police spokesman said the jackets were totally legal. "A hat, scarf and glasses combination could obscure someone's identity so there are no legal powers to stop anyone wearing these jackets." he added. One web site calls them "burqas for the boys".