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Stussy AW19: First Look

Stussy’s AW19 Collection Showcases The Brand’s Dedication To Pushing Boundaries

Presenting an exciting mix of tactical and contemporary pieces, the arbiter of streetwear Stussy returns with a refreshing instalment that boasts the brand’s signature Californian roots. With a heritage that started way back in the ‘80s, Stussy is now considered a global standard within skate, hip-hop and street culture. The AW19 collection plays with the brand’s rebellious aesthetic and features instantly-recognisable logos, signature silhouettes and classic prints.

Stussy Panel Jacket

Transitioning from summer to winter requires a fit that can withhold the unpredictable weather and the Panel Track Jacket does just that. Assembled with jagged contrasting colour-block panels that channel ‘90s inspiration, the track jacket showcases the brand’s dedication to taking classic silhouettes and re-thinking them with signature Stussy aesthetic. Masterly lightweight, the nylon construction is the ideal layering piece. We paired the track jacket with some of our favourite garments from the latest batch; including Stripe Crew T-Shirt and Utility Cargo Pant.

Stussy Stripe Crew Tee

Committing to the ‘90s theme, the Stripe Crew T-Shirt boasts a nostalgic, sporty aesthetic. Adorned with the label’s world-famous logo amongst striking, colour-block stripes – the heavy build crew neck is offered in a loose, period-appropriate fit. This season Stussy has created truly energetic and wearable pieces that will add that well-needed pop of colour to any winter wardrobe.

Stussy Utility Jacket

Stussy Utility Jacket Grey

If you’re looking for a functional, cold-weather necessity – Stussy have you covered. The next highlight from the collection is the Utility Jacket. Boasting four front pouch pockets with three additional zip pockets, the utilitarian design is ideal for storing all your every-day essentials. Rubberised branding adds a modern update to the piece whilst retaining traditional utility features. Water-resistant, versatile and perfect for layering – the nylon jacket guarantees to stick with you for many seasons to come.

Stussy Utility Cargo Pant

Again, we paired the jacket with the Utility Cargo Pant in Black. Dripping in utilitarian design – the nylon trousers are fitted with two back flap pockets and roomy cargo pockets to the legs. Developed to hold your everyday must-haves. Adjustable waist and cuffs allow the functional trousers to fit perfect to you.

Stussy Torque Jacket

Stussy Torque Chore Jacket

Adding to their already impressive arsenal of lightweight jackets, Stussy presents the Torque Jacket. Dressed in an orange colourway, the 100% cotton jacket gives off some serious autumnal vibes. Point collar, button-down placket and four double pouch pockets – the piece combines the classic overshirt silhouette with Stussy’s favoured utilitarian design.

Stussy Basic Sweatshirt Orange

Stussy Basic Hoodie Yellow

Of course, no Stussy instalment would be complete without a handful of classic sweats that provide premium comfort and work perfectly for the season. The rich autumnal colour palette really shows within the collection of bold layering pieces – offering hoodies and sweatshirts in a variety of different colourways. Our personal favourite is the Basic Crew Sweatshirt in Orange and Basic Stussy Hoodie in Lemon.

The Stussy AW19 collection will be launching on 30/08/19 both in-store and online at Aphrodite.

 

 

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

Patagonia

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

adidas

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

Stussy

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

DSquared2

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.

Stussy SS19 Editorial

Stussy Brings Familiar Influences to Spring/Summer 19 Collection

Streetwear stalwarts Stussy have always drawn from their home turf of Laguna Beach for inspiration; specifically, the artists, skate kids and surfers that inhabit the California locale. Less concerned with fashion than with projecting a level of tribal awareness for whichever subculture or crew they might roll with, thrift shops and surplus stores were the go-to spots to replace the latest shredded sweatshirt or pair of trousers. Stussy’s latest collection captures this effortless spirit to perfection, combining a wealth of influences to create something quintessentially Stussy, which we’ve highlighted in our latest photo editorial, shot on location in that most laid-back of locales: the laundrette.

