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Liam Gallagher Orange Jacket

Orange you glad its summer

Orange is doing its rounds at the moment and after Liam Gallagher wore ‘that’ jacket at the Love Manchester gig, orange has been seen everywhere.
We have put together a list our favourite orange pieces for the coming season, including the Albam jacket which is extremely similar to the one that made an appearance at Manchester.

Liam Gallagher One Love

Albam Hooded Parka
Based on archival military and sportswear designs, the parka embodies the same spirit of simplicity and utility as the originals. Constructed from garment-dyed cotton canvas in a bold shade of orange with raglan shoulders, a peaked hood and large side flap pockets, the jacket features gunmetal snap buttons throughout, underarm ventilation eyelets and a peaked hood to help keep the elements out in style. This will be a great investment for the coming AW season, that will last years to come.  Price £179.00

Albam Hooded Parka

CP Company Soft Shell Goggle Jacket
CP Company update their iconic Goggle Jacket in a lightweight stretch nylon shell fabric with microfleece lining. Featuring a full-zip fastening, two side welt pockets and an interior utility pocket, all with zip closure, elasticated cuffs and drawstrings to the hem and hood, this is a stylish option to keep you safe from whatever the weather throws at you. Price £295.00

CP Company Soft Shell Jacket
CP Company – Sweatshirt
Presented in a vibrant orange colour-way, this sweatshirt is a must-have addition to your CP Company collection. With a regular fit and ribbed cuffs for comfort, the sweatshirt will certainly serve you well on the more laid-back days. Official CP Company branding is boasted to the sleeve in the form of the iconic watchviewer. Price £129.00

CP Company Sweatshirt

Fred Perry x Raf Simons Polo
The collaboration between these two huge names in the fashion world continues this season, presenting the classic polo shirt in a colour blocked design with contrasting collar and placket, with oversized white buttons. The ideal update for any casual outfit, the polo is finished with co-branded embroidery to the chest. Price £85.00

Fred Perry x Raf Simons Polo

View our full collection of new arrivals for the new AW17 season

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CP Company New Season Arrivals

Known for their precision detail and utility-inspired look, CP Company New Season Collection sees the return of the beloved Mille Miglia inspired outerwear. Showcasing the iconic goggle hoods and unique dyeing process the pieces take you through the seasons with a functional range of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets. Including summery tones of burnt orange and citronelle.

The use of innovative fabrics to fuse practicality with style does not go unnoticed. With the collection offering relief from the unpredictable weather or a more lightweight option for those summer days.

Here are a few of our favourite pieces.

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cp company t shirt

Shop the CP Company collection here.

oasis

2 Unforgettable Summer Nights Back In The 90’s

Be taken back to Sunday 11th August 1996, a clammy Sunday evening in a massive muddy field with “The Swamp Song” blasting over the speakers while the anticipation builds around the 125,000 strong crowd. The smell of beer and mud mixed with Lynx can be smelt everywhere, while plastic pint glasses are strewn across the grass in between adidas trainers. Any Oasis fan will know this as the weekend that made history, 2 consecutive nights at Knebworth park. Playing to 250,000 people over the 2 nights, this was a bench mark set for other bands and artists to hit and cemented the bands status as Britain’s biggest band at the time. Seeing oasis in concert during the mid-90’s was a right to passage for many teenagers, so this was a must have ticket.

