Philadelphians, as a whole, have a love for Italian things: water ice is awesome, "The Italian Stallion" is a city icon, and we even have a gigantic market where authentic Italian foodstuffs can be purchased...you know, ShopRite. They carry Ragu AND Prego! For a line of sporty Italian duds not named Rocky V, check out Stone Island, now at Boyd's.
SI's a line of Italian sport and casual wear HQ'd out of Modena, hitting Philly for the first time with a series of cargos, polos, field jackets, and more, all amped up via technical tweaks resulting from the company's "extreme research on fibers and textiles," putting your years of ordinary research on fibers and textiles to shame. Abdomen coverings range from slim-fit polos dyed, then over-dyed for an iridescent look, to short-sleeved lightweight "parachute cotton" jobs, to crazy-soft military style button-ups stitched in double muslin, which Granddad is somehow using as a slur on the White House. Other gearage includes chinos in a cotton gabardine faded through a dyeing process that includes manual dipping; seven-pocket trousers with a horizontal pouch on the left calf; and an array of multi-pocket field jackets, in science-y fabrics like weatherproof resin-treated satin or monofilament mesh-laminate nylon jersey, with snap pockets and hidden zips, which're also what arrives on Akron's recently tinted buses.
There're plenty of color options on each piece, courtesy of Stone's own studio that plays with colors and textures, just like the skin and hair of certain other things Italian, named the Jersey Shore cast.