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Vintage-style sweatshirts and hoodies — in looser, period-appropriate fits — form the core of the collection, boasting graphics and embroidery inspired by everything from thrifted varsity sweats to old motorsports memorabilia. Sticking with the preppy theme, wide striped rugby shirts also make an appearance, cementing their spot as one of the best layering pieces a man can have in his wardrobe: a bit smarter than a sweatshirt, but more robust than a polo, the rugby shirt is the perfect workhorse for the transitional months.

 

Stussy SS19 Editorial 02

Keeping things versatile for the warmer weather, the outerwear includes a deep indigo coverall jacket in heavy canvas and a pullover ripstop track top in a bold, 90s-style colourway. Running the gamut of collegiate style, sportswear and vintage workwear, this is one of the Stussy’s most eclectic, yet wearable collections yet.

Stussy SS19 Editorial 03

The standout piece is the aforementioned coverall jacket. A staple of American workwear for decades, the jacket’s ready availability, hardwearing construction and utilitarian look have made it a menswear favourite, and this version is one of the best we’ve seen. Subtly differentiated from the originals with a more robust fabric, contrasting stitching and a printed Stussy Stock logo to the chest, the jacket is the perfect throw-on piece for any time of year.

Stussy SS19 Editorial 04

Get the look for yourself: find the whole range of Stussy SS19 in-store and online now.

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Best of Summer at Aphrodite1994

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.

T-Shirts

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.
 
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
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.
Shirts
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.
 
Shorts
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
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.
 
As stated above your shorts have to be jazzy, and there’s nothing jazzier than this instantly recognisable pattern from Paul Smith.
 
Bags
Tourist vibes courtesy of the ever dependable Eastpak brand. Sling your passport, money, suncream and anything else worthy of its confines.
 
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.
 
Hats
In a perfect summery pastel palette, this basic Norse Project cap is popping essential to protect your face from the rays.
 
With their yachting pedigree, you can guarantee this Paul & Shark statement cap to be rich in anti ray technology, with a rich red colouring.
 
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.
 
Towels
Match your Paul Smith swim shorts with the accompanying beach towel. An essential pairing for any hot weather dweller!
 
Stussy Rugby Striped Shirt

California Cool With Stussy

Rewind to the early 80’s and slap on that sun-cream on Laguna Beach, California, back to when Shawn Stussy was shaping surfboards and adorning them with unique graphics that attracted a dedicated fan base. (If you want to delve more into the brand’s history check out our Stussy brand guide)

Stussy Jamaica T-Shirt Don’t hit the sun cracked pavements without adorning one of Stussy’s bold graphic-emblazoned classic pieces. Yet again this season, they are taking a sharp diversion from that iconic angular graffiti scrawl. One of our favourite new prints has to be the Jamaica tee – bring on that sun.

Stussy Rugby Shirt
One of the standout pieces from this season’s collection has to be the Jonah Rugby Shirt. We love the contrasting striped panelling used throughout the heavy weight jersey construction, giving off retro Frankenstein vibes. The bold hues give this piece its statement piece title.
Stussy Spring Summer
Don’t worry you don’t have to be a pro boarder (sea or land) to pull off the iconic streetwear brand, you can use the graphic tees to enhance your off duty look. Like the long sleeved Stussy t-shirt in salmon, can be styled under your favourite Flight Jacket and paired with your favourite pair chinos, topped off with a bold pair of kicks like the Reebok Club C 85 Trainers

Outfit - Pastels and prints

Outfit – Pastels and patterns

Our growing streetwear collection consists of some of your favourite brands and with the fashion genre quite possibly being at is most eclectic yet it was no surprise to see this season’s trends having an element of ‘clash’. With pastels, stripes and of course the relentless camo making prominent appearances we thought we’d throw something together to remind you it doesn’t have to be one or the other anymore.

 

Stussy, Penfield, Vans and Eastpak

 

Its all about the clash, outfit features black corduroy trousers by Nudie Jeans, striped colour block rugby shirt by Stussy, pink cotton coach jacket by Penfield, camo print waist bag by Eastpak and suede trainers by Vans.

