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Heron Preston Brand Guide

Heron Preston : Brand Guide

To call Heron Preston a jack of all trades would be the biggest understatement of the year, this guy has endless strings to his bow and wears many hats, both literally and metaphorically. Having dabbled in artistic practices, creative direction, clothing design, content creation, and DJ’ing, there’s not much this Parsons School of Design graduate can’t do in the creative sphere. But perhaps his biggest achievement to date is launching his eponymous, luxury clothing label under the New Guards Group – the global fashion conglomerate that also houses eight more world-renowned brands including Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, Marcelo Burlon County of Milan, Palm Angels, Ambush, Unravel Project, Alanui, Kirin by Peggy Gou and Opening Ceremony.

Heron Preston Bio

It’s 2007 and Preston is fresh out of college, his professional career kicks off with a publishing deal, closely followed by a role as a marketing specialist and social media director for Nike, quite the gig for a humble design grad. A few years later, Heron links up with Kanye West, landing a prestigious job as the rapper’s art director where he’s responsible for creating branded merch and is later trusted to consult for the musician’s seventh studio album The Life of Pablo and lauded adidas offshoot Yeezy.

During his time at Yeezy Preston befriended Matthew Williams, Virgil Abloh, and Justin Saunders who were all working for Kanye West too. Uncovering a wealth of common ground, and all operating at the top of their game, this quartet of talent dovetailed and subsequently launched ‘Been Trill’ – a streetwear imprint specialising in eclectic events and hype-worthy apparel, worn by celebrated stars such as Kanye West himself, A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, to name just a few.

Having racked up a number of high profile gigs and coming off the back of a banner year, Heron Preston was in high demand thanks to his off-kilter aesthetic. In 2016 the New Guards Group acquired the budding designer, giving Preston the means to establish and launch his first full, stand-alone collection.

Most recently, Heron Preston has undertaken an additional role at Calvin Klein as a creative consultant.

Heron Preston AW21

Heron Preston Debut Collection

The first Heron Preston collection debuted at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for the autumn/winter 2017 calendar. The capsule, titled ‘For You, The World’, acted as the industry’s official introduction to Heron Preston; a formal coronation for the rising king of the streetwear realm.

Within the collection, Preston laid bare his design philosophy which entrusted Italian manufacturing, banked function, and simmered on experimental ingredients, including neon accents and emotive callouts.

Heron Preston FW21

Heron Preston Aesthetic

While ‘Made in Italy’ certifications and unique depictions of Herons seem to prove instant wins with the Heron Preston consumer, there’s also the fundamental factor of eco-friendly production that draws in a millennial generation. When and where possible, the multifaceted creative instils sustainability into his styles, take his 2016 UNIFORM collection for instance.

Pre New Guards Group, and presented at the Spring Street Salt Shed in collaboration with the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY), this fine selection of apparel welcomed a zero-waste policy – initiated to promote and aid NYC’s 0x30 initiative which hopes to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. You see, Preston is hyperaware of fashion’s impact on the environment, unlike many designers who seemingly exude an ‘ignorance is bliss’ demeanour. While swimming in the ocean in Ibiza Heron had a shocking realisation about plastic pollution. A plastic bag floated by his leg, and though this wouldn’t be significant to some people, it was the wake-up call the San Fran native needed to protect the earth and its many inhabitants.

Alongside eco-conscious cues, the Cyrillic word for ‘style’ and vivid orange embellishments have together transcended the Heron Preston identity, bringing it into the hands of streetwear’s finest followers and high-profile stars – such as Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Lewis Hamilton, AJ Tracey, and many others.

Heron Preston Brand Guide

The Latest Heron Preston Collection

Here at Aphrodite we have a wide selection of Heron Preston garments and accessories on offer from tees, to trousers, beanies, and belts. Suitable for both men and women, the unisex AW 21 collection is called ‘Between Two Worlds’ and is mostly based in black with unpredictable pops of colour sprinkled throughout. Whatever it is you’re hunting for, you’re sure to find something suitable amongst the lineup, just take a look and you’ll see!

A pro at tapping the zeitgeist, Heron Preston single-handedly defines the streetwear scene. Shop the latest Heron Preston collection now.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow Shoes

Stepney Workers Club Dellow : Less Is More

Are you familiar with the phrase – ‘the core of beauty is simplicity’ – if you’re not, please let us digest. The saying was originally coined by Paulo Coehlo, a Brazilian lyricist and novelist… Curious as to why we’re asking you such a random question? Well, it’s because this entire blog post will be centred on exactly that, the beauty of simplicity, something London-born footwear brand Stepney Workers Club has nailed down to a T. The brand’s aesthetic is abundantly timeless, from colourways to constructions, and silhouette shapes, every aspect of the label’s aesthetic feels beautifully refined, especially the Stepney Workers Club Dellow.

