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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.

Naoapijri Rainforest Jacket

Best Seller: Why You Love the Napapijri Rainforest Jacket

Napapijri Rainforest Jacket

Napapijri has been a world-renowned outerwear designer since 1990 when the first Skidoo jacket was introduced. The brand holds Nordic exploration and adventure at the core of its success, with the word Napapijri being a variation of the Finnish word for ‘Arctic Circle’ and the half positive, half negative logo representing the North and South poles. The Norwegian flag is also used as a representation of this, due to Norway being Europe’s northern-most country and also the birthplace of many 20th Century explorers.

At Aphrodite, we are proud to stock a number of Napapijri’s iconic pieces, and season after season they continue to be one of our best-selling brands.

One sure fire winner from the brand is the Napapijri Rainforest Jacket. This classic windbreaker is constructed with innovative technical fabrics to ensure it has a fit comparable to no other. Instantly recognisable by the branded kangaroo pocket, the Rainforest Jacket is available in several styles and colourways to suit the unpredictable British weather.

For Autumn/Winter 17, Napapijri have revamped the Rainforest Jacket to suit harsher weather conditions. The Rainforest Winter 1 Jacket is fully lined with a soft fleece material, making the already wind-proof design even warmer. The lining extends into the adjustable hood, which has a high neck collar with zip down closure. The side seam features a zip closure vent to allow for extra breathability. Available in 4 colourways, it is a timeless addition to any winter wardrobe.

 

You can shop the Rainforest Jacket and the rest of our Napapijri collection online or in our Sunderland store.

Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket – Online and In Store

Last week we brought you two of our favourite Stone Island jackets from this season – the Stone Island Garment Dyed Micro Yarn Jacket and the Stone Island Bomber Jacket. Our final selection for this season of Stone Island is the more classic shaped Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket in Khaki.

Constructed from a two-layer performance material, the Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket is breathable, windproof and waterproof due to its jersey-look outer layer, which has been specially conditioned to be flexible and comfortable. The jacket is also quilted with a PrimaLoft® insulation layer. This expertly designed layer is crafted from a blend of super-thin fibres that create a higher insulating capacity than a lot of padding, due to the millions of air pockets contained within it. The construction of PrimaLoft® insulation means that the jacket maintains it’s optimum warmth while remaining lightweight.

Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket

The overall look of the Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket is a contemporary take on a classic outerwear piece. Featuring an integrated hood with zipping and button-down closure for extra protection from the elements, the jacket also has slightly elasticated cuffs to fit closely around the wrist, and a drawstring waistband so the wearer can adjust how the jacket fits. The design also has some contemporary elements that are typical of Stone Island. The full-length zip is asymmetric, at a contrasting angle to a partially concealed zip pocket. The jacket also has two concealed zip down handwarmer pockets to the seams of its side panels. These panels can also be found to the sleeves, with overlock stitching visible on the outer of the jacket.

Stone Island Soft Shell Jacket

If any of our Stone Island top picks have taken your fancy, feel free to pop into our Sunderland store to see the full range that we have available. However, if you’re not local, you can view the Stone Island collection our website. Don’t forget to follow and tag us in your favourite looks on our Instagram, @aphroditeclothing.

stone island bomber jacket

Stone Island Bomber Jacket Crinkle Reps – Available Now

Founded in 1981 by Carlo Rivetti, Stone Island are known for their cutting edge designs, with specific attention paid to the functionality and detail of each garment, the brand has become renowned within the world of fashion. The brand fuses fashion with industrial design, with each collection referencing military accents and pioneering fabrics to create high-performance pieces. Particular attention is paid to the colour quality, created using the meticulous ‘garment-dyeing process’ that Stone Island has become known for.

