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Earn Your Stripes: Summer Stripes Edition

Spending its early life on the torsos of sailors, criminals, clowns and other despicable characters, the striped garment has enjoyed it’s latter years as the classy fashion choice. With its versatility we felt it essential to offer the best in stripes from the Aphrodite1994 range.

Vertical Shirts

Although thought to be exclusive to your wolves of wall street, the vertical stripe to a crisp shirt adds a perfect patterned layer to any outfit. Wear it like you would a regular oxford or chambray offering as an overshirt in the warm or layering in the cold.

As simple as it comes, the tailoring on offer from Japan’s favourite minimalist brand is unparalleled, justifying the high-quality price tag. With its point collar, single-needle tailoring and a patch pocket to the chest, this usually formal styling takes on another life as an essential wardrobe wearer for finest of casual combinations.
One of our wardrobe essentials, the Striped Ralph Lauren Oxford is such a staple in Polo archive and so intrinsically Ralph Lauren that other striped iterations of the oxford shirt might, in fact, be mistaken for it. 100% cotton construction woven in a thin slimming stripe, this shirt has been cut in a slim fit for a more tailored look that guarantees a versatility not seen by many, making it perfect for dressing down and up.
 
Having covered its blue brother in our recent ‘Kind of Blue’ feature, it would just be flat out rude to not acknowledge the pretty in pink sequel. Styled as a box fit Hawaiian shirt, the striped garment includes a choice of button up or casual collar all developed in a holiday-ready linen fabrication.
Hooped Polos

A sporting classic, any champion of the athleisure wear is sure to provide their spin on the hooped polo. With a look that screams either Wu-Tang or Tiger Woods depending on your preference, there’s a serious amount of versatility in the style.

Part of a double bill of Paul & Shark polos (think of this as the Godfather 1 to our up and coming Godfather 2 in a world where the Godfather 3 doesn’t exist) this variant of everyone’s favourite yachting outfitters is a sure fire way to be noticed by its standout colouring and fine quality crafting. Smashing 3 nautical colours into one with its navy, light blue and orange colour combo, it’s a surprisingly easy dress down option for jeans, slacks or a fitted trouser.
 
You can rely on only a number of things in life: death, taxes and Ralph Lauren Polos. The American outfitters will forever be associated with the colourful world of polos, finding a foot in 90s streetwear with their varied design. With it’s red and white design, this polo is a simple and slim staple shirt.
 

Paul & Shark Polo Shirt – Grey / White / Peach

You didn’t have to wait long for the big reveal, and can you say you’re satisfied with the offering? It’s a unanimous yes from the Aphrodite team, and we’re sure it is from you too. Tempting the simple white and grey base with a pale pastel pink is a stroke of colour blocking genius from the Italian team and offers a colour variation to their rather simplistic variations.
Pinstripe Pants

You haven’t seen this kind of pant style since prison wear, and it isn’t as juvenile as once before!

In a league of their own as our singular striped pant option, the Armitage trouser from Oliver Spencer is a relaxed fitting, formal looking, pinstripe weave that you didn’t know you wanted, and we guarantee you’ll need after inspection. We live in a world where formal wear is now comfortable, so get with the craze and strut to the corner shop in style.
Basic Bretons

The industry standard, the iPhone of the garment world, the universally recognised sign of a mature fashion icon, the striped t-shirt says it all with only a small palette to work from, but boy does it work!

As it goes with Scandinavian minimalism, there’s only a select number of patterns accepted into its new age architect lookbook. It’s a good job that monochrome stripes are one of the foundations of the movement, as there are very few better dress down fashion styles. Norse Projects, your friends from the utmost north of Europe, are champions of the striped garment, adding tiny embellishments to each model. The Niels Tee takes on a sketched line work display in its stripes for a unique look.
What’s better than a single stripe pattern? Double stripes! Also, not a stranger to a striped garment (as displayed above) are Oliver Spencer. Their Conduit t-shirt is the gateway to a finer casual style offering a simple base in this outing, placing navy and grey as the two-tone offering.
No messing around from Folk and their classic stripe offering. This dictionary definition offering of the striped style needs no sell, it’s a solid piece of kit for your wardrobe!
Multicolour Bretons

Lifes too short to be boring, so lighten up a bit and add some colour to your striped wardrobe.

