Dan Trepanier started Articles of Style (formerly The Style Blogger) from his college dormroom after being named “America’s Best Dressed Real Man” by Esquire magazine. He grew up on a small-town farm in southern Ontario Canada where he was recruited to play NCAA basketball for Columbia University in New York City. He studied psychology at the Ivy League institution but spent most of his time on the streets of NYC falling in love with fashion and style. After graduation he worked briefly in the buying office at Saks Fifth Avenue before going back to school to study fashion history and menswear design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Throughout his design studies he apprenticed with a bespoke tailor in NYC, learning the ins and outs of the high-end tailoring business. In addition to his work as creative director of AOS he also serves as a freelance writer, personal stylist, and creative consultant to a number of menswear related businesses.