The new season Stone Island collection focuses on high-performance jackets, alongside a selection of shirts, polo shirts and trousers, with each design encompassing the brand’s passion and revolutionizing the Italian fashion industry.

stone island bomber jacketThe technical expertise can be found in our black stone island bomber jacket crinkle reps, the detailed outer layer is crafted using a unique resin treatment which creates the crinkled effect that makes this piece so unique. As with many Stone Island pieces, the bomber style jacket is made from a lightweight nylon rep with a special agent applied to it. Resulting in an ultra-tight weave, which makes the jacket wind resistance, ideal for the changing weather. Other features include a ribbed collar, cuffs, and hem, and a zip closure edged with nylon tape for a waterproof finish. Handwarmer pockets are situated to the front with zip closures and a concealed chest pocket. The main zip fastening is carefully hidden by a placket with nylon tape and press studs. As with every Stone Island piece the signature badge can be found on the sleeve, giving the jacket a premium finish.

stone island bomber jacket blackTo see more of our new season Stone Island collection visit our Sunderland store, or if you’re not local, check out our website’s online stone island collection here.

 

 

 

 

goggle jacket

CP Company Goggle Jacket

A Casual Icon

The CP Company Goggle Jacket is perhaps the definition of a ‘grail’ for many. For any man with more than a passing interest in clothes, there are certain pieces that inspire and ignite the imagination, whether for their looks, innovative technical specifications or associations with a certain lifestyle or period in time. Combine any or all of these with limited availability, a high price or both, and you end up with a sought-after garment with a cult status: a grail. The Goggle Jacket possesses all these characteristics in spades. The creator of the jacket — legendary CP Company and Stone Island designer Massimo Osti — had a knack for creating clothes that elicit these kinds of feelings; considering himself more of a fabric engineer than a fashion designer, Osti always sought to push forward in terms of textile innovation while honouring the sporting, maritime and military heritage that inspired him, an approach that speaks to men the world over.

History of the Goggle Jacket: Militaria to Mille Miglia

One of Osti’s most iconic designs, the Goggle Jacket epitomises these inspirations. The first version of the Goggle Jacket was conceived as part of CP Company’s sponsorship deal for the 1988 Mille Miglia (‘1000 Mile’) vintage sports car endurance race: a 1000-mile round trip race from Brescia to Rome and back using only classic and vintage cars. Originally staged annually from 1927 to 1957, the race paved the way for the rise of some of Europe’s most illustrious car manufacturers from Ferrari to Porsche. From the Sixties onwards, the rules were changed to only allow vehicles released before 1957. Due to the lack of modern conveniences in these cars, the participants needed adequate protection from the harsh elements during the often grueling race, and Osti took it upon himself to design the ideal garment for these purposes: forward-thinking but with classic styling and, above all, practicality.

At the time of the 1988 race, Osti had already been experimenting with creating a jacket with built-in protective optics, first incorporating them into an elongated collar in the Explorer Jacket. But after delving into his extensive archive of militaria, Osti hit on his ‘eureka moment’: a 1960s-era Swiss Army sniper jacket.

During our recent trip to the Four Marketing HQ in London we were lucky enough to see an original of this jacket:

Vintage Swiss Military Sniper Jacket

You can instantly see the stylistic and practical correlations between the this and the Goggle Jacket, particularly the abundance of pockets, ideal for holding essentials for soldiers, racecar drivers and regular Joes alike. The jacket also features a hood with a pull-down mesh cover to provide full-face protection. Coupling this concept with his existing optical frame design, alongside the CP Company Goggle Jacket was born. Originally made from a simple beige twill cloth, the jacket captured the attention of drivers and spectators alike, and was incorporated into the CP Company collection in 1989, where it has remained as a staple of their lineup ever since.

Lens Flair

In more recent collections, the designers have experimented with the Goggle motif, adding the lens viewers to pockets and sleeves on everything from lightweight hooded jackets to cargo shorts, while the original designs always fetch high prices from collectors, cementing the Goggle Jacket’s status as a genuine classic of not only fashion but industrial design, emblematic of CP Company and Osti’s whole ethos as a brand, and the lifestyle they represent: the perfect jacket for any and all adventures.