Stepney Workers Club Shoes

One-third of SWC’s core offering, sitting alongside the ‘Lister’ – a classic slip-on sneaker and the ‘Varden’ – a cotton canvas hi-top, the Dellow is a beloved, low-profile silhouette crafted using a blend of traditional and bygone methods. Available in an assortment of cool colours and a variety of fabrics, including corduroy and leather, there’s sure to be a Dellow style out there for you, no matter what your preference.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow

The design’s proportions are very obviously bulky thanks to a wad of internal cushioning found underfoot, combined with a robust vulcanised rubber sole and high wall foxings – all elements that contribute to the immense levels of comfort experienced by the wearer. Personally, we love the supple nature of the shoe and the lack of bonding chemicals employed to fix the upper to its foundation, not many vulcanised brand specialists can deliver such exacting standards without the use of excessive gluing in the manufacturing process. On the whole, the Stepney Workers Club Dellow Trainer has many qualities that help it to stand out within the saturated market it finds itself positioned.

Stepney Workers Club Sneakers

The black/white version of the shoe is particularly great for timeless styling and very well suited to a range of day to day activities, from browsing the high street to heading to your favourite watering hole or rolling into the skate park… As we just happened to be when we captured this assortment of images showcasing the Dellow in action. Articulated with contrast white stitching in pinpoint areas, the sneaker can be fastened via a classic lacing system, complete with flashy metal eyelets. To finish, the iconic Stepney Workers Club handshake logo nestles onto the tongue, further instating the brand’s core philosophy of inclusivity and social interaction.

Stepney Workers Club Dellow Black

If you’re on the lookout for a fresh-faced trainer that’s designed to pair with most apparel, consider your search well and truly over, the Stepney Workers Club Dellow is it.

Shop the shoe and its stellar siblings online and in-store at Aphrodite. Watch the Stepney Workers Club Dellow Sneaker in motion via the video below.

Rains : Brand Guide

Promising to make inclement weather seem like a breeze, Danish brand Rains should be on your radar if you live in a location where the weather is unpredictable day-to-day. If you’re yet to become acquainted with the label, get to know more about them in our Rains Brand Guide below.

History of Rains:

Founded in 2012 in the quaint town of Egå, Aahaus, outerwear company Rains has climbed from strength to strength since its humble inception almost a decade ago. Inspired by the temperate climate of their native Denmark, founders Philip Lotko and Daniel Hesselager became fascinated with the rubber raincoat – an enduring staple that is especially favoured by those located north of the equator. Keen to reimagine tradition, Nordics Lotko and Hesselager set themselves a target of modernising the silhouette, and so then Rains was born.

Rains Classic Jacket

Concept of Rains:

With a shared intent to rethink quality rainwear, the name ‘Rains’ was a natural starting point for student pals turned business partners Philip and Daniel. The duo’s core focus became about interpreting rainy days as a blessing rather than a curse, as they’re so often viewed across parts of Europe. Launching with just one product, a simple but sleek poncho, Rains encouraged its early customers to see the opportunity that lies within dreary weather; if you can’t take any positives from a gloomy forecast, at least you can take a day of good dressing from it.

Rains Products:

In the collections that followed the brand’s first drop, the Rains aesthetic emerged as very obviously Scandinavian; silhouettes were of a minimalist nature with little fuss except for a whole host of impressive colourways which were almost immediately on offer to the public. The label’s family of products gradually grew and soon that simple poncho acquired many siblings, including fully-fledged jackets, gilets, bags, and other waterproof accessories which were all imbued with the same DNA and built super practically to shield the wearer against the elements, especially rain.

Our Collection:

Here at Aphrodite, we’re lucky enough to have added Rains to our list of lauded designer brands, and it’s landed just in time for the harsher autumn/winter months arriving. Our introductory Rains collection brings with it a range of items, suited to all kinds of adventures. Particularly appropriate for urban settings, the Rains Classic Jacket is currently available in taupe, black, and rock – a versatile trio of shades that can all be easily paired with your everyday rotation. Developed using a sleek, waterproof matte fabric, the design falls just below the hip and features two angled, mesh-lined pockets, complete with branded studs. The central closure is also a branded snap fastening which makes it easy to slip the silhouette on and off, or button it up over additional base layers.

