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Universal Works – New to Aphrodite

Best known for their clean cut contemporary pieces, Aphrodite is proud to now stock Universal Works.

If you’re in the market for some quality layering pieces in time for Autumn, or if you’re after a few versatile silhouettes to spruce up your wardrobe, then Universal Works is the brand for you. Founded back in 2009 by David Keyte, Universal Works deliver the goods when it comes to quality, timeless pieces that will last a lifetime. You can check out our curation of Universal Works products below!


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Overshirt: Bakers Chore Jacket – Brown Check
Trousers: Military Chino – Navy


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Fleece Top: Lancaster Jacket – Stone
Trousers: Military Chino – Olive


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Hoodie: Beach Hoodie – Ecru
Trousers: Military Chino – Olive


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Cardigan: Cardigan – Stone
Trousers: Military Chino – Navy


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Overshirt: Bakers Chore Jacket – Olive
Knit: Roll Neck Knit – Beige
Trousers: Military Chino – Olive


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Overshirt: Easy Overshirt – Camel
Hoodie: Beach Hoodie – Ecru
Trousers: Military Chino – Olive


An impressive variety of outfits indeed! The brands iconic Bakers Chore Jacket well and truly stands out, and with an impressive range of knitwear to layer underneath, you really cant go wrong.

Aphrodite Days Out: Grinder Coffee

The fourth edition of our canny little series

Continuing our efforts to highlight some of the best local businesses around, we took to Grinder Coffee for a bite to eat and some… well, coffee. Dressed from head to toe in some of the freshest arrivals of late, we ventured out to the brand new city centre location where we must say, our expectations were massively exceeded.

Grinder Coffee prides itself on offering a safe inclusive space to enjoy some of the best coffee around, and their new location is perfect for exactly that. Situated in Hills Art Centre, you can enjoy a cuppa while checking out some of the quality, ever changing art that’s on display. With a massive menu to choose from, we couldn’t help but try as many goods as we could stomach. From bagels and ice coffees to warm drinks and croissants, we were thoroughly happy with what was served up to us. I mean, looking at the images while I write this blog is making me desperate to go back.

In true Aphrodite fashion we couldn’t just rock up in any old clothes, so we threw on some of our latest gear and made a stunning ‘fit, check it out below. Pairing a port red CP Company Tayon L overshirt with an essential white tee from Samuel Ross’ A-Cold-Wall, we created the perfect smart/casual look. As the sun is finally coming out we opted for some shorts, courtesy of Carhartt WIP, on the bottom half, and finished the look off with a timeless pair of New Balance 991’s

If you’re ever in town and in need of a quick bite or a boost of caffeine be sure to check Grinder out, and of course swing by our way and have a look at our fine curation of the best designer menswear!

 

 

 

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Aphrodite Days Out: Port of Call

The third venture of the Aphrodite ‘Days Out’ series.

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Clad in some of Aphrodite’s latest arrivals and essential pieces, we took to the Port Of Call to try out some of their latest additions to the menu. Grabbing a couple of the more favoured specials (and a cocktail or two) we headed to the balcony to kick back and catch some sun.

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Kenzie wore a classic Stone Island Compass Sweatshirt, Norse Projects Ezra Light Twill Trousers and a quality pair of Paraboot Michaels.

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Charlotte opted for an Edwin Logo Tee, Nudie’s White Gritty Jackson Jeans and a fresh pair of CDG PLAY Converse. Layering up with Norse Projects’ Tyge Overshirt and accessorizing with Ray-bans Clubmaster Sunglasses.

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Thanks again to the guys and girls over at Port Of Call! If you’d like to check out our outfits in more depth take a look at the short look book below, and if you see something you like, head over to our latest arrivals page to grab it.

 

Springtime Adventures Lookbook

With Spring in full swing, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous natural spaces around us. Testing out the likes of Stone IslandCarhartt and Veja, we threw some ‘fits together and went on a bit of a wander. Check out what we wore below and head on over to our new arrivals page to secure yourself some great pieces.

