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Top 10 Graphic Print T-Shirts

No matter if you’re team front print or back print, prefer your top half attire colourful or monochromatic, we can all agree that nothing screams summer like a good old-fashioned graphic t-shirt. Lightweight, breathable and packing a sufficiently weighty visual punch they are a great way to add some extra depth to your outfits when the spring layers begin to come away and your shorts finally find their way back from the dark corners of your winter wardrobe. So, with the temperature rising and the allure of the local beer garden becoming almost unbearable there has never been a better time to stockpile your short sleeve essentials and bulk up with a heaping helping of colourful callouts.

Maison Kitsune T-Shirt

Maison Kitsune

With a music label, coffee shops and an astoundingly good ready-to-wear line under their belt you’d probably imagine that Maison Kitsune are about ready to take a back seat and appreciate the multifaceted, tricolour empire they’ve manged to construct around them. Well, as the Franco-Japanese brand unveils its plans to open the first of its Kitsune hotels in 2020, we’re here to tell you that’s where your wrong and we have just the crustacean based t-shirt to prove it. Boasting a ribbed neck and cotton jersey fabric, the t-shirt swaps out the usual fox motif for a crab resulting in both a classically refined Kitsune style illustration and a clever bit of advertising for their Bali based accommodation. Top marks from us.

Paul & Shark T-Shirt

Paul & Shark

Continuing the theme of sea-based creatures up next we have Paul & Shark. Keeping quality high on the agenda the Italian yachting brand takes the humble t-shirt and imbues it seam to seam with their usual premium craftsmanship. Displaying a colourful rendition of the classic shark logo screen printed to the chest the garment is rounded out with double-stitched hems, a ribbed neck and a slightly less weighty cotton perfect for the rising temperatures.

Patagonia T-Shirt


No stranger to the occasional colourful back print, Patagonia again return this season with a fresh addition to their t-shirt line-up. Made From 100% organic in the brand’s typical ecological fashion, the t-shirt comes with taped shoulder seams for improved shape retention and a bold psychedelic mountain sunset scene plastered to the rear. If this doesn’t make you want to power your way to the top of the nearest slight incline we don’t know what will.

Ten C T-Shirt

Ten C

In-keeping with the brand’s militaristic aesthetic this Ten C t-shirt swaps out loud prints for a more subdued approach, instead opting to let it’s Italian made quality do all the talking. With side splits adding an extra dash of functionality and a bound neck for structure the t-shirt is rounded out with a lowkey shoulder logo print.

Paul Smith T-Shirt

Paul Smith

In somewhat contrasting fashion, next up is British designer Paul Smith. Using their affinity for colourful characters the short sleeve top exchanges the usual zebra motif for a slightly more morbid line-up of printed skulls to the chest. Subtly flanked by the brands logo below the t-shirt is made from 100% cotton and comes with the selection of ribbing naturally found in a top-half garment of this stature.

adidas Originals T-Shirt


Tapping into one of our most basic human instincts, the need for an ice lolly when it’s a bit hot, adidas apply a playful approach to the conventional double-sided formula. Working the classic trefoil logo into a vibrant tropical island scene to the front, the t-shirt employs a, ‘juicy mix icecream’ print emblazoned to the back.

Stussy T-Shirt


Of course, it wouldn’t be right to do a rundown of some of our favourite printed bits without mentioning Stussy. With arguably one of the most recognised logos in the streetwear game and an impressive resume serving up some of the best in graphic-heavy garments it doesn’t come as any surprise that they found their way onto the guest list. This particular specimen displays the aforementioned script callout to the front with a circular emblem print to the back for expected levels of effortless appeal.

Comme des Garcons T-Shirt

Comme des Garcons

Brandishing a piquant yellow base this t-shirt from Comme des Garcons is a must have for the more minimally minded among us. With a completely clean front and accompanying logo back print, the t-shirt is crafted from a slight stretch material for bonus comfort points.

