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Canada Goose Camo Parka

Cold Weather Essentials

It’s brass, the possibility of snow is inevitable and you can’t keep wearing all your clothes at once to try and stay warm. Desperate times call for desperate measures and what you need is some reliable, durable and protective gear to see you through mother natures worst. Robust denim, a Thick jacket, cosy beanie, tough boots and of course the all-important colourful socks. Behold, the answer to all your winter woes.

Winter Clothing

Unless you plan on hibernating until spring has sprung then the threat of snow looming on the horizon may have you shaking in your suede shoes. When it comes to cold, wet, generally unpleasant weather the truth is you just can’t go wrong with a premium pair of leather boots. We chose the Avoriaz Jannu from Paraboot. Handmade in France for the toughest terrain the boots feature a padded collar and tongue for exceptional comfort as well as a double-stitched Norwegian welt commando sole for grip, support and sturdiness. Top it all off with some heavy duty striped laces and a rich waxy brown colour for a touch of mature styling and watch your icey fears melt away. But, of course what is a good pair of boots without a really nice set of socks to go with them? Luckily for us our cold weather fellow northerners across the pond, Norse Projects have just supplied us a fresh batch of their twisted cotton yarn socks in yellow, purple and, the colour we decided to opt for, red. Very nice indeed.

Paraboot Avoriaz Jannu Boots

Next on the list is a jacket. What jacket? The jokers among you may ask and for that, we’d give you a solid exhale from the nostrils and a firm shake of the head. But we aren’t here to joke around not when it comes to waiting for the bus in below freezing. We’re looking for water and wind resistance, a warm lining and plenty of embedded functionality, let us introduce you to the Wyndham parka from Canada Goose. With the brands signature down filling, a removable fur ruff lined hood, rib knit cuffs and a total of 6 pockets including, fleece lined hand warmers, the jacket is designed with extreme conditions and the coldest climates in mind. Finished with a two-way heavy duty zip with additional press stud flap and the Canada Goose patch to the arm this coat makes all the right moves when it comes to keeping you nice and toasty on your urban escapades.  Nipping out on a teabag run at work? No worries. Football match? See you there. The beach in -6°C? Lets do it.

Canada Goose Wyndham Parka

For those of us who have ever got caught in the rain in a pair of sweatpants we know it’s less than ideal. Couple this with the harsh frost ladened winds and you’ve got yourself a pretty abysmal time by all accounts. Well, try not to beat yourself up too much because, as we all know, after the rain comes a rainbow, in this case, a rainbow pair of selvage denim from Edwin. Cut from a 12.8oz denim with a mid-rise and relaxed, tapered fit, the jeans are robust enough to last you a lifetime without sacrificing on comfort. Made in the Kuroki Mill in Japan the denim is complete with signature Edwin branding to the back and some delightful stitch detailing.

Edwin Rainbow Selvage Denim Jeans

Did you know the majority of your heat escapes through your head? Well, that’s what everyone reckons anyway. Regardless throwing on a beanie at this time of year is never not a good idea. To finish our look off we decided to go for some subtle matching, pairing an olive Canada Goose beanie with the tones found throughout the camo patterning. Made from a thick 100% wool for both a quality fit and insulating properties, it boasts the unmistakable Canada Goose seal of approval to the front ensuring everyone you pass on the streets knows you mean business.

Canada Goose BeanieSo there we have it some of our top picks to see you through to the summer. You can find all of the products shown above online and in store right now as well as a wide offering of other boots, coats, legwear and accessories.

