Stone Island Liquid Reflective A/W 2017
Every season Stone Island and Carlo Rivetti try to push the boundaries of technical trend design, and this jacket really is not any different. The liquid reflective is incredible, the fashion, shape and sizing actually encapsulate every part good that comes out of Italy.
The fabric is coated with 1000’s of glass microspheres after which spray painted by hand on a mannequin and placed in an oven to dry. The handmade facet of this process makes each garment unique and each one among them is different in a roundabout stone island green badge way. Another robust nod in direction of the old Marina style with the 2 front slash pockets, considered one of my favorite nuances and so they really swimsuit this.
The unusual thing about this jacket nevertheless, is the bizarre hood. In my opinion, nothing about it really works. You can see already, when taking a look at it poppered up, the strain due to the burden of the hood means a popper is just ready to rip out. So, the other choice is to put on with the hood down. Once more, it simply appears actually odd. The zip is uncovered and because of the thickness of the fabric, it simply sort of hangs with none that means. I cannot perceive why they tried to incorporate a hood when it’s so obvious it simply needs a sensible collar. What is it about SPW and bad hood design !
Personally, it doesn’t put me off total, it’s a gorgeous jacket and the reflective nature makes it a real head turner. The extraordinarily excessive RRP of somewhere within the region of £795 means there are a lot nonetheless accessible at half the value for those who look laborious enough, although manufacturing numbers were supposedly small.
I picked up a 2XL, and that comes in slightly over 25 p2p. The shape of the jacket makes it feel roomy (I’m a 46″ chest) but will probably be high-quality to layer up beneath come the colder weather.
It’s accessible in two colourways, sage green and blue, the sage featured here. The coat additionally features the notorious limited version white Stone Island badge, supposedly discovered on each limited edition jacket, but typically on each jacket greater than £500 nowadays.