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Festival Lookbook | SS15

Festival Lookbook | SS15 

With a diverse range of music festivals popping up all over the world, here at Aphrodite we have covered the three main locations. This lookbook focuses on the styling for a Beach Festival on sunnier shores, a City Festival for those who aren’t roughing it, and finally the quintessential British Festival with elements to increase survival of the British summer.

This lookbook features some of our favourite pieces from our brands this season like, Fred Perry, Norse Projects, Hugo Boss & Barbour. So all that is left for you to do, is pack your booze, tent and ticket.

Barbour Tartan

It’s no secret that Tartan plays a prime role in adding a classic authentic vibe to Barbour’s staple pieces. All Tartans originate from the same ‘sett.’ Meaning they share the same pattern and weight of lines. The Tartan has been also confirmed by Scottish experts Kinloch Anderson in Edinburgh.From the opening of Barbour in 1894 till the 1990’s, Tartan was used as linings in various jackets. The Dress Gordon Tartan was the most distinctive which the brand used, found in the earlier versions of the Bedale jacket. This was until Helen Barbour ventured to Edinburgh, later making the discovery that Dress Gordon Tartan was not exclusive to the Barbour name. It was then that Dame Margaret Barbour contacted specialists Kinloch Anderson, who helped research their family history and create a tartan exclusive to Barbour.

Barbour’s wide range of different Tartans consist of;

  • Dress Tartan
  • Classic Tartan
  • Modern Tartan
  • Ancient Tartan
  • Muted Tartan
  • Cardinal Tartan
  • Sporting Tartan

Barbour Tartans

The design of the classic Barbour Tartans derived from the district of Ayrshire, where the Barbour name originated. Together the colours create a neutral palette of rich reds, greens, browns and yellows. Over the years they have been entwined into different garments where designers see them to match. It is normally found that the navy pieces feature the matching Dress Tartan lining, where Sage garments boast the Ancient Tartan, and black is paired with the Modern Tartan. A number of pieces include the use of Tartan, whether it’s a lining of a jacket, a pocket or collar trim, a hat, scarf of different accessory.

Here at Aphrodite we stock various garments which present the unique and timeless use of Tartan, including the iconic Beacon Sports jacket, based on the exact jacket Daniel Craig wore in Skyfall. Also the Monty bag, which is a staple accessory offering the full classic Barbour Tartan to the outer. 

Barbour Tartan

Keep a close eye out for more accessories from Barbour landing here at Aphrodite, boasting the range of Tartan inners and outers for an authentic look.To shop our current range of Barbour clothing and accessories, head over to our website

Barbour x White Mountaineering Collaboration Now Available

Barbour x White Mountaineering

Barbour x White Mountaineering

After much anticipation and speculation on various blogs and forums, the Barbour x White Mountaineering collaboration has finally been launched. Yosuke Aizawa’s White Mountaineering label has merged with British Heritage brand Barbour for one of the most mouth-watering collaborations of 2015. Combining years of technical knowledge and tradition, the collaboration sees a range of waxed jackets, bags, shirts, t-shirts and shorts hit the market in a variety of eye-catching patterns.

Aizawa has used Barbour as inspiration for his White Mountaineering collection for years and even beforehand when working for Comme Des Garcons. His recognition for the love of Barbour in Japan has played a massive part in the collaboration, allowing him to take the traditional jackets that the Japanese love so much and give them a modern touch.

Barbour White Mountaineering

With that in mind, a custom Japanese Tempest illustration print has been designed incorporating the Barbour Beacon logo, to adorn many of the garments in both navy and stone colourways.  Barbour have taken their wealth of knowledge of working with waxed cotton’s and merged it with the technical details and Japanese inspired print to produce some mouth-watering jackets.

A range of separates accent the collection perfectly for anyone wanting to buy into the collaboration but might not want the exuberance of the double wave-print jacket / shorts combo.

Barbour White Mountaineering Clothing

The impressive collection is set to turn heads as we head into the Spring Summer 2015 season with one of the most-talked about collaborations of recent times. Garments are priced between £69.00 and £549.00 and can be bought from our Barbour x White Mountaineering category

Published by Mark Logan

Trend Focus – Military Green

Trend Focus Military Green

This season the hue to be seen in (or not depending if your surroundings are heavily density woodlands) is military green. Don’t worry if you don’t have anything buried deep in your wardrobe here at Aphrodite we have you covered. If your wallet is not bursting at the seams here are our sale items.

Barbour Beacon Sports Jacket Olive Wax

Barbour Duke Jacket

Barbour Duke Jacket

The Duke jacket from British brand Barbour is quickly becoming an essential part of any good outdoor wardrobe

Barbour Duke Jacket

Is It Waxed?

 Made from waxed cotton, the Duke jacket offers a 6oz Thornproof outer for protection against the elements. The basic silhouette is a re-work of the Barbour Enfield jacket and offers a relaxed but slightly tailored fit which is ideal for layering up this season. Barbour still remains a family business based in the North East, and each year over 100,000 wax jackets are made by hand at their factory in Simonside, South Shields including the Barbour Duke Jacket. Barbour has achieved ‘By Royal Appointment’ status and has become an adored brand among many.

Barbour Duke

Does It Have Enough Storage?

This Duke gives a nod to the brand’s motorcycle heritage, including the elbow patches, studded pockets, and unique collar strap for a statement look. The pockets of the Barbour Duke Jacket are slightly pleated and provide generous spacing for valuables, 4 large front pockets with buttoned closers ensure you have ample storage for days out or long country walks.

