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Springtime Adventures Lookbook

With Spring in full swing, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous natural spaces around us. Testing out the likes of Stone IslandCarhartt and Veja, we threw some ‘fits together and went on a bit of a wander. Check out what we wore below and head on over to our new arrivals page to secure yourself some great pieces.

Add a touch of Parisian flair to your wardrobe with this Ami Paris sweatshirt, layered over a vibrant burnt orange Albam tee and paired with Norse Project shorts. This Spring outfit is stylishly complete with the vintage-inspired Adidas Nizza 2 Lea sneakers in a contemporary beige colourway.

This Stone Island overshirt is perfect for the spring weather ahead, breathable and lightweight the stylish piece can also be easily packed away when the day turns into t-shirt weather. The outfit is elevated with Carhartt jeans in a stonewashed blue and Stepney Workers Club trainers in a dependable ecru colourway.

This playful Opening Ceremony tee is layered under a classic CP Company jacket crafted from Flat Nylon for a durable and functional fabric which will serve you well all year round. This spring outfit is stylishly finalised with ezra twill trousers from Norse Project and environmentally friendly Veja mesh trainers in white.

Carhartt flint cord shorts and Clark wallabee shoes provide a lighter base to the outfit which is elevated with a Carhartt chase sweat in vibrant red. While a military print, Heron Preston gilet adds a creative touch to complete this spring outfit.

 

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Stüssy Spring ’22

Returning for Spring ’22, Stüssy have once again released an offering of on-trend streetwear pieces.

A brand adopted by surfers, skaters and rappers alike; Stüssy continues to conform and grow with its roots securely stuck in the ever developing streetwear scene. Unique garments featuring bold designs and wavy patterns are at the forefront of Stüssy’s creative process this Spring; Pairing them with everyday staples destined for your wardrobe, the collection truly showcases what Stüssy are about.

Here at Aphrodite we like to give our own spin on things and so our in house stylist has curated a collection of ‘fits using a selection of pieces from the drop. Browse the look book below for a bit of inspiration or head straight over to our Stüssy section to cop the new arrivals.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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