Ralph Lauren T-Shirt

Ralph Lauren

Retaining a staunch preppy swagger with an added helping of patriotic flair the best dressed bear in fashion returns just in time for the hot weather. Cut in a custom slim fit associated with the New York based brand, the t-shirt is topped off with some tasteful branding and a contrasting ribbed neckline.

DSquared2 T-Shirt


For those looking for a more high-end addition to their summer shirting Canadian born twins Dan and Dean canten of DSquared2 have got you covered. Put together with fit and quality in mind the t-shirt sees the world-renowned logo reworked into a contemporary overlapped design that takes centre stage for an unmistakable finish.

Shop all the t-shirts listed above as well as plenty of other short sleeve styles online and in store now.

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
Lacoste Cap Lacoste Cap in Navy

Best of Summer at Aphrodite

The summer is well and truly kicking in, with the hot temperatures set to soar and holiday plans heating up, it only seemed fair to show our best of the summer selections with a mixture of brand new items and sale steals, make sure you’re kitted out with the best of summer.


Champion T-Shirt Script Logo – SALE
It’s all about being vibrant in our best of summer highlights, no one wants to go to the beach in all black. We’re stout advocates of a good quality t-shirt, and Champion is a brand that doesn’t scrimp on quality. Their script logo t-shirt comes in an eye-catching yellow base, with the red, white and blue of the logo shining brightly on the chest.
Fred Perry T-Shirt  Colour Block 
Sometimes it’s hard to show off whilst in your minimal holiday dressing, but at least show a contemporary air with a colour blocked piece. Fred Perry have placed their laurel wreath to this pastel-tinged design and it’s perfect for on its own or under a linen shirt.
Polo Shirts
Lacoste Polo Shirt  – SALE
With certain brands, you just can’t argue with the pedigree, and for polo shirts, that’s Lacoste all over. The brand were the originators of this classy design back in the 30s, and they’re still going strong with the design today, dressed here in a warm weather ready light blue.
The world cup might be over but we’ve still got football fever over here at Aphrodite. In honour of the finals, Fred Perry commemorated specific nations with their own polo shirts prior to the cup, so channel your inner samba with this Brazillian iteration of the staple twin tipped polo.
Folk Shirt Horizon – SALE
If it isn’t a lightweight fabric then it’s not even worth it. The Folks at Folk thought that too, issuing a subtle but sure-fire holiday hit in the form of their linen and cotton blended horizon shirt, decked here in a soft yellow.
It never gets easier trying to reinvent the wheel, but the punk spirit still lives on through Vivienne Westwood. Embellishing the standard white shirt with a side fastening pointed collar and extra panelling at the rear for more room to breathe.
Stussy Stock Terry Shorts – SALE
Who cares about pairing and matching, you’re on holiday just chill out! These proud pink terry shorts by the way of the original streetwear company, Stussy, have the skate and surf pedigree to guarantee comfort in the sunshine. After all, it is a California brand.
From one warm climate to another, we’ve got the towelling style of Stone Island’s sweat shorts ready to be equipped for the sunshine. With four outer pockets to choose from, there’s a lot of versatility in this perfect holiday garment.
Swim Shorts
Barbour Swim Shorts – SALE
When it comes to swimming, the individual with the jazziest shorts always looks best poolside. Whether you go reserved with a simple colour combo pattern, or with an outlandish eye-catching display, just remember you won’t see them again for another year. Your safe bet is with these gingham edition Barbour swim shorts.
Paul Smith Multi Stripe Swim Shorts
As stated above your shorts have to be jazzy, and there’s nothing jazzier than this instantly recognisable pattern from Paul Smith.
Eastpak Springer Bum Bag – SALE
Tourist vibes courtesy of the ever dependable Eastpak brand. Sling your passport, money, suncream and anything else worthy of its confines.
BOSS Green Holdall Pixel ZT
On the other spectrum, if you’re the sort that likes to pack light when travelling, this Boss Green Holdall is a perfect size for daily or monthly travel. With carrying handles reinforced with leather this is the classy statement holdall every travelling gent needs.
Norse Projects Heather Cap  – SALE
In a perfect summery pastel palette, this basic Norse Project cap is popping essential to protect your face from the rays.
Paul & Shark Cap 
With their yachting pedigree, you can guarantee this Paul & Shark statement cap to be rich in anti ray technology, with a rich red colouring.
Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
The industry standard of designer sunglasses, Ray Ban have updated their Wayfarer sunglasses with G-15 lens to ensure protection from the harshest of sun.

