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Camisera Clothing was born out of pure passion for the Stone Island brand and are now a main stockist of Authentic Stone Island gear carrying a larger collection new and past season than anywhere else on the web. 

Our website brings you all year round savings to you the customer and all orders are sent same day if ordered before 12pm Monday- Friday 11am on a Saturday with FREE Royal Mail Next Day Delivery Guaranteed to be with you on the next working day before 1pm .

Buying from Camisera takes a worry out of when will my purchase arrive and leaving you with no doubt of exactly what you are getting and when it will arrive guaranteed.

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We offer a unique sizing policy; All our items are hand measured in inches by ourselves.

Please measure a like-for-like garment that you currently own against the sizing guides we offer.

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We buy directly and import directly from many Italian Wholesalers and import only original items into the UK saving you £££'s on the RRP.

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STONE ISLAND HISTORY
Stone Island owes continuous success to research and innovation both in the construction and details of the finished garments and in exclusive materials developed through a tight co-operation with specific fabric producers.

Since the Stone Island label was born in 1981 the aim of Sportswear Company has always designed an innovative clothing line, with specific interest in the functionality of a garment.

Sportswear Company has invested in technology and research. It's experimental dyeing and printing facilities have been the hub of much research within the possibilities of high quality garment dyeing in order to achieve, through this technique, unique colourings (up to 6 colours on one single garment) and finishes.

The Stone Island brand has produced more than 40,000 garments taking inspiration from military uniforms and work wear. These capabilities make Sportswear Company a unique 'Laboratory Company' and Stone Island a label that is recognised worldwide to be on the cutting edge of men's wear design.

Sportswear Company is hugely famous within the Italian casual wear market. Stone Island the company started to manufacture in 1974 under the name "Chester Perry". At the end of the Seventies it became C.P. Company and growth followed accompanied by clear-cut success: that of Boneville and Stone Island joined the historic label.

Towards the mid-Eighties the company was taken over by Rabaldo Togna and GFT, with the arrival of Carlo Rivetti as Managing Director in 1989, the sportswear activity of GFT got underway with the name of Sportswear Company.

In 1993, following the selling off policy adopted by GFT, Sportswear Company was taken over entirely by Rivetex, the financial company held by Cristina Rivetti and her brother Carlo, with Carlo Rivetti as president.

The present portfolio of collections that Sportswear Company are manufacturing and developing: Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Juniors

Today the Stone Island brand is recognized worldwide as being at the cutting edge of menswear design; both in terms of fashion and technology.

Founder and Italian designer Massimo Osti first created Chester Perry later to become C.P. Company in 1974. Then in 1982, originally as an infusion collection to C.P., Massimo formed the Stone Island brand we see today as a place where he could express other influences; to produce a more casual range than was easy to accommodate within the main C.P. Brand.

Massimo used his own life experiences and the feel and look of both work wear and military clothing as inspiration for the brand designs. There is also a strong nautical influence not unsurprising given that Massimo was a very private person, enjoying time to himself; sharing time with nature, the sea and his beloved sailing yacht.

There has always been much speculation, discussion and myth surrounding the origins of the Stone Island name, what does it stand for, does it stand for anything? In fact the name itself also stems from his nautical influences.

Massimo wanted a name that would express the nautical adventure inspiration of the brand and set about researching the works of Joseph Conrad amassing words and phrases evocative of the feeling he wanted. He then combined and worked with these words, seeing what would fit, what worked, what felt right %u2014 from this process the name Stone Island was born and has become synonymous with cutting edge design and garment technology worldwide.

There can be no doubt that the origins of this iconic symbol are those same nautical influences that led to the very name Stone Island. Whilst the basic ethos of the badge has remained throughout the brands history, certain details have, however, changed over time.

The first compass badges had green outlining to them; sometime around the year 2000 the green edging was dropped.

The White Badge was introduced for some limited edition pieces around the time of the millennium. The white badge continues to be found on limited edition garments made today.

Shadow by name and by nature, the badge for the Stone Island Shadow range is depicted in a very apt black on black.

One thing often said of the iconic compass badge is that is looks military and functional in design. This is not only true but almost certainly intentional given that when creating much of the brand style Massimo took as influences the functional resilient nature and look of traditional workwear and military clothing of the time.

Massimo Osti started life as a graphic designer, moving into the designer clothing industry with the creation of what is now the C.P. Company brand. Throughout he was always seeking to use his, at the time, non traditional design skills to further the creation of his clothing; it is this unique combination and determination to provide something new that created the brand and technologies we see today.

During his career he is credited with the invention of several key ideas and techniques that revolutionized the Italian clothing industry. For example, four process printing on fabric, garment dying, brushed wool and rubber wool to name a few.

Use of such innovative technologies has led to Stone Island being renowned worldwide for its material research and meticulous dyeing processes so that today Stone Island is rightly famous for the creation of fabrics and processes unique to the brand with materials such as kevlar, metal and glass finding their way into the jackets, trousers and other clothing bearing the famous compass badge.

This unique melding between state-of-the-art materials and a love for the basic functional form offered by military and working clothes has produced such classics as:

The Ice Jacket, this is not a single item but rather a range of jackets and designs produced since the late 80s. The jackets get their name both from their insulation and wind resisting properties and from the unique thermosensitive liquid crystal coating applied to them. This coating gives the jackets their chameleon like property of changing colour at low temperatures.

Reflective Jacket, first seen in 1991 this high visibility jacket introduced yet another unique material combining a waterproof fabric and glass microspheres. The glass microspheres allow the "Reflective" to pickup and reflect even the weakest light source allowing it to be easily seen in almost any circumstances imaginable.

Metal Shell Jacket; available in a limited edition White Badge version these jackets incorporate real metal into the outer fabric giving the finished result a unique appearance that changes as the light catches it from different angles.

The above are just some of the vast array of design ideas put into practice by the Stone Island brand.

It is the continued use of such unique technologies and fabrics that has lead to a so called vintage collectors market for the brand, despite its relatively short history.

Today the Stone Island brand is owned, manufactured and distributed worldwide by Sportswear Company (SPW). SPW was formed from the original C.P. Company as a result of corporate mergers and sell offs in the mid to late 80s.

Massimo Osti Died 2005 aged 59, His Legend still lives on. RIP...............