Add a touch of Parisian flair to your wardrobe with this Ami Paris sweatshirt, layered over a vibrant burnt orange Albam tee and paired with Norse Project shorts. This Spring outfit is stylishly complete with the vintage-inspired Adidas Nizza 2 Lea sneakers in a contemporary beige colourway.

This Stone Island overshirt is perfect for the spring weather ahead, breathable and lightweight the stylish piece can also be easily packed away when the day turns into t-shirt weather. The outfit is elevated with Carhartt jeans in a stonewashed blue and Stepney Workers Club trainers in a dependable ecru colourway.

This playful Opening Ceremony tee is layered under a classic CP Company jacket crafted from Flat Nylon for a durable and functional fabric which will serve you well all year round. This spring outfit is stylishly finalised with ezra twill trousers from Norse Project and environmentally friendly Veja mesh trainers in white.

Carhartt flint cord shorts and Clark wallabee shoes provide a lighter base to the outfit which is elevated with a Carhartt chase sweat in vibrant red. While a military print, Heron Preston gilet adds a creative touch to complete this spring outfit.

 

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How to Style a lightweight Jacket

It’s lightweight season. It’s time to put away your large puffer jackets and look for a lightweight alternative. The below zero days are hopefully behind us as summer is quickly approaching, but no need to panic as here at Aphrodite we have you covered. Our selection of outfits picked out by our stylist should give you all the inspiration you need to style your lightweight jackets. From gilets to waterproof outer layers we have something everyone will love, ensuring you are ready to face any weather conditions in the lead up to summer.

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                                     Taion Button Down Vest

Meaning ‘body temperature’ in Japanese, Taion informs both the naming and philosophy of this emerging outerwear brand. Quilted and draped in an olive hue, this rendition of the brand’s popular button-down vest is a must-have in our how to Style a lightweight Jacket, crafted from high density, water repellent nylon. This piece is layered over a Carhartt black hoodie and Belstaff laurel green tee for a casual relaxed look perfect for walks in the park.

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Stone Island Mac Supima 2L Ghost Piece

This Stone Island Ghost piece will add a touch of luxury to any outfit, layered over a clean and crisp white Fred Perry tee and paired with a Carharrt cap for a coordinated look perfect for our how to style a lightweight Jacket collection. This all-black silhouette is tailored to a relaxed fitting with long insulative sleeves and a body made from Pima cotton, the noblest cotton known for its extra-long staples and for the strength and fineness of the fibres, meaning this coat is one for a lifetime.

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Norse Projects Frederik Tab Series Fleece

Known for their classic Scandinavian design, Norse Projects have created a fleece crafted from 100% polyester with Polartec Thermal Pro insulation. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect piece to get you through the colder days, then wait until you hear about the other features this fleece has to offer. Tailored to a relaxed fit with perforated air pockets for elevated thermo-regulation and a full-length zipper fastening to keep the cold air out. The simple fleece has returned and should be a staple piece for any good wardrobe, the perfect all year round garment and a lock for our how to style a lightweight Jacket collection, this Norse Projects fleece is paired with Gramicci pants in olive for a smart/casual look that will see you through the rest of the season.

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Carhartt Prospector Jacket

The Carhartt brand has gone from strength to strength in recent years, celebrity endorsements and a durable and functional collection has led to Carhartt dominating the street style scene. This all-black silhouette is designed with water repellent nylon to provide a lightweight layer of protection, this Carhartt Prospector Jacket has an adjustable hood, cuffs and bottom hem to make this jacket practical as well as comfortable, layered under a Ralph quarter zip, A Cold Wall black trouser and a Carhartt bag for a functional yet stylish outfit making it the perfect addition to our how to Style a lightweight Jacket feature.

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Stüssy Spring ’22

Returning for Spring ’22, Stüssy have once again released an offering of on-trend streetwear pieces.