Outfit - Weather permitting

Outfit – Weather permitting

It seems we’re officially into that teasingly annoying part of British springtime, temperatures seeming comfortably warmer one day and freezing the next or bright and sunny one day and miserably dull the next. Dressing for the occasion can be tricky but we have your back with these weekly installments curated to deter the ever-changing weather from hindering your plans (or your beloved footwear). Here you go lads, a few of your favorites here …

 

Outfit - Stone Island, Paul & Shark, Y3

 

The latest installment from the Stone Island Marina collection was this long sleeve striped tee, perfect for this in-between weather and a staple piece you will have in rotation season after season. Styled here with a khaki Stone Island cargo short, navy Paul & Shark zip hoodie, white suede Y3 trainers, Ray-Ban aviators and every wardrobe essential item Jason Mark repel, for those caught off guard by the rainy days that are upon us.

 

Outfit Grid

Outfit grid – A British Culture Tribute

After heading down to one of our favourite local music venues Hoochie Coochie last weekend for an intimate and euphoric gig with British post-punk legends A Certain Ratio, we’ve since felt an overwhelming sense of 80’s nostalgia spurring us to take a (fashion) trip back to the post-punk/new wave era, where three things are most definitely prominent throughout. Laurel Wreath clad polo shirts, brilliantly British tailoring and those unmistakable three stripes. Here we pay homage to some old classics …

If you were asked to think back to 80’s Britain, OK so a flash of BBCs Grange Hill, The Young Ones or The Two Ronnies might spring to mind but, you’d also have at least one of you or a mate sporting some form of Fred Perry or Adidas whether it be a classic polo and tennis shoes or full branded shell suit. Even a nice bit of Paul Smith tailoring if you were attending a wedding or feeling swish of a weekend. Here’s an everyday version of the above three that still hail and show no signs of being forgotten about, with a couple essentials from our friends overseas.

Outfit Grid - Fred Perry, Paul Smith, Adidas

 

The Fred Perry bomber, Paul Smith polo shirt and Adidas 350 silhouette all make for a recognisably British style and championed by a rage of famous faces from Robert Pattinson to Oasis front men the Gallagher brother and of course the late and exceptionally talented Amy Winehouse. No British look is complete without a sturdy and durable pair of denims and at this we would like to introduce (if not already acquainted) you to the Swedish denim brand Nudie Jeans, organic, fair trade and an Aphrodite HQ favourite. Don’t forget your contrasting socks for that quirky finish.

 

Stone Island Outfit Grid

SS18 collections are arriving daily here at Aphrodite to welcome to new season. Bright colours and pastel hues are a strong element to our latest drops, especially the newest Stone Island collection.

This weeks outfit grid showcases the latest arrivals from Stone Island including the Membrana 3L TC Jacket in Peach and the Micro Down Overshirt in Pastel Lilac. Browse out full collection of brand new Stone Island.

Stone Island Outfit Grid

Outfit Grid Products

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket in Peach – £475.00

Stone Island  Micro Yarn Down Overshirt in Pastel Lilac – £425.00

Stone Island Reversible Jumper in Cream– £240

Stone Island T-Shirt in Navy – £105

Stone Island Pocket in Jumper – £210

outfit grid - winter warmer header

Outfit: Patagonia x Edwin x Red Wings x Aquascutum x Canada Goose x Barbour

As the weather takes a bitter turn, it’s time to wrap up warm and this weeks outfit grid will do just that with pieces from Patagonia, Edwin, Red Wing Shoes, Aquascutum, Canada Goose and Barbour. Lets dig a little deeper into this wonderfully warm outfit.

Starting off with Patagonia, we have picked the Snap-T pullover in a distinctive navy and red. A true outdoor icon, made from recycled polyester Synchilla fleece this pullover will keep you warm while the soft material will keep you comfy, ideal for layering in the cooler months.

outfit grid winter warmer patagonia canada goose red wing shoes

To go over that fleece and keep the chilly wind out, we have chosen another piece from Patagonia, the Hi Loft Down hooded jacket in navy. Delivering comfort and warmth, making it that ideal choice for the cold up-coming winter days. Made with advanced global traceable down the outer is covered in a recycled polyester ripstop shell, with a full zip fastening and two zip-up pockets.

