How To Dress Like Brad Pitt

Bradd Pitt BelstaffSo you want to dress like Brad Pitt?  We can’t blame you.  He’s had a string of beautiful women including Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie.  Don’t worry, we are here to help.  We might not be Harley Street doctors who can perform facial reconstruction surgery but we can point you in the right direction of some clothing that might be able to help.

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Brad Pitt is seen wearing a Belstaff Panther Jacket. Retailing in the UK around the £980, the stunning vintage looking leather jacket is a small price to pay to be able to pull a woman of Angelina’s calibre!

Brad Pitt Belstaff Bag

Seen in this photo at the airport, Brad Pitt again is seen sporting Belstaff, this time in the form of a shoulder bag.  The Belstaff Shoulder Bag  is an eyecatching piece with multiple pockets and leather straps.  Retailing around £245 in the UK, it’s not the cheapest bag you’re going to purchase but again, can you put a price on looking good?

He has also been spotted wearing brands such as PRPS, Burberry, Tag and has been a face for the Edwin Jeans advertising material.  If you want us to feature any other bits and pieces from Brads wardrobe just let us know and we’ll sort it out.

Waterproof and Waxed Jackets…. A Brief History

Waterproof and Waxed Jackets are very popular in the United Kingdom, this is due to many reasons one being the ridiculous changeable British weather!

As it’s St Georges Day, we have been looking at British Brands and how they have developed and evolved over the years.

Waterproof jackets are made up of fabric which has been treated to prevent water penetration. Waterproof garment were first intended for industrial use and were designed for function rather than style.

This has dramatically changed in the past 10 years or so. Men are becoming more and more style conscience, so waterproof jackets, even for work need to have an element of style to them.

The term ‘Waterproof’ refers to conformance to a governing specification and specific conditions of a laboratory test method.

The normal types of waterproof jackets are usually natural fabric coated with waterproofing material.

The first Waterproof coat was created in 1823 in the Mackintosh family textile factory. They invented the waterproof cloth and in 1830 they merged with clothing company Thomas Hancock resulting in the production of the rubberised coats which spread all over the UK. The British Army and the UK Police force were using these types of jackets and coats.

Over the years the coats have had problems, in particular melting in hot weather, so testing and experimentation helped solve many problems.

Today waterproof coats still proof popular for the modern everyday man aswel as the outdoor nature lover.

Waxed jackets

Waxed jackets have proved very popular over the past few years too. Barbour, which was mostly used by farmers and outdoor folk including hunting, shooting and fishing, has now made it into the main stream fashion line, resulting in many high street stores producing their own versions of the traditional Barbour.


A waxed jacket is classed as a type of rain coat made from waxed cotton. The cotton jackets are made water resistant by paraffin based waxing, which makes the jacket highly water resistant, breathable and without the stiffness and yellowing with age. These jackets need to be warm so they typically have a leather collar and tartan collar.


Men’s Designer Jackets come in a number of brands, shape, sizes and colours. To view a wide range of jackets, Including Barbour, Belstaff, Pretty Green, C.P Company and many more head over to Aphrodite Men’s Designer Jackets.




Stone Island Mussola Prismatica Field Jacket

Stone Island Mussola Prismatica

The Stone Island Mussola Prismatica Field Jacket certainly has that wow factor that fans of the brand are attracted to.  Affectionately known as the ‘toffee wrapper’ jacket because of it’s glossy appearance, this eyecatching jacket is made from a unique fabric to Stone Island. Mussola Prismatica is created by joining a lightweight cotton muslin material to glossy transparent polyurethane film.  Double dye formulas are used in the base of the material to capture the colour which results in the deep and striking tones that you see in this fabric.

Stone Island Mussola Prismatica Jacket
The material is wind and water resistant but also refracts light which enhances the strength of the colour in the garment as well as helping the surface material to appear to have a 3D effect.  The chest area has two horizontal zip pockets and two lower velcro fastening pockets for storage.  The adjustable cuffs are also fastened with Velco along with the wind flap which conceals the full zip up fastening.

This stunning jacket is available in limited numbers.  It is available to buy from Aphrodite Clothing in Sunderland, UK – a Stone Island Official Stockist

Win A Barbour Jacket

Now here’s a fantastic off you can’t miss out on.  There’s currently a competition running over on Facebook to win a Barbour jacket.  You can select any jacket up to the value of £250 providing it is in stock when  the winner is drawn.  It has just came in time as the country is just getting its first batch of widespread snow.  The competition finishes just before Christmas but you still have time to enter.  Click here to be taken to the Facebook fan page.  All you need to do is like the page and enter via the competitions tab.  Good luck everyone and let us know if you win.

