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Maison Margiela Nylon Sports Jacket Beige

Maison Margiela Sports Jacket: 2-in-1 Design Codes

Margiela Celebrates The ‘Anonymity Of The Lining’ Concept Once Again

As many Maison Margiela aficionados will already know, house spearhead John Galliano is quite the fan of 2-in-1 design tactics. In fact, the trailblazing British designer is more than a fan, he’s a certified pioneer of the pursuit.

Since 2014, the Parisian label has welcomed Galliano’s self-titled ‘anonymity of the lining’ concept with open arms, with this season promising to set the same agenda. Just remember, there’s more than meets the eye…

New for Autumn Winter ‘19, the Maison Margiela Nylon Sports Jacket is guaranteed to command attention. Crafted to the Maison’s superlative standards in Italy, this mac-style silhouette asks the wearer to look far beneath its surface.

Maison Margiela Sports Jacket

Maison Margiela Hybrid Sports JacketMaison Margiela Nylon Sports Jacket Beige

On top of an array of functional features, such as a weatherproof shell, stowaway hood and drawstring detailing; the garment boasts a slick cross body bag that’s hidden away in its right-hand pocket. With the addition of a black buckle belt, the accessory can be worn over the upper-body or wrapped around the waist, of course, depending on your personal preference.

If the hybrid element of the jacket wasn’t enough to entice you, Maison Margiela’s signature four stitches symbolise status to the reverse, while the house’s coding system operates at the face of the design.

Maison Margiela Nylon JacketMaison Margiela Nylon Sports Jacket with bag

If you’re hoping to update your outerwear collection with an urban twist and cutting-edge craftsmanship, look no further than this Maison Margiela Nylon Sports Jacket. Available in-store and online at Aphrodite now.

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Norse Projects x Liberty London just happened again and unsurprisingly it’s a match made in heaven, again. Want the scoop? Take a look below…

Here at Aphrodite we are very big fans of Norse Projects. Partly because of their timeless design ethos, clever material use and no nonsense contemporary sensibilities sprinkled with plenty of Scandinavian minimalism, and partly because we share a united bond in our battles against the unsavoury conditions of the North.

But we aren’t here to moan about the rain especially not when we found out that Norse Projects were dipping their hands into Liberty London’s 140-year-old archive, having a good old rummage around and subsequently producing some seriously crowd-pleasing summer prints courtesy of the capital-based fabric experts.

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Arriving on our doorstep in the form of both a short sleeve shirt and military inspired jacket the Norse Projects x Liberty London collection comes made from a lightweight cotton lawn and is plastered seam to seam with an exclusive, and equally delightful, custom-made floral pattern that displays a selection earthy tones set out against bright blues and rich navys. Combined with the rather smart traditional tailoring on offer this two-piece lineup provides the perfect way to inject some eye catching visual appeal into your mid-year rotation that, if recent trends are to be believed, will have you laughing all the way to the front of the more fashion minded masses.

Norse Projects x Liberty London

Boasting both breathability and comfort that’s exceptionally suited for this time of year, the pair come with a number of individual details including a number of handy flap pockets, suave camp collars and both mother of pearl / corozo button closures. Classic styles meet eye-catching materials in a shake of hands between both contemporary and heritage design, what’s not to love?

The Norse Projects x Liberty London ‘Liberty Print’ collection is available now both in store and online at Aphrodite.

PS Paul Smith Overshirt Navy

The Overshirt: Style For Every Season

Overshirts Are This Season’s Must-Have Item

It’s fair to say very few clothing choices have a hold on ‘transitional’ status like that of the overshirt. In fact, it’s exceptionally rare for items to bounce so seamlessly between categories and seasons. Overshirts, shirt jackets, shackets, whatever you wish to call them – are a viable exception. Fusing the razor-sharp silhouette of a shirt with the heightened protection, structure and heat retention of a jacket, this garment truly has tricky weather mastered.

With spring well underway and summer on the horizon, there’s never been a more appropriate time to welcome this hybrid to your wardrobe. For fear that you’ll lose out, here at Aphrodite we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite overshirts to save you scrolling.


Kicking things off with an option for adventure seekers. This Fjällräven overshirt is effortlessly on-trend and is fuelled with functional substance. Crafted from the brand’s reputable G-1000 fabric, its impressive durability needs no explanation. Equally appropriate for urban backdrops as it is for woodland settings, the style is stationed with internal and external pockets and comes complete with the label’s Arctic Fox to the arm. Black Fjällräven shirt jacket also available.