Oasis Knebworth

10 facts about Oasis’ gig at Knebworth that you might not have known

  1. Noel cannot remember a thing about it – and as the saying goes, if you can remember Britpop then you weren’t there!
  2. 5 million people applied for tickets – which is more than 4% of the UK population
  3. According to eye witness descriptions there was thought to be around 7000 people on the guest list
  4. VIPs were given their own Oasis branding binoculars – Just think about that for a moment…. The VIP circle was at the front, so a little ironic really.
  5. It took 3000 crew members to stage the concert.
  6. The concert had its own radio station called Radio Supernova
  7. Over the 2 days there was only 10 arrests
  8. One Oasis member thought the band should have split up after the gig – mentioning no names *Paul Bonehead*
  9. The bands “support” acts included The Chemical Brothers, Ocean Colour Scene, Manic Street Preachers and the Prodigy
  10. The mammoth event was 21 years ago

“I wasn’t surprised Knebworth happened that quickly [two-and-a-half years after signing off the dole]. I thought it would have happened a lot quicker. I knew we were going to be massive; it was just a matter of time. There were no nerves for me leading up to the shows. I don’t get nervous. If you get nervous you shouldn’t be doing it. What’s there to be nervous about? One hundred and twenty-five thousand people there to give you love?” -Liam Gallagher

With the recent release of Supersonic before Christmas – An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis, GQ managed to get an exclusive interview with Noel and Liam. Read the full article over on GQ.

Where you at the gig or can you remember listening to it on the radio? Comment below and let us know your memories on the 2 unforgettable summer nights.

Get the Gallagher Look

Liam and Noel Gallagher’s fashion sense has somewhat changed over the years, mainly maturing, but keeping some of the staples like the iconic Parka and polo shirts. With their style and attitude, the Gallagher’s were seen as somewhat of fashion icons in the 90’s and the bands firm following still take fashion tips from Liam and Noel. Sightings of the pair can be seen on Instagram and Twitter for fans to replicate the look.

The brit pop era celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and with that came a revival in some of the classics which have been making their way back on the fashion scene over the last few years – some have never gone (Fred Perry polo shirts for example).

Firstly both brothers like a good polo shirt, Liam can be seen wearing Fred Perry in the Oasis heyday and Noel now opts for Stone Island.

 

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Next comes jackets. Over the years the lads have come to love a good Parka. Liam still opts for a Parka, below he can be seen sporting a Stone Island Parka while Noel tends to stick to a more laid back sporty look with the likes of CP Company.

Liam and Noel Gallagher

 

Stone Island MEembrana TC ParkaStone Island JacketCP Company Watch Viewer Bomber

We are always receiving deliveries from Stone Island and CP Company with new stock, so keep checking Aphrodite’s new arrivals for all of our latest drops.

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket

6 Must Have Lightweight Jackets

We have gathered together 6 of our favourite lightweight jackets that we think are absolute must haves for your Spring/Summer 17 wardrobe.


This performance pullover is a lightweight and simple jacket created in a 2.5 layer 100% recycled nylon which has a waterproof/breathable barrier and DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Crafted in a regular fit, it packs into the front torso pocket. The center front zip reaches half way down the jacket to where the jacket changes to red, it is concealed with a minimal-welt exterior and interior storm flap. Other key features are the elasticized cuffs, microfleece-lined neck, draw-cord hem, adjustable roll-down hood and finished off with a Patagonia logo badge on the chest.


A bold statement piece from CP Company this season, the Watch Viewer Jacket returns in a crisp white colourway. The key elements to this jacket are its ‘T-Mack 3 Layer Waterproof Construction’, a poppered stormflap over the branded zip frontal fastening, adjustable cuff fastening, roll away hood for those rare days without a down pour, and various pockets to the front of the jacket and the lining.


The Membrana 3L TC fabric from Stone Island is a 3 layer light performance fabric. It is crafted by using an opaque nylon outer face bonded to a breathable water resistant membrane which is protected by an imperceptible polyester base. The unique colouration is derived from the garment dyeing procedure that the fabric undergoes. A fixed hood protects you in the harsher weather whilst contrasting zippers adorn the front and 2x zip pockets. The removable Stone Island compass patch badge to the arm finishes off this fantastic piece.

A versatile outer layer, this pullover anorak is super lightweight and packable to help keep you prepared for the unpredictable weather. Adjustable hood and hem for the perfect fit, with a handy front pocket to store your essentials. Finished with classic Napapijri details in a tonal print.

