Stone Island F/W19 ($195-$885)
Italy's Stone Island was founded in 1982 by Massimo Osti and became a mainstay in Japan and Europe for decades. Carlo Rivetti's, the brand's present-day owner, took over in 1983. Under Rivetti's direction, the brand grew, and its stateside influence saw an exponential burst after collaborative projects with Supreme in 2014 and cosigns from the likes of Drake and Travis Scott a year later.
The brand has experimented with several innovative fabrics, from reflective patters, to heat-reactive weaves, to acid-corroded canvas. On each of these items, an integral part of the brand's identity sits: the iconic badge, which was inspired by vintage military uniforms. The Italian Mostrine was a badge on the collar to show the division of the army that you belonged to. And like the Stone Island variety, it was buttoned on to allow the owner to affix it other garments.
We are proud to be an official retailer of Stone Island, whose devotion to quality and attention to detail make it stand out in a world of fly-by-night brands and trends.
Available on Packershoes.com and in-store at our Teaneck location.