Fjallraven Greenland Overshirt

Fjallraven Overshirt Greenland


Famed for their progressive stance on fabrication, casual-luxury label Stone Island leave no clothing stone unturned. Somewhat experts at developing the shirt jacket sector, the brand step into spring with this vibrant, buttercup layer. Ideal for leaving winter’s gloomy tones behind you, this garment dyed, Stone Island overshirt approaches the season with a lived-in look thanks to an exclusive ‘OLD’ effect treatment. Prepped to hit the streets with the coveted compass at the sleeve, two handy pockets serve practical purpose upon the chest.

Stone Island Overshirt Yellow


In like manner, Stoney’s Italian neighbours CP Company continuously showcase their affinity for overshirts. Owing its premium price tag to the brand’s ingenious manufacturing, this CP Company overshirt crafts its excellence from military-spec nylon. Garment dyed for depth of colour, the shirt jacket style proudly houses the label’s lens at the sleeve, complete with an angled chest pocket for your essentials.

CP Company Overshirt Blue


Measuring up in a saturated mustard hue, this high-end portrayal personifies spring. Commanding attention from the neck down, Belstaff’s overshirt keeps things pleasing to the eye with a concealed zip closure. Focusing on both form and function, two flap pockets grace the chest for all your city must-haves, while the British brand’s Phoenix patch positions to the sleeve.

Belstaff Overshirt Yellow


Fuss-free, quietly elegant and without question, ready to wear, APC’s ‘David’ overshirt is effortlessly cool and by all means understated. Covering you for the warmer months ahead, this breezy, lightweight piece boasts refined appeal thanks to its Italian cotton drill fabric. Designed with twin patch pockets at the chest, while sophisticated pleat detailing completes each wrist.

APC David Overshirt


Tapping clean lines, simple patterns and quality fabrication since the early noughties; London label Folk’s DNA is tailormade for the overshirt trend. An uncluttered choice for an easy-going wearer, Folk’s ‘Painters’ jacket sources its cotton twill material from Japan. Clean and ready to assemble with most options, the deep navy number is simply secured with a snap button fastening. Choose to wear this hybrid fitted or boxy with the use of its hidden waist adjuster. This Folk ‘Painters’ jacket is also available in military green.

Folk Painters Jacket Navy


Wrapping things up, this slick Paul Smith overshirt comes in both khaki and navy and is a sure-fire piece for layering. Designed and delivered from the former tailor’s eponymous label, this premium, cotton blend design features two buttoned chest pockets. Subtly branded with a woven tab, the endlessly wearable style is signed off with buttoned cuffs and a reverse box pleat.

Paul Smith Overshirt Navy

Paul Smith PS Overshirt

Deserved of a spot in every modern man’s rotation, the overshirt needs your attention this season. Shop the full category HERE.

Albam Trail Parka Colour-Blocked

Albam Trail Parka Colour-Blocked : From the Peaks to the Pub

Spring 2018 marks London-based Albam Clothing’s tenth year of operation, and to celebrate they’ve not only delivered their usual seasonal crop of fantastic menswear but a brace of special commemorative pieces using their archives as inspiration. The highlight of the collection comes in the form of this bold, colour-blocked rendition of their classic Albam Trail Parka, which was a sell-out hit on its original release back in the heady days of 2011.

This update takes everything people loved about the original – simple lines, heavy duty fabric and hardware, all put together with top-notch European manufacturing – and adds high-contrast colour-blocking that’s inspired by vintage outdoor gear and 90s sportswear, giving the piece an eyecatching makeover that’s a welcome swerve from the brand’s usual muted colour palette.

Not only does it look good, but, crafted from a naturally weather-resistant British cotton canvas, it’s also highly practical, the ideal companion for your weekends, whether you’re out on the hills or just going from pub to pub – just be ready for the influx of people asking where you got it from.

The Albam Clothing range is available in-store and online now from Aphrodite Clothing.

Ready for Action: The Barbour SL Camo Bedale Jacket

When you hear the phrase ‘British heritage clothing’, chances are that a Barbour jacket would be one of the first things you’d think of: the brand’s reputation as an outdoor outfitter coupled with their timeless designs and traditional styling gives them an undeniable prestige. In more recent times, however, Barbour have been more willing to experiment with their archival designs, sometimes even handing over the reins to selected collaborators like Japan’s White Mountaineering.

This season is no different, with the brand opting to remix their quintessential waxed jacket, the Bedale, in a whole host of different patterns and finishes. This handsome example sees the Bedale SL – the previously Japan-only slimmed-down version – made up in an archival camouflage pattern, giving it a country-meets-military vibe that somehow makes perfect sense. Still using the brand’s signature waxed cotton fabrics and boasting a contrasting corduroy collar, this is sure to wear in beautifully, making it a perfect investment piece.

The Barbour SL Bedale Jacket in Archive Camo is available instore and online now at Aphrodite Clothing.

