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adidas Originals Munchen Trainers

adidas München Trainer Duo Lands

Taking a walk in the park never looked so good

You can always rely on adidas Originals to serve up the goods right when we feel we need them most. The German sportswear heavyweight has quite literally knocked it out the park and straight into the stratosphere with its latest München delivery which we’ve just received delivery of here at Aphrodite.

adidas Munchen Trainers Hazy Green

Taking design cues from the Englischer Garten in Munich – an 18th-century English landscape nestled in the heart of Bavaria and well known as one of the globe’s largest urban parks – the adidas Munchen trainers come tooled with a playful palette and experimental internal patterns. 

adidas Munchen

Donning hairy suede in the upper, in ‘hazy green / wild pink’ and ‘green oxide’ colourways respectively, for a grassy appearance, the Munchen trainers welcome a vibrant floral wrap internally; created to emulate the blooming, lush nature of the Englischer Garten vista from which it sources influence. Externally, retro design codes and heritage credentials fuse to supply a winning aesthetic that simply cannot be denied, featuring those iconic 3-Stripes in diffused pink and beige tones across each iteration, flashy gold foil branding and a vintage-fuelled gum rubber outsole underfoot.

adidas Originals München Trainers

Shop the adidas Munchen trainers at Aphrodite while stock lasts, go! 

Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneakers

Axel Arigato Clean 90 Trainers – Everything You Need To Know

Simple, sleek shoes that don’t compromise on quality

Acting as the benchmark for modern-day minimalism, the Axel Arigato Clean 90 trainers shun a trend-driven society and unsustainable noise, in favour of taking things back to basics. Fusing Japanese and Scandi’ influences, the Clean 90 silhouette boasts combines form and function in a slick, refined package. With an accessible price tag, quality construction and versatile aesthetic, what’s not to love about this shoe? Well, if you needed any more convincing, take a more in-depth look at both the brand and this stellar footwear style below.

Inspiration behind the Axel Arigato Clean 90?

Born in 2014 with a disruptive agenda, Swedish brand Axel Arigato set about shaking things up. Reimagining the entire structure of the sneaker scene, founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson began questioning the behind-the-scenes culture of footwear. Abstaining from the norm by eschewing seasonal collections and conventional channels, the label quickly established a core collection and a trademark silhouette – enter the Clean 90 sneaker.

Staying true to its European roots with hints of cross-culture references, the Clean 90 melds purity, calm and simplicity. The whole premise of Scandinavian minimalism encourages sustainability; buying less but at a higher standard and that’s exactly what the Clean 90 offers. It’s dependable, comfortable and wholly functional.

Axel Arigato Clean 90

What is the Axel Arigato Clean 90 Trainer made from?

Crafted by skilled artisans in Portugal, the design is expertly produced using smooth Italian leather – sourced from a Gold-certified tannery – for a fine fabricated finish. Its clean lines are rounded out with a tonal 3cm rubber cup sole, made from a mix of virgin and recycled rubber, which is guaranteed to provide stability in the city streets. Internally, the lower foundation of the shoe packs a punch in terms of comfort, with a removable cushioned footbed featured alongside increased arch support to ensure those tedious days on your feet remain as smooth as possible.

Axel Arigato Clean 90 Shoes

What additional features does the Axel Arigato Clean 90 Trainer have?

The Axel Arigato Clean 90 trainer may be pared back to perfection but the devil is definitely in the details where this shoe is concerned. Its cloud white construction is subtly illuminated with gold foil branding upon the sidewall, serrated rubber on the outsole and tonal stitching throughout.

Packaging wise, the premium focus continues. Soft banana tones dominate the box and the branded dust bag, which is crafted from recycled materials for a sustainable switch, while a playful and unexpected add-on features inside of the box. Yes, a set of yellow, logo-laden chopsticks are gifted within the shoebox, further highlighting Axel Arigato’s tendency for flicking between a range of cultural influences.

Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneakers

Overall, the Axel Arigato Clean 90 trainers are a great choice to add to your rotation. Whichever ensemble you opt for, day or night, weekday or weekend, these kicks are sure to dilute any sartorial statement with an edge of understated class. Easy to wear and true to size, they’re comfort-rich and designed with the city’s most stylish denizens in mind. Shop the entire Axel Arigato footwear range at Aphrodite now. Take a closer look at the Axel Arigato Clean 90 in action in the video below.