Barbour Duke Jacket

Will The Duke Keep Me Warm?

The Barbour Duke Jacket is an ideal jacket this Winter, with quilted lining for extra warmth and a comfortable funnel collar. The beauty of the Duke jacket is it can be used for smart or casual wear. Whether you wear it with a pair of jeans and brogues or trainers for a more relaxed look, the Duke jacket is a piece of menswear that will never go out of style.

Aphrodite stock the Duke Jacket in both Sage and Black colour-ways. For more information or to search our range of Barbour Clothing

Barbour x adidas Originals Collaboration Release

adidas x barbour collaborationThe long awaited Barbour x adidas Originals collaboration is released to the public tomorrow. We will be selling the collection in limited numbers online and in-store. With interest already very high, people will be waiting online for the 9am release on 8 November 2014 to get their hands on pieces from this limited edition release.

Photos of the garments being released are listed below. These include 4 styles of jacket and 4 styles of sneakers. More information on the individual styles can be found on our previous blog post relating to the release at

If you miss out on any of the styles and would be interested if we got hold of any more stock, please drop us an email to [email protected] specifying that you would like to be notified of any top-ups on stock.

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Win £450RRP Barbour In Aphrodite’s November Competition

Barbour Competition BannerThe competition has now closed. Congratulations to Mr David Carter

Throughout November Aphrodite have a phenomenal prize whereby you can win yourself a Barbour outfit to the value of £450 RRP from our current range of stock. You may wish to layer up and choose a shirt, a jumper and a jacket or alternatively go for one of the higher priced jackets such as the popular Barbour Beacon Sports jacket or a garment from the sought after Barbour Department B range.

The Department B range is so called after the dedicated area in the South Shields based Barbour factory that specialised in customisation. Customers could request additional pockets and reinforcements to their jackets depending on what they required.

This seasons Hunting Lodge collection sees Barbour introduce a modern, quirky take on some of the oldest country pursuits synonymous with the British countryside. An all new take on sporting shirts features heavily alongside the classic tartan linings and red leather recall patches. Barbour has introduced humour into the collection with a reversal of roles whereby animals are leading the hunt.

Barbour x Adidas Originals Collab

Barbour x Adidas Originals Collaboration

These highly anticipated limited edition pieces are set to be huge this season and orders will be sent after the official global launch date on Saturday 8th November 2014

Two of the leading lifestyle brands, usually battling it out, have joined forces to release the ultimate collaboration for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season. This limited edition release of highly covetable clothing and footwear bring together Barbour, whose unprecedented reputation for providing the very best in weather beating outerwear with premium sportswear and footwear brand adidas Originals to produce some of the must have pieces this season.

Taking three main themes, Country, Spectator and Military, each story and collection features jackets and trainers or boots designed to be worn together or standalone pieces.  The stories reflect the heritage of both brands from Barbour’s country and military influence to sportswear, the heartland of adidias Originals.

Reflecting the best of both brands and taking inspiration from the archives this collaboration has given contemporary makeovers to some iconic pieces from the world of trainers and jackets.

Country Collection

Celebrating Barbour’s countryside heritage, the iconic Beaufort wax jacket has been given a makeover and new lease of life, named the Adiwick Jacket. Adding contemporary elements in the shape of adidas branded buttons, subtle green three stripe design to the rear and leather trims to the hem, pockets and hood, this is a quality 8oz waxed jacket that will see you seamlessly through the months.

To complement the Adiwick jacket, the classic adidas outdoor TS Runners have been given a specially designed waxed cotton tongue with a beautifully tanned upper leather finish, simple enough to accompany the jacket perfectly.

Spectator Collection

The Spectator story celebrates the heritage of the adidas brand and the long running history the brand has with sport. Barbour has also been seen pitch side for many a years, helping keep the spectators warm and dry with their quality outerwear garments. The Spectator collection combines the two together to produce perfectly designed retro inspired pieces for the sports lover.

The Johbar jacket takes on the iconic Barbour waxed jacket, adapted to meet the needs of the modern day sports fan. The contrasting sleeves, leather binding at the pockets and the cuffs along with the contrasting details adds a more laid back causal feel to the piece.

Moving onto footwear, the ZX555 takes inspiration from the classic ZX model with a slimer streamline silhouette for a more sports inspired design. These shoes have been designed to be worn with the Johbar jacket.

Alternatively, a lightweight shower proof jacket is also available in the Spectator collection, The Roubarb jacket. Inspired by the famous ‘Beckenbauer’ track top from adidas, this jacket mixes Barbour’s traditional quilted design for a warmer feel with a more laid back look of the track top. The CLMBA Barbour shoes in chilli red incorporate the Barbour Beacon logo to the peg ends and add a clever use of Ecotex tongue material.

We are currently awaiting images to be forwarded from Adidas for the Roubarb Jacket in Black.

Military Collection

The Military inspired story concentrates on a customized jacket that Barbour created for a captain in the British Army in the 1980s. Named the Baradi jacket, this multi pocket functional jacket has a contrasting camo printed lining, sections boasting pieces of material from the accompanying GSG9 boot finished with printed map to one patch pocket, helping the keep the British Army roots.

The accompanying footwear to the Baradi Jacket are the G6G9 Barbour Boots. Crafted from soft black nappa leather combined with Barbour waxed fabric makes these boots a natural military inspired boot to partner the Baradi Jacket perfectly.

Global launch date 8th November 2014