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Canada Goose Camo Parka

Cold Weather Essentials

It’s brass, the possibility of snow is inevitable and you can’t keep wearing all your clothes at once to try and stay warm. Desperate times call for desperate measures and what you need is some reliable, durable and protective gear to see you through mother natures worst. Robust denim, a Thick jacket, cosy beanie, tough boots and of course the all-important colourful socks. Behold, the answer to all your winter woes.

Winter Clothing

Unless you plan on hibernating until spring has sprung then the threat of snow looming on the horizon may have you shaking in your suede shoes. When it comes to cold, wet, generally unpleasant weather the truth is you just can’t go wrong with a premium pair of leather boots. We chose the Avoriaz Jannu from Paraboot. Handmade in France for the toughest terrain the boots feature a padded collar and tongue for exceptional comfort as well as a double-stitched Norwegian welt commando sole for grip, support and sturdiness. Top it all off with some heavy duty striped laces and a rich waxy brown colour for a touch of mature styling and watch your icey fears melt away. But, of course what is a good pair of boots without a really nice set of socks to go with them? Luckily for us our cold weather fellow northerners across the pond, Norse Projects have just supplied us a fresh batch of their twisted cotton yarn socks in yellow, purple and, the colour we decided to opt for, red. Very nice indeed.

Paraboot Avoriaz Jannu Boots

Next on the list is a jacket. What jacket? The jokers among you may ask and for that, we’d give you a solid exhale from the nostrils and a firm shake of the head. But we aren’t here to joke around not when it comes to waiting for the bus in below freezing. We’re looking for water and wind resistance, a warm lining and plenty of embedded functionality, let us introduce you to the Wyndham parka from Canada Goose. With the brands signature down filling, a removable fur ruff lined hood, rib knit cuffs and a total of 6 pockets including, fleece lined hand warmers, the jacket is designed with extreme conditions and the coldest climates in mind. Finished with a two-way heavy duty zip with additional press stud flap and the Canada Goose patch to the arm this coat makes all the right moves when it comes to keeping you nice and toasty on your urban escapades.  Nipping out on a teabag run at work? No worries. Football match? See you there. The beach in -6°C? Lets do it.

Canada Goose Wyndham Parka

For those of us who have ever got caught in the rain in a pair of sweatpants we know it’s less than ideal. Couple this with the harsh frost ladened winds and you’ve got yourself a pretty abysmal time by all accounts. Well, try not to beat yourself up too much because, as we all know, after the rain comes a rainbow, in this case, a rainbow pair of selvage denim from Edwin. Cut from a 12.8oz denim with a mid-rise and relaxed, tapered fit, the jeans are robust enough to last you a lifetime without sacrificing on comfort. Made in the Kuroki Mill in Japan the denim is complete with signature Edwin branding to the back and some delightful stitch detailing.

Edwin Rainbow Selvage Denim Jeans

Did you know the majority of your heat escapes through your head? Well, that’s what everyone reckons anyway. Regardless throwing on a beanie at this time of year is never not a good idea. To finish our look off we decided to go for some subtle matching, pairing an olive Canada Goose beanie with the tones found throughout the camo patterning. Made from a thick 100% wool for both a quality fit and insulating properties, it boasts the unmistakable Canada Goose seal of approval to the front ensuring everyone you pass on the streets knows you mean business.

Canada Goose BeanieSo there we have it some of our top picks to see you through to the summer. You can find all of the products shown above online and in store right now as well as a wide offering of other boots, coats, legwear and accessories.

David Beckham: Style Icon

As a latter-day saint of all things men’s fashion, what will David Beckham be remembered for the most? What is the former England captain’s legacy? His ability as a footballer came unrivalled, the elder statesmen of the Three Lion’s golden generation, one of the first athletes to build a multimedia empire and captivate celebrity tabloid culture from its inception thanks to his marriage with pop superstar turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham but you knew all this. Whilst his playing style and ability may have left him his menswear style has picked up since the heyday of Posh and Becks, making him the style Icon we know today.

