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How To Wear Fleece Styles

How To Wear Fleece : Aphrodite Advises

It’s true that trends rotate like there’s no tomorrow, but I don’t think anyone in the industry could have predicted the mammoth resurgence of fleecewear, not even us. In recent years the fuzzy, textured material has transcended out of its roots as a rustic, function-first fabric and into the arms of the globe’s most stylish folk. With big-name brands like Folk, Rains and Patagonia all burrowing in deep dwellings of fleece this season, there’s ample scope to refresh your wardrobe with this insanely cosy polyester.

But, if perhaps, you still need to be persuaded that fleece is more mainstream these days, and no longer only reserved for seasoned ramblers and dearest Grandpa, the below looks may be the gentle nudge you need to finally invest in some fleece fits.

Read on to discover how to wear fleece…

Patagonia is a brand that has boasted strong ties with fleece for generations, this is mostly thanks to its popularity as an outdoor brand. While some of you may be getting back to nature in Patagonia garms, you also wouldn’t look out of place wearing a fleecy Patagonia style in the cityscape either. This is the beauty of fleece and its modern-day evolution. We’ve chosen to keep things fairly basic with this Patagonia fleece look; pairing it with green cargo pants ensures the ensemble is suited to alfresco settings, amplifying the rustic rambler aesthetic from which fleece originated.

Patagonia Fleece

Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece | Smolder Blue | £149

Next, C.P. Company is on hand to demonstrate how to wear fleece, and prove that the fabric can indeed see you through many an urban pilgrimage. The Italian label’s signature arm lens silhouette is married with soft pile to provide a tactile, terrace-approved interpretation of the fleece trend. The silhouette’s neutral tone makes this piece immensely versatile. We’ve chosen to assemble the garment with a tonal C.P. Company Cross Body Bag and navy cargo pants. Although you could pair anything with this style and still look on point.

CP Company Fleece Top

CP Company Zipped Hoodie | Stone Gray | £319

Famous for providing style without the drama, British menswear label Folk throw their refined design cues at the fleece trend for AW21. Crafted from fluffy teddy fleece, the Folk ‘Puzzle’ silhouette takes the crown where softness is concerned. Available in oak and slate melange colourways, this piece opts for a classic bomber collar, raglan sleeves and two roomy front pockets. If you’re an advocate for the concept ‘less is more’ this piece will promote it all day long. For a truly nonchalant look, reach for a Norse Projects baseball cap, a plain white tee, and turned-up chinos.

Folk Puzzle Fleece

Folk Puzzle Zip Fleece | Slate Melange | £179

If layering is your thing, get acquainted with the latest Rains collection. The Danish label has turned their attention to liners in recent years and the final results are very impressive, we’ve got to admit. The Rains Fleece Vest, which is currently available at Aphrodite in olive and black, can be pulled over a range of garments, be it a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or lightweight jacket. It can even slide under a jacket too, maximising warmth from the inside out, as opposed to the usual external format. We’ve coupled up a black vest and a black sweatshirt here which almost merges the two items to appear as one. A grey beanie, soft sweatpants and classic adi’ runners render this outfit perfect for winter strolls.

Rains Fleece Vest

Rains Fleece Vest | Black | £79

Last but by no means least, the Belstaff Herne Full Zip Fleece takes the spotlight to help us identify how to wear fleece. Depending on the occasion, you could wear this piece as a standalone jacket or double up on layers, situating this piece underneath a bulkier jacket for extra insulation. Out of all the fleeces we’ve highlighted in this feature, we would confidently say that the Belstaff Herne Fleece fits the bill where luxury is of the essence. The fleece is plush, articulated with tonal nylon paneling and it’s fitted with the brand’s iconic Phoenix logo. Turn up your jean cuffs and slide your feet into some sturdy footwear, like the Danner Bull Run Boots, and head out on a plethora of pursuits.

Belstaff Herne Fleece

Belstaff Herne Fleece | Earth | £195

With a bounty of brands up for grabs, and a variety of fleece numbers primed to browse, what are you waiting for? Put your style to the test and demonstrate to your peers how to wear fleece.

Winter Jackets at Aphrodite

Three Winter Jackets To Invest In

Braving the wintry elements will be a breeze once you have invested in any of these three winter jackets.

Hooded Winter Jackets

Our Top Pick – Canada Goose Wyndham Parka | Classic Camo

A stand-out piece from fashion powerhouse Canada Goose, the Wyndham Parka in classic camo is unapparelled in both style and functionality. Canada Goose was founded in 1957 and quickly became a leader in winter wear, with their original parka the “Big Red” in the 1980s. The parka was so good it was used by scientists in Antarctica and worn by Laurie Skreslet who was the first Canadian ever to summit Mt. Everest in 1982.

