Last week Nichole Hastings, a good friend of Cockpit USA's featured the Civilian Pilot Training Spring 2012 'Appalachian Trail' collection on her beautiful blog. Check out the feature for yourself here.
The Appalachian Trail is the world’s most popular hike; renowned for its unbridled natural beauty and hailed as a ‘super trail’, it is also the major inspiration behind CPT by Cockpit USA’s Spring 2012 line. Designed to emulate the hike’s prestige as the ultimate respite from the concrete chaos of the city, the collection emanates the tranquil yet rugged nature of the wilderness with an array of relaxed fit shirts, jerseys and utility shorts in a geological colour palette of olive greens, stone hued khakis greys and burnt orange accents. Located along the eastern margin of the US, the trail takes an estimated 5 million footsteps to complete, passing through small towns and traversing untamed terrains home to over 2,000 species of rare and endangered plants and animals. Since its conception in 1921, the scenic path has been extended from Maine to Georgia and has been rambled across in its entirety by over 5000 hikers. This number now includes the Cockpit USA team too as the trail served as the backdrop for the stunning Spring lookbook! Each piece in the collection is named after an element of the hike and as advocates of braving new adventures and grappling with the great American outdoors, we at Cockpit USA self-profess to being the trail’s clothing brand of choice. After all, who would be caught dead hiking through the undergrowth without one of our ‘The Cherokee’ bombers or ‘Water Gap’ jackets on…?!