Rains Accessories

Speaking of base layers, Rains recently turned their attention to layering with the delivery of their fleece line and their vest collection. Rains jackets are great for futureproofing your wardrobe and are immensely handy when you find yourself caught in light or heavy showers, but when you add one of the Rains Fleece Jackets or the Rains Liner Vests also into the mix, the level of functionality turns up a notch. Adding substantial amounts of warmth to your look, these designs can be sported under one of the label’s jackets to keep your ensemble uniform, or you could match them with various other pieces from your collection, the choice is yours but be confident in the fact that extra insulation is always guaranteed.

Rains Long Jacket

If you’re on board with the brand’s aesthetic but were hoping for more of a longer silhouette, count yourself in luck. The company’s classic jacket is also available in an elongated style and is aptly dubbed the Rains Long Jacket. Boasting the same no-nonsense construction, the garment stretches down towards the knee, offering wider coverage and more of that Scandi’ sensibility you’ll come to know and love from the imprint. Elsewhere in our offering, you’ll discover the Rains Rolltop Rucksack and Rains Backpack, again served in a variety of different yet dependable hues. Made to weather any storm, these accessories are sustainably crafted using recycled materials to construct a sheen-imbued, waterproof construction that is capable of seeing you through the cityscape or off-trail adventures alike.

Get serious about future-proofing your wardrobe with the latest Rains collection, available at Aphrodite in-store and online.

Axel Arigato Genesis

Axel Arigato Genesis Trainers : Old Meets New

The Axel Arigato Genesis Trainers blur the line between tradition and modernity, drilling the label’s Scandinavian tastes into a razor-sharp, retro silhouette. Inspired by runners of a time gone by, the street-approved design is more beefed up than your standard Axel Arigato sneaker, riding on a chunky outsole that propels the foot a monumental 3.2cm off the ground. High-functioning and supremely cool, let us tell you why these bulbous shoes should be the next pair to enter your collection.

How Are The Axel Arigato Genesis Trainers Made?

Handcrafted in Portugal and emitting outstanding quality, the Genesis trainer is crafted from a mix of materials in a palette of pure white. 75% of the shoe sees smooth Italian leather and suede intertwined with 25% mesh which is draped at the vamp and flanked to both sides, offering subtle textural contrast across the upper. Internally, a leather lining provides a supple surface for the foot to slot onto. 

Axel Arigato Trainers Genesis

Are The Axel Arigato Genesis Trainers Comfortable?

Equal parts style, equal parts substance, the Axel Arigato Genesis sneakers uncover the perfect balance between form and function. In particular, a removable cushioned footbed energises your every step from underfoot. Easily slotted in and out of the design, the cushioning acts as a barrier that absorbs shock directly from the ground, protecting your feet from any undesirable tension.

As well as a removable cushioned footbed, a sturdy 3.2cm outsole elevates the foot, providing the wearer with not only a stable foundation for pursuing daily activities but also that extra dose of height. The outsole is weightless both in and out of motion and comes composed of robust rubber. 

Axel Arigato Genesis Sneakers

How Do The Axel Arigato Genesis Trainers Fit?

Based on a combination of customer feedback and Axel Arigato’s own guidance, we recommend that you take your usual size in these shoes. On the whole, the brand’s trainers, ranging from the ubiquitous Clean 90 to the lesser-known – but equally on-trend – platform sneaker, all boast a regular fit and the Genesis is definitely no exception. 

Now that you’ve got the scoop on the Genesis trainer we believe that you’re ready to make an informed decision about whether to purchase these kicks. We know what we would do. Spotted something we’ve missed? Let us know by leaving a comment in the section below. 

Genesis Trainers Axel Arigato

Shop the Axel Arigato Genesis Trainers online at Aphrodite now. Check out the shoe in more detail below.

Danner Mountain Light Cascade

Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots : For Those Who Cut New Trails

Why To Invest in the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots

If you’re the seasoned backpacker type or fancy yourself as a bit of an adventurer seeker, you’ll probably regard the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots as the holy grail of footwear. Packed full to the brim with hiking heritage, they’re equal parts practical as they are pleasing on the eye and that’s what has made them such a hit with outdoors lovers since 1979.

How are the Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots made?

