Antonio Valente is a boutique business that identifies and addresses the professional and recreational needs of the modern man's lifestyle.
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 with a local retailer during his high school years. Antonio quickly developed an eye for design and began building his own bespoke wardrobe. In his final year of high school, Antonio made a lasting impression by designing his own one-of-a-kind tuxedo for his prom.
As Antonio continued to pursue his passion for menswear, he increased his experience and technical knowledge by working in the industry's retail and wholesale areas. In 2002, as more and more brands were moving production jobs offshore, Antonio saw an opening in the North American menswear market for a truly innovative, high-quality and homegrown collection. That year in Toronto, Antonio started a shirt and trouser company under the label Omega Bespoke Couture. As Antonio's 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.
Handcrafted Detailing from a Toronto Designer
Each Antonio Valente Collection artfully balances colour and texture to create a subtle boldness that captivates the imagination. As one of the few remaining North American menswear designers and manufacturers, each garment is made according to ethical labour practices. The Antonio Valente approach results in incredible quality, handcrafted detailing, and some manufacturing practices that predate the sewing machine.
James & Dickson Clothiers welcomes you to our Calgary men’s shop to discover how each Antonio Valente collection artfully balances colour and texture to create subtly bold clothing with high-end features such as: