Stone Island Liquid Reflective A/W 2017
Every season Stone Island and Carlo Rivetti strive to push the boundaries of technical style design, and this jacket really is no different. The liquid reflective is improbable, the style, shape and sizing really encapsulate all the pieces 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 aspect of this process makes each garment unique and every one of them is completely different indirectly. Another robust nod in direction of the outdated Marina style with the two front slash pockets, one of my favourite nuances stone island jas zomer and they really suit this.
The strange thing about this jacket nevertheless, is the bizarre hood. For my part, nothing about it works. You may see already, when looking at it poppered up, the strain as a consequence of the weight of the hood means a popper is just waiting to rip out. So, the other option is to wear with the Stone Island T-Shirts hood down. Again, it just looks really odd. The zip is exposed and due to the thickness of the fabric, it just sort of hangs without any meaning. I can not understand why they attempted to include a hood when it’s so obvious it just needs a sensible collar. What is it about SPW and bad hood design !
Personally, it doesn’t put me off overall, it’s a stunning jacket and the reflective nature makes it a real head turner. The extremely high RRP of somewhere in the region of £795 means there are a lot still accessible at half the price if you look hard enough, even though production numbers had been supposedly small.
I picked up a 2XL, and that comes in a bit over 25 p2p. The shape of the jacket makes it feel roomy (I’m a 46″ chest) but it will be effective to layer up under come the colder weather.
It’s available in two colourways, sage green and blue, the sage featured here. The coat also features the infamous restricted edition white Stone Island badge, supposedly discovered on each restricted edition jacket, however usually on each jacket greater than £500 nowadays.