What’s On Our Wishlist…
Whether you’re itching to self-splurge this festive period or still have some essential gift hunting to undertake, who better to gain some seasonal inspiration from than the Aphrodite team? Depended on in-store for our trusty know-how and commended by customers for our daily fits; we’re certainly well versed when it comes to the designer products that are suspended from our rails. Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet though.
Having worked for the company for four-plus years, Aphrodite Store Supervisor Jonny finds himself shrewdly guiding shoppers into making the right purchases throughout the week. And this time, he’s kindly selected his top picks for our customers, this time – far and wide, to enjoy virtually. So, kick back and let’s delve into the expert’s favourite AW20 items.
Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece Jacket
In recent years we’ve all become aware of the harsh reality that the fashion industry imposes on carbon emissions, pollution, waste and the general sustainability of planet earth. With this in mind, it has never felt more imperative to make wiser choices when we’re shopping, but luckily for us, outdoor-centric brand Patagonia is always on hand to keep our mindsets conscious.
Offering an assortment of sustainable styles for AW20, Patagonia continue to bolster their eco-friendly aesthetic as the seasons tick by. This winter we’ve welcomed a range of recycled fleece silhouettes from the brand.
Jonny wears the Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece Jacket in El Cap Khaki which is crafted from double-side recycled polyester shearling for a snug and superbly sustainable finish.
“The Patagonia fleece is perfect for this time of year, can easily be worn on its own or as a layering piece underneath a jacket.”
Gramicci Just Cut NN Pants
Boasting a design philosophy that’s free from unnecessary drama, climbing brand Gramicci is lauded globally for its no-nonsense but function-first approach to menswear. The label’s gimmick-free agenda never waivers each season and this understated attitude continuously helps Gramicci top all of our wishlists in store.
Finding a harmonious balance between work and play, the Gramicci ‘Just Cut NN’ pants are the answer to all of your wardrobe’s FAQs. Wider on the leg and falling just short of the ankle, at exactly 7cm shorter than the label’s standard NN design, these bottoms offer added volume, turned up cuffs and a gusseted crotch for unrestricted movement through a range of activity.
Jonny wears Gramicci Just Cut NN Pants in Navy.
“I own three colours in this style so I’m sure another pair wouldn’t go a miss.’
Nike Challenger OG Trainers
Nike trainers always go down a treat with our in-store team and this year we’ve found ourselves in possession of vintage Swoosh runners and a selection of fresh-faced arrivals live and direct from Nike HQ. All in all, there’s been a silhouette in there for everyone.
Jonny’s recent favourite though is the Nike Challenger OG. Donning a retro palette that consists of primary hues, this ultra-lightweight shoe melds suede and mesh across the upper for a breathable but textured finish. Underfoot, a responsive foam midsole cushions every pursuit you plan for while a stable rubber sole keeps things durable.
Jonny wears the Nike Challenger OG in University Red / Coastal Blue.
“I’m a big fan of Nike running shoes from the late ’70s and early ’80s so I’m really enjoying the re-releases of the Challenger, Tailwind and Daybreak.”
Spotted something you like from our Staff Christmas Wishlist feature? Why not add it onto your own wishlist, or better yet, take the leap and secure the purchase yourself, it is Christmas time after all.