It’s simple, it’s striped, it’s yellow. Dubbed as ‘beeswax’ in its subtle colouring; the soft shading to the typically bright colour welcomes a foundational pairing option for a plethora of outfit editions. Treat yourself to this extroverted colouring for the warmer months.
Take the previous caption and place ‘Vintage’ in there and you’ve got yourself a rivalling quality garment
Dominating your stripe spectrum are the specialists at Oliver Spencer, and they’re bringing a pocket to the stripey t-shirt design. The sky blue design and contrasting collar are a brilliant addition to a timeless design.
 
Honourable Mentions:

Colourblock Casual

A quick shoutout to some essential items in the Aphrodite1994 arsenal.

A seamless construction in a nautical Red / Cream / Navy complexion, this block striped sweatshirt is a minimalists statement piece.

Sporty Stripes

adidas 3 Stripe T-Shirts

We couldn’t have a stripe feature without the brand literally made of stripes!

Grooming Tips For The Summer

The warmer weather can take its toll on your skin and hair, which is why it’s so important to invest in some top quality grooming products to get you through. Check out our top grooming tips below.

Opt for a Lightweight Moisturiser

Keep your skin hydrated and healthy with a lightweight, organic moisturiser. It’ll keep your skin feeling fresh and soft all day, and will benefit in the long run to stop your skin from drying out in the hot sun. Baxter of California has come to help your stressed skin with their Oil-Free Moisturiser, using plant-based hydration technology to restore skins moisture this formula is a perfect concoction for the summer months leaving skin without a shiny quality.

It’s worth doubling up on the moisturisers for the hands to avoid the inevitable dry and chapped skin that occurs during summer. L:A Bruket Hand Cream No159 is blended in Sweden, the essential oils of lemongrass & rosemary have a cleansing and bacteriostatic effect, while the shea butter and coconut oil not only protects the skin but moisturises and nourishes. Perfect size to pop away in a bag for accompaniment anywhere.

Don’t Skip Sunscreen

It’s important to moisturise, but it’s equally as important to protect your skin from the UV rays. This SPF30 luxe sunscreen from L:A Bruket has been crafted in Sweden from an organic sunflower and avocado oil base. It also holds hints of mint, patchouli, and lavender oil fragrance, and will do just the trick to protect your skin. With our current British climate displaying particularly un-British qualities, it’s essential to cover your back, literally and figuratively with this essential sunscreen.

sunscreen

Give Your Hair a Natural, Healthy Shine

Restoring essential oils into your hair and fortifying your follicles is an essential grooming key to surviving the summer months. Teaming a Baxter of California Shampoo and Conditioner combo with liberal application to the hair will ensure a vibrant palette rather than a sun-bleached, damaged look. Both the shampoo and conditioner are created with wheat protein, coconut extract & vitamin E, with a fresh mint scent.

Apply an added bit of California Love in the form of the Soft Water Pomade, providing a light to medium hold, with a non-greasy shine finish. This product is perfect for a more relaxed look to your mane, due to its blend of wax and oils.

Wash Liberally and Appropriately 

It might go without saying but with the hotter climate comes to dreaded sweat. Although no one truly smells like roses, you can come close with this simple, easy three-step clean up in the washing department. Begin with the Baxter of California Body Wash an invigorating and hydrating body wash that is blessed with the scent of Italian Lime and Pomegranate. Mixing aloe, jojoba and vitamin E it’s a perfect combo of cleansing, moisturising, and a revitalising base scent to apply embellishing aftershaves or moisturisers.

For the face, Baxter also have a super exfoliating Facial Scrub that leaves skin feeling smooth and renewed whilst revitalizing complexion. With only the need for a bi-weekly application, this is some super strength juice that only needs used in the scarcest of occasions.

Our final step comes optional for the more follically gifted of us in the form of L:A Bruket’s super trendy design to the customary beard wash in their No154 Laurel Leaf concoction. Blended with witch hazel and horse chestnut extracts to nourish and soothe the skin, essential oil from Laurel leaf will clean, calm and provide a bacteriostatic effect.

