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Maison Kitsune APC Editorial SS19

Parisian Perfection: APC & Maison Kitsune

Paris has long been regarded as a cultural epicentre; not just of fashion, but of style. While some of the world’s biggest luxury brands call the City of Lights their home, it’s Paris’s inhabitants that have captured the world’s collective eye. Whether taking a break at a café, running errands or just strolling around the arondissements, there’s just something about Paris that brings out that laid-back style. Get some of that style savoir-faire for yourself with the latest from A.P.C. and Maison Kitsune.

A.P.C. & Maison Kitsune SS’19

Both hailing from Paris, these two brands capture their home city’s vibe perfectly through their use of classic patterns, relaxed cuts and playful graphics. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite pieces in our latest editorial shoot. It may not be Paris, but it comes pretty darn close.

Higher or Lower?

APC Coat with Maison Kitsune T-Shirt

There’s no simpler men’s style technique than ‘high-low’ dressing: that is, pairing something considered traditionally smart with more casual pieces. Take the combo above, for example: while the APC coat is of a classic ‘Balmacaan’ style, the custom-woven fabric is spring weight and lightens the silhouette considerably. Meanwhile, the Maison Kitsune t-shirt is one of the more subdued pieces in the brand’s lineup, but holds its own thanks to the slubby cotton jersey and superior Portuguese construction.

APC Coat and Maison Kitsune T Shirt Details

Both pieces complement each other effortlessly for a smart-casual double whammy. Combine this with the glen-plaid check pattern of the A.P.C. coat and the muted graphic on the Maison Kitsune t-shirt for extra Paris-points.

Daily Chores

APC Chore Coat and Maison Kitsune Striped Tee

There’s probably no more stereotypically ‘French’ garment than the striped long-sleeve t-shirt, so it’s no surprise one would appear here. For decades, actors, musicians and general cool people have turned to the classic mariniere as part of their daily uniform. It’s no surprise — they pretty much go with anything, from workwear to cutting edge capital-F Fashion. This version from Maison Kitsune is a beauty, constructed from a satisfyingly weighty jersey fabric and finished with the brand’s signature Fox logo.

APC Chore Coat and Maison Kitsune Striped Tee Details

We paired it with A.P.C.‘s upscale take on the traditional bleu de travail French worker’s jacket, which elevates the functionality of the original with a textured fabric and metallic buttons for a contemporary take on classic Gallic garms.

The Parisian Job

APC Striped Overshirt and Pants with Maison Kitsune Hoodie

Still on an elevated workwear vibe, the above outfit is based around A.P.C.‘s two-piece Job set. Comprising an overshirt and a pair of straight-leg carpenter pants, the ensemble swerves away from painter-decorator territory with the use of a luxe striped fabric, delivering the typically Parisian skew on Americana that only A.P.C. can provide.

APC Striped Overshirt and Pants with Maison Kitsune Hoodie Details

Wear the full set or mix and match the pieces with your existing wardrobe — the trousers in particular are something special, complete with the full complement of utility pockets and hammer loop. Throw on one of Maison Kitsune‘s beefy-yet-refined hoodies for the chillier days and you’re set for Springtime in Paris (or wherever else you happen to end up).

Check out the brands’ pages for even more of the good stuff, and make sure to keep an eye on our social feeds for the latest drops.

 

Lookbook // Layers for Lads

Our favourite brands are the ones that display a consistent aesthetic across smart and casual creations, and that’s everything that Aquascutum stands for. Drenching their club check across everything from sweats to overcoats, the layering possibilities are endless.

A forgotten son of Italian couture, Paul & Shark offer something that most casual clothing creators can’t compete with, consistency. From quality to an intrinsically sporting colour palette, you know what you’re getting from the yachting brand.

As ever its game set colour match with the athleisure offerings of Lacoste, with a polo or crew knit to pair against any autumnal aesthetic courtesy of the ever-present French fabricators.

Shop the link below for the full line-up

Lookbook // Back to the Grind

Whether it’s the office after a nice long holiday or time with the kids, jammy students to college or uni after campus shutdowns, we’ve got everything you need.

For the tardy ones perfecting that morning speed walk to the work base, these adequately named Maison Margiela runner trainers are a perfect sub for your usual smarts. The fashion house blend of A.P.C. Minimalism and style blended with the universal deconstructed designs of Maison Margiela make for a match of monumental proportions. We’re at the precipice of athleisure dominance, so make the most of luxury comfort whilst it is still at the top of the trends.

Suit swervers assemble … with AMI pulling stunts like the sublime use of the Tattersall check in this super sleek dress shirt, you can still throw on your chino trainer combo and mean business! This clean and contemporary take on staple palettes of #mensfashion is a must have for the modern gentleman. Mix quality accessories from Folk and Andersons Belts into the outfit to pair with minimal designs from the likes of Grenson and Norse.

Serial snoozers know too well the mad dash to lectures, but you can be more than prepared if you up your jersey game. Season favourites from this end are Ralph Lauren and Norse Projects with a hoodie and jogger selections on point. You can roll out on the wrong side of the bed every day if you’re going to rock this simple but effective luxury leisure wear.

Norse Projects Lookbook: Winter 2017

One of those always-reliable brands that have become a firm favourite here at Aphrodite, Norse Projects apply their particular Scandinavian sensibilities to wardrobe staples in a way that is distinctive without being flashy, easy to build an entire outfit from, or as individual pieces to supplement your own signature look.

Season after season, this minimal approach has been the brand’s hallmark, with simple silhouettes elevated with the use of unique fabrics, colours and detailing, and Winter 2017 is no exception. Compiled with layering in mind, the collection boasts shirting in exclusive Portuguese flannel fabrics, crisp cotton and heavy-wale corduroy; hoodies and long-sleeves in a smooth mercerised cotton interlock fabric, all presented in a cohesive, earthy colour palette that’s perfect for mixing and matching this season.

Shop our collection instore and online at Aphrodite Clothing, and keep an eye on our social media feeds for more new releases.

Imagery: Norse Projects

Yuketen Boots & Red Wing Shoes Lookbook | AW15

Yuketen Boots & Red Wing Shoes Lookbook | AW15

With Halloween on the horizon its time to treat yourself to a pair of new winter boots. There’s no trickery here with both Yuketen & Red Wing using the highest quality leathers and craftsmanship.  Styles feature are Yuketen Hunt Boots 6 Eye in Brown, Yuketen Eric Boots in BlackRed Wing Chukka Boots in Original and Red Wing Boots 8138 6″ Moc Toe in Briar Oil Slick.

Shop all of our Yuketen Boots & Red Wing Shoes

Samantha Carruthers is an Online Editor at Aphrodite. Find her on Google+

Fracap Lookbook | AW15

Fracap Lookbook | AW15

Italian brand Fracap are world renowned manufacturers of the highest quality leather boots. Based in Lecce, Italy, this family owned company prides themselves in crafting each pair of hiking boots with meticulous detail by hand. This week we have selected our favourite styles from their AW15 collection for our Lookbook. You can shop all the boots here

Samantha Carruthers is an Online Editor at Aphrodite. Find her on Google+