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Seasonal Layering Pieces

Autumn Winter Layering Pieces At Aphrodite

Seasonal Layering Pieces

Cooler climes are fast approaching which means it’s time for you to forget about those easy-breezy summer styles in favour of something more substantial. Given the precarious nature of British weather, we recommend stocking up on plenty of layering pieces for the purpose of a rainy day. The good news for you is that we’ve recently found ourself in possession of several stellar layering must-haves. Check out some of our favourites for the AW20 season below, we’re positive they won’t disappoint.

Ami Funnel Neck Sweater

Ami Funnel Neck Sweater

Made with love in Portugal, this slouchy knit arrives courtesy of Alexandre Mattiussi’s Parisian label, Ami. Sure to be a great addition to your winter rotation, it’s crafted from pure wool which means it’s guaranteed to feel super-soft on the skin. An intricate intarsia knitting technique has been employed at the chest to articulate the brand’s statement-making ‘Ami de Coeur’ logo while oversized trims frame the neckline, cuffs and hem for a snug and extra-defined fit.

 

Canada Goose Freestyle Crew Vest

Canada Goose Freestyle Vest

A contemporary update on a classic Canada Goose design – the brand’s iconic Freestyle Crew Vest is realised here in a striking camouflage colourway. Boasting slightly slimmer proportions than the original, this reworked rendition is ideal for gliding over autumnal base layers. It’s constructed with an 80/20 duck down ratio, in turn, offering the wearer a superlatively thermal silhouette. Functional add ons include a shielding zip closure with storm flap, two suede-lined handwarmer pockets, a draping of sumptuous suede to the inner collar, complete with branded CG accents fixed throughout.

 

Moncler Fleece

Moncler Fleece

Logomania is alive and well for Autumn Winter 20 as Moncler has so boldly testified with this cosy offering. Dubbed the ‘Maglia’ fleece, the beauty of this eye-catching design is that it’s reversible which means you’re actually receiving two looks for the price of one. Prepped to switch up your style within a moment’s notice, opt to embrace its emblazoned side if you’re in the mood for making a statement, meanwhile, a pared-back black shell sits subtly underneath for a more pared-back approach. Extra details include a rubberised Moncler plaque, two-way zipper and a set of handwarmer pockets.

 

Patagonia 3 in 1 Parka

Patagonia Parka

A favourite with adventure seekers and city-goers alike, Patagonia’s 3 in 1 parka is designed to withstand the test of time. Certain to breeze through a plethora of harsh weather conditions, its hybrid construction deems it appropriate for any autumn-winter outing you have planned as it can be worn a total of three ways. You can choose to wear this design as a waterproof shell, as a padded coat or as an insulating parka. Boasting a mountaineering level of storm protection, the outer shell features a protective zip/snap fastening and four front pockets for keeping your possessions safe. The inner liner is quilted to boost the jacket’s thermal aptitude while two further pockets are featured at the waist with a snug serving of fleece internally. Thanks to the fusion of both these components, a warming parka is presented as the third and final option.

 

Stone Island Chambers Jacket

Stone Island Chambers Jacket

Donning a muted mauve colourway, the Stone Island Chambers jacket will be a superb companion for braving the colder months with. True to the brand’s cutting-edge philosophy, this outerwear piece utilises a fairly fresh and innovative down filling technique, whereby feather padding is directly injected into chambers within the silhouette – allowing the wearer to seamlessly harness heat across the entire upper body. Garment dyed in Stone Island’s special colour recipes, it’s then safeguarded with an anti-drop finish and signed off with the label’s sought-after compass patch.

 

APC Seb Down Jacket

Crafted with sustainability in mind, APC’s Seb jacket welcomes an eco-conscious and wholly dependably aesthetic; thanks to its all-black colourway, the design can be easily paired with most ensembles. Both water repellent and windproof, it’s capable of conquering wet and windy conditions, while it’s diamond-quilted, down fill construction ensures the highest standard of thermal wealth. A zip closure and storm flap, alongside two cosy side-entry pockets, further enhance the silhouette’s seasonal functionality.

Shop our entire range of AW20 layering pieces online and in-store now at Aphrodite.

