Stone Island is an Italian Designer brand from Sportswear Company (SPW). The label was set as a secondary line or diffusion collection of his main C.P Company label. The brand specialized in surface treatment of fabrics and dyeing techniques.
Perhaps the most notable feature of a Stone Island garment is the compass patch that buttons onto the upper sleeve of the left arm. Originally the patches were green edged, badges from around the year 2000 onwards became black edged. There are also a run of rarer 'white badges' which were originally made on certain jackets to celebrate the millennium. The white badge is now apparent on jackets that use materials that Stone Island develops themselves in-house. Novel jacket designs include the "Liquid Reflective" jacket, that uses thousands of small shards of glass that reflect to light.
From the late 1990's the make has been popular among football fan 'casuals' in England and throughout the rest of Europe. The brand can also be seen in many football hooliganism based films, such as Green Street Hooligans and The Football Factory.
- stoneisland.com Stone Island Official Corporate website
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