About Antonio Valente & This Blog
The son of Italian immigrants, Antonio Valente’s love affair with fashion and design began in his early teens. Antonio’s first foray into men’s fashion was working for a local retailer during his high school years. Disappointed by the quality and design of his mandatory high school uniform, Antonio worked part-time to finance his own bespoke wardrobe for school. In his final year of high school, Antonio made a lasting impression on his peers by designing his own one of a kind tuxedo for his prom.
In the early 1990’s, Antonio worked for one of the biggest names in the suit industry. Within six months, Antonio was overseeing six clothing lines while simultaneously running the sampling department.
In 1995, Antonio started a Canadian-based clothing company where shirts were designed and crafted under one roof. In 2002, Antonio began to design and sell trousers in addition to shirts. Today, Antonio Valente lines include dress shirts, sport shirts, formal shirts, trousers, suits, sport jackets and tuxedos.
Antonio stands behind his commitment to provide the most confident and discerning clients with garments complimenting their appreciation for the world’s finest contemporary looks in industry leading turn around times, with extensive support for clients few other manufacturers offer.
This blog is the on-line extension of everything Antonio stands for and believes in. It’s an innovative, creative and elegant environment where our friends new and old can read, learn and talk about fashion as a business, fashion as a statement, the art of being a gentlemen, and everything in between. Think of it like a tailors shop, but virtual.
It’s moderated and maintained by Antonio, his brother Joseph, and by a few friends of the brand.
Please download a PDF of our Spring 2010 Look Book. Both a sales and media kit are available on request. Please see our website, which is presently under construction, or email us at info AT antoniovalente dot ca