is an Italian Designer brand from
Sportswear Company (SPW) based in Bologna. The label was set up
by Italian designer Massimo Osti in 1982 as a secondary line
or diffusion collection of his main C.P Company label.
Massimo Osti also owned a designer brand before this, and this was
called "left hand". Osti named the brand after the name of his
boat. The brand was remarkable for specialising in surface
treatment of fabrics
A feature of a Stone Island garment is the compass patch that
buttons onto the upper sleeve of the left arm. Originally the
patches were green edged, badges from around the year 2000 onwards
became black edged. Also, there are the rarer 'white badges' which
were originally made on certain jackets for the millennium. The
white badge is still available on limited edition jackets.
has been popular amongst football fan 'casuals' in the United Kingdom and to a lesser extent the Republic of
Ireland and Holland.
brand can also be seen in many football hooliganism
based films, such
as Green Street Hooligans
The Football Factory