Stone Island

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  1. amin

    amin Senior member

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    both stone island and cp company are quality labels. they produce fantastic quality garments. in the past, all cp and stone island used to be made in italy but now its all of the place but mainly romania, italy and tunisia. they have started to produce some items in china but they dont state it on the labels. for the current season, i wouldnt say the italian pieces are better because i have seen italy pieces have poor construction and faults (not 2nds). stone island has been faked to death in the uk but you can normally spot the fakes quite easily.

    i prefer cp because it is more understated but stone island do bring out some great jackets. currently i have about 6 cp jackets and looking to add another two from this summer collection.

    agree with the post from generic_guy, stone island is making a comeback and going mainstream. hopefully the designers still produce innovative garments every season and not keep producing pieces that sell well. most people i know that wear cp and si, wear it because it pushes the clothing boundaries via different dying techniques and materials. as long as they dont stop that, then the core fans will be happy with the brand going mainstream.

    the price is very high for both brands, but if you look around you can find it for about 20% less then retail.
     
  2. robin

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    Does anyone know of some US based stockists for CP and Stone Island who sell online, besides CP's own site and YOOX? Google just turns up a lot of sketchy UK based sites.

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick up some stuff from this season locally, but I just wanted to see if I had any cheaper and legit routes online.
     
  3. azn8oi

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    The Archive in San Francisco stocks a few pieces, but it's not really extensive.

    I bought my CP Company coat from there. Call and ask for what they have I guess.

    http://www.archivesf.com/
     
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    I bought a few pieces (unknowingly) a few years ago. I bought them from Century 21 in NYC ($47.00 and $58.00 or something around those prices).
    The best thing I can say about the jacket and pullover that they were different frm the main stream in their design (some funky zippers here and there or weird plastic appliquÃ[​IMG]). Jacket was C.P. Comp and pullover was Stone Island (which is a sister company specializing in Sports Wear, imo)

    Quality: As far as quality goes the materials are all subpar. Cotton is of very poor quality, same goes for wool. Sometimes they treat cotton with polyurethane trying to make it look smoother and water repellent, then it looks passable.

    Sizing is very inconsistent frm garment to garment. I ordered a few C.P Comp jackets form YOOX (for around $100-150) and I had to return all of them. One was size IT48 but fitted like US 36 another was wool coat marked IT48 that fitted like US 42.

    Construction: Frayed seams, hanging threads, poorly sewn buttons, uneven French seams. The funniest thing is they have a little flyer with each jacket telling you that all those indicators of poor quality should be perceived by you as unique signs of handcrafted garment. Very clever.

    Unfortunately I have been around the proverbial block a few time to fall for another tween brand with little quality or integrity ,considering their prices.

    Summary: If your taste in clothes have recently graduated from local GAP and you are now into hand-signed sneakers you would find C.P. Company totally awesome, duuude.

    Price point: C.P.Compnay is overpriced at retail for approx 300% taking in consideration their fit design and craftsmanship.
     
  5. robin

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    Summary: If your taste in clothes have recently graduated from local GAP and you are now into hand-signed sneakers you would find C.P. Company totally awesome, duuude.
    I'll have to wait and see for myself, though I don't like sneakers and I haven't shopped at the GAP for several years now. The stuff that I was interested in was the outwear in the technical fabrics, particularly this piece:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Casual

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    Construction: Frayed seams, hanging threads, poorly sewn buttons, uneven French seams. The funniest thing is they have a little flyer with each jacket telling you that all those indicators of poor quality should be perceived by you as unique signs of handcrafted garment. Very clever.

    Unfortunately I have been around the proverbial block a few time to fall for another tween brand with little quality or integrity ,considering their prices.


    I agree the brands are overpriced and the sizing has become very inconsistent. To say that all CP Company and Stone Island materials and construction are subpar and shoddy is a gross exaggeration, though. That label refers to color variance that can result from their often innovative dyeing processes. It's not there to make excuses for the second you bought at Century 21.
     
  7. LA Guy

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    Unfortunately every time I go around the proverbial block a few time I get hit by car so...

    Fixed.
     
  8. BonkeyDollocks

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    Usually wear SI and CP as generally,the brands are way out in front of the usual crap that's sold over here in europe.

    For proof,I give you photos of my good self last night in the gear. [​IMG] #

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    Close up shot of wearing a 12th man T,made in Italy. [​IMG]
     
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    No offence but [​IMG] at CP Company being a diffusuion line.
    Quality on CP Company is excellent though, branding is much less obvious than Stone Island so it isn't faked anywhere near as much, plus it doesn't have the same hooligan stigma. I picked up a CP Company beige down jacket for £70 from TK Maxx last year, which is really nice and the quality is great.
    That said I think Stone Island is about ready to make something of a comeback in the mainstream, despite all the fakes a lot of the jackets are too complicated/technical to be faked.


    To be fair, CP Company Mille Miglia's are standard football wear.

    Most of the football lads I know take the badge off of Stone ISland jumpers, leaving the discreet buttons.
     
  10. doughboyr6

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    both stone island and cp company are quality labels. they produce fantastic quality garments. in the past, all cp and stone island used to be made in italy but now its all of the place but mainly romania, italy and tunisia. they have started to produce some items in china but they dont state it on the labels. for the current season, i wouldnt say the italian pieces are better because i have seen italy pieces have poor construction and faults (not 2nds). stone island has been faked to death in the uk but you can normally spot the fakes quite easily.

    i prefer cp because it is more understated but stone island do bring out some great jackets. currently i have about 6 cp jackets and looking to add another two from this summer collection.

    agree with the post from generic_guy, stone island is making a comeback and going mainstream. hopefully the designers still produce innovative garments every season and not keep producing pieces that sell well. most people i know that wear cp and si, wear it because it pushes the clothing boundaries via different dying techniques and materials. as long as they dont stop that, then the core fans will be happy with the brand going mainstream.

    the price is very high for both brands, but if you look around you can find it for about 20% less then retail.



    ebay is flooded with stone island right now, but all of the sellers are from china....so i'm thinking two possibilities....

    1) since they are made there, these are possibly stolen/fallen off back of truck.
    2) fakes.
     
  11. robin

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    ebay is flooded with stone island right now, but all of the sellers are from china....so i'm thinking two possibilities....

    1) since they are made there, these are possibly stolen/fallen off back of truck.
    2) fakes.

    Just to help you with #1, in my limited experience with CP/Stone Island I have not seen one made in china piece. They seem to be only made in Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Italy.
     
  12. RustyRyan

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    All of the Stone Island pieces I own were made in Italy, but they are form 5-6 seasons back.
     
  13. Casual

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    Just to help you with #1, in my limited experience with CP/Stone Island I have not seen one made in china piece. They seem to be only made in Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Italy.

    The Ventile jackets are made in China and the down in Indonesia. I've also seen seen Tunisia and Portugal. That said, I've never seen an authentic item from a Chinese seller.
     
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    I've always been put off SI by the association it has gained within the UK, the huge amount of fakes knocking about, and really disliking some of their designs. However, this new jacket, even if it is a bit Waffen SS, looks amazing. Think I'll try it on at the weekend (and then balk at the price tag!) [​IMG]
     

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