Canada Goose Armstrong Coat

Canada Goose Armstrong Hoody: A Closer Look

The cool, blustery conditions of winter are unavoidable as we enter January and far beyond, but with thay said, it’s certainly not all doom and gloom from here on out. With these plummeting, erratic temperatures, comes a much-needed chance to update your rotation, making this month the perfect time to invest in the Canada Goose Armstrong Hoody.

If you’re already the proud owner of a Canada Goose garment, we’re pretty confident you can vouch for the brand’s function-first motto. CG pieces are undeniably purpose-driven; they fuse the brand’s affinity for extreme conditions with a desire to develop apparel that responds to the harshest of elements in a robust, yet sleek, street-sturdy manner. All sound good? Keep reading…

Features of The Jacket

Whether you’re bound for an Après Ski scenario this year, or simply need to navigate the UK’s climates, we’re recommending the Canada Goose Armstrong Hoody as your number one companion. Why? Well, to begin with, the jacket is fabricated with a durable nylon shell, featuring Cordura® fabric in pinpoint areas to withstand everyday wear and tear. In addition to this, the entire silhouette is packed to the brim with fluffy down fill; meaning whether you’re on the slopes or in the city’s tangled streets, this one will keep you immensely insulated.

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How Does The Canada Goose Armstrong Hoody Fit?

While we’re on the topic of the jacket’s exterior appeal, it would be foolish to continue without mentioning its favourable fit. The Canada Goose Armstrong Hoody is built to retain heat through the utilisation of a bespoke cut and an assortment of functional features. These include drawstring adjustments at its hood, a zip-through closure and Recessed Power Stretch® cuffs with a thumbhole construction for keeping sleeves in place during activity.

Also to the exterior, two fleece-lined pockets sit either side of the coat’s waist for keeping your hands warm through cold days or for storing several of your everyday essentials. As well as these crucial compartments, a further set of interior pockets provide more storage for necessities, while one of them also allows the jacket to fold down and pack away into within a moment’s notice. Convenient or what?

To finish, adept and meticulous Canadian craftsmanship ensures every feature on the jacket is certified to the highest of standards, while the brand’s signature red disc logo completes the left arm with performance prestige.

Where Can I Buy The Canada Goose Armstrong Jacket?

Take a more in-depth look at the Canada Goose Armstrong Hoody in the video below or browse our full selection of Canada Goose online.

Stone Island Reflective Weave Ripstop TC Jacket

The Stone Island Reflective Weave Ripstop TC Jacket Has Arrived

Complete with the limited-edition white compass badge, Stone Island’s Reflective Weave TC Jacket is now available in-store and online

An illuminating silhouette from Carlo Rivetti’s casual-luxury label, the Stone Island Reflective Weave Ripstop TC jacket is set to outshine garments in abundance this season. Having arrived in-store earlier this week, the glowing-green design has already drawn in the crowds thanks to the brand’s limited-edition white compass badge sitting to its sleeve. Of course, any well-informed Stone Island aficionado will know that the rare emblem is symbolic of the label’s exclusive, in-house materials. So, with that said, let’s take a closer look at this special number.

Stone Island Reflective Weave Jacket

Crafted on home turf, the Italian-made design personifies the complex work of Stone Island’s expert production team. At the development stages, the style is cut from twisted cotton nylon ripstop fabric which then gets woven with a thin, highly reflective tape – obtained via a resin bath that embodies thousands of glass microspheres. From this point, the jacket is then dyed with Stone Island’s specialized colouring formulas which cover textile areas of the silhouette, while ensuring the reflective surface is not compromised.

In addition to this, the Reflective Weave piece is treated with an anti-drop agent, while internally, a Panno Jacquard lining takes design cues from woollen military blankets. Tonal and insulating, the detachable lining is finely crafted from a recycled wool blend and features Stone Island’s compass logo proudly imagined from jacquard processing.

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With form firmly covered, function plays a big part of the jacket itself. A two-way zip closure and velcro storm flap ensure the garment grasps both versatility and security, while the incorporation of three handy pockets promise ample storage space.

Finally, the seldom-seen white compass patch works as a badge of honour for this Stone Island Reflective Weave design; celebrating the efforts of the label’s team, expertise, innovation and cutting-edge craftsmanship.

Stone Island Ripstop TC Green Jacket

Shop this stellar style in-store and online at Aphrodite now.