Sticking with the navy theme, Edwin provide the pants of the outfit with their 55 chinos. Based on the fit of Edwin’s most popular ED-55 jeans, these chinos come in a relaxed, tapered fit. Crafted from compact cotton twill with angled side pockets, a coin pocket within the left pocket, and two flat rear pockets. Finished with tan herringbone waistband lining and a black leather logo waist patch.

Now to really wrap you up warm, we have picked a few accessories to go with it, an Aquascutum Lambswool Check scarf, a Canada Goose logo pom hat made from super soft merino wool and to keep your hands warm Barbour providing some black leather gloves.

On feet, we had to go with the durable Red Wings and in this case the Moc Toe Boots 6″ 8138, these boots that are handmade provide excellent durability and traction in the winter months. Made with a premium Briar Oil Slick leather and a lightweight outsole, you’ll be sure footed this winter.

Links to purchase outfit grid:

Patagonia Snap-T Pullover in Navy 13095 – £119

Patagonia Hi Loft Down Hoody  Navy 12935 – £199.00

Edwin 55 Chinos Navy 10998- £89.00

Aquascutum Scarf Lambswool Club Check Brown 10615 – £95.00

Canada Goose Logo Pom Hat Navy/Red 13572 – £75.00

Barbour Gloves in Barrow Black Leather 13305 – £54.00

 Red Wing Moc Toe Boots 6″ 8138 Briar Oil Slick 6741 – £239.00

outfit grid apc grenson norse projects folk clothing

Outfit Grid: APC x Norse Projects x Grenson x Folk

For this outfit grid we have taken on a very casual but stylish look, featuring such brands as APC, Norse Projects, Grenson and Folk. With a relaxed outfit in mind we’ve picked something to keep you comfy on a night out or if you’re just going out! Let’s take a closer look at the pieces that we’ve picked.

Starting us off is this APC Sweatshirt in anthracite, created as part of APC’s 30th anniversary throwback collection, HIVER 87. This piece is a classic crew neck sweatshirt with a deep grey colour and APC branding across the chest in a soft velvet. Made from 100% cotton it’s perfect for keeping you warm and comfortable no matter the weather.

To go under that APC sweatshirt we’ve gone with this APC Denim shirt. This classic button down is a staple piece for your year-round wardrobe. With patch pocket on the chest and denim colourway giving you a more casual look, while that button down collar is perfect to layer underneath the sweatshirt we picked.

Norse Projects are providing the pants for this outfit and their ultra comfortable Aros Light Twill – Lichen Green chinos. Created from 100% lightweight cotton twill, these lichen green chino’s are perfect for a casual outfit, featuring rear and side pockets, this classic look is good for all seasons. These chino’s are regular fit to give you extra comfort so you can stay looking cool and casual.

outfit grid apc grenson norse projects folk clothing

The perfect trainer for the casual look, we have picked the Grenson sneaker 1 in ash grey. A luxurious pair of trainers for casual wear from the home of ‘The Good Shoe’, Grenson. These suede low top’s are inspired by a 70’s tennis shoe, with suede upper sat upon a fresh white Italian rubber sole, with a thin lace fastening, and the classic logo ‘The Good Shoe’ embossed to the heel.

Now to finish the outfit, we have trusted the team over at Folk Clothing to provide these Melange socks. Spun from a high quality blended cotton, they are wonderfully soft to keep you comfortable but they’ll also keep you warm. Featuring a trendy melange pattern throughout, this is a necessity for anyone interested in keeping their sock drawer up-to-date.

