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 always loved briefcases but never really felt comfortable carrying them. They often seemed overly formal, rigid and conservative for my personal "casually tailored" style. I'm not a lawyer, or a doctor in the 50s. So when thinking about the ideal briefcase design for the AOS x FCL collab, I wanted something that could be carried with a suit (of course) but could also be used to elevate the style of a more casual look. Not quite a messenger bag (I hate messenger bags), but a similar vibe that is at once professional and sharp, but also laidback enough for a daily work carry.
Frank's double-gusset zip-top briefcase was the answer for me. In my opinion, this is the perfect work bag. Whenever I am taking my laptop somewhere I just throw it in this bag and go (often without a protective sleeve because this brief has a divider to keep your computer/tablet safe and secure).
This design was also the choice of President Obama when he was in the White House, so you know, extra points for that.