Made from a lightweight 100% Polyamide regular fit, it is a great transitional piece for Spring/Summer 17. The timeless design features a full meshed lining, full frontal zip, 2x side zips with reflective strips, elastic cuffs, drawstring to the hem and BOSS branding tag to the side seam.

A lightweight, pack-able outer layer for the unpredictable weather, the Jean-Claude is constructed from nylon with an adjustable hood, and features striped, elasticated trim for the perfect fit, and enough pocket storage for any of your weekend adventures.

A Closer Look: Ideas From Massimo Osti

Ideas From Massimo Osti

After four years in the making, the highly anticipated second edition of Ideas From Massimo Osti has landed at Aphrodite in paperback form.

Written and edited by Osti’s wife Daniela Facchinato, the book tells the story of the ‘godfather of sportswear’. The man behind the iconic Stone Island and CP Company. Osti also invented the innovative garment dyeing technique and other fabrics which are still used today.

Massimo Osti Stone Island

Featuring unseen images, sketches, dyeing tests and interviews, the book delves into the archive of Osti with tributes from some of the most honoured names in fashion, including Sir Paul Smith, Errolson Hugh, William Gibson and the late legendary Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani.

Throughout the book you are shown the experimentation with fabrics and dyeing techniques, as well as going through the stages of Osti’s life, following his change from graphic designer to fashion innovator. The book also features Osti’s textile innovations, such as the iconic ice jacket and reflective fabrics. The book shows inspirations behind the designs of Massimo Osti, as well as how the logos were created with hand drawn notes and sketches for a personal touch.

Stone Island Jackets

Ideas From Massimo Osti is a must-have for lovers of sportswear, who want to learn more about the highly respected designer who brought us some of the most iconic pieces of clothing and materials. Offering an insight into Osti’s achievements and influence in the world of sportswear fashion.

Ensure that you keep a space free on your coffee table for this unique piece of fashion history.

Ideas From Massimo Osti is available to buy both in store or online at aphrodite1994.com

Mako Cotton

What Is Mako Cotton?

Mako Cotton is produced in upper-Egypt; spun from a long staple fibre to develop a very fine premium quality cotton. The finest grade Mako has the unique and rare ability of being spun into a much smoother, finer, and stronger form compared to any other existing cotton in the world.

The cotton which is now exclusive to designer wear was founded by Monsieur Louis Alexis Jumel, an active and enterprising French man, who discovered a lost garden planted with beds of neglected cotton plants that appeared to have no use. Out of curiosity, the man collected the plants and took them for thorough examination, which is now proven to have been well-worth his time. Immediately the exquisite benefit of the cotton plants became apparent to him from how well they had adapted to their original soil ground, and after observing and experimenting with them, he soon became satisfied with the specific planting regime of the staple and how it might be easily propagated throughout Egypt for the purpose of fashion and clothing.

Today, alongside Egypt, Mako Cotton plants are now grown and well-managed in a small part of the Nile Delta – representing only 0.5% of the total annual Egyptian cotton production. Mako cotton is picked by hand through the delicacy that it withholds, where only the flocks that have developed to the correct stage and are able to be manipulated, are picked at once. Manually hand-picking the cotton avoids the use of defoliants and other harsh chemical products that are commonly used for machinery designed for automatic plant-picking. Mako Cotton fibres are remarkably long (36 mm) and have a consistent index of 88.5%, and what makes it so limited is the fineness of its fibres, often measured in micronaire. Micronaire is between  3.0 and 3.2, and the strength of the brightness equivalent to 74.8 – the best among the list of exceedingly long staple cottons.

What Are The Benefits Of Mako Cotton?

  • The sheets made of this fine fabric are extraordinarily soft with a silky hand, rich drape and a luminous sheen
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Can withstand frequent washing’s

Brands That Use Mako Cotton

  • C.P Company
CP Company Brand Guide

CP Company Brand Guide

Defined by their staunch philosophy of ‘function and use’ CP Company have carved a reputation for their immeasurable dedication to pushing the clothing boundaries. Boasting an array of complex treatments and finishes across a selection of fabrics exclusively created in their brand laboratory, the Italian born label presents a unique hybrid style of vintage military influence, cutting edge experimentation and signature sportswear sensibilities.

