Introducing AOS Tailoring

October 14th, 2015

Our first collection is inspired by the classics of American Menswear. We wanted to offer guys an easy way to build the foundations for a versatile and stylish wardrobe that will last the test of time.

With the help of our manufacturing partner Southwick Clothing – an iconic American tailoring house since 1929 – we developed updated versions of the most timeless garments in menswear. These are the classics. The essentials. The staple pieces that you can rely on for years and years to come.

As a designer who worked on putting this collection together for over a year, it’s hard to say which pieces are my favorites, especially since they can each be worn in so many different combinations. Nevertheless, with this article I tried to showcase some of my personal highlights from our first collection.

If you’d like to take a closer look at any of the garments featured below, simply click the links under the images. If you’re interested in adding one to your personal wardrobe, we are here to answer any questions and will work with you directly to develop the perfect fit for your body type and lifestyle.

We’re looking forward to your feedback on the collection and to serving you as your lifelong clothier.

Rugged Tweeds

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You already know I love a seasonal green suit, and a rugged tweed.

This dark forest donegal is a rugged 11oz tweed milled in Italy. It has a melange of orange and tan “specs” subtly woven into the fabric, giving it a visual depth and a very unique character. Dark green is a very underrated color in tailoring, you’ll be surprised at how versatile this fabric is, and how much people love the old-school energy of it.

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Forest Tweed Suit
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There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned tweed in a neutral earthy tone. Our Natural Tweed is authentic Shetland; an undyed wool sourced from sheep bred for the challenging climate of the Shetland islands. The wool was then woven in Italy to create a rugged tweed fabric that feels indestructible.

Tweed is a warm fabric, better for the Fall and Winter seasons, although our unlined sport coats can double as a light jacket for most of the year.
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Lush Flannels

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The Cherrywood Flannel is a lush Italian fabric that crosses between chocolate brown and dark burgundy. It has a very subtle red hue, which makes it a warm and flattering tone – perfect for colder weather.

Our friend Ignacio shows us just how much swagger a brown suit can have, without being too “bold” or “in your face”. This one is a perfect match for the rust hopsack separates as well as the houndstooth tweed topcoat.

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Houndstooth Tweed Coat

Wool Flannel Suit in Cherrywood
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Our good friend Jelani Johnson puts a slightly more casual spin on the Cherrywood Flannel.

Our unstructured, soft-shouldered tailoring is perfect for a “casually tailored” look, like this suave knit sweater combo for example. And, of course, you can never go wrong with a timeless 3/4 length camel hair topcoat.

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Classic Camel Hair Coat

Wool Flannel Suit in Cherrywood

Lightweight Options

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Living in Los Angeles for the past two years, I developed a real appreciation for lightweight tailoring. The rust hopsack is one of the lightweight and breathable fabrics that including in the collection for our clients who live in warmer climates.

Other lightweight options in the first collection include the silk tweed micro-houndstooth, the dark chocolate 9oz worsted, and the graphite nailhead. Since 3-out-of-4 of these happen to be double-breasted, I should also note that any Articles of Style suit or jacket can be ordered in either our single-breasted model, or double-breasted model, per our client’s request.

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Herringbone Tweed Coat

Each of our suits can also be purchased as separates. For example, here Jelani shows us how to wear the waistcoat + trousers in a business-ready look (above), then he uses the double-breasted suit jacket as a sportcoat to create a smooth “Beverly Hills pool party” look (below).

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Classic Formalwear

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We have you covered for all of your upcoming weddings, red carpet events, and world-leader conventions. If it’s “black tie”, we’ll make sure you’re the best-dressed guy at the event.

In the formalwear category we’re all about staying true to the timeless classics. We offer a one-button tuxedo in traditional midnight blue, as well as a double-breasted tuxedo in classic black. Our garments are designed to never go out of style.

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Midnight Wool Coat

Midnight Blue Worsted Wool Tuxedo

With this first collection we also made sure to have outerwear options that can cross-over from casual weekend coat (over a sweater and jeans) to your sharpest black tie events (over a classic tuxedo).

For example, Wes is wearing our midnight wool topcoat over our midnight blue tuxedo (above) and below Khaled is wearing our blackwatch mac over our double-breasted tuxedo (below).

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In our shirt department, my personal favorite is the hidden placket “cross-over” shirt, because it can serve as both a formal shirt and a business shirt. That’s a smart, long-term investment.

I should also note that our shirts include our one-on-one fitting process overseen by our expert tailoring team, just like the rest of our garments. Your initial try-on fitting shirt (as well as your initial fitting trousers & waistcoat) is a fully finished garment that you can keep, and wear. We encourage our clients to wear their custom fitting garments after their fittings are complete, and mix-and-match them with their final garments. It’s like our secret new client “two for one” deal that helps you build a smart wardrobe in no time.

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Black Worsted Wool Tuxedo

Textured White Broadcloth Shirt

Custom Outerwear

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Our overcoats also include our personal fitting process. We will work with you to find the perfect fit for your body type and lifestyle. We usually recommend cutting outerwear with enough room to fit over a suit jacket/sportcoat, but slim enough to also wear casually with just a sweater and jeans.

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Midnight Wool Coat

Wool Flannel Vest in Cherrywood

We use the same fitting garment to create the pattern for your overcoat and your suit jacket/sportcoat. This means that you only need to go through the initial fitting process one time to be measured for any of the overcoats or jackets in the AOS collection.

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Now that you have an idea of our first collection, take a minute to review our exclusive fitting process, and, as always, feel free to Contact Us with any questions,

We’re looking forward to developing your ideal, helping you put together a world-class wardrobe, and serving you as your lifelong personal clothier.

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Classic Camel Hair Coat

Hollywood Flannel Suit

Thanks, as always, for reading. 

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

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