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Our Story

THE STORY BEHIND THE APLO TEE

Iacopo Capone-Doumas is a Greek- Italian, ocean-loving, surfing and sailing enthusiast. Iacopo’s love for design ignited his inspiration and curiosity to perfectly tailor mens T-shirts as it has been mens daily wardrobe challenge

As a citizen of the world, travelling around the globe with constant luggage challenges, Iacopo has always struggled to find the ultimate T-shirt to carry along with him. A T-shirt that is simple, comfortable and easy to match with any outfit, anywhere and any time.

For Iacopo, this realization set off a T-shirt making idea. An item every man wants yet fails to find something, with ultimate fit, high quality and simple yet, versatile enough to show individuality.

THE WAVE CHASING FOUNDER BEHIND APLO

Born in Athens, Greece - since his early years - a rebel beach boy, Iacopo grew up in the coastline of Athens always chasing the wind and the waves. His curiosity about life, led him to travel the world and become immersed in different cultures and their different desires from a young age

After achieving his Bachelors of Marine Composites Technology in the U.K., he then moved to Milan to obtain his Master of Arts from a prestigious leading Italian design school, Domus Academy.

Following his passion for art & design, Iacopo went on to work in Milan, New York City and Los Angeles, where he concentrated on design exhibitions and design consultancy.
Now Iacopo is the founder and creative mind behind Dear Ride, Sappho Sandals and Aplo Clothing.

THE T-SHIRT MEN HAVE ALWAYS WANTED

Reflected by his recklessly independent personality, his Tees celebrate minimalism and confidence. Inspired by his years in California and in blending with his traditions of Italian design, he crafts the ultimate T-shirt that men want, combining fit, quality and style.

Partnered with the best fabric manufacturers around the world while handcrafted in Athens, Greece. APLO aims to develop a simple, impeccable and flawless T-shirt combining versatility and effortless ease.

NEVER COMPROMISING ON QUALITY

The principle behind APLO was to provide himself, and then all men with the perfect attire. Starting from the quality of our fabric, following an extensive research and countless hours of testing, he finally ended up with the APLO Fabric. The only fabric to be qualified to match men’s criteria and needs.

He then looked for the best T-shirt sewing experts. Craftsmen that have been sewing T-shirts for decades and know every inch about our favorite apparel.
APLO Tees are handcrafted in Athens, Greece from traditional local artisans, consequently we deliver the best to you.

IACOPO’S CREATIONS

Iacopo’s passion for surfing and contemporary design Ied him to create Dear Ride artworks. He designs exclusive surfboards in forms of sculptures to convey in an elegant and modern way the unique feeling of surfing in the contemporary interiors.

Following his life and design principles of simplicity, high quality and usefulness he always aspires to create meaningful, convenient and pleasing products. Thus Iacopo has also created Sappho Sandals, sharing his principles to women’s footwear industry as well.


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