He’s developed this ‘fashion thing’. I saw his transition to a different person… so long as it doesn’t affect his football it doesn’t bother me

-Sir Alex Fergusson

The staple in the wardrobe comes from his now seemingly lifelong deal with adidas, the brand that adorned their 3 stripes to the shoulders of the then Manchester United player and birthed a partnership that saw Becks become one of the most lucratively sponsored athletes in the world, rivaled only by Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods in his heyday. From the moment he announced himself with that long-range effort against Wimbledon to the day he retired with PSG the boot of choice has been adidas’ long-running predator series, a boot that has seen Beckham lend his own white to champagne colourway even post-retirement, and used as inspiration on newer models such as the adidas Sobakov.

Whilst flexible with his adidas deal, the company does allow him to adorn other trainer brands (just nothing with a swoosh), but you’d be relatively hard pushed to find Beckham in an out and out athletic trainer that isn’t a three stripe affiliate. As seen above, Beckham’s variety of adidas have seen themselves being dressed in smarter confides with tapered and cropped trousers replacing his normal raw denim. It’s refreshing seeing someone like Beckham embrace a contemporary style, mixing knit sneakers with tailored menswear for an ultra-smart look, at it brings another facet to his style game.

Embracing American timeless apparel in his stint stateside at LA Galaxy, Beckham’s fashion wouldn’t be complete without the incorporation of a Polo Ralph Lauren tinged outfit. Mixing formal occasions with his unavoidable moments in the public, the Polo logo has sat proudly upon Beckham in a variety of different constraints, but it’s with his dress down fashion that a light pop of chambray works effectively against jeans and T-shirt. Pushing his style into a traditional menswear style has been an updated fashion prerogative in recent years, and his ability to offer a triple threat of streetwear, menswear and formal wear makes him undisputed in his lookbook dominance.

The heritage menswear look demands a robust boot, something that of course Becks has in abundance. With a wildly changing day to day life, one that includes occasional motorbike rides, trips to the country in the Land Rover Defender and touching down in NYC, the ever-ready Beckham packs similarly sensibilitied boot choice to blend with his outfit whether that be the Chelsea Boot style seen above or the Redwing Moc Toe below.

With style developing through influences and environment, is it a surprise that Manchester still holds a huge inspiration for Beckham’s style? A tonal outfit topped off with a pair of Clarks Wallabees, stood next to a Stone Rose poster with a buttoned-up worker jacket. The only way this could be more Manchester is if there was a patch boldly displayed.

An unusual collaboration with Belstaff that has seen 3 capsule collections and a short film also makes total sense considering Beckham’s modern image, tapping into his enthusiasm for motorcycles, and his penchant for jeans, white t-shirt and a biker jacket. All designs are intrinsically Belstaff, celebrating their craftsmanship and motorcycle heritage.

Layering is a key cornerstone of men’s fashion, so it’s no surprise to see Beckham likes to layer items from brands like Canada Goose and Moncler in his cold-weather wardrobe. Known to incorporate pieces from North Face too, it’s the restructured blazers and down gilet that Beckham is known to wear now than his baggier style of the bygone decade.

 

Canada Goose Outerwear New Arrivals & Restock

As the winter season reaches its final stretch, it can give a feeling of being never-ending: as I write this, harsh winter storms are battering most of the UK. Thankfully, your friends at Canada Goose have got you, quite literally, covered with a new styles and restocks of their popular Lodge and Brookvale ranges.

Appearing in both Jacket and Hoody styles in a range of versatile colours, the Lodge and Brookvale are designed to give the wearer all the core warmth they need no matter the weather, while still remaining lightweight and packable for when the sun decides to shine. Featuring ripstop shells for the perfect balance of light weight and durability, and filled with the brand’s signature Hutterite white duck down, whichever style you choose it’ll be the perfect companion for all your adventures.

The highlight of the drop comes in the form of the PBI Lodge Hoody. Much like the previous seasons’ PBI Chilliwack and Expedition Parka jackets, the PBI Lodge Hoody is created in conjunction with Polar Bears International, an organisation dedicated to preserving polar bear habitats worldwide, and is distinguished by its signature ‘PBI Blue’ colourway and Polar Bear logo badge to the sleeve. Every sale of these jackets also gets donated to the PBI, so you can rest assured that you’re doing good while you’re looking good.

Shop the whole Canada Goose range in-store and online at Aphrodite Clothing.

Canada Goose SS18 drops at Aphrodite

Canada Goose was our saviour in winter, with styles such as the Chilliwack, Hybridge and Chateau parka being bestsellers throughout the colder months with their insulating properties. The brand for premium outerwear has just dropped their SS18 collection, introducing a range of slimline bomber jackets and lightweight pieces which will be ideal for the unpredictable weather.