View our full range of CP Company Jackets and other apparel at Aphrodite Clothing today.

Hugo Boss Orange Lookbook

Hugo Boss Orange

This week’s Sunday Lookbook, prepares yourself for the upcoming big freeze. Shop all of our Hugo Boss Orange here

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Style Session 3 – Pretty Green AW14

Style Session 3 – Pretty Green AW14

1.Pretty Green Gaston Leather Jacket in Black – £325.00

2. Pretty Green Heavy Washed Jeans in Indigo – £85.00

3. Pretty Green Heisenberg Boot in Black – £80.00

Over the last few years Pretty Green have built a reputation in the fashion scene for their stylish pieces, heavily influenced by the heritage of the British music scene and their founder Liam Gallagher. Created ‘cuz there’s a lack of stuff out there of the things I would wear’, the brand has gained an army of followers from the oasis fans to the everyday man that want clothing with a unique style with a cultural edge. This weeks style session features all items from the Pretty Green AW14 collection.

First of all we have the Pretty Green Leather Gaston Jacket.  The Bomber jacket has a illustrious history dating back to the flying missions by the Royal Flying Corps, and over the years the design has been updated for a practical functional flying jacket for the modern day pilots. Having evolved to become a statement piece in the modern wardrobe with men and women alike, cementing its place in daily routines around the world, the bomber jacket is one that never goes out of fashion. This jacket has been made from 100% lambskin leather for upmost comfort for the wearer, making this a great investment that will see you through the seasons. Features include a traditional bomber inspired knitted collar, cuffs and hem for extra fit, front zip fasten, 2 zip hip pockets finished with contrasting internal Pretty Green paisley lining.

Next we have Pretty Green Heavy Washed Jeans in Indigo. Cut to a modern slim fit which still offers a parallel leg from the hip to ankle but giving less space on the thigh and calf, producing a much sharper up to date look. Again these jeans are a go to piece that can be styled with almost anything from a plain white tee to a smart shirt and shoes for a more formal event. A traditional 5 pocket design sits perfectly with the internal paisley pockets for a modern versatile jean.

Moving onto footwear, we have the Pretty Green Heisenburg Boots in Black. A full suede boot these have been crafted using the traditional moccasin construction method and features a fully hand stitched apron with raised seam detail and stitching for a top quality finish. A perfect boot to style with jeans for a casual day out, these will become a firm favourite and are a wardrobe staple for the modern man. Pretty Green recommend going up one size in these boots.

If any of the items above interest you at all, please call one of our friendly team on 0191 5675898 or email [email protected].

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing

Hugo Boss Olican Jacket Preview

Winter is well and truly upon us and unlike last year, it seems to be getting rather cold which means one thing: Winter jackets are being pulled out the wardrobe. However, if you are in the market for a fresh new jacket to keep you warm this season look no further than the Hugo Boss Olican Jacket from their highly popular and successful Boss Orange range that has almost taken over the fashion market these past couple of years.

The Olican Jacket is a completely new design that is being added to their range this season, and is sure to be a hit, especially in the winter months. This is thanks to its 100% down filled inner, which is renowned as being one of the best materials for insulation and warmth, complimented by an adoption of a unique style that is a refreshing addition to their already impressive collection of jackets and coats.

Styling wise, the Olican Jacket features a full frontal zip closure, with a padded outer for that Winter look. Contrasting trim and piping throughout sets the jacket off and is complimented by the signature metal Boss Orange tab that dominates the left sleeve. Elasticated cuffs, hem and hood allow for a more comfortable fit to the wearer and the addition of two zip down front pockets with a fleece lining help add practicality to the jacket.

A perfect blend between style and practicality, the Olican Jacket is an impressive addition to the Hugo Boss Orange range and is sure to last thanks to its solid construction.

The Boss Orange Olican Jacket can be bought in-store and online now for £290.00

Hugo Boss Olican Jacket