Travel Prepared

For the traveling businessman, the weekend commuter, the festival fellas and the holidaying hommes the Baxter of California Travel Kitt & Dopp Bag  is the perfect compact companion for any serious journey. Comes with a handy travel bag to pack your products into. Contains 2oz units of Daily Face Wash, After Shave Balm, Super Close Shave Formula, Daily Protein Shampoo, and Oil Free Moisturiser, readying you for the best and worst case scenarios on the road, ready to perform with the same consistency as their sizable brethren.

 

6 Ways to Style the Chino

There’s nothing more versatile than the chino when it comes to menswear style and with fashion sub-genres being at their most varied, eclectic and widest range yet, we take a look at some of the looks on the street and how the classic style has been adapted.

Streetwear 

Wide leg chino pant, rolled to ankle length and a bit of layering on the upper whether it be jacket and hoodie or t-shirt and shirt combo. Brands paired throughout the fashion subculture range in everything from Nike and Champion to Y3 and OAMC the brand founded by Luke Meyer, former creative director of the brand at the forefront of it all SupremeAs possibly the widest and most varied subculture of the already wide and varied fashion culture, let us just say the range of choice we have is so broad that there’s plenty of room for, activities so to speak? Our pick for the warmer months is a dress down attire with Norse Project Indigo cap, Patagonia pocket tee and a fresh pair of Adidas Yung-1s.

Heritage Gent

The beauty of being able to pair a polo with plimsolls and a comfy trouser is exactly what makes this look so popular and above all, distinctive. The heritage gent would go nowhere in matching garments so a contrast is an intricate detail not to be missed. Known to rock the Beige before any of the modern-day adopters, the heritage gent has been decking chinos with the smartest of casual looks since there was a history to document. Fred Perry Polo and Novesta Star Master topped off by Ray Bans in Havanna Brown.

Scandinavian Minimalist

There is nothing more crisp and clean than the Scandinavian look and this is mainly down to the simplicity of every ensemble, the chino being a regular piece. The sleek style is usually complemented by the polished finishing of tapered legwear showing that all important top of footwear and bare or sock covered ankle. Striped Albam tee, Grenson Sneaker 1 and APC Tote places you in touching distance of the highest of fashion, with the refinement of a simple colour blocked aesthetic.

Surplus Solider

Attennnnntion! The post-mod-army-surplus-super-solider is known to get the dress down fashion as regimented as possible, pairing a smart casual style with essential men’s wear items to create the cool civilian uniform. Taking the old army sensibilities of the Clarks Desert Boot in a versatile beeswax colouring, and pairing it with a simple oxford shirt by the way of Norse Projects and a classic Baracuta Harrington jacket.

Contemporary Cool

That’s right, Chinos can totally set off a high fashion outfit as a contemporary choice, especially paired with the cool colours for the palette. Take the pairing of the ghostly white Margiela T-shirt and Sock Racer, then place a crisp blue stripe CDG shirt over the top. Give the T-shirt a tuck too for a variation to the norm, plus a crop to the trouser to accentuate the ankle bootie. The style is in the quality and design, the simplicity of the look with its pale tones and minimal patterning is intrinsically Comme Des Garçons, as well as representing a deconstructed style in the vein of Margiela, taking the typical fashion look and breaking it down to its sensibilities.

Casual Terrace

A match in heaven, the BOSS Green polo and adidas Gazelle work in conjunction to present a matched colour scheme. Where the usual denim would sit comes a change in the chino, colour matched with the gum sole of the adidas Gazelle Super and paired perfectly with the grey, white and blue colours of the BOSS Green Paddy 3 Polo Shirt. With influences of heritage and streetwear, this outfit works as a classy dress down approach still incorporating a classic adidas silhouette into the look.

Kind of Blue: Summer Shirts Edition

Welcome reader. Relax, take a seat, and press play on our summer shirt feature. Drink? We thought you’d never ask.

Short Sleeves

The sight of a short sleeve blue shirt strikes fear into a number of men and with justification. It can be a divisive affair, more pie guzzling than Ryan Gosling, but don’t fret we’re here to help!