Crafted in the brand’s USA factory, situated in Portland, Oregon, these sturdy boots are hand made from top to bottom by Danner’s trusted workforce. The latest iteration of the silhouette takes design cues from the OG Mountain Light – which debuted 42 years ago – ensuring that its purpose, its integrity and its quality output remain the same, only with the added benefit of modern-day tech riding out underfoot.

Full-grain leather is draped across the boot’s upper, offering a rugged tan aesthetic throughout which is accompanied by one-piece leather at the tongue. This extra structuring in the tongue means that the silhouette keeps its shape while also locking rain and debris out.

And the weatherproof properties don’t stop there as a GORE-TEX membrane sits within the boot’s lining, making it not only waterproof but breathable as well. The GORE-TEX liner will wick away moisture too, making the intensity of your pursuits, no matter how chilled or extreme, a complete breeze.

Danner Mountain Light Boots Laces

Are the Danner Mountain Light boots comfortable?

The simple answer is yes, they’re superbly comfortable. Weighing in at just 62oz per pair, these boots are incredibly light on the feet so you’ll never feel like you’re hauling unnecessary bulk about. Another great thing about them is the fact they require little to no breaking in time. Imagine you’re going on a spur of the moment hike with the lads but don’t own suitable footwear for such trails, just swing by and pick up a pair of these and be on your merry way. It really is that fuss-free of a process.

Positioned underfoot is a Vibram® Kletterlift outsole, which, as you can already imagine, having derived from the rubber outsole pioneer, is wholly durable and reliable. The micro-cellular wedge construction is specifically designed with rocky terrain in mind and this is proven in its shock-absorbing aptitude, plus its unparalleled traction.

Danner Mountain Light Sole

How do the Danner Mountain Light Cascade boots fit?

Built on a 650 EE last, the Danner Mountain Light Cascade offers a relaxed, casual fit and therefore we recommend taking a half size down to your usual size. The employment of a stitchdown construction also widens the overall platform for the foot.

Danner Mountain Light Boots Cascade Clovis

If you needed an extra nudge in committing to buying these boots, we hope this blog suffices. The longstanding heritage, minimal wear-in time and rock-solid performance imbued into this boot already has us sold. It should have you sold too.

Shop the Danner Mountain Light Cascade Boots. Shop the entire Danner Boots Range. Check out the Danner Mountain Light Boots in the video below.

 

Barbour Sports Jacket

Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket – Everything You Need To Know

The Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket Explored In Detail

Drawing influence from the iconic To Ki To Sports jacket – sported by Daniel Craig in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall – Barbour Beacon’s Sports Jacket gives us normal folk an opportunity to flex our best 007 qualities, only on the surface though, we DON’T advise recreating those physical stunts at home. Leaving behind the over-head silhouette and storm flap of the To Ki To, this Beacon rendition pulls together heritage design cues and weather protective properties to deliver an eternally relevant outerwear choice. Sound up your street? Keep reading to further inform your purchase.

Fit & Structure of the Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket

One thing to note when investing in this style is its streamline nature; it’s built on the slim side for added definition in the shoulders and waist. With this in mind, we recommend sizing up from your regular fit in order to maintain a flexible range of motion in your daily pursuits. The silhouette itself is framed like a sophisticated blazer with a stand-up collar that can be folded down and worn alongside neat lapels.

Sports Jacket Barbour Beacon

What is the Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket Made From?

Landing on the mediumweight scale, the garment is not considered light, nor bulky, and therefore, it offers the wearer the best of both worlds. It’s made using 6oz sylkoil waxed cotton which is Barbour’s oldest, and some would argue – most durable – wax cotton. The employment of sylkoil renders this design rich in colour and water-resistant. So, if you’re facing a tricky day weather-wise, reach for the Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket to keep you sheltered from untimely conditions.

Overlays in the form of leather-bound cuffs, shoulders and elbows supply texture and tone to the outer while further elevating the brand’s countryside credentials. A large swatch of tartan inside of the jacket also provides a quintessentially British look and feel.

Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket Green

Barbour Sports Jacket

How Many Pockets Does the Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket Have?

If you’re the type of person that finds it hard to travel light, even while hot-footing it to the corner shop for a pint of milk, this jacket is perfect for you. Why you ask? Because it’s brimming with storage space. At the chest, a single pocket resides for stowing away your more minimised items, such as a shopping list or a handkerchief. Meanwhile, at the waist, two spacious bellow pockets button over to safeguard personal essentials, such as your phone, keys and wallet. And if all that room still wasn’t enough, flip the jacket over where two stealthily-placed zipped pockets reside close to the hemline.

