For the man who is both technologically and sartorially minded, Stone Island hits the right niche with this selective gentleman. While Stone Island had been experimenting and using cutting edge material that are previously inconceivable to use in apparel, the label had challenged creative boundaries of production and created a mature line of apparel that is both functional and wearable. It is with this background that the Shadow Project came about, taking liberally from the archives of Stone Island to further explore the play between form and function.
For Fall/Winter 2009, the items created are intricate in their function and spot a modern Weimar look. The Blazer from this collection has a clear directive to provide total weather protection, while addressing military uniforms in terms of style. The clean-cut blazer comes with various detachable parts such as sleeves and neck gaiter to help one move from one weather condition to another. The blazer is crafted from high performance wool that is both windproof and waterproof, and all labels can be concealed or revealed with preference.
If the American workwear movement is not getting to you yet, opt for the clean-cut, somber look this winter. Or better yet, work both elements together for a new clash. Now available at The Glade.