Stussy SS21 Drop 1

Stussy SS21 Drop 1

Prints bordering on psychedelic, irresistible fabrics and more laidback cool than you could hope for, prepare yourselves for the first instalment of Stussy’s SS21 campaign. Focusing in on smart, timeless cuts and everyday wearable items, the collection sees a robust selection of casual essentials and transitional pieces, perfect for navigating awkward mid-season climates.

 

Stussy Billiard Print

 

Few brands know their way around a graphic t-shirt better than Stussy, so what better place to dive in. Encompassing everything from extracts from sonnets by William Shakespeare sonnet, to 8 ball and club prints, expectantly relaxed fits, comfortable cottons and pigment dyeing techniques can be found a plenty. Elsewhere, The California based brand continues the billiard theme, displaying the iconic design across not only hoodies but a refined knitwear jumper.

 

Stussy Psychedelic T-Shirt

 

With the unmistakable script logo still found scattered across a diverse selection of basics for those strengthening their wardrobe’s foundations, Stussy take a dabble into the world of workwear, brandishing a traditional overshirt complete with tasteful black finish alongside a garment dyed twist on a classic, robust work jacket. Increasing comfort levels to dizzying heights, this season also sees the quintessential zip hoodie given a textured sherpa fleece makeover. Dubbed the Bronson hoodie it’s undeniably ideal for long days spent indoors.

The Stussy SS21 Collection Drop 1 is available online at Aphrodite now.

 

Stussy SS21

New Balance 991 Anniversary Sneaker

New Balance 991 20th Anniversary Release

20 Years Crafted, 20 Years A Staple, 20 Years Of The 991

Dig out the balloons, light the candles and suspend the bunting because the New Balance 991 is turning 20 this year. For two stellar decades, the shoe has charmed the masses with its perfectly pared-back allure. That humble but fierce combination of grey undertones and ABZORB cushioning has simultaneously propelled the silhouette into a true cult favourite and now the Boston-based brand is celebrating the design with a special commemorative release. The New Balance 991 20th anniversary shoe launches this Friday 26th February 2021 and Aphrodite is a proud stockist.

To mark the upcoming launch, we’re taking a retrospective look back at the iconic 991 while unravelling details over the latest celebratory iteration. Keep reading to find out more.

History of the New Balance 991: 2001

In the same year that hit mockumentary The Office hit UK tv screens, Fast & Furious premiered at the box office and Jamiroquai’s A Funk Odyssey topped the album charts, Boston hailing brand New Balance rolled out the 991 sneaker under its 99x series. The 99x series was first conceptualised in ‘82 when the original 990 trainer began transcending the footwear industry with heaps of innovative tech. In the years leading up to 2001, the line left little to the imagination; toying with ground-breaking cushioning, unheard of proportions and larger-than-life NB credentials – to which the label has become so synonymous.

New Balance 991 20th Anniversary

The arrival of the 991 in the early noughties signified a changing of the guard for the 99x’s lineage. The New Balance 991 was noticeably more streamline, still in its identifiable low-profile look, but with less emphasis at the toebox. It proved to be the contemporary overhaul the dynasty needed and it quickly began stealing the hearts of multiple generations. It was also the first shoe in the brand’s roster to carry ABZORB cushioning in both its front and beneath the heel, leading the shoe, and subsequently the 99x series, to become closely associated with immeasurable comfort.

The New Balance 991 in popular culture: 2001 – 2021

In the years following its inception, the 991 yielded mass appeal. Managing to harmonise performance-primed tech with an understated, athletic aesthetic, the silhouette pulled in the approval of millennials and the globe’s A-List – Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and Kanye West to name just a few of the shoe’s distinguished fans. Most notably, late Apple founder and tech maestro, Steve Jobs, frequently donned the sneakers on the streets and to global conferences, where they quickly helped form his signature look.

New Balance 991 Sneakers Anniversary

Of recent, New Balance has embraced its cross-generational stance, famously attributing the phrase “worn by supermodels in London and dads in Ohio” to its mission statement. The concept of ‘normcore’ – a trend summarised by the rejection of extravagance – reached its peak in 2018 and enabled the resurgence of the 991 under the ‘Dad Shoe’ umbrella. In fact, New Balance birthed the ‘Dad Shoe’ trend way before it became accepted by the mainstream and designers in their hundreds jumped on the bandwagon.