Links to purchase outfit grid:

APC Sweatshirt VPC Anthracite £125.00 – 12316

APC Shirt Denim £145.00 – 12308

Norse Projects Chinos Aros Light Twill Lichen Green £109.00 – 13383

Grenson Sneaker 1 Ash Grey £159.00 – 13531

Folk Melange Socks in Black £16.00 – 12907

 

Naoapijri Rainforest Jacket

Best Seller: Why You Love the Napapijri Rainforest Jacket

Napapijri Rainforest Jacket

Napapijri has been a world-renowned outerwear designer since 1990 when the first Skidoo jacket was introduced. The brand holds Nordic exploration and adventure at the core of its success, with the word Napapijri being a variation of the Finnish word for ‘Arctic Circle’ and the half positive, half negative logo representing the North and South poles. The Norwegian flag is also used as a representation of this, due to Norway being Europe’s northern-most country and also the birthplace of many 20th Century explorers.

At Aphrodite, we are proud to stock a number of Napapijri’s iconic pieces, and season after season they continue to be one of our best-selling brands.

One sure fire winner from the brand is the Napapijri Rainforest Jacket. This classic windbreaker is constructed with innovative technical fabrics to ensure it has a fit comparable to no other. Instantly recognisable by the branded kangaroo pocket, the Rainforest Jacket is available in several styles and colourways to suit the unpredictable British weather.

For Autumn/Winter 17, Napapijri have revamped the Rainforest Jacket to suit harsher weather conditions. The Rainforest Winter 1 Jacket is fully lined with a soft fleece material, making the already wind-proof design even warmer. The lining extends into the adjustable hood, which has a high neck collar with zip down closure. The side seam features a zip closure vent to allow for extra breathability. Available in 4 colourways, it is a timeless addition to any winter wardrobe.

 

You can shop the Rainforest Jacket and the rest of our Napapijri collection online or in our Sunderland store.

3 Styles of Shorts You Need This Summer

Keep it short and sweet this summer with your choice of outfit. It’s the season where we briefly see the sun, so bask in it while you can. Whether it’s a BBQ, a day out with the kids, or drinks with the lads, shorts are an essential part of your summer wardrobe. Here at Aphrodite we have an array of styles to suit your every need.

Sweat Shorts 

CP Company Shorts Nike Shorts Boss Hugo Boss Shorts

Looking for a more relaxed look? Our range of sweat shorts have the comfort factor. They can be worn for kicking back, or as the weather gets warmer as part of your summer gym attire, working up a sweat in some soft jersey shorts makes that bench press session that little easier.

Cargo Pants

Napapijri Shorts Stone Island Shorts Patagonia Shorts

Know man can go without a pair of Cargo pants, arguably the longest standing style, the cargo pant embodies the adventurer in you. Combining a relaxed fit with a practical selection of pockets, the Cargo pants are the answer to your everyday needs. Check out our selection of Napapijri and Patagonia Cargo pants, ideal for the summer.

Chinos

Boss Green ShortsNorse Projects Shorts https://www.aphrodite1994.com/brands/apc

Lastly but by know means least our personal favourite and go to style when it comes to shorts, a pair of Chinos. Far from your average Joe they have the ability to give you that effortless style, paired with a polo and boat shoes they succeed in giving the ultimate suave factor. If you’re wanting a pair of slim fit shorts to style with several pieces from your summer wardrobe we’d recommend the Hugo Boss shorts in beige or our Norse Projects shorts in Navy, two classic colours to take you from day time fun, to drinks with the lads.

 

 

Aphrodite Essentials

Terracewear Outfit Grid

This weeks Aphrodite Essentials outfit grid concentrates on some of our favourite terrace wear brands, including Stone Island, Moncler and Adidas. With casual wear ever growing in popularity and becoming more and more acceptable in modern day society, we have picked some of our favourites for a laid back weekend look.

Stone Island

Featured Items

Stone Island Over Shirt
Style: 661510324 V0041
Price: £400.00
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Stone Island Overshirt

Moncler Polo Shirt
Style: 834058-00-84556-001
Price: £125.00
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Moncler Polo Shirt

Stone Island Jeans
Style: 6615J1BI1
Price: £165.00
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Stone Island Jeans

Adidas Gazelle Trainers
Style: S76227
Price: £74.00
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Adidas Gazelle Trainers

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