For menswear, there are certain brands you can guarantee to provide a simple and effective design British sensibilities. The highest of our priced short sleeves but fitted perfectly off the peg for all body types. Small details like a contrasting top button, logo tab to pocket and stripe details to the side seams give the shirt unique embellishments to push it away from its contemporaries.
Although your token blue shirt is a light blue number, this deep blue creation from the Polo brand is a versatile offering that can work in casual and more formal designs with it’s contrasting blue offering a foil to most staple formalwear palettes. Crafted from a featherweight twill fabric, this is perfect as a summer shirt to air it all out.
Offering a perfect middle ground to the above offerings, this mid-blue oxford offering from the laurel wreath is casual wear through and through with button-down collar, box pleat and contrasting locker loop to the rear of the shirt.

Striped 

For all you men in blazers, this is the section for you. Honestly, the next time you lean those elbow patches on the bar to talk about the footsie 100, you won’t look like a Richard.

Clean cut, no-nonsense, and surprisingly not an eccentric offering from Comme De Garçons shirts. Show your fashion awareness with the Japanese brand’s best in men’s formal attire taking an eloquent approach to the men’s striped shirt.
Kings of French cool, APC bring a minimalist contemporary air to every seasonal offering from the brand, and it’s a consistent presenting in this striped shirt with a cream and blue mix in its colouring. A timeless approach to a timeless item.
This typically preppy garment might not be striped per se, but it fits our agenda and you’ve gotten this far so why should you care, this shirt is too nice to kick up a fuss.

Hawaiian 

Pigeonholing this in as it’s our only Hawaiian that fits the criteria, and it’s not really a Hawaiian at that, more a box fit, box fresh, punching above its weight, casual commando in the fashion field.

You see why we included this now, right? Relaxed boxy fit, soft fabric composition, multi-button collar options, it’s a swiss army knife in a shirt.

Chambray

The carbon fibre of the blue shirt world, the chambray is you high performing supercar in your wardrobe. More of a Tesla in Aesthetic than a Bugatti, it’s what’s under the hood that counts, and the chambray is packing some serious power.

This genuinely might be the greatest shirt ever made in the history of the greatest shirts ever made. APC has the uncanny knack of knocking every garment out of the metaphorical park of quality, and this Japanese cotton clad chambray is a year-round killer.
Dyed with indigo and stonewash to create a denim blue complexion it’s ‘Murica in a classy chambray design, embracing the denim colour to great effect on a casual and lightweight design. Pair with more denim for the authentic rawhide look.
Norse Projects have the uncanny ability to nail the a-typical stylings of any staple garment with their Scandinavian minimalist air. When we’re eventually able to 3d print objects by verbal demand, the scream of ‘Alexa, Chambray Shirt’ will yield this exact design.

Oxford

Even the word ‘Oxford’ connotes a world of regal, timely gentlemen and women oozing the aroma of books and rich mahogany, taking the bimmer out for a spin to the local shop to pick up a box of earl grey in anticipation of afternoon tea and scones.

It’s hard to offer a shirt selection without omitting Ralph Lauren, they’ve dominated the preppy shirt creation since the dawn of man (that’s a fact). Does what it says on the tin etc.
Take the previous piece on the Anton Chambray and replace the c-word with Oxford. Consistency.
To be honest, as much as I love oxford shirts, they’re just the same thing with a different logo. You cannot go wrong with the selection at hand (Unless you don’t buy any).

Overshirts

The book ender of sorts, a good overshirt (or shacket if you’re so inclined) is the layering item you need in your arsenal. Add it to a summer wardrobe for a lightweight layer and throw it under a big coat for the winter lets focus on summer for now though.

Current kings of the overshirt, Stone Island place their tech sensibilities on a metallic nylon overshirt. Fastening to the front, with a statement crinkle effect and supremo construction courtesy of the Italian maestros.
Combining the shirt and a zip with great aplomb is the dark indigo iteration in the Paul Smith zip shirt. Featuring twin patch pockets to the chest and buttoned cuffs, it’s a typically subtle affair from the rainbow man, offering the classic British fashion sensibilities with a contemporary air.
This is literally, at the fundamental of it all, a blue shirt, that fact cannot be disputed. It’s a blue shirt you wear over things, like an overshirt. Therefore it deserves being placed in our ‘kind of blue’ overshirts section. Plus it also happens to be a denim jacket, therefore, you can wear with any of the above items and it’ll look crispy.