CP Company Air-Net Flock Printed Jacket | Available Now

Like fellow countrymen Stone Island, C.P. Company are no slouch when it comes to innovative and eye-catching textile treatments for their outerwear, and since their inception in 1975 have been a go-to for anyone looking to flex the pinnacle of military-inspired sportswear design.

For Spring Summer ’18, the brand have outdone themselves with a wild new fabric that combines a bold and unique aesthetic with the expected technical features that made their name: the Air-Net. Using the classic multi-filament Chrome nylon as a base, the fabric is then printed on the interior face with a three-dimensional honeycomb flock pattern, which serves the dual purpose of adding structure to the fabric, as well as creating an air pocket effect within the garment itself, capturing warm air to provide insulation to the wearer when worn with layers underneath. This also has the interesting side effect of absorbing colour during the garment dyeing process, leaving the pattern visible on the jacket’s external facing for a striking look.


The jacket itself is designed with modern looks and functionality in mind, boasting toggle adjustment tunnels to the hem, an anatomically shaped hood with two-way adjustment and stacked side pockets concealed by two-way zips which allows for easy access to essential items while keeping the lines of the piece sleek and clean. A utility pocket to the left sleeve finishes the piece, as well as housing the Lens Viewer device, giving a nod back to the brand’s iconic Mille Miglia Goggle jacket.

The C.P. Company Air-Net Flock Printed Jacket is available now alongside more pieces from the brand’s Spring Summer ’18 collection.

Nudie Jeans Lenny Jacket – Available Now

Colder days and longer nights are drawing in, and what better way to welcome it than with a new jacket. Brand new from Nudie Jeans, the Lenny Check Jacket is a thick lumber jacket perfect for the coming AW.

Constructed from an Italian mix wool fabric made with recycled fibres with a fully lined soft pile lining, this is ideal to style on its own or layered for the colder nights. A full snap button fastening can be seen to the front, while 2 chest pockets and 2 hip pockets add to the functionality. Finished with a bold check pattern throughout, this will be great for the more casual outings.

Nudie Jeans Lenny Jacket

Nudie Jeans Lenny Jacket

Nudie Jean Lenny Check Jacket is available to buy online and in-store.

Stone Island Overhead Ice Jacket | Grid Camo Grey | Available Now

stone island overhead ice jacketAs the seasons start to change, and a good jacket starts to become a necessity, you can always count on the maestros at Stone Island to deliver the goods. As part of their recent Grid Camo collection, they dropped this standout piece: the Overhead Ice Jacket. Right away we can see that white-on-black ‘Champagne’ Compass badge on the arm, telling us that we’re in for something special, and this jacket doesn’t disappoint.

stone island overhead ice jacket detailCut in a versatile overhead, half-zip design, the shell is constructed from a tightly-woven brushed cotton fabric, treated with Stone Island’s water-repellent membrane. When the temperature drops, however, is when the magic really happens: when it gets cold enough, a thermo-reactive all-over print displays that iconic Grid Camo design. It’s this kind of fabric wizardry that has earned Stone Island their cult status at the top of the outerwear game, and is sure to turn heads this winter.

stone island overhead ice jacketOn a more practical front, the jacket is fully lined with a soft thermal waffle fabric for exceptional warmth, while that high neck and ribbed cuffs are sure to keep the elements at bay. Storage is handled by two large, angled side pockets that can be secured with either a flap or a zip, along with a concealed snap pocket to the chest.

stone island overhead ice jacket detailAs usual with the ‘Champagne’ pieces, numbers are very limited, so don’t hesitate if you want to snag this jacket for your collection. The Stone Island Overhead Ice Jacket is available from Aphrodite Clothing now.

Win a MA.STRUM Jacket Worth Up To £350 RRP

Win A MA.STRUM Jacket

We have teamed up with MA.STRUM to give away one their superb stylish jackets up to the value of £350RRP. One lucky winner entering our Instagram based competition will be chosen randomly and will get to pick a jacket of their choice (product choice is subject to availability at the time of the draw).

Founded in January 2008, MA.STRUM is a brand that strives to produce innovative, functional and timeless pieces of menswear. Using legendary designer Massimo Osti’s ethos as a blueprint, MA.STRUM use highly technical fabrics and technology to produce functional, stylish garments that are ultimately comfortable to wear.

Revered in some fashion related circles as somewhat of a demi-god, Massimo Osti is synonymous with fabric research and technical garments. His experimental work with fabrics saw him make his name in the early days of CP Company and Stone Island. The family name is now carried on through his son Lorenzo’s company Studio Osti, which has collaborated with MA.STRUM since September 2008.

Competition closing date is midnight 30th April 2015

To enter our competition, all you have to do is follow the instructions below:

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