STONE ISLAND FAKES / HOW To tell
Posted On July 18, 2018
STONE ISLAND If you’re sick to the back teeth of ‘Authentic’, ‘one 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 bought three totally different coats, Raso Gommatto (sure !) ,various sizes and all ‘Pukka’. What a load of crap! All three went again having paid what i thought would keep me out of ‘Fakesville’ a mean of ?130+, let me let you know that you are waisting your Jacket cash !! I moved heaven and earth to get my money again and so do you have to.
I do personal several originals,purchased in Firenze( Florence, Italy) with no bull guarantees,so here is what i know…………
To start with, the tags ought to be identical. The sewn in tag number and the tie-on tag number. As said elsewhere, 2006 items WILL begin with a forty four or 45. If the tags don’t match, bin it.
The sewn in tag (S.P.A., Art etc) WILL present country of origin(numerous countries concerned are Italy,Romania,London..for ventile jackets(woven in Nice Britain)..and Cina….this last one is actually China,however as with the phrase CIAO,the italians pronounce ‘C’ as ..ch…..) these countries produce varied components or materials and the tag will at all times learn RAVARINO (Mo), ITALY in smaller print.
Subsequent,the patch buttons Might be unique, black with stone island etched around the skin and the middle of the button Will be a ‘+’ sign,this can make the holes where the thread goes quarter circles, NOT common holes as every other button with a ‘+’ signal between them…..Since i first began scripting this,i have updated this guide with information gained first hand, so, there seems to be one more arsehole making fakes on the market, someone can now immitate the ‘+’ sign buttons, tho’ not very well !! The new batch of pretend buttons have a ‘+’ sign for the eyes,But,they are DULL plastic copies,as opposed to GLOSS S.I. originals. Also, the pretend buttons place the ‘+’ sign very deep into the button,noticeably deep. The fakes are additionally sharp edged to the inside of the button, whereas S.I. are clean. The ultimate damnation is this, on the back of these buttons, (normally the patch button ), the fakes are smooth. The original buttons have two spherical indentations,almost holes, on the reverse of the phrases ‘STONE’ and ‘ISLAND’ , this is the place the buttons were held in the press.
The arm patch, an amazing supply of pride, ought to be silk backed,but extra importantly,it Must have the badge element (compass and writing ) exhibiting in FULL on the reverse side, many faux badges are solely part sewn onto the reverse
If i cannot see clear photos of any garment,my preliminary response is they try to cover one thing
I hope this helps, these bastards should be exposed for selling faux gear to a,(sometimes),unsuspecting public.
The one buttons with holes would be the bigger buttons,the sleeve patch buttons and all different small buttons will probably be as above
Zips are not just for doing up the jacket,they too have to be quality gadgets YKK,LAMPO and so forth …not kanglidanglicheapaschipsbutrightcolourshite (mine are all YKK or LAMPO)
Next is the sizing, go on the stoneisland.co.uk site and you will note the european measurement chart is totally different to ours. A jacket marked M, Might be a small in our sizing, L medium and XL obviously massive.