Earn Your Stripes: Summer Stripes Edition

Spending its early life on the torsos of sailors, criminals, clowns and other despicable characters, the striped garment has enjoyed it’s latter years as the classy fashion choice. With its versatility we felt it essential to offer the best in stripes from the Aphrodite1994 range.

Vertical Shirts

Although thought to be exclusive to your wolves of wall street, the vertical stripe to a crisp shirt adds a perfect patterned layer to any outfit. Wear it like you would a regular oxford or chambray offering as an overshirt in the warm or layering in the cold.

Comme des Garçons SHIRT Fine Stripe Shirt
As simple as it comes, the tailoring on offer from Japan’s favourite minimalist brand is unparalleled, justifying the high-quality price tag. With its point collar, single-needle tailoring and a patch pocket to the chest, this usually formal styling takes on another life as an essential wardrobe wearer for finest of casual combinations.
Ralph Lauren Oxford Shirt Striped
One of our wardrobe essentials, the Striped Ralph Lauren Oxford is such a staple in Polo archive and so intrinsically Ralph Lauren that other striped iterations of the oxford shirt might, in fact, be mistaken for it. 100% cotton construction woven in a thin slimming stripe, this shirt has been cut in a slim fit for a more tailored look that guarantees a versatility not seen by many, making it perfect for dressing down and up.
Oliver Spencer Hawaiian Shirt
Having covered its blue brother in our recent ‘Kind of Blue’ feature, it would just be flat out rude to not acknowledge the pretty in pink sequel. Styled as a box fit Hawaiian shirt, the striped garment includes a choice of button up or casual collar all developed in a holiday-ready linen fabrication.
Hooped Polos

A sporting classic, any champion of the athleisure wear is sure to provide their spin on the hooped polo. With a look that screams either Wu-Tang or Tiger Woods depending on your preference, there’s a serious amount of versatility in the style.

Paul & Shark Polo Shirt – Navy / Orange
Part of a double bill of Paul & Shark polos (think of this as the Godfather 1 to our up and coming Godfather 2 in a world where the Godfather 3 doesn’t exist) this variant of everyone’s favourite yachting outfitters is a sure fire way to be noticed by its standout colouring and fine quality crafting. Smashing 3 nautical colours into one with its navy, light blue and orange colour combo, it’s a surprisingly easy dress down option for jeans, slacks or a fitted trouser.
Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt 
You can rely on only a number of things in life: death, taxes and Ralph Lauren Polos. The American outfitters will forever be associated with the colourful world of polos, finding a foot in 90s streetwear with their varied design. With it’s red and white design, this polo is a simple and slim staple shirt.

Paul & Shark Polo Shirt – Grey / White / Peach

You didn’t have to wait long for the big reveal, and can you say you’re satisfied with the offering? It’s a unanimous yes from the Aphrodite team, and we’re sure it is from you too. Tempting the simple white and grey base with a pale pastel pink is a stroke of colour blocking genius from the Italian team and offers a colour variation to their rather simplistic variations.
Pinstripe Pants

You haven’t seen this kind of pant style since prison wear, and it isn’t as juvenile as once before!

Oliver Spencer Trousers Armitage
In a league of their own as our singular striped pant option, the Armitage trouser from Oliver Spencer is a relaxed fitting, formal looking, pinstripe weave that you didn’t know you wanted, and we guarantee you’ll need after inspection. We live in a world where formal wear is now comfortable, so get with the craze and strut to the corner shop in style.
Basic Bretons

The industry standard, the iPhone of the garment world, the universally recognised sign of a mature fashion icon, the striped t-shirt says it all with only a small palette to work from, but boy does it work!

