Articles by: Antonio ValenteAntonio Valente
Antonio Valente is a Toronto-based menswear designer who identifies and addresses the professional and recreational needs of the modern man’s lifestyle. He has spent decades pursuing his passion for menswear and refining his craft by working in the industry’s retail and wholesale areas. In 2002, Antonio started his design and manufacturing company and as his designs evolved so did the business. In 2009, the company’s new direction was branded with the launch of Antonio Valente, the company’s signature label.

Dressing for the Season

July 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Dressing for the Season

Regardless of how one perceives clothing, the single underlying influence that binds all looks together is seasonality, which has specific criteria for the Spring and Fall.

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Father Knows Best

April 24, 2012 3:46 pm
Father Knows Best

I owe what and who I am today to my father, which all started when he brought me to buy my first suit. Antonio Valente explores how his father’s influence in fashion and style made him into the man he is today.

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The Hidden Cost Behind Cheap White Dress Shirts

March 12, 2012 3:24 pm
The Hidden Cost Behind Cheap White Dress Shirts

Low-priced clothing floods the market as companies continue to relocate offshore to lower production costs by taking advantage of cheap labour. But the perceived need for inexpensive clothes has kept the majority of the world’s female apparel workers enslaved. On the heels of International Women’s Day, we need to create awareness and accept responsibility for the clothes we wear.

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What is the Price of Confidence?

January 16, 2012 3:30 pm
What is the Price of Confidence?

Although self-assurance comes from within and is rooted in one’s knowledge and experiences, it is expressed outwardly by the way one presents and carries oneself. Every time a confident man interacts professionally or socially, whether closing business deals or attending a friend’s dinner party, he must look the part.

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Fashioning Parliament: Stephen Harper’s Wardrobe Woes

October 31, 2011 2:02 pm
Fashioning Parliament: Stephen Harper’s Wardrobe Woes

Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, successfully navigated Canada through one of the toughest recessions in recent history, especially when compared to his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi, who has been the centre of scandal and has steered Italy’s economy and deficit to the worst point in his country’s history. However, where Harper has succeeded and Berlusconi has failed, the opposite is true of the two Prime Ministers when it comes to their wardrobes.

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