This piece is one of the best I’ve seen from Stone Island this scene. An awesome olive color way that’s the result of a garment dyeing process . The parka comes in a performance fabric made up of an outer opaque light nylon layer laminated to a very fine breathable, water and wind resistant inner membrane. The seams have been thermo-taped for optimal water resistance. Along with the removable storm hood and zip fastening system this is a strong choice for even heavy-duty rainfall. It’s available over at HAVEN.
With warmer temps right around the corner Stone Island drops this SS17 video showcasing their newest offerings. With an emphasis on color, material and functionality the visual shows off the best pieces in motion.
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Stone Island Shadow Project provides a video accompaniment to it’s Fall Winter 2016 collection. The production quickly cycles through the different looks featuring sweaters, hoodies, tees, jumpers and technical hard-shells. The video quickly flashes through the elements and provides a closer look at some of the innovative details/features on various garments. Perhaps trailblazer sci-fi author William Gibson described this clip best in his tweet “That Stone Island Shadow Project video that @erlsn just tweeted is as Neuromancery as anything I’ve seen”.
Arco Maher has a ton of Stone Island. The collection spans over 160 pieces. Dazed put together a short clip to showcase some of his best pieces. The clip, titled The New Paninaro, presents a new Arco Maher lookbook and features appearances from James Magee, Tia O’Donell, Luke Storey and Kesang Ball. The visual is accompanied by a soundtrack by by Jesse James Solomon, whose other work can be heard here. If you’re a fan of the Italian sportswear label, consider this a must watch.
Stone Island is one of my go-to labels for fall weather. This olive textured crewneck blends the comfort of cotton with the substantial feel of a knit. This crewneck uses textured cotton mix jersey fabric and features two concealed press stud fastening welt pockets. Now that it’s sweatshirt season , you’ll be hard to go wrong with any of the crewneck styles from the Italian stalwart label. Find this and other Stone Island styles over at Mainline Menswear.
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Perpetual techwear favorite Shadow Project is back with another directional collection. The fall collection utilizes over-dyed textiles that pull from the expert techniques of the parent brand Stone Island. All the winter outerwear bases are covered from bubble-goose jackets and insulated bombers to parkas and vests. There’s a heavy emphasis on zippers, pockets and practical details. The best iteration of this idea in the collection is a jacket with a large front zip-out pocket (large enough to store a laptop or other electronics).
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Shadow Project is home to some of Stone Island’s most progressive designs. The spring/summer 2016 collection will appeal to long-time Stone Island fans as well as guys looking to add a solid technical piece into their current wardrobe . The spring/summer 2016 is laced with an array of color options outside of the usual black, white and grey. Some of my favorite pieces include the Anorak, the cargo pants and the long shirting. Graphic tees and a slip-on sneaker round out the selection.
Check the rest of the collection after the jump and look for it to release online soon.
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Bryan Lee (@originalprogram)
Great brands are able to build more than just a following , they inspire whole communities of supporters. Acronym is one brand that has made a mark not just within the techwear sphere but on a dedicated community of collectors and enthusiasts around the world. While it’s price point and exclusivity keep Acronym from really being on the radar in mainstream men’s fashion, fans of the brand can find imagery of gear, fits and even choose to trade, buy and sell the brand through forums , marketplaces like grailed or on private social media groups.
One outlet that has taken off in terms of showcasing the brand through the eyes and lenses of it’s biggest fans is the Acronymjutsu Instagram account. The instagram account curates images from users around the world that use or wear Acronym. The account serves as both a home base for fans of the brand to keep in touch and communicate but also as a source of inspiration for those looking to buy or style the label in their own way. I spoke with Bryan Lee (@originalprogram) who started the Acronymjutsu account on how it came to be and his long history as a collector of all things Acronym.
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Stone Island drops their lookbook on their spring/summer 2016. The collection keeps with the staples we’ve come to expect from the Italian techwear specialists. As usual top tier fabrics are a focus with transparent and and reflective materials. The color palette ranges from murdered out and tonal greys to wilder colorful items in line with warmer weather. Explore more from Stone Island with their newly released iOS app and click through to see the entire lookbook.
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Stone Island has been a technical wear stalwart for decades now but recent seasons from the mainline have made me want to invest in a ton of their recent pieces. Think of Shadow Project as a more tech oriented branch of the label with designs by Errolson Hugh. This dramatic detail oriented video shows off some of pieces in the collection. There’s alot of little touches in the collection that set apart these items, for example the Crewneck ribbed sweater is made in a special yarn with a nylon down core covered in fine cotton yarn. Check the collection direction online through the Stone Island store.