CP Company Goggle Overshirt

When Was CP Company Founded?

CP Company history goes back over 40 years when it was originally founded in 1971 as Chester Perry. Since its very beginnings the brand has been laser focused on reinventing the wheel when it comes to the aspects of a typical mans wardrobe. Born on the principals of functionality and experimentation, the Italian brand quickly began making a name for themselves when it came to innovation, construction and sheer technical prowess.

Where Does CP Company’s Name Come From?

Drawing their first title, Chester Perry, from the Frank Dickens comic Birstow, the brand would later go on to change their name to CP Company in 1978 following legal disputes, in a shift which would mark the beginning of a more mature and resolute era for the iconic label.

 

CP Company T-Shirts

Who Founded CP Company?

CP Company was created by legendary designer Massimo Osti following his time spent working as a graphic designer in Bologna. Widely regarded as “the Godfather of urban sportswear” Osti not only also founded Stone Island, but was hailed for his commitment to pushing the boundaries when it came to the garments which he produced.

Often found researching unexplored areas of design and drawing from a vast array of influential material Osti forged CP Company’s foundational principals from the ground up, creating many of the garment dyeing techniques, bespoke fabrics and cornerstone features still found in collections to this day.

Why Do CP Company Jackets Have Goggles?

Undeniably a powerful piece of the brands historical lineage the CP Company Goggle Jacket now serves as one of the most instantly recognisable monikers across all of modern fashion.

Beginning after Osti’s time spent researching protective hoods used in the Japanese Civil Defence, the designer became determined to find a solution that would allow him to sew lenses directly into the fabric of a singular jacket. Following some initial issues, which were resolved after discussions with sportswear lens experts Baruffaldi, the brand released a small run of first of its kind prototype which featured the goggles placed onto an extended collar, a style which would go on to be know as the Explorer Jacket.

Digging deeper into garments of a similar nature, Massimo began exploring military equipment, anti-gas clothing and Swiss field jackets, using them as source material to create one of CP Company’s most iconic goggle jackets in 1988, the Mile Migilia. Named after the prestigious road race in which many of the drivers wore the now quintessential piece, the Mille Miglia featured goggles now placed directly into the hood, a lens watch viewer to the sleeve and a robust selection of pockets.

 

CP Company Goggle Jacket

CP Company And Garment Dyeing

The process in which a product is first constructed from non-coloured raw fabrics before being dyed as a whole rather than put together from pre-dyed materials, garment dyeing is an age old technique that has been pioneered by CP Company for years.

Hailed as one of the finest treatments available thanks to its unique finish, worn in appeal and sheer depth / variety of colour, the brand quickly formed close ties with this method of production, using it in conjunction with a host of other techniques and combining it with their intricate fabric blends to push it to the very limits of its capabilities.

Having been the first in the world to garment dye a material consisting of two or more different fibres, CP Company have since went on to achieve a variety of colourful milestones including garment dyeing Goretex, synthetic fabrics and develop a number of unique treatments including re-colour, eclipse and tinto terra. As of 2018 the brand even offer their customers the opportunity to choose any colour they wish from the pantone library for their desired piece when ordering.

CP Company Fabrics

From Chrome to 50 Fili, CP Company have a vast list of mind bending textile combinations at their disposal. Continually tweaking bespoke blends and squeezing every last drop of functionality out of each individual fabric, the label pride themselves with their bordering on scientific relationship with their clothing. Take a look at just a small selection below.