Canada Goose SS18

The Faber bomber jacket is a prime example of what Canada Goose stand for; premium outerwear which always looks impeccable. Presented in a distinctive sandstorm camo colour-way, it has to be said that after seasons of block coloured garments, you would look twice after seeing the Canada Goose badge. The Faber, which is also available to buy in black, is the lightweight version of the Chilliwack bomber jacket. A two-way zip decorates the front, covered with a storm flap to conceal the fastening for a sleeker look. The abstract print alone is set to make this jacket turn heads. Not only oozing contemporary style, the Faber is durable and wind resistant without the excess weight. Crafted from Dura-Force nylon fabric which gives the jacket these properties without making the garment too heavy during the warmer days. Pockets are featured on the hips, with a military-style pocket to the sleeve. Of course, the Canada Goose logo sits on the sleeve, pride of place for an iconic finish.

Canada Goose Blue Jacket

The Dunham jacket is a similar style to the Faber, but holds a slightly slimmer fit. The casual padded bomber in permafrost grey features a high neckline which is crafted from ribbed cotton, making it comfortable and ensuring a great fit around the neck. Elasticated panelling is subtly boasted across the middle of the sleeves for movement and detail, co-ordinating with the black cotton cuffs which also have a stretch ability. Contrasting quilted panelling throughout the jacket gives a flattering, modern look which boasts timeless style. Choose from either the permafrost grey or black colour-way in this style.

Canada Goose Grey Jacket

The Cabri hoody is the ideal piece to transition between the elements, this silhouette is hooded, with a slim fit and light down fill to the durable nylon shell. Offering strategically placed down baffles to lock in warmth where you need it most, the hoody also has ribbed accents to the cuffs and hem for extra fit and comfort. One feature that makes this jacket so practical is the interior straps, enabling the wearer to take off the jacket and carry it on their shoulders if needed. The Cabri is available to buy in marine blue and black.

If you’re on the look-out for a durable jacket to suit the transitional weather, check out our range of Canada Goose online now. Also available in our Sunderland store.

Canada Goose SS18

Aphrodite at Pitti Uomo 93

The fashion world descended upon Florence this week for one of the biggest events in the calendar – Pitti Uomo 93. Unbelievable architecture, appetising food and drink, famous names in the industry and of course the flamboyant ‘Pitti Peacocks’ all combine to make this one of the highlights of the year. Aphrodite sent some of our team out to Florence for the event to get the first glimpse of what the Autumn Winter 2018 season has in store for us.

Pitti Uomo 93

Pitti Uomo is something else – a maze of buildings and pop up stands housing some of the biggest names in fashion for four days. Industry powerhouses including Canada Goose, Barbour, Belstaff all took up residence to showcase their forthcoming collections whilst lesser known brands try to promote their seasonal offerings to attract new business.

What Brands Stood Out at Pitti Uomo?

Many of the traditional and already successful brands largely stuck to what they know works for them. Why change something too much if it isn’t broken?  Tweaking and adding carefully to the collections is key.

Tim Little, Creative Director of Grenson, was there to present his brand and one of the first people we spoke to. It is an extension of what has been tried, tested and perfected for years with the addition of some new pieces which he hopes will work well for Autumn Winter. Grenson Sneakers have proved particularly popular across the last year and he showed us some forthcoming ‘Made in England’ styles which were beautifully handcrafted in their Northamptonshire factory. A running silhouette has also been added to the collection as a follow on from the success of the sneaker.

Barbour were keen to showcase their exciting collaboration with New York based brand Engineered Garments. In all, five jackets took centre stage in their display, utilising their signature wax finish with the technical detailing from Engineered Garments designer Daiki Suzuki.

Barbour Engineered Garments

Outerwear giants Canada Goose housed key pieces from their collection in their own pop up unit complete with a refreshment bar for all guests. Some of the favourite pieces from the brand were on show along with the Black label collection. Their strong collection was fantastic to see as they look to solidify their position at the head of the outerwear industry with so many competing brands having encouraging displays at Pitti.