The New Balance 991 possesses a certain je ne sais quoi that continues to make it a frontrunner of the scene, even twenty years after we first laid eyes on it.

New Balance 991 Anniversary release: 2021

This Friday (26/02/2021) marks the release of the New Balance 991 anniversary special. Mimicking its debut look, the trainer melds a two-tone grey colourway, with pig suede overlays, navy ‘N’ logos and ABZORB cushioning to supply a wardrobe staple that we’re all rightfully familiar with. Crafted proudly in the UK in the brand’s Flimby factory, this one-off model boasts ‘2001’ embroidery at the backbone whilst a 20th anniversary woven patch sits to the inner tongue.

New Balance 991 Trainers Anniversary

If this simple but sleek lifestyle runner has always ticked boxes for you, you won’t want to miss out on this special edition. Keep your eyes peeled for the New Balance 991 anniversary release in T-minus two days.

CP Company SS21

CP Company SS21 – Explorer & Metropolis Jackets Return

Dubbed ‘Natural Mutations’ CP Company’s SS21 collection focuses in on the core principles that sit central to the brand’s design philosophy. Incorporating plenty of technical in-house fabrics, militaristic detailing and deep hues spanning more natural tones, this first snippet of their newest collection also brings with it some fan-favourite familiars.

CP Company Overshirts

For those looking for a new addition to their overshirt line-up, this collection, in typical CP fashion, brings plenty to choose from. Whether you prefer the iridescent sheen and metallic charm of the brand’s Chrome nylon fabric, or prefer the more traditional cotton garbadine, a selection of bespoke shades including, burnt ochre, sandstalk and laurel wreath ensure something suited to every palette. Elsewhere the collection builds upon the recently revived, ‘Urban Protection’ series welcoming a new zipped hoodie to the line-up complete with auxiliary pocket overlays for a utilitarian finish, whilst two heavy hitter jackets see their familiar silhouettes given technical updates.

 

CP Company Ventile Explorer Jacket

 

CP Company Ventile Explorer Jacket

If your a fan of the brand then no doubt you are familiar with the Explorer Jacket. The first style born under founder Massimo Osti’s reign to come equipped with goggles, it remains one of the most cherished styles from the CP Company archives. An undeniable piece of casual culture history, the jacket comes Reimagined for SS21 with a performance focused VENTILE fabric.

Made in England since 1943 VENTILE is a historic material when it comes to outerwear created through the process of weaving together loose cotton fibres, resulting in a fabric that is not only durable but completely organic. Originally designed for pilots in World War II to combat the freezing temperatures of water, the fabric boasts both water and wind proof properties as well as exceptional breathability.

Equipped with the iconic goggle detailed large collar which zips up across the face, the jacket boasts military inspired auxiliary pockets to the chest as well as two zip secured top entry pockets below. With branded detailing forward facing, the jacket is further enhanced with adjustable drawcords to the hem to keep out any unwanted breeze. Finished with colour blocked detailing, the lens viewer can be found to the lower sleeve for bonus points when it comes to functionality and style.

CP Company Tracery Metropolis Jacket

CP Company Metropolis Tracery Jacket

Another of the brand’s, ‘Urban Protection’ line, the Metropolis Jacket finds itself the subject of CP Company’s newest technique. Crafted from Memri, a purposely creased fabric which is made from combining a densely woven polyester and nylon micro-fibre canvas, the garment is treated to the, ‘tracery’ effect. Overprinted using sublimation, heat, pressure and time are used in unison to achieve a unique three dimensional finish which casts artificial shadows to highlight the jackets key points of interest.

Naturally water repellent, the Metropolis Jacket is further enhanced with a number of pockets to keep possessions close to hand, whilst its adjustable hood and built in face mask ensure ample elemental protection. Finished with a removable velcro patch and central storm flap covering, this newest take is not only a certified head turner but marks CP Company’s commitment to evolutionary experimentation.

Shop our full CP Company collection online now.

Stone Island Marina Collection

Stone Island Marina SS21 Collection Is Here

It’s been a [long] minute since we were last in possession of the label’s Marina line, but good news… it’s back. The Stone Island Marina SS21 Collection has just landed here at Aphrodite and it’s sure to command attention for all the right reasons.