Norse Projects Niels T Shirt 
As it goes with Scandinavian minimalism, there’s only a select number of patterns accepted into its new age architect lookbook. It’s a good job that monochrome stripes are one of the foundations of the movement, as there are very few better dress down fashion styles. Norse Projects, your friends from the utmost north of Europe, are champions of the striped garment, adding tiny embellishments to each model. The Niels Tee takes on a sketched line work display in its stripes for a unique look.
 Oliver Spencer Conduit T-Shirt 
What’s better than a single stripe pattern? Double stripes! Also, not a stranger to a striped garment (as displayed above) are Oliver Spencer. Their Conduit t-shirt is the gateway to a finer casual style offering a simple base in this outing, placing navy and grey as the two-tone offering.
Folk Classic Stripe T
No messing around from Folk and their classic Folk T-Shirt stripe offering. This dictionary definition offering of the striped style needs no sell, it’s a solid piece of kit for your wardrobe!
Multicolour Bretons

Lifes too short to be boring, so lighten up a bit and add some colour to your striped wardrobe.

Albam Simple Stripe T-Shirt
It’s simple, it’s striped, it’s yellow. Dubbed as ‘beeswax’ in its subtle colouring; the soft shading to the typically bright colour welcomes a foundational pairing option for a plethora of outfit editions. Treat yourself to this extroverted colouring for the warmer months.
Albam T-Shirt Vintage Stripe
Take the previous caption and place ‘Vintage’ in there and you’ve got yourself a rivalling quality garment
Oliver Spencer Envelope Pocket T-Shirt
Dominating your stripe spectrum are the specialists at Oliver Spencer, and they’re bringing a pocket to the stripey t-shirt design. The sky blue design and contrasting collar are a brilliant addition to a timeless design.
Honourable Mentions:

Colourblock Casual

A quick shoutout to some essential items in the Aphrodite1994 arsenal.

Paul & Shark Block Stripe Sweatshirt
A seamless construction in a nautical Red / Cream / Navy complexion, this block striped sweatshirt is a minimalists statement piece.

Sporty Stripes

adidas 3 Stripe T-Shirts

We couldn’t have a stripe feature without the brand literally made of stripes!

Paul & Shark Brand Guide

Paul & Shark Brand Guide

Paul & Shark brand has become a statement of effortless luxury and supreme standards in the modern-day. fashion.

Naval Inspired Menswear : Paul & Shark Brand Guide

With a heritage-inspired look that can’t be matched thanks to its sheer quality, style, and deliverance, the Paul & Shark brand has become a statement of effortless modern day fashion. With an intrinsic aesthetic that ties in with the nostalgia and connotations of class that life on the sea carries.

Everything that Paul and Shark do, from the placement of their iconic shark badge to the materials they cherry-pick to craft some of their most sought-after styles, is methodical, deliberate, and executed with sheer exuberant style. Designed to not just survive, but also thrive in one of the world’s harshest conditions, Paul & Shark clothing represents the hard-fought nature of all seafaring gentlemen.

Aphrodite Paul and Shark Lifestyle

Paul and Shark History

Born in 1921 in the sleepy village of Masnago, in the countryside just outside of Milan, Paul and Shark were forged from a mill that was producing knitting textiles.It was this firm grounding in the understanding of what using quality materials meant to its customers that gave Paul and Shark the impetuous need to adorn their designs a strong yachting design-led look, to prove their materials in one of the most rigorous situations they knew and provide an aesthetic for the world they came from.

Paul and Shark Lifestyle Shot

The first piece of clothing to leave the Paul & Shark production line was a classic sweatshirt. There wasn’t a great deal about it that was groundbreaking- it was a simple staple style, made with extreme attention to detail and with high-quality materials. However, it was the way in which it was packaged that instantly put Paul and Shark on the map. Encased in a metal tube; commonly referred to by sailors as ‘the can’, this sweater was designed to be worn at sea, and caused a stir as soon as it was shipped out in a multipurpose maritime container to suit its desired intentions.

