Frank Clegg and his team are legendary for sourcing the most beautiful leathers in the world. This chocolate suede is a super-Italian hide with a beautiful napped finish. Suede is an elegant fabric with a beautiful luster and drape - but make no mistake about it, this fabric can take a serious beating and will only get more beautiful as it wears in over time. We appoint our suede products with a tough belting leather which creates a great contrast and a sturdier carry.
“WOW! The quality of the fabric and craftsmanship amazing. This is what American menswear should be. Bravo!"
"The comfort of AOS clothing is second to none. I literally wear my pieces everyday. Thank you!"
"I just received my topcoat, suit and cashmere sweater. I am blown away! All three are 100X better in person than they are in the pictures."
I've always loved backpacks but as I got older and started to dress smarter, my nylon Nike and Adidas shoulder sacks just weren't cutting it anymore. I wanted to keep the convenience of a traditional backpack (hands free!) but add a level of sophistication that would elevate a look, rather than make it look juvenile.
I also wanted something that would last the test of time. In my years as an athlete, I went through a backpack every year or so. This one is not only built to last the test of time, it's actually built to get better with age. That's the real win with quality raw materials - it builds character and softens as it breaks-in over time.
In addition to the wide-mouth easy-access main drawstring pouch, there are two separated storage areas - the front pouch with magnetic snap closure (keys, wallet, phone, pens, headphones, etc) and a secret zipper pocket under the main flap (passport, boarding pass, important papers, etc). As all backpackers can attest - pocket separation is key.