Why You Need To Invest In A ‘Colourblock’ Piece

‘Colourblock’ pieces are pretty self-explanatory, it’s an item that typically features several colours on it, for example, Red body, Blue left sleeve & Yellow right sleeve. It hails back to the vintage days when brands such as NikeAdidas, Reebok and even Ralph LaurenFred Perry used to release jazzy windbreakers and patterned garments that had a strong sporting influence. As ever, fashion comes in cycles, and we’re being treated to another dose of strong colour palettes. From footwear upwards, brands are making it easier to colour coordinate an outfit with the wealth of shades on display.

One of our favourite colour blocks in the footwear world came in the form of the recent adidas drop of the Yung-1s, channelling a distinctive 90s running silhouette with panelled mixtures of colour. Offering a quiet and loud version of sorts, both colourways offer a base palette to compliment a variety of blue and navy tones, with variations on red and orange also lending themselves to the colour block nicely.

Making its comeback due to a resurgence in ‘dad’ styling or ‘dadcore’ as unusual people like to call it. You need some ‘wavey’ garms to match with them creps now don’t you. Most brands are jumping on the trend and are producing pieces with this colourful format, but only a select few are nailing this aesthetic and we are going to point out which path you should follow when investing in this bold style.

A basic colour blocking style can be seen from brands like Fred Perry with their sporting influence being worn on their sleeve or with this vibrant apricot polo the collar, offering a base colour with accents of blocked colour. On the other spectrum brands like Albam are looking to deck their outwear in the brightest colour combos possible, this parka taking on a similar blocked aesthetic to the popular Ralph Lauren Snow Beach collection that had a re-release recently, again taking a sporting style and adapting it to an interesting style.

A brand that channels colour blocking through every piece, from the construction to the branding is designer label Ami, placing a Parisian touch to each garment from their tricolour branded crew necks to their panneled and colour blocked designs seen below. With their contemporary take on staple styles, the inclusion of a vintage arrangement of colour blocking adds a timeless touch to their newer styles. Similar in ethos is the heritage style of BOSS and their variations. One of our favourite styles for the warmer months is a clean polo, and the BOSS Green arm of the company has channelled classic sporting styles to provide a colour blocked and a pinstriped polo shirt. Within their accessories, there’s even a blocked beach bag, perfect for everyday lifestyle use.

An alternative way to colour block is by wearing bold colours on different garments, i.e Blue shorts & a Red top, just to create a striking juxtaposition. Our recent minimalist footwear blog post seen here allowed us to challenge a blank canvas of styling with a clean white shoe, one of our favourite looks is the adidas Continental 80, Champion sweats and Polo shorts, bringing a preppy summer look that lends its colour palette perfect across each item.

Consider yourself informed and make a move before anyone else, it’s a look that you definitely don’t want to miss out. It works all year round, and yes, even in the Winter. Just because the weather looks dull outside doesn’t mean you have to dress accordingly, rock around in bright colours on dull days because you know it’s going to stand out and liven up your aura.

 

 

 

 

 

Outfit Grid

5 Best Minimal Footwear Styles For Every Budget

Want a clean crisp minimal shoe to pair with any outfit? We’re breaking down the best minimal white tennis and athletic styles for any look for every budget.

Under £50 – Novesta Master Trainers 

A boost in popularity by the way of a heralded CDG collaboration has seen Novesta become a contemporary choice at a budget price point. Easy to pair with any outfit and a serious competitor for Converse and Van’s low top dominance. Novesta’s footwear is produced in Slovakia to honour their rich European heritage and constructed using a high-pressure machine to bond the natural rubber sole to the canvas upper, in keeping with the company’s anti-chemical and glue stance. We’d recommend a dress down casual look either a pairing with a statement t-shirt, jean and sock, similar to our Edwin ED 55 Jeans & Norse Project striped numbers in form of the Niels T-Shirt and Bjarki Sports Socks.