Innovation and design have moved on and Canada Goose has made big strides forward with the Wyndham Parka. Crafted from hardy polycotton and white duck-down construction, real fur removable trim, and fleece-lined handwarmer pockets elevate the parka to one of the best in its category. Chin guard tricot fabric adds softness and comfort, while ribbed cuffs improve the coat’s retention of internal heat. The Wyndham Parka has a thermal experience index score of 3 which is designed for temperatures between -10/20c, making it more than ready to meet the demands of the world’s coldest places, so trust that it will handle any urban city effortlessly.

Shop the latest Canada Goose Jackets online and in-store at Aphrodite.

Other notable mentions include the Moncler Etievant Jacket, the fully reversible style jacket displays both creativity and practicality with water-repellent nylon to one side and a shiny puffer lounge style to the other. In addition, the Patagonia Hoody Down is another stand-out jacket crafted from 100% recycled materials. Innovatively treated with durable water repellent and filled using reclaimed down inners, while an adjustable hood allows for individual tailoring to suit everyone’s needs. All three hooded jackets would be a great addition to your own winter collection.

AW21 Rains Jackets  

Our Top Pick – Rains Drifter Jacket | Rock Grey 

Founded in 2012 with Scandinavian roots, Rains is relativity new to the game. Minimalism, simplicity, and elegance are the key pillars of their designs, and it’s clear to see in the Drifter jacket. A lightweight waterproof on-the-go jacket that can be easily worn as a top layer or storied away when it’s not in need. A discrete front zipper and clean edges along the hem add a refined touch to the classic design. While the fabric on the Drifter is highly durable nylon for protection against rain and snow. The boxy silhouette jacket has a lightweight hood, and taped seams give the ultimate seal, to keep you as dry as possible in wet conditions. 

Shop the latest Rains Jackets online and in-store at Aphrodite.

The Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket in Hot Ember is a worthy competitor to the Rains Drifter Jacket, eco-friendly and crafted using 100% recycled and fair-trade materials. Patagonia’s obligation of putting the environment at the forefront of their design is clearly seen in this waterproof Torrentshell 3L Jacket, while Velcro adjustable cuffs, zipped side pockets and an adjustable hood allow for personal adjustment. The Rains Long Jacket in olive concludes the list, the Long Jacket is a contemporary update on the traditional raincoat coat. Waterproof fabric, fishtail hemline, and a peaked hood give great protection in rainy conditions, while the elegant longline silhouette, minimalistic lines and simplistic design grant it the trademark Rains look.

AW21 Puffer Jackets

Our Top Pick – The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket | Arrowwood Yellow

Born in the 1960s in San Fransico, The North Face boasts humble beginnings. From a single store on the beach in San Fran, The North Face has seen a mountain size assent in brand recognition. The high-performance outerwear outfitters have revamped and released a ’96 classic. The North Face Retro Nuptse Jacket in arrowwood yellow is a standout piece, the iconic and retro puffer jacket is ready for both your urban and rural adventures. Lightweight and breathable the jacket can be packed away in its own pocket for easy storage. A waterproof exterior and cosy down-filled interior make the retro puffer jacket a great winter coat.

Shop the latest The North Face Jackets online and in-store at Aphrodite.

Fellow American brand Carhartt has made clothes that respect the hard-working American people for over 100 years. Rugged construction and innovation are key in Carhartt designs and are clear to see in Carhartt’s Munro Jacket in black. The lightweight puffer jacket has both a cosy interior and waterproof exterior, while adjustable cuffs and toggled hood helps the jacket retain heat in the worst of wintery conditions. Canada Goose Crofton Hoody in Atlantic Navy is another great option for a puffer jacket. Extremely lightweight and slim fit, the jacket includes a suede tricot chin guard and drawcord adjusted hem ensuring the wintery breeze is kept out.

Discover an assortment of winter jackets from a collection of designer brands online now.

Moncler Grenoble Mazod Jacket White Black

All You Need To Know About The Moncler Mazod Jacket

Spanning every category, from skiwear to metropolitan clothing, luxury label Moncler was born in France in 1952 and now proudly resides in Italy where it continues crafting premium apparel. Combining the most extreme needs for outerwear with everyday urban life, Moncler prides itself on creating products that are authentic in style, substance and character.

One of those products is the Moncler Mazod Jacket from the Grenoble diffusion line. Expertly filled with goose down and feathers to create a cosy, insulating feel, this design is perfect for winter days and yet is still light enough to introduce some form of exercise – in other words, the bulk is not too bulky.

Moncler Mazod Jacket Grenoble

Currently available in black and white colourways at Aphrodite, the Moncler Mazod Jackets are cut from a synthetic blend and feature a central zip fastening, a hooded neckline to shield you from the elements and thumbhole cuffs to keep the fit of the silhouette as close to the body as possible, retaining heat and contouring to your physical frame. The design is finished with an array of zipped pockets allowing security of your possessions while you manoeuvre through the city; there’s also an internal mobile phone holder which brings next level practicality to your look.

