It’s fair to say that since the release of the SS18 Stone Island Shadow Project collection I have been literally drooling over most of the new pieces, the jackets, the knitwear, well the whole lot really, like this bad boy, the Drop Pocket Mesh Anorak made with 100% Mercerized cotton. Now although they have called it an anorak it’s basically a hooded knit with a very clever tunnel construction. The front has a double knit weave, stocking and mesh stitch to create the tunnel and pocket. On the chest, there is a horizontal drop pocket slit which allows fast insertion of your bits and bobs into the pouch pocket below, now is this some far out Willy Wonker style magic or what? The sleeves are a seamless stocking and mesh stitch construction too, it’s pieces like this that really typify the true brilliance of Stone Islands research and innovation, so the next time some idiot asks you why SI pieces are so expensive just point them in this direction.