Under £100 – Adidas Continental 80

The Kanye approved Continental 80 is a sure-fire bet for everyone’s favourite dress down shoe come 2018 year end. With it’s obvious influence to the Calabasas Powerphase, the Continental 80 takes on more of a classic tennis styling with it’s supple tumbled leather and lateral two-tone stripes. Pulling out all the stops this year with original and unique reissues, this release from adidas is a perfect sports luxe accompaniment to the combo of a Champion sweatshirt and Ralph Lauren Flat Shorts

Under £150 – adidas BW Army Trainer

With a number of reissued iterations under their belt, adidas has put a minimalist stamp on their original 70s army trainer design with a budget-priced alternative to the Marigela Replica. Debuting a premium model close in construction to the high fashion alternative, the BW army comes equipped with an all leather constructed upper and soft vachetta leather lining for a luxurious touch topped off with the choice of premium cotton or rawhide leather laces. Pair this premium pair with the Folk Painter’s Jacket and  Norse Project Aros Black for a mix of contemporary and heritage stylings.

Under £200 – Grenson Sneaker 1

When comes to minimal styles shoe stylings, the classic white tennis shoe is a wardrobe staple the world around. Presenting their first offering in the ‘sneaker’ world is Grenson, using their shoemaking expertise to create one of cleanest designs of the moment, basing their Sneaker 1 creation on the timeless design of the 70s tennis shoe. Dial in the tennis vibes with a full Aquascutum kit in their token club check design. Aquascutum Check Shorts, Aquascutum Polo Shirt and Aquascutum Abbott Club Check Cap

Over £200 – Margiela Replica Sneakers

Weighing in at a heavy £329 is the legendary Margiela Replica sneaker, adapting the classic German Army trainer into a high fashion behemoth. The quality in the construction is the Margiela ethos with no stone untouched in it’s design. Pair these ‘GAT’s with the perfect luxury athletic look in the form of the exquisite  Maison Margiela’s Sweat Jacket and Trousers.

Stone Island

How To Take Your Stone Island Sweatshirt From Day To Night

You might be wondering how you can get the most out of your Stone Island sweatshirt. If so, keep reading for the ultimate style guidance.

The Stone Island sweatshirt is a versatile piece that can be transformed to fit in with a low-key or smart outfit. This season we have a range of different colour-ways available in the sweatshirt, so it’s worth investing in a few of them to add classic style to your wardrobe.

Dress down

Stone Island Sweatshirt

It’s easy to give your sweatshirt a casual look with the garment being quite relaxed. We’ve decided to style the sweatshirt with a pair of Stussy joggers for a neutral contrast of colour combined with ultimate comfort. When looking for trainers to go with the look, you have two choices. Stick with some textile/sporty styles such as Nike or New Balance. If you want to give your casual outfit a luxe feel, add a pair of Maison Margiela leather Replica trainers.

Joggers, Stussy. Sweatshirt, Stone Island. Trainers, Maison Margiela

Dress up

If you thought you couldn’t dress up a sweatshirt for a night out, think again. There are many ways for you to make the sweatshirt a smart essential. In this case, the sweatshirt is enough to make a statement with the iconic Stone Island detachable badge. For a contemporary look, pair with some chino style trousers from Folk. The chinos combined with the sweatshirt create a relaxed silhouette, but still, give that smart element. When it comes to shoes, the Sneaker 1 in white by Grenson will complete the outfit perfectly with a full leather upper and casual lace-up fastening.

Smart Edit

Sweatshirt, Stone Island. Sunglasses, Ray Ban. Trousers, Folk. Trainers, Grenson.

 

Smart Outfit

 

Boss Tracksuits

Boss Black Tracksuits – The Ultimate Loungewear Staple

The ultimate loungewear staple month in and out, has got to be the BOSS, HUGO BOSS tracksuit. This season we have been lucky enough to have a abundance of styles drop, in a range of hoodies, sweatshirts, shorts and joggers, creating the ultimate selection of mix and match outfits.  Hugo Boss Black Tracksuits
One of our favourites pieces of kit this season has to be the ‘colour block’ set. We love the tonal panels across the chest, on the BOSS, HUGO BOSS Zip-Up Jacket, it has been crafted in mélange single-jersey cotton cut in a relaxed fit. Keeping to the tone of the geometric feel of the tracksuit, we have opted to style this look with a simple BOSS, HUGO BOSS T-Shirt with it’s minimal stripe pattern to the chest. Hugo Boss Tracksuit
On those rare warmer days, Boss have got you covered with their other matching pieces like the Homeleisure Shorts and a Hooded Short Sleeve Top. So whatever the temperature you don’t have to go a day with out being the BossHugo Boss Black Navy Tracksuit
If subtly with your branding isn’t your thing, then we have the tracksuit that tailors to your needs. The BOSS, HUGO BOSS contemporary tracksuit in dark blue is the boldest branded set this season. The Tracksuit Jacket has been crafted in interlock cotton and cut in a regular fit ensuring that comfort is at the forefront of the design. To contrast the bold branding of the tracksuit we have paired the set with a pair of sleek and simple BOSS, HUGO BOSS Futurism Trainers, we love the luxurious textured leather upper.Hugo Boss Black Navy Tracksuit Detail
Yet again BOSS, HUGO BOSS have got you covered for all eventualities, weather wise, with the Hooded Jacket designed to be styled with either the matching jogging bottoms or the Contemp Shorts.
Want to check out the collection in closer detail? Check out our video edit below