Most striking on the surface is the label’s bold branding, contrasting callouts are scripted on the black version above the heart and on the sleeve while on the white version they’re situated on the front, and again, loudly on the reverse. These credentials are designed to seem like they have been applied with a paintbrush.

Moncler Grenoble

On the whole, the Moncler Mazod Jacket is a great investment piece for your seasonal collection. Insulating and waterproof, it’s full to the brim with function and the use of monochrome colours provide flexibility for your ensembles, meaning you can wear your favourite colour sweatshirts and run no risk of clashing.

Shop the Moncler Mazod Jacket in white and the Moncler Mazod Jacket in black. Take a close look at the Moncler Mazod Jacket in the video below.

The North Face Himalayan Parka Black White

The North Face Himalayan Parka

The North Face Himalayan Parka features the works of Shantell Martin and is available at Aphrodite.

The North Face has revealed its collaboration with London-born, New York-based artist Shantell Martin who creates iconic art, and now iconic apparel, including The North Face Himalayan Parka. Shantell is famed for her freestyle drawings in which abstract lines meet all kinds of surfaces. The original print on this parka symbolizes the movements of humanity, climbing walls and overcoming challenges.

The North Face Himalayan Parka Shantell Martin Art

The Shantell Martin x The North Face collaboration draws inspiration from TNF’s Search and Rescue archive. Martin’s instantly recognisable art is featured throughout the capsule, she says: ‘The specific drawing I have done for this, it’s about the idea of challenging yourself and climbing and expressing yourself in life’ Martin then goes on to say, ‘Searching is such a huge task, but also, I think, is rescuing. Rescuing is unveiling, is making things transparent, and is making things accountable. It’s seeing things as they are and accepting what they should be.’

Evolving from the Himalayan suit that took mountaineers to the peak of Everest, The North Face Himalayan Parka, and other items in the collection, have become streetwear staples since their debut. Not only that, they have conquered some of the harshest mountaineering conditions out there. A mountaineer was quoted saying: ‘This product did not simply protect me from the cold. It guaranteed my survival in the coldest and highest places on the planet, where everything seems inhuman and impossible.’

Shantell Martin The North Face Himalayan Parka Black White

The North Face Himalayan Parka x Shantell Martin Toggle

The North Face Himalayan Parka is eye-catching with clashing black-and-white tones that are both playful and fun, but also examine much deeper themes of identity, conveying important messages behind the aesthetically pleasing lines. Martin’s prints denote not only the importance of overcoming challenges, but humanity’s desire to connect, create community, and yet still remain individual.

TNF Himalayan Parka White / Black

The North Face Himalayan Parka is made from nylon containing recycled down filling, presenting a striking retro look that is also eco-friendly. Featuring zipped sized pockets, an adjustable hood, and velcro adjustable cuffs to ensure comfort and heat retention through cold conditions. Vibrant hits of yellow surface on the silhouette in the form of toggles at the hood and reverse neck, plus in the lining meaning every time you open the jacket you’re in for a colourful surprise.

Martin uses drawing as a medium to explore the interaction of social processes within physical spaces, and as a tool to explore identity and intersectionality and she has done just that with the Himalayan Parka.

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Jacket

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket Just Landed

Introducing the Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket a premium outerwear piece available at Aphrodite.

Redefining outerwear from the heart of Italy, Stone Island sees a militarian approach to design, acting as the forerunner of highly functional, practical and wearable clothing for the modern man. With visual and hand-feel properties highly considered in each piece, the brand re-invents the portrayal of outwear, challenging the functions and aesthetics of the wider industry.

Stone Island Jacket

Pushing the boundries for yet another season, the Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket brings classic puffer styling to premium protection, personifying the quality feel of the Stone Island brand. Lined with an insulating down and protected by a 100% Nylon outer, this piece boasts wind and water resistance, allowing you to stay protected despite the elements. Helping to further seal in the warmth, a two way zip closure accompanied by an adjustable hemline and hood introduces the option of ultra security and streamlined fitting.

Bringing a distinctive look to each piece, the Crinkle Reps Down Jacket undergoes the brands signature garment dye process, introducing an air of uniqueness and creativity to your outfit. Presented in a vibrant green for those who like to make a bold statement with their outerwear, or an equally as stylish navy option for those that prefer a more neutral look, both adorned with the iconic compass for a street ready touch.

Want to shop the Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket for yourself? Check out our selection on Aphrodite now!