Paul and Shark Polo in Blue

The instant success in the way that Paul and Shark approached their first piece heralded a new age of design, where the focus fell solely on the quality and deliverance of the materials the label used on their styles. Following the innovative path of other Italian brands of the time such as Stone Island and C.P. Company, and offering a functional and practical approach to fashion without compromising any style or quality, Paul & Shark began to develop an entire range. Building on their experience with their first sweatshirt, Paul and Shark ultimately created an entire range of knitwear using innovative water-repellent wool.

The collection was a huge hit with anybody who spent their lives in the outdoors, or on the seas, as Paul and Shark became a trusted go-to for high-performance clothing that represents timelessness.The original formula of a now highly sought after fit and infamously high standards that exist at every stage of production have propelled Paul and Shark from their humble beginnings in the Italian countryside, to one of the most iconic leaders of an industry where craftsmanship and superiority reign supreme.

With their innovative fabrics paving the way for their expansion into other markets, from skiing to golf and casual wear, Paul and Shark now provide an entire branded look which carries all the design idealisms of Italian craftsmanship.The distinctive look of Paul and Shark has ensured that it has remained protected over the years, whilst its clientele has remained ever faithful to the traditions of the brand. Thanks to its iconic maritime image, Paul and Shark have attracted everyone; from people searching for the perfect technical jacket to stave off the cold winter weather, to seasoned sailors looking for a piece of knitwear to wear by the boats, and a shirt with the perfect fit to wear in the clubhouse.

Still committed to creating items which have pure innovation running through them, Paul and Shark are one of only a handful of brands who own and manage their own testing centre. Based at their factory which still operates out of Italy, the label with the shark constantly tests new designs, and new materials, to find ways of furthering the functionality and desirability of their clothing.

However, the Italian label hasn’t just simply relied on newly found materials to further their position as a world leading brand. With new collections being introduced every season, from collaborations with the Italian coastguard to celebrate one of the most stylish countries in the world’s naval heritage, to styles that have been designed to support the planet’s best yachtsmen with technical designs that are unrivalled in style and quality, Paul and Shark are constantly on the march to improve through well-appointed Italian sea-inspired style.


Outfit - Weather permitting

Outfit – Weather permitting

It seems we’re officially into that teasingly annoying part of British springtime, temperatures seeming comfortably warmer one day and freezing the next or bright and sunny one day and miserably dull the next. Dressing for the occasion can be tricky but we have your back with these weekly installments curated to deter the ever-changing weather from hindering your plans (or your beloved footwear). Here you go lads, a few of your favorites here …


Outfit - Stone Island, Paul & Shark, Y3


The latest installment from the Stone Island Marina collection was this long sleeve striped tee, perfect for this in-between weather and a staple piece you will have in rotation season after season. Styled here with a khaki Stone Island cargo short, navy Paul & Shark zip hoodie, white suede Y3 trainers, Ray-Ban aviators and every wardrobe essential item Jason Mark repel, for those caught off guard by the rainy days that are upon us.


Staff Picks – Lightweight Jackets

Staff Picks

After the last couple of weeks of sun, the Great British Summer has returned and bringing with it the rain. Now is the perfect time to get that shower prrof jacket, and with our sale in full swing grabbing that bargain couldn’t have come at a better time.

We have taken some of the best lightweight jackets from our sale and put them all together for a quick staff picks. Covering a wide number of brands and prices we are sure there will be something for everyone.

1. Paul Smith Jeans Raincoat – £194.00 Now £135.80


2. Patagonia Torrenshell Jacket – £110 Now £82.50


3. Napapijri Rainforest Jacket – £145 Now £108.75


4. Paul & Shark 3/4 Jacket – £425 Now £318.75

5. Lyle and Scott Ripstop Jacket – £95 Now £71.25

Shop our entire Summer Sale

‘In That London’ – Four Marketing Training Day

Aphrodite recently had a day out of the office with a trip down to the Four Marketing HQ in ‘that London’. The sun was shining, the coffee was flowing and we caught the train (thank goodness) so the day was off to a good start.