 

Y-3 Take Sportswear To The Next Level

Since 2003, when adidas and avant garde designer Yohji Yamamoto put their heads together in the pursuit of more unique ventures, Y-3 has always been an interesting one to watch. Established well before the days when the word Athleisure was even coined, let alone unblinkingly accepted onto some of the biggest runways in the world, the brand not only carved a reputation for challenging the pre-conceived conceptions that surround sportswear silhouettes as a whole, but set the bar when it came to how collaborations can and should be done.

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Perhaps one of the most alluring qualities Y-3 possess is their sense of identity. Inspired by the contrast between smart and casual outfitting and fuelled by a growing disinterest with making, ‘fancy clothing’ the brand combines Yohji’s more left-field approach with that of adidas’ performance-driven sensibilities, balancing, twisting and combining iconic elements from both sides into something that feels wholly Y-3.

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Uniting the majority of their offering under a monochromatic banner, Y-3’s decision to remove colour from their designs allows more emphasis to be placed upon shape, form and function giving way for a selection of technical nuance and interesting use of fabrics to find their way to the surface.

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Take for example this seasons interpretation of the classic track pants. Placing the bold contrasting three stripes to the inside leg for a slight spin on a quintessential trait, the pants are imbued with masterful modern tailoring with a relaxed fit through the thigh, slight taper to the ankles and a cropped length. Finished with inner zip cuffs, four pockets and an elasticated drawstring waist, the track pants give way to a tonal Y-3 logo for a hit of subtle branding.

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Track tops have also been given some love with asymmetrical details and subtle alterations aligning the somewhat everyday garment with the other quality bits up for grabs. Featuring a contrasting varsity style applique YOHJI callout to the back, the jacket also comes with adjustable cuffs, a fleece lined interior and two front concealed zip pockets, the track top comes complete with tonal stripes and Y-3 logo to the left side only.

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Unsurprisingly some of the main talking points found throughout the collection are the accessories, most notably Y-3’s fresh interpretation of the cross-body bag. Constructed in a sling design, the bags come with the ability to be customised to suit the wearers desired needs with straps and storage compartments easily added or removed.

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Staple pieces have also been given a precise update with t-shirts, hoodies and hats boasting an array of enviable qualities which include sleek one piece constructions, juxtaposed monikers and signature Yohji cuts.

Making their welcome return both the Y-3 Ren and Kaiwa can be found amongst the greyscale ranks. With updated colourways applied and notable characteristics preserved the sneakers make use of adidas’ affinity for footwear to ensure their staunch looks are matched with plenty of practical utility. Sat alongside the decisively geometric Y-3 Yuuto, which revives one of the first sneakers ever released by Y-3, and the ultra-contemporary Yohji Courts the brand once again prove they are not to be crossed when it comes to on-foot craftsmanship.

Shop the full Y-3 line-up online or in store now.

Y-3 New Arrivals

Balmain Jacket Teddy

Balmain Jacket Teddy: High Octane Glamour

New Arrival For AW19 The Balmain Jacket Teddy

Steeped in decades of glamour, French fashion house Balmain has become a byword for Parisian prestige and the label’s latest AW19 piece – a luxurious Balmain Jacket Teddy – does everything to bolster this perception.

Brought to life under the reputable hand of Japanese craftsmanship, this Balmain Jacket is made from a plush blend of velvet and rayon fabric. Cast in clashing black and white hues, the design presents a decisively high-key and low-key construction that’s destined to command attention and the brand’s knack for drawing in the crowds, each and every season, can only be owed to house helm, Olivier Rousteing.

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Since taking the reins in 2011, Rousteing has successfully filtered through his penchant for Eastern influences, intricate detailing and powerful proportions, while reinstating the global acclaim of Balmain. With this Balmain jacket Teddy, Olivier fuses the house’s taste for the finer things with a varsity-inspired look – demonstrated by the striped detailing at its collar, cuffs, and hemline, coupled alongside bordered articulation at the sleeves which are braided in a delicate monochrome thread.

To the reverse, a metallic medallion operates as the literal silver-lining of the garment, holding the label’s rich identity in a crest-like formula, while to the front, Rousteing’s team spirit graduates with the letter ‘B’ woven into the chest. Detail wise, a two-way zip closure will enable the wearer to reveal further luxe layers hidden under the design, complete with the addition of two side pockets for carrying smaller valuables.

