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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 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.

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.

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.

Canada Goose Crofton Hoody in Black

Canada Goose Crofton Hoody : Comfort & Status

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.

Loungewear At Aphrodite

How To Stay Comfortable At Home : Lockdown Looks

It’s no secret that the vast majority of us are spending a bit more time indoors. With lockdowns still in force across most of the world and time, more often than not, divided between either the sofa or bed, we’re willing to bet your trusty pair of sweats are feeling the strain due to increased demand. In the interests of not only ensuring things remain comfortable but to give your go-to’s a much needed moment of respite, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of the best in loungewear essentials that should see you through your new found homebody existence.


Aries No Problemo Sweatpants


The Casual Creative

For those who want to inject some artistic flair into their off-duty ensembles, these easy-going Aries sweatpants are likely to fit the bill. Made in Italy from a luxurious brushed cotton fleece fabric in a regular straight cut, the iconic, ‘No Problemo’ sits to the left leg as not only a subtle branded touch but a reassuring mantra during these testing times. Cuffed to reinforce their shape, they come on this occasion teamed with a simple white tee courtesy of Edwin whilst a Ralph Lauren Sports Cap serves as an ideal barrier to hide those slightly dodgy self-done cuts. Finished with BOSS sliders for safe passage to important outdoor locations such as garden path and end of drive.


Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie

The Sportswear Sedentary

If you find yourself succumbing to the ever growing pressure of an at home HIIT workout, do we have the look for you. Keeping things firmly within the casual domain, a dual pronged approach consisting of the Nike Tech Fleece Hoodie and Tech Fleece pants are a sure fire win for those with a soft spot for sportswear. boasting a slew of oh so subtle practical updates for a distinct air of technical prowess, the pair come made from a cotton blend double-sided spacer fabric that ensures ample warmth retention and comfort. Equipped with an impressive array of zip pockets for plenty of storage capabilities, a drawstring waist offers generous flexibility for inevitable bouts of overindulgence. Keeping the cap and sliders relatively the same, a vibrant pop of colour courtesy of CP Company logo patch t-shirt can be found secured below.


Ami de Coeur Sweat Shorts


The Luxury Lounger

If you’re a man who prefers the simples pleasures in life such as the early morning stroll or a slight breeze on his calves then not to worry, we haven’t forgot about you. Rounding up a fine selection of high-end, logo strewn garments, this selection places emphasis on quality above all else. Starting from the top down, Paul & Shark’s logo sweatshirt kicks things off with a maritime flavour, bringing both an organic cotton construction and ribbed knit detailing into the mix. Below, Ami offer their usual Parisian flair to the humble sweat shorts, imbuing the silhouette with a tonal, exaggerated take on their classic heart moniker. Decked out with cargo style pockets and an elasticated waist / side slits, ensure uninstructive movement when navigating the inners of your homestead. Continuing down, Nike’s everyday socks and the Moncler Basile Sliders prove that socks and sandals is as viable a footwear choice as any.


Nudie Jeans Franke NJCO Circle Hoodie


The Recyclable Recluse

Keeping Ami’s Track Shorts and the trusty Nike everyday socks firmly on our person, our fourth a final look pays close attention to the importance of sustainability. Taking a step away from creating some seriously fine denim wears, Nudie Jeans instead turn their attention to cosy hooded tops, bringing a super soft organic cotton construction and rich pigment dyed shade. Complete with circular logo to the chest, a kangaroo pocket sits to the front for quick access to belongings. Below the Nike Air Max 95 Crater takes care of any feet based woes, dressing its familiar proportions in a recycled wool treatment and updating the iconic air unit with a speckled outsole accent.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody

Canada Goose Lodge Hoody – Versatility Guaranteed

Versatile, lightweight and protective, the Canada Goose Lodge Hoody is an iconic piece of the brand’s outerwear lineage. Boasting a number of function focused features and slotting seamlessly into modern day styling, the well-rounded piece proves itself an ideal choice whether traipsing through city streets or hot footing across more rigorous terrain. Having recently been on the receiving end of an aesthetic update, we think there is no better time to take a closer look at what makes the Lodge Hoody such a personal favourite for us and so many others.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody


What Is The Lodge Hoody Made From?

The Canada Goose Lodge Hoody is crafted form the brand’s Base Camp 20D material. Made up of a nylon ripstop shell fabric in both a classic glossy baffled and sleek modern matte finish, the composition ensures plenty of durability without adding too much additional weight. Offering both wind and water resistance to further strengthen its practical position, the jacket comes insulated with a 750 fill power hutterite white duck down for exceptional heat retention.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Jacket


How Does It Fit?

The Lodge Hoody is cut to fit slim on the body and sits at hip length. The purpose of this, aside from giving it a smart easily worn appearance, is to trap hot air in and keep out any unwanted draught as well as allow the piece to be layered much more effectively and preserve freedom of movement.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Down Jacket


Where Is It Made?

Like the majority of Canada Goose’s offering, the Lodge Hoody is made in Canada using imported and domestic materials. For example the down used throughout the jacket is sourced in North America and incorporates Canadian Hutterite for a truly quality finish.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Chest Pocket


Is The Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Waterproof?