Four marketing is a London-based PR Division of sales agency, who represent a number of brands that Aphrodite stock, including Stone Island, CP Company and Paul and Shark. The aim of the training day was to give us as much info on the brands as possible, so we can do the ‘big sell’ to you lovely lot.

Based in Garrett Street in the heart of London, the Headquarters has a minimalist exterior, with hardly any branding, which didn’t help 2 Northerners find it. After our introduction and meet and greets etc we were split into groups and made our way around different brands, which started with CP Company.

CP Company & Ten C

Headed by Graham, the CP Company and Ten C was an in depth look at the brands history, the stand out pieces that have changed the shape of modern design and the new seasons collections (which we are very excited to be receiving soon!) Aphrodite have stocked CP Company for many years and it has established itself as a firm favourite with our customer. Ten C, which many of you might not have heard of is a fairly new brand which will be welcomed to the Aphrodite collection in AW15.

Over the years CP have built up their reputation worldwide to become one of fashions most famous brands, not just in the fashion scene but in fabric technology. Osti’s exploration into the relationship between functional and stylish design have created some of the most sought after pieces to date. The brands use of sourcing materials from every corner of the world and continuously experimenting with new manufacturing techniques has given them the opportunity to produce over 40,000 garments in the brands 40 year history, each reflecting CP Company’s core  philosophy – Function and Use. Experimentation and fabric technology is at the forefront of every design to enhance the functionality. To find out more about CP Company read our brand guide.

Ten C, (The Emperors New Clothes) has been designed to be a forever collection. Taking inspiration from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the brand wants the customer to look beyond what you are told to see and to value what is truly there. The ability too see past the fashion media barrage is a new interpretation of the original fairy tale. Founded by Paul Harvey, who designed alongside Massimo Osti for CP.Company for 25 seasons, uses all he has learned to create technical, timeless garments. The items themselves have no branding on the exterior whatsoever, Harvey asks for the items to be loved for what they are, not what brand or who they are associated with. More information will be available about the new collection and the brand in the coming months including a brand guide which will give you all the information you will need to know about Ten C.

Paul & Shark

Paul & Shark has been with us for a few seasons now and is growing in popularity every season. Born in 1921 in the sleepy village of Masnago, in the countryside just outside of Milan, Paul and Shark was forged from a mill which was already producing knitting textiles. It was this firm grounding in the understanding of what using quality materials meant to its customers that gave Paul and Shark the impetuous to give their designs a strong yachting design led look, to prove their materials in one of the most rigorous situations they knew. With their innovative fabrics paving the way for their expansion into other markets, from skiing, to golf and casual wear, Paul and Shark now provide an entire branded look which carries all the design idealisms of Italian craftsmanship.

Stone Island

Our last stop was the Stone Island table with the ever enthusiastic Carl. Stone Island is one of the best known brands in mens designer sports and technical wear. Their history of garment dyeing and fabric research is one of the most in depth you will encounter and it is that which defines the brand. 4 key elements that come up when talking about Stone Island and that make up the brand are: Rivetti, Garment Dye, Fabric Innovation and Military Inspiration. With a number of iconic pieces over the years, including  the ‘Tela Stella’ which was the brands first jacket released in 1982, they have created some of the most advanced pieces and continue to push the boundaries of experimentation. The ‘Tela Stella’ is the name of the the actual fabric used, and was released in seven styles and 6 different colours, catapulting Stone Island into the spotlight. The Ice Jacket is another iconic piece, which is created from a heat sensitive fabric, changing colour with temperature, another technical jacket that pushed the boundaries in fabric technology. A complete Stone Island brand guide can be read here

Along with the standard Stone Island, we will also be receiving a drop of the Shadow Project for AW15. So keep your eyes peeled!

We would like to give a massive thanks to all the reps and staff at Four Marketing for their knowledge and hospitality throughout the day.

Published by Sarah Kearney, Online Editor at Aphrodite Clothing