Barbour Discount Code

If you are looking for a Barbour discount code, look no further.  We have a code to get 10% off at Aphrodite Clothing who stock a massive range of Barbour jackets and clothing.  The code also works on other items of designer clothing.

The code is applied at the checkout stage by entering netxmas10 and runs out on Christmas Eve 2011

Happy Christmas Barbour shoppers


Barbour Gloves

Barbour GlovesWith the winter weather firmly taking a grip on the UK, people are hunting high and low for a nice pair of gloves to go with their winter outfits.  Barbour as you would expect have a range of Barbour gloves, scarves and hats to accessories your outfit and look good.  In this post we are going to centrate on just the gloves for now.

Leather gloves for years have been sought after as a luxury accessory to an outfit.  This year, Barbour have released some stunning quilted gloves which have been proving very popular in the last few weeks.  An ideal addition to a quilted Barbour jacket, these leather gloves are finished with a press stud fastening strap and a warm ribbed cuff to keep the wind from getting to you.  Available in Black or Brown, these are the ultimate luxury accessory for Christmas for any Barbour fan.

In addition to the quilted style, Barbour have released a pair of gloves of half and half cable knit/leather gloves.  These functional gloves have a cable knit finish to the top and a leather palm and finger area which will help with gripping.

If you prefer something a little more traditional, they have a range of plain Black and Brown leather gloves for you to get your hands on…and into.

We think that any of these styles of gloves would make a much appreciated Christmas gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.  Go on…you know you want to!

The Most Popular Barbour Jackets 2011

Top 5 Barbour Jackets of 2011

In the last few years, Barbour have seen their sales increased phenomenally with styles such as the Barbour Liddesdale on many a man/womans Christmas list to Santa Claus.  This year their range of jackets and coats has increased again and new styles have been developed.  In this post we are going to show you the top 5 selling Barbour Jackets of 2011.

1.  Barbour Loach Jacket

Barbour Loach Jacket

2.  Barbour Track Quilt Liddesdale

Barbour Track Quilt Liddesdale

3.  Barbour Akenside

Barbour Akenside

4. Barbour Grasstrack Jacket

Barbour Grasstrack Jacket

5. Barbour Liddesdale

Barbour Liddesdale Jacket

As you can see, it seems to be the quilted Barbour jackets that a lot of people are buying this Winter.  The wax versions, especially the Barbour Pegasus and International are popular as always but the quilt is what everyone wants.  Different stores and brands are selling very similar styles and colours but a lot of people like to save their hard earned cash to grab a piece of Barbour.

A lot of shops online are starting to sell out of certain styles of Barbour and having to re-stock certain versions of the more popular styles.  We hope that this list has gave you some insight as to what you are sure to see on the streets of your local town over Winter.  Let us know if you have purchased a new Barbour and what style you have gone for.  Is it one of the more popular versions?

Barbour Jackets Sale

Good news.  There is a massive 20% off all styles of Barbour Jackets over at Aphrodite Clothing in Sunderland.  You can buy online or in-store now.  Their range includes the ever popular quilted Barbour Liddesdale jacket and Barbour International in waxed and quilted styles.  Newer styles for this season which have proved popular such as the Barbour Loach Jacket, the Powell, Explorer and Grasstrack Jackets are also included in the sale.  It’s a great opportunity to buy a piece of designer clothing which will keep you looking good and warm this Winter.

It’s not just Barbour jackets in the sale.  Others such as Belstaff Jackets, Fred Perry and Penfield are some of the others to have a fifth knocked off the price.

Barbour Beacon Heritage

barbour beacon brand

Barbour Beacon Brand refers to the infamous lighthouses of South Shields in the North East of England, recently made popular by the To Ki To collaboration which thrives on inspirational and imaginative design. The Barbour Tokihito Jackets are purposely over engineered taking over 11 hours to produce one product, these designer jackets give off the impression of functionality when in reality they are more casual.

barbour tokihito jacket fisherman sageEach Barbour Jacket in the Tokihito collaboration provides a plethora of features, designed to represent the functionality behind the traditional workers jacket. The Barbour Tokihito Fishermans Jacket displays all the expected functionality expected in a fishermans jacket however made purposely for the casual wearer and not intended for actual fishing use.

Barbour Beacon Brand will be extending its collaborations in the future and expect to hear of a lot more of exciting new designs and concepts, Tokihito Yoshida is only one of the steps to prove the expert craft behind the Barbour Beacon legacy.