Spring 2015 Samples Are Ready to Go!

2014 August 7

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Spring 2015 Collection Has Arrived!

2014 July 21

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Smile 2 Smile Brings the Children of Haiti Their New Buddies

2014 May 29


Last week, the Smile 2 Smile team came by the Antonio Valente showroom for a visit, this time to pick up some fabric goodies for another batch of Smile 2 Smile Buddies for their 2014 Collection.

In the fall 2013, this globally conscious, socially responsible company went on a mission to provide children in in Haiti with a fun and cheerful toy to enrich their lives and to put a smile on their little faces. From their experiences, the children were all smiles from the start. And let’s just say, it has done the same for us here at Antonio Valente.

Antonio received this touching note from Smile 2 Smile founder Melissa Calixte:

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Attached to the postcard was a series of photographs of the little ones enjoying the company of their new buddies.

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SHIRT OF THE WEEK

2014 May 22

This custom made shirt is unique for its baseball stitch pattern, made by a specialized Singer sewing machine used to create this particular design.

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Brown thread is used to match the shirt design.

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A secondary fabric is used on the inside collar and cuff.

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Vintage Singer Baseball Stitch Machine

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SHIRT OF THE WEEK – Featuring the Kama Sutra

2014 May 14
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This weeks shirt was chosen for its, um, uniquely themed pattern. Used as a cuff detail, the Kama Sutra livelies up this custom made dress shirt.

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Can you spot the print?

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How about now?

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Sewn in the pick stitch style, the blue thread is used throughout the shirt with blue button holes to match.

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Matching blue monogrammed initials

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 One last time…

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SHIRT OF THE WEEK

2014 May 6
by Sarah

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You can imagine it may be difficult for a man of this height to find proper dress shirts to fit his frame, so Antonio Valente helped him get exactly what he wanted with this custom made shirt.

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 42 inch sleeves

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Silver buttons with a buffalo design

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A classic Mandarin style colour

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In The Works: Fall 2014 Samples

2014 March 11
by Sarah

 Remember when we showed you the rolls of fabric that arrived from Italy last week?

Well this is what we made of ‘ em! samples3

Here are a few of our most interesting and favourite fabrics of the collection.

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Season Two of Hannibal Premieres with Antonio Valente at the Seams

2014 March 3

Some of you may or may not know that Antonio Valente proudly provides NBC’s hit show Hannibal with the stylish and dapper dress shirts and suits of its stars Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne.

The character Hannibal is known for his sharp fashion sense, consistently dressed in bespoke three piece suits of various patterns and rich colours.

With the kickoff of season two premiering over the weekend, stay tuned for more strong and distinct costuming  in each episode of Hannibal.

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Fall 2014 Fabrics Are In!

2014 February 28
by Sarah

 The new Fall 2014 fabrics have started rolling in from Italy, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

 

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Stay tuned to see what samples we make out of these fine fabrics….

SHIRT OF THE WEEK

2014 January 29

This weeks custom-made shirt was made for one of Antonio Valente’s own, working together with the team in creating a shirt for himself to his exact wants and specifications. A cross over between a dress shirt and a sport shirt, this piece can be worn to the office only later to be  unbuttoned for a more casual look.

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Notice the precise top stitch used along the collar and cuffs, with the thread colour chosen to match the colours of the shirt.

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Keeping with the same blues and reds, a secondary patterned fabric is used on the inside front placket.

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Most fashion consumers want to feel like they are wearing a one of a kind garment. This is achieved throughout this shirt with the use of monogrammed initials nicely embroidered on the inside of the collar as well as the right cuff.

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