Sunday, 4 April 2010

AD of the WEEK

From the Arena Magazine Summer/Autumn of 1988. The Stone Island "Ice Jacket" is possibly one of the most collectable from the S.I. 80s range. A thermo-sensitive liquid crystal coating changes colour from White to Blue at low temperatures. At between 15 °C and 10°C the fabric will gradually begin to change from its initial colour. 
Flicking through these Arena magazines gives an idea of the cost of some Stone Island jackets during its introduction into British stores. The "Ice Jacket" retailed for £450 at the time and was one of the most expensive jackets of the late 80s.