STONE ISLAND FAKES / HOW To tell
STONE ISLAND If you are sick to the again teeth of ‘Genuine’, ‘a hundred% Real’, ‘Purchased BY MY GIRLFRIEND’, ‘STAKE MY LIFE ON IT’ (and some of them ought to), Garbage Stone Island garments, have a learn of this.
I purchased three different coats, Raso Gommatto (certain !) ,varied sizes and all ‘Pukka’. What a load of crap! All three went again having paid what i assumed would keep me out of ‘Fakesville’ a mean of £130+, let me inform you that you’re waisting your cash !! I moved heaven and earth to get my cash back and so should you.
I do personal a number of originals,purchased in Firenze( Florence, Italy) with no bull guarantees,so this is what i do know…………
Initially, the tags must be an identical. The sewn in tag number and the tie-on tag quantity. As acknowledged elsewhere, 2006 objects WILL begin with a 44 or forty five. If the tags do not match, bin it.
The sewn in tag (S.P.A., Art etc) WILL show nation of origin(various nations concerned are Italy,Romania,London..for ventile jackets(woven in Nice Britain)..and Cina….this final one is definitely China,but as with the word CIAO,the italians pronounce ‘C’ as ..ch…..) these nations produce varied parts or materials and the tag will always learn RAVARINO (Mo), ITALY in smaller print.
Next,the patch buttons Might be unique, black with stone island etched around the skin and the center of the button Might be a ‘+’ sign,this can make the holes where the thread goes quarter circles, NOT regular holes as another button with a ‘+’ signal between them…..Since i first started scripting this,i have up to date this guide with data gained first hand, so, there appears to be yet one more arsehole making fakes out there, someone can now immitate the ‘+’ sign buttons, tho’ not very effectively !! The new batch of fake buttons have a ‘+’ sign for the eyes,However,they are DULL plastic copies,versus GLOSS S.I. originals. Additionally, the fake buttons place the ‘+’ signal very deep into the button,noticeably deep. The fakes are also sharp edged to the inside of the button, whereas S.I. are smooth. The ultimate damnation is that this, on the back of those buttons, (usually the patch button ), the fakes are clean. The original buttons have two spherical indentations,almost holes, on the reverse of the words ‘STONE’ and ‘ISLAND’ , this is where the buttons have been held in the press.
The arm patch, an amazing supply of pride, must be silk backed,but extra importantly,it Must have the badge element (compass and writing ) exhibiting in FULL on the reverse aspect, many faux badges are solely part sewn onto the reverse
If i cannot see clear photos of any garment,my preliminary reaction is they try to cover something
I hope this helps, these bastards should be uncovered for selling fake gear to a,(generally),unsuspecting public.
The one buttons with holes will be the bigger buttons,the sleeve patch buttons and all different small buttons might be as above
Zips aren’t only for doing up the jacket,they too must be high quality objects YKK,LAMPO and so on …not kanglidanglicheapaschipsbutrightcolourshite (mine are all YKK or LAMPO)
Subsequent is the sizing, go on the stoneisland.co.uk site and you will note the european measurement chart stone island baby is different to ours. A jacket marked M, Will probably be a small in our sizing, L medium and XL obviously massive.