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Opulent in every way, the Balmain jacket Teddy is drenched in Olivier Rousteing’s deluxe design codes and is sure to be a winner for the streets or elevated occasions alike. Purchase yours at Aphrodite online or in-store now.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

FJALLRAVEN OVERSHIRT:

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

STONE ISLAND OVERSHIRT:

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.

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C.P. COMPANY OVERSHIRT:

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.

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BELSTAFF OVERSHIRT:

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.

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APC OVERSHIRT:

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.

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FOLK 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.

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PAUL SMITH OVERSHIRT:

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.

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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.

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket: An In Depth Look

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket

A brand new Stone Island Membrana 3L TC jacket recently found its way through our doors and it got us all fondly reminiscing about the numerous reasons we can’t get enough of the Italian sportswear brand. So in an ode to the material maestros themselves and a pledge of allegiance to the compass patch we took a quick look into what makes them so good at what they do and why this fresh bit of Membrana has got us flying the Ravarino flag for all to see. 

Take one glance at the sheer scale and variety of Stone Island’s impressive textiles resume and you know they mean business. Favouring the worlds of laboratories and practicality over that of runways and frivolity, Osti’s brand pursues a fierce desire to push the limits of what can and can’t be done when it comes to clothing, priding themselves on their defined sensibilities and a strong philosophy driven design ethos that prioritises the cornerstones of research, experimentation and functionality above all else.

The result? Some of the most technically pleasing garments we’ve had the fortune of getting our hands on, and that’s putting it lightly. In the years they’ve spent redefining the expectations when it comes to anything from outerwear to joggers they’ve not only amassed over 60,000 different dye recipes to compliment a vast list of bespoke materials, but turned things on their head when it comes to how garments are created, treated and subsequently finished all the while developing a dedicated cult following of detachable patch fanatics.

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Photo Credit: Stone Island

Just take a look at when the brand adopted something as ubiquitous as a chunky knitwear jumper into their revered ICE collection infusing it with a double layering of both pure wool and a thermo-sensitive yarn that resulted in changes of colour when the garment was exposed to a drop in temperature. Or, what about Stone Island’s nylon metal ripstop fabric? Arguably one of their most recognisable materials to date, it has been applied to a countless number of silhouettes boasting a trilobate structure that undergoes an intensive double-dye procedure to adapt it’s iconic metallic / tonic sheen with some pieces optimised further still with an internal resin treatment for an extra functional flair of elemental protection. In truth you could pick up any one of Stone Island’s products and spend hours discussing its nuances and intricate details whether it be a Tella Stella jacket or a pair of Felpa Placatta shorts the possibilities, in Stone Island’s opinion, truly are endless.

This latest addition to our Stone Island arsenal is no different. Cut in a slightly longer parka style length the jacket boasts plenty of intrinsic militaristic appeal and delivers on all fronts when it comes to a number of constructive complexities. Engineered from a lightweight performance fabric Stone Island refer to as Membrana 3L TC the jacket utilises a three pronged approach putting to work an opaque nylon outer layer laminated to a breathable, water resistant and windproof membrane which is then further reinforced with an impalpable polyester base. Not only does this mean the jacket is perfect for this time of year but it allows for Stone Island’s dyeing expertise to be applied directly to the outer layer whilst preserving the protective qualities of the underlying fabric.

Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket

But that’s not all, aside from the top notch composition on offer the Stone Island Membrana 3L TC Jacket also comes equipped with an array of utilitarian attributes to serve your day to day needs including a plethora of pockets to keep your personal possessions safe, double velcro secured storm flaps with two-way main zip and both waist and hem adjusters to add shape if necessary. Perhaps one of the most notable features of the jacket however is it’s ability to be altered to fit your specific needs as fast as you could say, trilobate structure nylon micro ripstop weave, with the hood and both sleeves easily removable should the occasion call for it… and did we mention there is a removable compass patch on the sleeve?

Perhaps as they say in the world of motion picture it would be better to show rather than tell…

The Stone Island Membrana Jacket is available now at Aphrodite both in store and online.