CP Company Chrome Overshirt

  • Chrome – Often seen as the go to material for many of the brand’s overshirts, Chrome is defined by its unique almost metal like sheen and intrinsic compatibility with garment dyeing. Made from a multi lament nylon that is derived from military canvas it boasts water resistant and quick drying properties for versatile applications.
  • 50 Fili – Arguably the most quintessential of all CP Company’s materials, 50 Filli has formed the backbone of the brand’s collections since the very beginning. Comprising of a mixture of 50% cotton and 50% nylon, the fabric boasts the soft versatility of cotton whilst retaining the functional elements found in nylon. Displaying an iridescent shine when garment dyed thanks to the different ways in which each fibre reacts to the procedure, 50 Filli embodies CP Company’s fundamental principals in one versatile package.
  • CP Shell – Adding their technical touch to the classic soft shell CP Shell is engineered from a weather resistant skin bonded to a breathable mesh. The result is a comfortable, stretchy and practical fabric that lends itself perfectly to hoodies, sweats and lightweight jackets.
  • M.T.t.n – Standing for Multi Tension Tribolate Nylon takes influence from staple sportswear pieces from the ’80s. Using two different nylons with a twisted cord construction the material boasts a fractured finish across each piece.
  • P.Ri.S.M – The latest material to come from CP Company P.Ri.S.M utilises a prismatic rip stop membrane that, once combined with their dyeing techniques, creates
  • Pro-Tek – In an attempt to combine the lightweight properties of a sweatshirt with the defence of an outer layer, CP Company developed Pro-Tek. Packable, wind proof and quick-drying it comes with a WR coating for even more protective qualities.

 

CP Company Pro Tek Jacket

Celebrities Wearing CP Company

From football terraces to the rap and grime scene, CP Company’s ability to stay relevant is a true testament to the quality and timeless nature of their products. Able to seamlessly adapt with the times, the brand’s every present nature has seen them spotted outfitting some of the most notable names in celebrity culture.

 

Stormzy CP Company Slow Thai CP Company Sergio Pizzorno CP Company

With some of the earliest CP ambassadors spanning the likes of Mickey Rourke and Madonna, the brand has also been seen on some of Britpops most prolific members including Liam Gallagher, Noel Gallagher and arch nemesis Damon Albarn donning a selection of CP Company jackets. In 2018 self proclaimed CP fan and Kasabian guitarist Sergio Pizzorno collaborated with the brand on ‘The Minds Eye’ collection creating a t-shirt, sweatshirt and colourful three eyed ponchos, further solidifying their position in rock music culture.

Rejjie Snow CP Company Noel Gallagher CP Company Loyle Carner CP Company

More recently the brand have re-positioned themselves to align more with new generational talent teaming up with the contemporary new wave artists to that reflect the boundary pushing nature of their newest fabric inventions. With rappers like Rejjie Snow and Slow Thai seen as prominent fixtures of the brand’s editorial campaigns, you can also find Stormzy, Loyle Carner and even Blondey Mccoy sporting an array of CP Company clothing.

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TheHoxtonTrend Reviews Aphrodite’s A/W wear

After visiting our Sunderland store a few weeks ago, menswear YouTuber TheHoxtonTrend‘s second YouTube video is now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Showcasing key pieces for autumn/winter 16 including knitwear, overshirts and winter jackets.

The popular YouTuber has gained over 14,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and regularly updates his followers on the latest go to brands, including our latest arrivals from Stone Island, C.P Company, Ten C, Nudie and Fred Perry. 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].

 

CP Company Mille Miglia Goggle Jacket

CP Company Mille Miglia Video

CP Company Mille Miglia Jacket

CP Company is renowned for their infamous CP Company Mille Miglia Goggle Jacket initially taking inspiration from the old Mille Miglia race. This vibrant CP Company Mille Miglia red piece from the Autumn Winter 2016 collection features a ribbed front and back for additional insulation whilst the iconic goggles feature to the hood. Priced at £295.00, the CP Company goggle jacket is available to purchase from Aphrodite1994.com or in our Sunderland based store.

Watch the video below to see the jacket in full HD detail.