Canada Goose Pitti Uomo

After a quick spot of lunch at a local café our team were back to the show for round two, taking a look at a number of potential new brands for the season as well as some brands that we currently stock. This included the likes of tried and tested brands for Aphrodite such as Oliver Spencer, Sandqvist, Fracap, Penfield, Belstaff, Paul & Shark and Baracuta.

Penfield Pitti Uomo

The diversity of brands and styles of clothing that is on offer at Uomo allows you to compare a vast array of new brands in one session. This ultimately helps our buyers choose which brands to pursue further for the winter season. Some impressive displays of outerwear were to be found, utilising a range of fabrics and fillings, all trying to offer differing technical features that try to separate them from their counterparts.

Designers of boots and shoes were showing their collections, including the likes of Grenson, Clarks Originals, Birkenstock and Fracap, each putting a vastly different take on winter footwear.

The Pitti Peacocks

Buying and trend spotting aside, it is hard to go to Pitti and not visit the famous Pitti wall out of curiosity if nothing else. The ‘Pitti Peacocks’ are unmistakable. Men and women of all ages dress lavishly and flamboyantly, instantly drawing your attention as they stroll through the show. The wall in particular is the place to be if you are a peacock hoping to get your photograph one of the world’s top fashion related blogs and magazines. Photographers buzz around snapping away, shouting instructions and taking videos, culminating in the exchange of business cards and credentials.

Pitti Peacocks Wall Uomo 93

Nothing is done accidentally by the peacocks. Accessories are placed on their person or nearby with the photography shot in mind. Intentionally they keep themselves busy, chatting to one-another to make the image look as natural as possible.

Pitti Uomo 93 Peacocks

Winding Down After Pitti Uomo

After covering around 12km across a full day at the show on Tuesday, our team headed out into the centre of Florence to meet up with a number of associates from the fashion business for an incredible meal hosted by Fred Perry.  In a rustic traditional restaurant, an assault on the palette ensued with course after course of delicious appetisers, main meals and desserts offered up plus the obligatory Italian red wine. Days like this in the fashion business are few and far between where you have the opportunity to catch up with so many familiar faces in one City.

Iain, our store manager was lucky enough to bump into designer Angelo Gallamini. The proverbial “can we grab a photo with you?” was asked and Iain took great pleasure in grabbing a souvenir from his trip.

Angelo Gallamini

Homeward Bound

Our team went their separate ways the following day with some making the long journey back to Newcastle airport via Heathrow after a quick cappuccino at the train station. Others made the onward journey to Milan to visit outwear specialists Moncler for their Autumn Winter Grenoble line.

Florence Train Station

If you were lucky enough to visit Pitti, please leave a comment and let us what you thought was the highlight of your trip. Follow us on our various social media channels for more photos from the event.

outfit grid - winter warmer header

Outfit: Patagonia x Edwin x Red Wings x Aquascutum x Canada Goose x Barbour

As the weather takes a bitter turn, it’s time to wrap up warm and this weeks outfit grid will do just that with pieces from Patagonia, Edwin, Red Wing Shoes, Aquascutum, Canada Goose and Barbour. Lets dig a little deeper into this wonderfully warm outfit.

Starting off with Patagonia, we have picked the Snap-T pullover in a distinctive navy and red. A true outdoor icon, made from recycled polyester Synchilla fleece this pullover will keep you warm while the soft material will keep you comfy, ideal for layering in the cooler months.

outfit grid winter warmer patagonia canada goose red wing shoes

To go over that fleece and keep the chilly wind out, we have chosen another piece from Patagonia, the Hi Loft Down hooded jacket in navy. Delivering comfort and warmth, making it that ideal choice for the cold up-coming winter days. Made with advanced global traceable down the outer is covered in a recycled polyester ripstop shell, with a full zip fastening and two zip-up pockets.

Sticking with the navy theme, Edwin provide the pants of the outfit with their 55 chinos. Based on the fit of Edwin’s most popular ED-55 jeans, these chinos come in a relaxed, tapered fit. Crafted from compact cotton twill with angled side pockets, a coin pocket within the left pocket, and two flat rear pockets. Finished with tan herringbone waistband lining and a black leather logo waist patch.

Now to really wrap you up warm, we have picked a few accessories to go with it, an Aquascutum Lambswool Check scarf, a Canada Goose logo pom hat made from super soft merino wool and to keep your hands warm Barbour providing some black leather gloves.