Bringing an air of nonchalance with it, the latest capsule keeps things perfectly pared back. The palette focuses on wearable blues and punchy aquas which gets us optimistic for the spring season, where lighter nights and the relaxing of lockdown rules are sure to boost the mood. So far, the collection carries two cosy pullovers, a t-shirt and a pair of shorts.

Stone Island Marina Collection

Both hoodies bare the same aesthetic. Each one gets back to basics at the front with a small-scale compass embroidered at the chest. Meanwhile, tonal branding embellishes the reverse – offering that subtle hint of status which can be retrieved at all angles. The navy tee and shorts form a formidable duo; they’re both crafted from super-soft cotton which makes this set the perfect contender for casual lounging. The minimised compass logo makes an appearance again whilst back branding and an adjustable drawstring feature on each silhouette respectively.

Stone Island Marina Line

If you’re looking to embrace the warmer climates and laidback ambience of spring, we can’t fathom a better way to do it other than with the Stone Island Marina SS21 Collection. Shop these key pieces online now at Aphrodite.

Y-3 SS21 Hoodie

Y-3 SS21 Drop 1 ‘Cover’ Now Live

Reimagining key compartments of the urban dwellers uniform, Y-3 explore the ever changing nature of our cityscapes, the brand present their SS21 collection with the first of three distinct drops, ‘Cover’. Focusing in on weather protection, this latest batch of new arrivals fuse both their heritage sportswear influence with Yohji Yamomoto’s quintessential avant garde direction.

 

Y-3 Square Logo Cap

 

Spanning a number of casual essentials such as hoodies, joggers and t-shirts, Y-3 opt to keep their designs simple, using their ability to fashion unique silhouettes and playful spins on classic branding to add extra character and depth to each piece. ushering in soft pastel shades such as, ‘hope lilac’ to soften up their usual monochromatic output, this debut assembly of their expansive offering features tonal logos, comfortable French Terry fabrics and obscured three stripe branding, making it perfect for those who prefer an air of sophisticated subtlety about their clothing.

 

Y-3 Hoodie Hope Lilac

 

In terms of stand out pieces, we couldn’t not mention Y-3’s take on the classic windbreaker jacket. Crafting the garment from a rather unexpected refined wool blend, the protective piece comes presented in a muted sand colourway. Boasting a large tonal logo to the back for a lowkey hit of branded recognition, the garment features a two-way zip fastening, welted side pockets as well as both adjustable drawstrings to the hem and hood.

Shop the full Y-3 collection now at Aphrodite and be sure to keep an eye out for Drop 2 landing very soon.

Y-3 Windbreaker Jacket

Canada Goose Crofton Hoody in Black

Canada Goose Crofton Hoody : Comfort & Status Harmonised

Canada Goose’s core collection of outerwear is sought-after worldwide. Be it the Langford Parka, the Armstrong Hoody, Wyndham silhouette, or any of the brand’s other noteworthy iterations, these iconic designs are linchpins of the organisation and we welcome them every year with open arms. But while these tried and tested favourites hold permanent tenure in our wardrobes, every now and then, it’s time to shake it up and carve a spot for new styles within our collection. Want to know our recommendation for switching things up this year? It’s the Canada Goose Crofton Hoody.

Portable & Packable

Personifying the luxury label’s longstanding dedication to high quality and style, this latest jacket is simultaneously deluxe and dependable. Ideal for navigating the transitional months ahead, the Canada Goose Crofton Hoody is a complete all-rounder and can seamlessly adapt to any scenario. For instance, the silhouette boasts the ability to pack away into its interior left pocket within a moment’s notice – doing so to form a portable pouch complete with a branded shoulder strap that can also double up as backpack straps when the jacket is unpacked and put on. These elasticated straps essentially allow for a hands-free, over the shoulders look.

Canada Goose Crofton Hoody Fit

Canada Goose Crofton Hoody Fit & Insulation

Streamlined in Canada Goose’s slim fit, the garment opts for a channel fill construction (750 fill power white duck down) to yield the highest thermal capacity without unnecessary bulk. And the technical tooling doesn’t stop there. The brand’s official Thermal Experience Index™ indicates that the Crofton Hoody is perfectly suited to light activity, with a temperate gage of 5° to -5°, you can utilise this outerwear design whether you’re off-grid on hiking trails or nestled deep within urban dimensions.

