When the temperature starts to drop, that’s when Italian sportswear maestros Stone Island really start to come into their own: the lightweight nylons and cotton twills of summer make way for more interesting fabrics from the brand’s laboratories. Case in point: this military-inspired jacket made from a Lamy Flock fabric. Starting with a plain-weave nylon fabric, the cloth is laminated to an adhesive film, through which a magnetic field is passed, which attracts a layer of nylon fibrils to build up a velvety, flocked finish to the reverse face. This process not only adds structure and dimension to the fabric, it also has the added benefit of providing extra warmth for the wearer, ideal for the chillier days.
The jacket itself is the kind of garment that Stone Island excels at: a versatile, zip-fastening layer with added detailing drawn from the brand’s vast archives of vintage militaria and sportswear; those shoulder reinforcements, for instance, are a detail you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Coming in a rich metallic ‘Ink’ colour, the jacket is, of course, finished with the signature detachable Compass badge to the left sleeve.
If it’s a heavy duty approach you prefer for the upcoming harshest of conditions, never fear as Stone Island have brought their David TC fabric back for a double bill of military-inspired field jackets. Both Jackets, in their Mustard and Black respectively, boast two large snap-flap pockets with zipped handwarmers secluded away on the jackets, plus a shaped hood with removable melton wool liner to guarantee warmth to all upper appendages, in part thanks to the PrimaLoft® insulation material. It’s the staple dye process for the Italian maestros, with both jackets facing construction via sewing and then a garment dye. The David TC fabric is ultimately a progressive polyester. With an application of advanced heat treatment and an anti-drop finish, the fabric is given a unique design and unbeatable technical capabilities.
The Stone Island Lamy Flock Jacket and David TC Field Jackets are available in-store and online now from Aphrodite Clothing. Keep your eyes on our social media feeds for all the latest Stone Island drops for the new season as they happen.