A brand adopted by surfers, skaters and rappers alike; Stüssy continues to conform and grow with its roots securely stuck in the ever developing streetwear scene. Unique garments featuring bold designs and wavy patterns are at the forefront of Stüssy’s creative process this Spring; Pairing them with everyday staples destined for your wardrobe, the collection truly showcases what Stüssy are about.

Here at Aphrodite we like to give our own spin on things and so our in house stylist has curated a collection of ‘fits using a selection of pieces from the drop. Browse the look book below for a bit of inspiration or head straight over to our Stüssy section to cop the new arrivals.

 

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Sale Streetwear Edit – Top 3 Fits

Sale season at Aphrodite is still in full swing, premium quality pieces from your favourite designers are being hit with huge discounts: from Stussy and CP Company to Rick Owens and Maison Margiela, even Stone Island, they’re all included!

So with that being said, we asked our stylist to piece together three outfits that fit into the trendy streetwear aesthetic using sale only items. You can shop the stylish fits and grab huge savings online now, but be quick, all stock is limited.Sale Further Reductions Image

We have strung together outfits from a wide range of designers, showing off Aphrodite’s vast range of brands and their versatility that will allow you to carry yourself into the upcoming seasons. Starting off with this lightweight graphic tee from Edwin; Crafted from soft cotton for increased comfort and breathability it pairs effortlessly with almost any trouser. Opting for a more streetwear minded fit, Ami trousers make an appearance. Black in colour to provide an urban style and easy pairing, the functional trousers allow for increased movement while the dropped crotch adds a contemporary twist. Finishing off with footwear, we look to Pantofola d’Oro for easy styling. A simple but elegant pair, the Mordena trainer is one of our favourites due to their premium materials and construction, hitting the sale in many colourways why not cop a pair to complete this ‘fit.

Sale Outfit 1 Featuring Edwin Ami Pantafolo d'Oro

 

Looking ahead to what is hopefully a sunny spring, we decided to start our second fit off with a bright splash of colour, enter Paul & Shark’s yellow pullover hoodie. With soft fleece lining and a quality drawstring hood this is the perfect piece to transition between seasons, complete with a Paul & Shark badge to the sleeve what’s not to love? Paired with simple, effortlessly stylish cargo pants from Ralph Lauren that offer a minimalistic take on cargo’s. Sneakers from Y-3 finish off this outfit, with the Japanese-German label providing an innovative ultra-contemporary fusion of sport and fashion through the stylish Ajatu Run trainer.

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Our third and final sale pick fit comes courtesy of a trifecta of outstandingly creative designers. Heron Preston, Rick Owens and Lanvin. Heron Preston kicks things off with luxurious cotton-rich hoodie. The hoodie features a unique dot print that allows you to stand out from the crowds. A cinched hem line on the hoodie adds to the streetwear vibe, especially when paired with Rick Owens cargos. Recognisable from its draw cords to its signature shape, the cargo jogger from Rick Owens is a well needed fusion of style and comfort, perfect for any urban adventure. Comfort remains a priority when it comes to the trainers too, with Lanvin’s Bumpr Sneakers  featuring a chunky sole and a unique transparent toe-box, allowing smooth travel with a stylish look.

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You can Shop all three streetwear inspired outfits and hundreds of other discounted designer items from your favourite brands, online and in-store, in Aphrodite Clothing’s Sale while stocks last.

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Stone Island Shadow Project Cordura Jacket

Stone Island fusion of functionality, style and new technology has seen the creation of the Stone Island Shadow Project Cordura Jacket become an instant stand out piece. 

Stone Island was born from fabric and the sea with its founder and designer Massimo Osti creating Stone Island in 1982 it has captured the hearts and minds of many and continues to make waves today. Stone Island’s sub-brand of shadow project continues to push the boundaries as well with their new season jackets, one of which is the vibrant Printed Linen Cordura Jacket in a Pink colourway.

