Stone Island Liquid Reflective A/W 2017
Each season Stone Island and Carlo Rivetti strive to push the boundaries of technical fashion design, and this jacket actually isn’t any totally different. The liquid reflective is implausible, the type, shape and sizing really encapsulate every part good that comes out of Italy.
The fabric is coated with 1000’s of glass microspheres and then spray painted by hand on a mannequin and positioned in an oven to dry. The handmade side of this course of makes each garment unique and every certainly one of them is completely stone island menswear different indirectly. Another sturdy nod in the direction of the old Marina style with the two front slash pockets, considered one of my favourite nuances and they really suit this.
The unusual factor about this jacket nevertheless, is the bizarre hood. For my part, nothing about it works. You can see already, when looking at it poppered up, the strain on account of the weight of the hood means a popper is just waiting to rip out. So, the opposite choice is to put on with the hood down. Once more, it just appears really odd. The zip is exposed and as a result of thickness of the fabric, it simply sort of hangs without any which means. I can’t understand why they tried to include a hood when it’s so obvious it simply needs a wise collar. What is it about SPW and bad hood design !
Personally, it doesn’t put me off general, it’s a stunning jacket and the reflective nature makes it an actual head turner. The extraordinarily high RRP of somewhere in the area of £795 means there are a lot nonetheless obtainable at half the worth for those who look laborious sufficient, though production numbers were supposedly small.
I picked up a 2XL, and that comes in a little bit over 25 p2p. The shape of the jacket makes it feel roomy (I’m a 46″ chest) however it is going to be positive to layer up underneath come the colder weather.
It’s accessible in two colourways, sage inexperienced and blue, the sage featured right here. The coat additionally options the notorious limited version white Stone Island badge, supposedly discovered on every limited edition jacket, however typically on every jacket greater than £500 these days.