On feet, we had to go with the durable Red Wings and in this case the Moc Toe Boots 6″ 8138, these boots that are handmade provide excellent durability and traction in the winter months. Made with a premium Briar Oil Slick leather and a lightweight outsole, you’ll be sure footed this winter.

Links to purchase outfit grid:

Patagonia Snap-T Pullover in Navy 13095 – £119

Patagonia Hi Loft Down Hoody  Navy 12935 – £199.00

Edwin 55 Chinos Navy 10998- £89.00

Aquascutum Scarf Lambswool Club Check Brown 10615 – £95.00

Canada Goose Logo Pom Hat Navy/Red 13572 – £75.00

Barbour Gloves in Barrow Black Leather 13305 – £54.00

 Red Wing Moc Toe Boots 6″ 8138 Briar Oil Slick 6741 – £239.00

Canada Goose AW17

The weather is getting colder by the day and in this instance, a durable and comfortable winter jacket is just what you need. This season, Canada Goose is offering exactly that with their range of versatile but stylish jackets which a range of arctic tech properties to fight against the elements.

Canada Goose Lodge Hoody

One jacket which is practical and ensures ultimate warmth is the Lodge hoody. Presented in a vibrant scarlet colour-way, the Lodge hoody offers a slim fit and sits at hip length. With wind resistant properties in temperatures as low as -15 degrees, the Lodge hoody has a hooded construction with toggle fastening. Lycra stretch cuffs enable extra comfort and movement, with a premium duck down fill for warmth and comfort. A practical element of this jacket is that it can be packed down into its own outer pocket, making it ideal to store away.

Canada Goose Hybridge Lite

The Hybridge Lite jacket would be a better choice if you prefer a slimmer fit. The style is featherlight with a sleek silhouette and filled with 800 fill power Hutterite white goose down for extra warmth. The tensile-tech fabric is under the arms and to the sides of the jacket to allow maximised fit and extra comfort, with a durable nylon shell. The Canada Goose logo makes a statement to the sleeve of the jacket, giving that signature designer finish.

Canada Goose Chateau Parka

A choice for those who love their versatile jackets is the Chateau parka. With a slim fit and high standing collar to keep the cold out, the Chateau parka is designed to keep you comfortable and warm in the freezing cold weather. The jacket has Arctic-Tech elements which will keep you dry in extreme conditions. This practical piece is hooded with a removable fit trim and holds three outer pockets for all of your essentials.

To accessorise, why not treat yourself to a matching Canada Goose beanie? A minimal accessory with subtle branding will be the perfect addition to your outfit during the colder days.

You can shop our full range of Canada Goose outerwear on our website here.

Find out how to spot fake Canada Goose with @TheHoxtonTrend

Canada Goose Coat

So you’ve saved up for months with the aim to treat yourself to a Canada Goose gilet. What would be more disappointing than to receive what you’ve worked so hard for to discover it is actually a fake?

There are so many counterfeit Canada Goose jackets all over the web, resulting in people being conned out of hundreds of pounds without realising that the jacket they’ve bought isn’t genuine.

With this in mind, men’s lifestyle and clothing blogger @TheHoxtonTrend has put together a video comparing a fake and real Canada Goose gilet. The real gilet being the red one and the black one being the fake. Details such as the zip, press stud buttons and inside labels can give away that the gilet is fake. During the video, it is pointed out that even the stitching on the label and lack of stitching on the inside of the garment proves that it isn’t genuine.

You can watch the video below:

 

The Hoxton Trend has created a few videos on how to spot fake designer clothing. You can view his channel here.

To avoid buying a fake Canada Goose item, ensure that you purchase from official stockists!

You can shop our range of Canada Goose products right here.

TheHoxtonTrend

TheHoxtonTrend Visits Aphrodite

Menswear YouTuber TheHoxtonTrend made the long trip up from London to Sunderland a few weeks ago to visit Aphrodite. Over a period of a few hours the guys were shown around the store, picked out their favourite pieces and conducted a video walkabout in-store.

The first video has made its way to their YouTube channel now which is rapidly gaining followers due to its dedication to mens fashion and in particular showcasing the likes of Stone Island, Moncler, C.P Company, Y-3 and Belstaff to name just a few. All of the pieces featured in the video are available from the Aphrodite website and any additional information you require can be found by contacting our friendly customer services team on 0191 5675898 or [email protected].