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Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket – Online and In Store

Last week we brought you two of our favourite Stone Island jackets from this season – the Stone Island Garment Dyed Micro Yarn Jacket and the Stone Island Bomber Jacket. Our final selection for this season of Stone Island is the more classic shaped Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket in Khaki.

Constructed from a two-layer performance material, the Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket is breathable, windproof and waterproof due to its jersey-look outer layer, which has been specially conditioned to be flexible and comfortable. The jacket is also quilted with a PrimaLoft® insulation layer. This expertly designed layer is crafted from a blend of super-thin fibres that create a higher insulating capacity than a lot of padding, due to the millions of air pockets contained within it. The construction of PrimaLoft® insulation means that the jacket maintains it’s optimum warmth while remaining lightweight.

Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket

The overall look of the Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket is a contemporary take on a classic outerwear piece. Featuring an integrated hood with zipping and button-down closure for extra protection from the elements, the jacket also has slightly elasticated cuffs to fit closely around the wrist, and a drawstring waistband so the wearer can adjust how the jacket fits. The design also has some contemporary elements that are typical of Stone Island. The full-length zip is asymmetric, at a contrasting angle to a partially concealed zip pocket. The jacket also has two concealed zip down handwarmer pockets to the seams of its side panels. These panels can also be found to the sleeves, with overlock stitching visible on the outer of the jacket.

Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket

If any of our Stone Island top picks have taken your fancy, feel free to pop into our Sunderland store to see the full range that we have available. However, if you’re not local, you can view the Stone Island collection our website. Don’t forget to follow and tag us in your favourite looks on our Instagram, @aphroditeclothing.

Stone Island Jacket

Stone Island Jacket Garment Dyed Micro Yarn – Available Now

Stone Island

Italian label Stone Island is known around the world for its use of innovative fabrics and techniques when creating their high quality pieces. Here at Aphrodite we are proud to stock a large range of Stone Island jackets, ranging from their classic coats and jackets to their more urban Stone Island Shadow Projects label.

Stone Island are particularly effective when it comes to designing coats and jackets, due to the range of fabrics they have developed to optimise the features of their pieces. Carlo Rivetti, Creative Director for the company claims that rather than being a fashion house, Stone Island is in fact “an on-going investigation on the ennobling and processing of fibres and textiles”. The Garment Dyed Micro Yarn Down Jacket is no exception to this theory, being both visually appealing and highly functional at the same time.

stone island micro yarn garment dyed jacket

Constructed from military specification polyester nylon, the Micro Yarn fabric that makes up this jacket is tightly woven in order to ensure that the Stone Island jacket remains completely wind resistant. As well as being wind and water resistant, the fabric is incredibly soft to the touch and can be machine washed. The premium duck down fill is injected into specially designed feather pockets that allow the coat to maintain it’s lightweight quality while keeping you warm. The jacket is then dyed with a special anti-drop dye, giving it it’s water-resistant finish. Featuring a full zip fastening, zip down side entry pockets and drawstring hood. The jacket is given a designer touch with the signature Stone Island button badge to the arm.

stone island micro yarn garment dyed

stone island garment dyed micro yarn jacket

The Stone Island Garment Dyed Micro Yarn Jacket is available in Green, Black and Bright Blue, online and in-store at Aphrodite. Be sure to follow and tag us in your favourite Stone Island looks on our Instagram account @aphroditeclothing.


Outfit Grid – Transitional Wear


Stay on trend this autumn with our key transitional pieces from some of our favourite brands.

Inspired by military apparel, the Our Legacy flight jacket gives a nod to its heritage with the fully lined bomber style. Produced in an Italian acrylic coated cotton the jacket is padded for extra warmth and features a faux fur trim for an understated designer finish. Styled with our Edwin jeans, a versatile everyday essential, the ED 80 are made from an exclusive Japanese Selvage and cut in a modern fit with a slightly tapered leg. The detailed stitching provides a slim line finish to the lower half.

To balance the darker tones, pair the ED 80’s with a simple subtle striped t-shirt from Norse Projects, with the Porter Yoshida & Co Tanker 2 Way Helmet bag adding an element of practicality. Lastly, no outfit is complete without footwear, in keeping with the casual theme the Adidas x Raf Simons Stan Smith’s lend themselves to almost any style. The clean cut aesthetic and tonal white on white make these sneakers ideal for bringing your outfit into focus.



Jason Markk Quick Wipes

Founded in 2007, Jason Markk revolutionised the sneakerhead culture with the introduction of a dedicated shoe cleaner that didn’t use harsh chemicals that could harm their precious sneakers. An instant hit, Jason Markk has gone from strength to strength, refining their formula to ensure that it meets the demands of sneakerheads who want their shoes to be clean at all times.

More recently, Jason Markk have introduced the Quick Wipes – a quick and easy way to clean shoes on the go. The dual sided wipe has been created to maximise cleaning potential and is handily packaged in small and manageable packets.

The video below outlines the Jason Markk Quick Wipes:

As you can see, the Jason Markk Quick Wipes are the first in the market to have two sides – one for getting the surface dirt out and the other for more hard to reach dirt. The durable, heavyweight nature of the wipe allows the cleaner to really get stuck into their shoes to get them looking new again.

A logical and successful step in the ever successful history of Jason Markk’s cleaning products, the Quick Wipe is now available in packs of three and thirty.

Jason Markk Quick Wipes


Aphrodite Essentials | Issue 31

This weeks Aphrodite Essentials from Instagram has been curated by Stu from our shop floor team. This layered, contemporary outfit grid consists of:

Each week our Instagram page features an outfit grid designed to showcase our latest products and give you some style suggestions

Samantha Carruthers is an Online Editor at Aphrodite. Find her on Google+

Aphrodite Essentials | Issue 30

This weeks Aphrodite Essentials from Instagram has been curated by Lewis from our shop floor team. This layered, contemporary outfit grid consists of:

Each week we bring to you an outfit grid over on our Instagram page designed to showcase our latest products and give you some style suggestions

Published by Mark Logan

Aphrodite Essentials | Issue 29

This weeks Aphrodite Essentials has been put together by Mel from our shop floor team. This relaxed looking outfit grid features the following garments:

Going for a relaxed, casual feel, Mel has chosen a selection of Carhartt pieces that have recently arrived to layer up as well as a pair of comfortable Saucony Shadow 5000’s. The dark navy Nudie Grim Tim’s is a great style of denim to pair with either the sweater or the multi-coloured Levi’s Vintage t-shirt.

Each week we feature our Aphrodite Essentials on our Instagram page

Published by Mark Logan

Aphrodite Essentials | Issue 28

Aphrodite Essentials is back once again, this time created by our newest member of our shop floor team, Ben. Opting for quite a minimal look, Ben has chosen the following garments:

Ben has chosen a collection of clothing for this weeks outfit grid that offers a simple, contemporary take on menswear. The understated but quality garments from the likes of Oliver Spencer and Our Legacy are offset by the colourful socks and iconic Wallabee’s from Clarks Originals.

You can see past and upcoming issues of the Aphrodite Essentials every Tuesday over on our Instagram account.

Published by Mark Logan