Whilst not entirely waterproof, the garment does boast some water resistance thanks to the ripstop nylon fabric it comes made from and its DWR coating. This means that battling intermittent light showers should be no problem but when facing down pours and cold temperatures the jacket excels as a mid-layer beneath a shell.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Hood


What Are The Key Product Features?

When it comes to features, the Lodge Hoody packs a serious amount into its rather trim package. Starting with storage capabilities, on the exterior you can find zip pockets to the chest and each side. Continuing inside a zip secured security pocket is ideal for keeping important items on your person whilst a further mesh drop pocket delivers quick and on-the-go access to personal belongings.

Further enhanced with a drop hem at the back for further elemental protection, adjusters to the hood and waist as well as an interior draw cord and power stretch cuffs are on hand for a more refined and tailored fit. With a tricot chin guard to stop abrasion when worn fully zipped up, the jacket also boasts a two-way zipper with interior storm flap to bolster your defences. Finishing with a fully packable frame, the Lodge Hoody can be easily folded into its chest pocket for not only easy carrying but a useful travel pillow should the situation call for it.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Two-Way Zip


Will it Keep Me Warm When Temperatures Drop?

Despite its lightweight nature the Lodge Hoody still packs a warming punch. Rated on the brand’s Thermal Experience Index as suitable for temperatures ranging from 0°c down to -15°c, it sits in Canada Gooses, ‘versatile’ characterisation meaning it specialises in core warmth, comfort and usability. Whilst slightly less insulating than some of their other output, this jacket balances heat retention with the desire for those who wish to travel unencumbered.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Internal Pocket


Is The Jacket Packable?

Yes, the Canada Goose Lodge Hoody compresses fully down into its zip chest pocket, allowing for easy carrying if temperatures begin to rise. It also doubles as a handy travel pillow for any long haul excursions.


Canada Goose Lodge Hoody Packable

If you have any further questions or we missed anything, be sure to put them in the comments below and we’d be happy to help!


adidas Racing 1 Trainers Arrive at Aphrodite

adidas Racing 1, Bold Shoes Brimming with Nostalgia

Wrapped in saturated tones of gold and cobalt, the adidas Racing 1 Trainer from the sportswear heavyweight’s ‘Originals’ lineup brings the retro flavouring of ‘70s running shoes back to the forefront for the year 2021.

adidas Racing 1 Sneakers

Neatly imagined and fiercely streamlined with a nubbed sole unit housed underfoot, the nostalgic design delivers ample adi’ detailing with those serrated 3-Stripes stationed at the sidewall, a Trefoil imprint proudly fitted at the tongue and likewise to the heel.

Racing 1 Trainers

Lashings of suede and nylon make their way into the upper where the vibrancy and old-school quality of the trainer are sure to command attention no matter what the occasion. Don these striking kicks in the city streets for SS21.

adidas Originals Racing 1

Shop the adidas Racing 1 silhouette at Aphrodite now, alongside a range of new arrivals from the German sportswear brand online.

Comme des Garcons WALLET Ruby Eyes

Comme des Garcons Wallets Ruby Eyes Collection Lands

Its explosive colour palette and sumptuously high standards are well documented by troops of the industry’s elite and Comme des Garçons WALLET’s latest offerings are guaranteed to set tongues wagging yet again. Those playful sensibilities and vibrant tones return in spades for Spring Summer 2021 and Aphrodite is on hand to give you the lowdown on the most recent collection.

The Comme des Garçons Wallets Ruby Eyes series is the newest drop from Rei Kawakubo’s leather goods offshoot and let us tell you, it’s certainly not to be missed. Quite the opposite in fact. Delivering a trifecta of striking styles, the collection brings with it varied outer designs and shapes, all with one common denominator though – a serpentine surprise housed internally. Keep reading to find out more…

Comme des Garcons Wallets

Each wallet is skillfully crafted in Spain with smooth leather employed throughout which is sure to patina gracefully thanks to the label’s assured quality. Serving up a standard wallet design, alongside a larger pouch and a small-scale coin wallet, the Ruby Eyes collection keeps things relatively simple to the exterior. Saturated shades of tangerine as well as sky-blues and tan don each silhouette with flashes of gold foil and cryptic, curved motifs spilling out across the base.

Zipping open with gold-toned hardware, each colourway opens to reveal two peering eyes and it’s not what you may immediately think… Is it Comme PLAY’s iconic bug eyes making an appearance? Guess again. It’s instead that slithering surprise we touched upon earlier. Hidden inside each wallet is a playful snake illustration, complete with ornate ruby jewels for eyes.

Comme Ruby Eyes Wallet

Choose to invest in the Comme des Garçons Wallets Ruby Eyes Collection and bring a tongue-in-cheek tone to your everyday essentials.

If reptile forms really aren’t for you though, why not take a peek at the Comme des Garçons Wallets Rainbow drop. Remember those outrageously flamboyant patterns you would see after one look down the lens of a kaleidoscope? Well, the Comme des Garçons Wallets Rainbow Collection brings those trippy patterns to life… and then some.

Comme Rainbow Wallet

Also conjuring up thoughts of a ‘70s discotheque, these holographic wallets are ideal for loosely storing coins, notes and cards. They come secured with gold-toned hardware whilst a leather lining and ‘Made in Spain’ signage complete things inside.

Shop the newest arrivals courtesy of Comme des Garçons Wallets at Aphrodite now.