Comme des Garçons SHIRT Pocket Shirt - Blue

5 Brands That Are Bossing Stripes This Season

We are going to show you the top 5 brands to rock stripes with this Summer.

  1. APC
  2. Folk
  3. Comme Des Garçons Shirt
  4. Saturdays NYC
  5. Norse Projects

Stripes are always going to be a good look no matter your age or gender, its a universal style that has stood the test of time and has thrived every season, especially in the summer thanks to its nautical heritage. The classic navy blue and white striped tees (also known as the Breton tee) that we know today originated from the French coastal region of Brittany. French Navy seamen in the area were given a striped woven top that featured 21 horizontal stripes (one for each of Napoleon’s victories) as their uniform, known as a matelotor marinière which helped them to be easily identified.

It holds a minimal style that gives your outfit a clean pattern. But there are many different ways to rock stripes as there are so many different styles Thick stripes, thin stripes, loads of stripes, a few stripes, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, there are many different types out there, you just need to find out which one fits your look the best. In this blog post, we show you five brands who are nailing the nautical theme.

#1 – A.P.C.

Renowned for their clean stripe patterns, the Parisian leaders of urban coolness present to us their nautical inspired SS18 collection, recreated in true A.P.C. character with their minimal stripe patterns as shown below with the Ecru Sweater which sees stripe accents wrap the colour and across the mid-rift. Alternatively, check out their whole collection here if you want some lighter options.

APC Stripe Jumper

APC Jumper

#2 – Folk

The British brand offers you subtle textures, roomy silhouettes and a hazy palette. With the inspiration being utility and sportswear made casual you can guarantee any piece from this collection will be your season’s rotational comfort piece. Below we have the Folk Fine Stripe Tee layered with the Utility Bomber.

Folk Stripe Tee

Folk Stripe Tee

#3 – Comme Des Garçons Shirt

Eccentric spots, stripes and pastel pallets are the centrepiece of this seasons CDG Shirt collection and its a brilliantly bonkers combo of which we expected nothing less, welcome to Aphrodite Comme Des Garcons Shirt, we welcome you with open arms. We wanted to stay true to the CDG branding and clashed patterns, mixing the polka dot t-shirt with a vertically striped Shirt overlay for an eye-catching impact which even Rei Kawakubo would be proud of.

Comme des Garçons SHIRT Pocket Shirt - Blue

Comme des Garçons SHIRT Pocket Shirt in Blue

#4 – Saturdays NYC

Inspired by ancient trade routes, the collection is clad with trucker style caps, warning sign-like graphic prints with an earthy colour palette, giving your wardrobe that refined edge it so rightfully deserves. Showing the ultimate cosy combination using the Striped Jumper as the underlay, keeping you snug and warm whilst the T-Shirt gives you a sterling summer aesthetic thanks to the hit of Peach.

Saturdays NYC T- Shirt in White

Saturdays NYC T-Shirt in White

#5 – Norse Projects

Last but not least, the Scandinavian masters of minimalism are here with an adept mix of stripes, textures and pastel hues. Browse their collection and update your essentials, you won’t be disappointed. Here we have matched the Lilac Stripe Tee with the Oswald Seersucker shirt to give a subtle underlay that shows through the shirt.

Norse Projects Long Sleeve T Shirt in Lilac Heather Stripe

Norse Projects Long Sleeve T-Shirt in Lilac Heather Stripe

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