Front Cover Taion

Japanese Prestige : New Brand Taion

New Brand Taion – Merging Japanese Quality With Modern Construction

New to the scene and promptly joining our prestigious list of stocked brands, Taion is making shockwaves in the industry. Meaning ‘body temperature’ in Japanese, this Tokyo based brand thrives on breaking boundaries and setting the standard in the industry, constantly challenging expectations with masterful clothing that can take you from the streets to the hill tops.

Taion Gilets

Specialising in down-filled garments, Taions’ detail orientated approach to construction allows for lightweight and breathable padding, teamed with AC coating to the outers to prevent feather blowout. Quality is key, with high density nylon used through their collection to provide water and stain resistance, perfect for producing clothing that can go with you for a lifetime.

Taion Padded JacketWith versatility directing their design flow, each garment is made to serve more than how it appears. With reversible garments taking you from casual fleece to a padded jacket, Taion takes classic silhouettes to a whole new level. Signature to the brand, they boast collapsable constructions, allowing for heightened adaptability for whether you’re hiking up a mountain or want to pack your jacket away on your commute to work. With Taion, quality and versatility is key.

Taion Fleece

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.

Canada Goose Armstrong JacketCanada Goose Armstrong Hoody BackCanada Goose Logo

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 Crinkle Reps Orange

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket Is Back

It goes without saying that Stone Island know their way around a jacket; Carlo Rivetti and his talented team of designers, engineers and artists create outerwear like no other. As nice as the summertime is, now that the stock for Stone Island Autumn/Winter is starting to trickle in tantalisingly slowly, we can start to look forward to ‘proper coat weather’. A staple of the brand’s collections, the Stone Island Crinkle Reps Nylon Down Jacket returns this season in a bold and beautiful orange shade.

Stone Island Orange Jacket 01

As with most of the brand’s signature fabrics, the Crinkle Reps goes through a host of processes to give it not only a deep, rich colour, but also a distinctive handle and visual texture. The raw fabric, a high-quality nylon, is tightly woven for a smooth, uniform texture. The nylon is coated on the reverse side with a polyurethane resin, which adds mild weather resistance. The fabric is then subjected to a garment-dyeing process using one of Stone Island’s custom dye formulas. The high heat and pressure of the process changes the texture of the fabric, and means that the dye penetrates the fibres unevenly. This results in a crinkled, three-dimensional appearance with an amazing depth of colour. This orange colour is echoed throughout Stone Island’s upcoming collection in sweatshirts, hoodies and other pieces.

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Nylon Down Jacket Orange

After all that science, the designers take over, fashioning the fabric into the stunning jacket you see here. It features thick, down-injected baffles for exceptional warmth, but remains lightweight enough for daily use. It also boasts a host of classic Stone Island flourishes: two-way zips; military style nylon webbing trims; and an articulated hood that ensures you’ll look just as good with it up or down. And, of course, the jacket is finished with the all-important Compass Badge to the left sleeve.

It’s an incredible teaser for the upcoming season, and is sure to whet your appetite for what’s to come. Pick up your Stone Island Crinkle Reps Down Jacket today, and keep your eyes on our social media feeds for more from Stone Island AW19 as it arrives.

Patagonia’s Sustainable Business is More Important Than Ever

Alongside ‘immersive’ and ‘influencer’, the word ‘sustainability’ is one of the major buzzwords of recent times, particularly in the world of fashion. It makes sense: company ethics have been a growing concern for consumers, in terms of both human and environmental impact. It’s undeniable that some of the biggest names in fashion have been making headway into improving their green credentials: fast fashion giants H&M and Zara have both been seeking to reduce their carbon footprint, while adidas and Nike have been introducing technologies like Prime/Flyknit in order to cut down on industrial waste. However, it has been argued that these are examples of ‘greenwashing’: companies employing environmentally-friendly policies, while still promoting the mass consumption that has got landfills overflowing. It’s a step in the right direction, of course, but surely more can be done?

Patagonia JacketsEnter Patagonia. The veteran outdoor company is a firm favourite here at Aphrodite, and has loudly championed environmentally-friendly practices since its inception in 1973. In honour of Earth Day (April 22nd) Hypebeast recently posted a profile following the company from a sustainability perspective, and is a very interesting read for anyone interested in the brand, its mission or how a sustainable, socially-conscious brand could be run. It’s also refreshing, if not unusal, to see that a brand of Patagonia’s stature is committed to such an anti-capitalist standpoint.

Patagonia has stuck to its narrative, churning out documentaries that communicated the brand’s anti-materialist philosophy at every turn. Beyond mere branded propaganda, the brand’s own athletes and ambassadors have also exhibited a profoundly inspiring compassion not only for the environment, but the unsung people and communities that make the environment so compelling.

Read the full article at Hypebeast, and browse our full Patagonia range at Aphrodite Clothing.

Looking for another ecologically-conscious brand? Try Nudie Jeans, who are also committed to reducing their environmental impact while still making awesome products.