What I Wore Today: Casual Tailoring

November 2nd, 2016

Rule #1 of Articles of Style: bring your “A Game” every day!

“Casual Tailoring”

Use the comments section below to tell us who’s style you’re appreciating today.


    “I’ve been living in this olive cotton/cashmere fabric this Fall. It’s a sturdy moleskin, known as ‘Winter Cotton’ by Ariston, and it’s already starting to mold to my body and show some great character.”



    “I’m always sampling new garments/techniques and trying to stay innovative within the ‘classic menswear’ space. One thing I’ve been experimenting with is shirts made from lightweight suiting fabrics. For example, this band collar shirt is cut from our 4-Season Navy Herringbone Wool milled by Vitale Barberis, and it’s incredible. More on this later… #Movember”



    “I love to take a really luxe piece, like this cashmere double-breasted overcoat, and layer it with a more casual piece, like this denim zip-up ‘shacket’. I used to layer more with my vintage denim jacket, but this piece is thinner and easier to sneak under tailored outerwear.”

    • Pure cashmere overcoat bespoke sample
    • Denim zip-front jacket by Club Monaco
    • Grey scoop neck t-shirt by Alexander Wang
    • Black waxed jeans by Nudie Jeans
    • Black snake-embossed calfskin chukka boots by Amsterdam Shoe Co.

    Thanks, as always, for reading. You can learn more about the AoS team here.

    Yours in style,

    Dan Trepanier

    • Tom

      Townsend wins

    • TownsendFree

      Now that Townsend is not there, someone else has a chance of winning perhaps? Hahaha.

    • Esosa

      To be honest, Dan is channeling the vibe I want to be on if it were not 75-80 degrees outside right now still.. he got my vote but all y’all are still doing your thing though!

    • TYnomite

      Really glad to see Wes not wearing any beige or cream as they are horrible colors against his skin tone! Simply horrible. YUCK.

      Will takes the cake here … monotone like a f’n BOSS!

    • Timothy J Greeley

      Dan gettin slept on…

      Diggin that plaid pattern in the jacket over top the texture pattern on the slacks

    • Pete

      Yes Yes Yes Dan! Please let us know soon what you have cooking with Wool Shirting.. I’ve been waiting for this ever since that Liberty Fairs post where you extolled the virtues.

      For various reasons I’ve kind of fallen out of favor with cotton clothing, shirting especially, and if you’ve figured out a way to introduce custom Wool Shirts with suiting-level options and quality I might have to hide my wallet from myself…

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        We’re about there brother! Testing it going very well. This navy herringbone worsted is my new favorite shirt, without question. There are so many advantages of wool over cotton, including wrinkle releasing, breathability, and the fact that dry cleaners can actually fully remove sweat stains… More soon Pete.

        • Pete

          Yep.. the huge rise of streetwear and “tech clothing” in the past 5 years has had the somewhat recent side effect of illuminating just how much performance you can get from the natural fibers like Wool, Merino Wool, Cashmere, Linen, Ramie, etc; they can be just as “technical” as the typical nylon and polyester. No doubt this phenomenon has been aided by the revival of classic menswear.

          Cotton is kind of the red headed step child here.. the cliche jack of all trades, master of none.. and in many of those trades it really comes out lacking in the specific use cases we see for Wool and Linen, for example.

          Merino Wool especially has seen a huge rise in the past few years, with many new brands popping up hailing it as the “ultimate performance fiber”…even huge players such as John Elliott have been featuring wool prominently in recent collections.

    • AdamE

      Happy to see that you guys revived WIWT… some of my favorite posts over the years…
      My vote was for Wes this time, it looks less affected than the other two, if I was voting for the individual pieces though, Dan’s overcoat would take the win!

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        Thanks Adam. We’re back at it!! The new space makes it easy to share our day to day style. Hopefully I can catch a couple Ws in the coming weeks…

    • TO

      O brother. Brought this back with a dead heat! Wes just b/c of that amazing outerwear piece
      Who was it that experimented with suit fabric as shirt before in the liberty fairs post? Very interesting

      • JR

        Same reasoning here! The Double Breasted Overcoat has to be my favorite garment in all of menswear.

        • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

          Not a bad choice. Not bad at all…

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        It’s been done with ready-to-wear, but we’re testing cutting lightweight wool shirts for clients of all shapes and sizes… Down with off-the-rack! Let’s only make garments that fit, and only produce things that will actually be used…