The Continuing Relevance of Stussy

Even if you don’t have any interest in street fashion whatsoever, chances are you’ll have seen Stussy‘s logo around: that iconic, angular graffiti scrawl of the founder’s surname has been ever-present on streets around the world for over 30 years, on hats, t-shirts, jackets and all manner of streetwear staples. As one of the latest additions to our brand roster here at Aphrodite, we feel it’s time to throw the spotlight on the history and significance of Stussy on the fashion industry. While we covered some of this in our brand guide, the guys over at Grailed recently did a profile of the brand as part of its Dry Clean Only series of articles.

Delving into Stussy’s beginnings and working through to analysing its influence and place in the current cultural landscape, the article is well worth a read for new or longstanding fans of the brand. Give it a look over at Grailed, then browse our growing range of Stussy clothing and accessories at Aphrodite Clothing.

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Stussy Brand Guide

The History of the Stussy Brand

Few streetwear brands can lay claim to such a wide-ranging influence as the Stussy brand. Many of the styles and tropes of the streetwear culture — graphic-emblazoned basics like t-shirts and caps; riffs on recognisable logos; music and subculture references — can be traced back to Shawn Stussy’s surf shop. Founded in the early 1980s on Laguna Beach, California, Shawn Stussy was shaping surfboards and adorning them with unique graphics that attracted a dedicated fanbase. The distinctive Stüssy logo was achieved when Shawn Stussy began to scribble his surname with black marker pen on the handcrafted surf boards, and was influenced by the signature of his uncle, the artist Jan Stussy. To subsidise his income, Stussy began to use the logo in a range of t-shirts, shorts and caps which he sold out of his car on Laguna Beach.

As the apparel began gaining credibility of its own accord from California’s cool kids, the Stussy label was approached by Frank Sinatra Jr. (no relation!), a CPA who picked up on Shawn’s passion and authenticity, and in 1984 suggested they open their own store to sell the clothing exclusively. By 1990, the brand was making a $17million turnover. But despite this beachbound surf background, Shawn wasn’t content to stay there, and starting in 1991 began travelling the rest of the country and the world, meeting like-minded individuals with a view to expanding his vision. One of the brand’s early champions was James Jebbia, the co-founder of the now-legendary Union store in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood and future founder of Supreme. At that time, Stussy clothes were very hard to get a hold of, and were cultural signifiers of being ‘in the know’ about the hip-hop, skating and punk subcultures. Seizing on the opportunity, Jebbia partnered with Shawn Stussy to open the brand’s first flagship store near to Union. From this base on the cutting-edge of the fashion world, the brand’s reach and reputation spread globally, and to this day they remain one of the biggest streetwear brands around.

What is the International Stussy Tribe?

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Fujiwara with fellow Stussy Tribe members, 1990

Shawn also met many others in his travels — streetwear pioneer and perennial influencer Hiroshi Fujiwara in Tokyo; Slam Jam founder Luca Benini in Italy; and owner of the now-defunct Hideout store in London, Michael Kopelman — and bestowed upon them the title of the International Stussy Tribe, which reflected the brand’s ‘locals-only’ initial approach while embracing the cultures and subcultures across the world that the Stussy brand was resonating with.

Who Owns Stussy?

Shawn Stussy resigned as president of the company in 1996, when Sinatra bought his share of the company holdings, and left the company to spend more time with his family and to himself. The Stussy brand is still owned by the Sinatra family, despite many lucrative offers from investors, and continues to manufacture a range of unique street-style clothing, staying true to the authenticity and vibes that built the Stussy label.

Stussy Clothing

Stussy T-Shirt

Stussy Jacket

Discover our range of Stussy clothing and accessories at Aphrodite Clothing today.

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Stussy Arrives At Aphrodite – Available Online and Instore Now

Were proud to announce that we are now stockists of Californian brand, Stussy.

The brand was founded on the beautiful sands of Laguna Beach in the early 1980s, when Shawn Stussy was shaping surfboards and adding unique graphics to them. The distinctive logo was achieved when Shawn Stussy began to scribble his surname with black marker pen on the handcrafted surf boards, and was influenced by the signature of his uncle, the artist Jan Stussy. To subsidise his income, Stussy began to use the logo in a range of t-shirts, shorts and caps which he sold out of his car on Laguna Beach.

The range offers staple tees, jackets and caps to give that ultimate casual cool look.

You can shop our full range of Stussy clothing instore or online at Aphrodite.