The Gentleman’s Sweat Suit

January 11th, 2017

Honestly, I hate wearing ties. They feel stiff, restrictive and corporate. But I love wearing tailored clothing. Whether it’s a suit, jacket, or trouser – a tailored garment is usually the central part of my look that I build around.

“Casually tailored” is that middle ground where the AOS team and I try to live. The idea is to blend the tradition, etiquette and long-term investment of classic menswear with modern cuts and fabrications that are designed to be paired with casual items and transition between any situation around NYC.

My job involves a lot of walking lately, so I’ve been sneaking out of the AOS showroom with our Ribbed Jersey Knit and doing some “product testing” out in these streets.

Here’s how I’ve been rocking it.

Suave Sweat Suit

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Dan designed this suit to blend the “athleisure” movement with the “modern gentleman” movement.

I have to say, there’s nothing quite like wearing a suit, but not feeling like a suit.

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You know me, I’m always blending tailoring with something vintage, or sentimental.

This is my favorite scarf, it was passed down by my father.

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Ribbed Jersey Knit Suit

The New Blue Blazer

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Patch pockets are one of the most functional details in tailoring – I rarely design a suit or jacket without them.

Being able to quickly drop my phone, wallet, shades, keys, etc. in my pockets makes life that much easier when I’m going from a train, to a flight, to a cab, to pounding the pavement.

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Ribbed Jersey Knit Jacket

Performance Trouser

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This look epitomizes that “middle ground” I was talking about. All the tailored pieces float in-between “formal” and “casual”: a cable knit topcoat, a beefy oxford shirt, and a tailored jersey knit trouser.

I can’t think of any place in NYC, or anywhere else, where this wouldn’t be considered appropriate, stylish, or approachable.

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White USA Oxford Shirt

  • Gray Cable Knit Coat by Articles of Style ·
  • Denim jacket by Levi’s (Vintage) ·
  • Ribbed Jersey Knit Trousers by Articles of Style ·
  • Suede ankle boots by Jack Erwin
  • · White USA Oxford Shirt by Articles of Style
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Our Ribbed Jersey Knit is the most comfortable fabric you will ever find in a tailor shop. This is not a traditional suiting cloth, but we cut it like one, and the comfort and performance is unmatched. This Italian jersey knit fabric has a super tight micro-ribbed texture that provides incredible 360-degree stretch and a full range of motion. What also makes this fabric unique is its Wool (59%) and Cotton (41%) blend – providing the performance and temperature regulation of wool with the softness and comfort of cotton. This one is highly recommended as an updated and stylized take on the classic blue blazer, or as the most comfortable trousers in your wardrobe. See more here.

Thanks, as always, for reading. 

Stay Tailored,

Westley Dimagiba