Legit Check - Tela Stella Anorak

The market has recently been exposed to an influx of Chinese made fakes, self proclaiming to be 1:1 perfect replicas. However we have studied the images and taken time to produce ways on how to spot the fakes. Here's how:




Yellow Tela Stella = Ours & Authentic

Red Tela Stella = Fake Example


Fake items will have features as such:

- No joined stitching on the 'Stone Island' badge text.

- Long & chunky drawstrings which protrude down almost to the chest pockets.

- Brand new appearance - Authentic ones are more likely to be worn and faded.

- No dropstitch on the bottom of the badge (Shown on our authentic yellow one).

- Listed for cheap on eBay or similar; if its too good to be true, it likely is.

- Neck label is stitched in with white cotton.


Legit / Authentic Signs:

- Fading to the material which looks true to age and use.

- Small joined stitching on the badge - 'Stone Island' text.

- A small drop stitch on the bottom centre of badge (Shown between 'A' & 'N' on our yellow variant. 

- Shorter and thinner drawstrings.

- Neck label is stitched in with coloured (dark) cotton. 


        Authentic Yellow - Short Slim Strings                                 


            Authentic Yellow - Joined Stitching                                 


          Authentic Green - Coloured Stitching                             



Please use common sense when buying these. Our guide is written to aid, but does not confirm the authenticity. Signs of wear are a good thing. Please remember that just one of the fake signs may mean that the item is legit. Use your own judgement.

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