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The Stone Island shadow project Cordura Jacket is made from Linen, features functional pockets, a drawstring hood with a mesh lining which also features in the body and the jacket also has an anti-drop formula to repel water. The single layer fabric has also been garment dyed with a double recipe in a phenomenally bright and vibrant pink and furthermore the jacket has been fully printed in a striking pattern that is simply inescapable. The jacket is then finished with the signature all-black Stone Island Shadow Project badge.

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This Stone Island shadow project Cordura Jacket is a functional yet highly-styled piece and is another completely different and alt design from Stone Island Shadow Projects which only goes to show how far they can take their designs and continue with them even further.

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Hike In Style

Explore the outdoors without compromising on style.

If you looking to explore the outdoors and want to make sure you stay both stylish and warm on your adventures this year, then look no further. Here at Aphrodite, we have compiled a list of garments that have bundles of style, functionality, and utility. Helping you create the ultimate hiking outfit.

If your new year’s resolution was to get fitter, be more active, and explore the outdoors, then we have the perfect run-down of items that will ensure you have the most stylish garments on the mountain. From hiking boots that will offer all-day support for those tough hill climbs or along forest trails, to trousers that have comfort and functionality at the forefront of their design.

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Norse Project Frederik Tab Series Fleece – Ecru

Norse Projects is known for their classic Scandinavian design, and have created a fleece crafted from 100% polyester with Polartec Thermal Pro insulation. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect piece to get you through the colder days, then wait until you hear about the other features this fleece has to offer.  Hike in style with a tailored relaxed fit with perforated air pockets for elevated thermo-regulation and a full-length zipper fastening to keep the cold air out, you’re guaranteed to stay warm in style.

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Norse Projects Frederik Tab Series Fleece – Ecru

Gramicci Trousers Just Cut – Walnut

This piece is the ultimate utility trouser, designed to be worn when climbing or during any outdoor activity. The garment is made from pure cotton twill with a classic 4 pocket design as well as an integrated belt. This garment is washed for a vintage look and soft hand feels, the design of the versatile pants means these are ideal for outdoor function and indoor comfort. Features a front left zipper, front seam side pockets, velcro closure at the two back welt pockets, and a flex waistband with adjustable signature buckle and belt. This piece has the functionality, style and comfort covered.

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Gramicci Trousers Just Cut – Walnut

Danner Bull Run Moc Toe Boots – Black

A staple of the Danner offering the Bull Run signifies the brand’s commitment to quality boots that don’t cut corners when it comes to practicality, style, and durability. Perfect for long days hiking in the outdoors, made from full-grain oiled leather that boasts improved resistance qualities. The unlined material allows for cooler wear whilst molding to the foot for improved comfort. Finished with the classic Danner slip-resistant wedge sole, removable Ortholite footbed, and robust stitch-down construction, the boots are a perfect choice for both practical and social scenarios.

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Danner Bull Run Moc Toe Boots – Black

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket – Black

This Patagonia jacket is the perfect blend between technology and style, a waterproof exterior allows the rain to easily run off the jacket when conditions turn wet. While clever under armpit ventilation zips help improve the jacket’s breathable, allow fresh air to ventilate the jacket keeping you cool during long walks or tough hill ascents.  Hike in style with this ultimate outer layer which has a useful lightweight construction that leads the way in performance and utility.

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Rains Backpack – Slate

Hike in style with this perfect backpack and keep your essentials safe when exploring the outdoors. Crafted from a 50/50 blend of environmentally friendly polyurethane and recycled plastic bottle polyester microfibers, this piece is suited to both the urban jungles of city living or for facing the natural elements of the great outdoors. The water and the wind-resistant fluorinate-free matte outer fabric is decorated with utility-style fastenings and adjustable straps controlled by stainless steel slides. The inner is equipped with tech storage such as a laptop pouch and aqua guard coil zipped pockets, so your belongings are sure to be kept safe while on the go.

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Rains backpack – Slate