Barbour Beacon Jacket Wax

Can I Machine Wash the Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket?

Please do not run this garment through a washing machine. Due to the delicate characteristics of the waxed cotton, we recommend lightly sponging the exterior to buff away any unwanted marks that may appear over time.

From a form and a function stance, the Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket has everything covered. It can be worn in a multitude of ways, it can shield you from inclement weather and it can carry a range of your essential items, all while bundling you in the brand’s instantly recognisable identity.

Shop the latest Barbour Beacon range online at Aphrodite.

Front Cover Taion

Japanese Prestige : New Brand Taion

New Brand Taion – Merging Japanese Quality With Modern Construction

New to the scene and promptly joining our prestigious list of stocked brands, Taion is making shockwaves in the industry. Meaning ‘body temperature’ in Japanese, this Tokyo based brand thrives on breaking boundaries and setting the standard in the industry, constantly challenging expectations with masterful clothing that can take you from the streets to the hill tops.

Taion Gilets

Specialising in down-filled garments, Taions’ detail orientated approach to construction allows for lightweight and breathable padding, teamed with AC coating to the outers to prevent feather blowout. Quality is key, with high density nylon used through their collection to provide water and stain resistance, perfect for producing clothing that can go with you for a lifetime.

Taion Padded JacketWith versatility directing their design flow, each garment is made to serve more than how it appears. With reversible garments taking you from casual fleece to a padded jacket, Taion takes classic silhouettes to a whole new level. Signature to the brand, they boast collapsable constructions, allowing for heightened adaptability for whether you’re hiking up a mountain or want to pack your jacket away on your commute to work. With Taion, quality and versatility is key.

Taion Fleece

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka : Staff Knowledge Share

A single jacket that covers all your needs

Next up in our Staff Knowledge Share series is the Patagonia 3 in 1 parka, a trusty winter style showcased this season in a dependable tone of forest green and presented by our very own Senior Sales Store Supervisor, Jonny, who is well equipped in the knowledge of all things Patagonia 

Ideal for impromptu adventures in the great outdoors, this design is guaranteed to be your go-to for colder climates each and every year, so without further ado let’s find out what all the fuss is about… 

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

Backstory & Construction 

Priced at £549, the Patagonia 3-in-1 parka can, as you may have already guessed, be worn a total of three different ways. The wearer is able to choose between its waterproof shell – worn soloits thermal padded jacket – also sported solo – or, its slick and insulating parka, built from both the shell and the padded jacket combined. Therefore, if you’re on the hunt for a single jacket that covers all your needs, look no further than this hybrid. 

The Waterproof Shell: 

Super warm and sophisticated, this 2-layer polyester shell is secured with a zip-through closure (for optimal motion when sitting) and a protective snap flap that provides mountaineering standard storm protection. Breathable and coated with a Durable Water Repellent finish, it’s specifically designed to keep inclement weather at bay while a lining of recycled polyester means that moisture can be easily wicked away and the jacket can efficiently glide atop additional layers.  

A 2-way zipped hood can be entirely removed to fit the forecast, while four front pockets, two concealed at the chest, and a set of fleece-lined side entry pockets, all supply plenty of space for keeping your hands warm and safeguarding your valuables. 

 

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka at Aphrodite

 

The Padded Coat: 

Efficiently attaching to the shell using its front zipper, this down proof coat boasts a robust recycled ripstop outer and 700 fill power that’s bolstered by goose and duck down insulation which, as you would expect from a brand of Patagonia’s ethical stature, are all reclaimed down products. Furthermore, the coat is Fairtrade Certified Sewn, meaning that the people who produce and manufacture the coat are paid a premium for their labour. 

Additional details include a security pocket positioned on the chest, micro-fleece lined hand warmer pockets and an interior zip pocket complete with a carabiner clip-in loop which doubles up as a stuff sack for packing the jacket away within a moment’s notice. 

The Insulating Parka: 

With the utility-driven details of both silhouettes fused, this hybrid parka is sure to be an indispensable staple in your winter rotation. Characterised by its thermal properties and recycled rendering, the eco-friendly option will, without doubt, breeze through harsh conditions as they draw in this season. 

Fit & Sizing 

Currently available at Aphrodite in sizes M – XL, the Patagonia 3-in-1 parka is constructed in a regular fit which means you can select your usual size without having to worry about whether it’s going to be too small or a little oversized. 