Having struck a superb balance between insulation and motion, the design is also rendered to be wind resistant and water repellent, meaning that if you’re caught in untimely spring showers, you don’t need to take a rain check, simply breeze through blustery downpours when in the cityscape.

Crofton Hoody Canada Goose

Additional Features of the Canada Goose Crofton Hoody

Available in a trio of versatile shades – red, black and navy – the Crofton Hoody features an array of additional features, including a suede tricot chin guard for optimal softness and minimal skin friction. It also carries a cord lock hood with reflective accents for a custom fit and increased visibility in poor conditions. Power Stretch® cuffs and underarm gussets both address the body’s contours and enhancing its fit plus range of motion whilst two exterior and three interior pockets provide ample space for keeping your hands warm or storing smaller valuables.

Signed off with the synonymous red disc logo at the sleeve, the Canada Goose Crofton Hoody harmonises the need for comfort with the desire for status. Put your faith in the brand’s expertise and make this jacket your next go-to for tricky weather. Take a closer look at the design in the video below.

 

Moncler Marly Windbreaker Jacket

Moncler Marly Windbreaker Jacket – Full Rundown

A new style to join the brand’s outerwear ranks, The Moncler Marly Windbreaker Jacket is a fantastic addition to the mid-layer space. Offering up plenty of signature tropes as well as a plethora of fresh new features, fit strikes the perfect balance between culturally significant looks and technical prowess. To help you get acquainted and answer any burning questions, we’ve pulled together a handy list spanning everything from fit to fabric, take a peek below.

 

What Is The Moncler Marly Windbreaker Jacket Made From?

Made from a micro-ripstop nylon, the fabric not only boasts weather resistant qualities but comes presented with the iconic Moncler shiny, iridescent sheen for street heavy status. Composed to work as a windbreaker mid-layer or a standalone jacket when temperatures are slightly warmer, a stretch nylon lining, with laser detailed wordmark can be found to the inside for added comfort and ease of movement.

Moncler Marly Windbreaker Jacket

How Does It Fit?

The Marly Jacket fits regular with a dropped hem at the back for additional protection. We would recommend taking your usual size, but if you have any doubts you can find further measurements below.

Moncler Marly Jacket Size Guide

 

Is The Jacket Waterproof?

Whilst not totally waterproof, the Marly Jacket does boast some intrinsic water resistance thanks to its nylon fabric. In short the jacket would be fine taking on the occasional light shower but during downpours a shell jacket may be advised.

Moncler Windbreaker Jacket

Will The Marly Jacket Keep Me Warm?

Whilst not as warming as Moncler’s impressive range of down jackets, The Marly Jacket should still be a good choice when temperatures are slightly chilly. With its main function lying in its ability to keep the wind at bay, its mid-weight stature and taped hems make it ideal for keeping its insides toasty. For colder climates the jackets versatility means it can still easily be used as a mid-layer with accompanying pieces to offer maximum protection.

 

Moncler Marly Jacket

 

What Are The Key Features?

Despite their presence in the fashion world, for the most part Moncler jackets serve as functionally pieces designed to achieve a specific purpose and the Marly is no different. Loaded with an impressive amount of bells and whistles designed to keep the wearer comfortable and protected during day to day pursuits.

Starting at the top the jacket comes with a taped, adjustable hood that’s designed to hug the face and follow the movement of the head to allow extra protection and unobstructed vision when worn. This elasticated taping continues throughout the jacket and can be found at the cuffs and accompanying a drawstring adjuster to the hem, stopping any unwanted draughts getting in and preserving built up internal heat. Further decked out with concealed zipper pockets for a sleek face and  high funnel neck finish, the Moncler Marly comes with a two-way zip fastening, making cooling down on-the-go exceptionally easy.

For those with a soft spot for visuals, the jacket boasts a selection of tasteful branding sure to put a smile on your face. With the classic red, white and blue tricolor expanding across the hood and chest, the unmistakable felt patch sits to the sleeve whilst tonal logo branding can be found to the elasticated tape. Finally, Moncler flex their technical ability applying a laser detail wordmark finish to the inner lining.

 

If you have anymore questions or there is anything we missed do put them down below in the comments and we will do our best to help! You can also shop our full Moncler Range.