Garment Care 

Both the shell and liner component of this garment can be washed at 30 degrees. 

Shop the 3 in 1 Parka and the entire Patagonia range at Aphrodite. 

Maya Jacket Moncler

Moncler Maya Jacket : Staff Knowledge Share

Everything you need to know about about the Moncler Maya jacket

Once again proving the most –sought after outerwear piece of the yearthe Maya jacket by Moncler reaffirms its popularity for the AW20 season with scores of Aphrodite customers snapping up the design to see them through the looming winter months. Given the palpable attention it commands both in-store and online, it’s no surprise that each of our members of staff are rich in knowledge of the Moncler Maya, especially store sales assistant Jorge. As part of our ‘Staff Knowledge Share’ series, Jorge has kindly detailed everything you need to know about the thermal Moncler staple below.

Maya Jacket By Moncler Aphrodite

Backstory & Construction

Currently available in three versatile colourways, ranging from black, olive and navy, this iconic style is a linchpin of Moncler’s modern identity. Inspired by ’80s skiwear; it draws on the warmth, functionality and flexibility avid skiers require on the slopes and during après-ski activities, transcending these specifications into something more city appropriate.

Favoured by city-goers and celebs alike, this jacket has harnessed its own star power, turning into a reputable winter force across the globe. Acting legend Will Smith and Hotling Bling rapper Drake are just a couple of the jacket’s high-profile fans.

Dressed in a glossy nylon laquer, the jacket utilises the highest quality down fill, with Moncler ensuring the animal’s welfare is of the greatest importance, meaning no form of live-plucking is employed by Moncler. With a warming ratio of 90% white goose down clusters and 10% feathers, the jacket is packed tight with lightness, thermal capacity and insulating properties.

Boasting a fill power of 710, that’s cubic inches per 30 grams of down, the Maya jacket offers the wearer a light and airy body that’s both immensely comforting and warm.

 

 

Standout Features

Lacquered nylon shell,          90% goose down clusters, 10% feathers

Detachable hood,           Drawstring adjustments

Two-way zip closure,           Two zip pockets

Interior zip pocket,           Press-stud sleeve pocket

Moncler appliqué,             Adjustable cuffs

 

Moncler Maya Jacket Navy

 

Moncler Fit & Sizing

In-store we’re often queried about the sizing of Moncler items which some can find tricky, particularly if they’re new to the brand. To give our customers some clarity on things we’ve listed a Moncler size guide below and we’ll also run over the sizing specifics for the Maya jacket too.

1 – size S, 2 – size M, 3 – size L, 4 – size XL, 5 – size 2XL, 6 – size 3XL, 7 – size 4XL.

Now that you’re up to speed with the sizing basics, let us explore the jacket’s fit. From experience, the majority of our customers tend to find that Moncler products fit quite close to the body. So as a rule of thumb, we would usually recommend taking a size up, after all, winter jacket’s that have some room to breathe and manoeuvre always feel more cosy and comfortable.

 

Moncler Maya Jacket Features

 

Garment Care

As with any down-filled garment, the Maya jacket must be delicately handled to maintain its proportions and even fill distribution. Official Moncler advice states that this jacket is safe to wash on a mild process 30 degrees wash. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not iron and dry cleaning only in tetrachloroethene or with hydrocarbons.

Though it is safe to mildly wash, going off personal experience, we would stick with handwashing to retain its original construction and authentic look and feel.

Adds Ons & Alternatives

Equally great paired with sweatpants or denim, this style can be dressed up or down depending on your own preference and the occasion you have in mind. For a fully-fledged winter look, Moncler hats, gloves and scarves are great for keeping the ensemble branding on point.

If perhaps you can’t find the colourway or size you’re wanting in the Maya, a great alternative is the Moncler Ecrins jacket, currently available at Aphrodite in navy, black and red colourways. Though the Maya and Ecrins jackets are almost mirroring images of each other on the surface, there are some minor differences that we’re happy to highlight so that you can decipher which is best suited to you. The Ecrins has a price increase of £95, bringing the total of the jacket to £950 while further variations present at the hood – this silhouette’s hood is fully stitched onto the neckline and therefore, not able to detach at all. It is worth noting that both designs boast the same close-cut construction, therefore our sizing advice would remain unchanged in this instance.

Shop the Moncler Maya jacket in-store and online at Aphrodite. To view our full Moncler collection, click here.