We believe that business attire can be a reflection of your personality. A form of art and a way of life.
Millions of people put a suit on every day as a form of suppressed personality and to blend in with the army of business uniforms marching the streets. They haven't experienced the immersive satisfaction of fit, quality, true tradition and handmade details.
But You and we know better. We feel the rough edges of hand-rolled pocket squares when dressing up in the morning. We remember the streets of Naples when we loosen the tie after a long work day and pour ourselves a glass of red wine. We admire the handicraft and tradition of tailors when we unbutton our shirts and call it a day.
For us suit is not just a business uniform. It's a part of the Art that we call life.
Hand Rolled Pocket Squares
DLA pocket squares are finished with hand rolled edges, which give them a refined, three-dimensional appearance that machine sewing simply cannot achieve. They are inspired by the golden era of Finnish art and literature, in particular the Finnish National Epic Kalevala, which was a key inspiration for JRR Tolkien.
Each pocket square of our essential collection features art from iconic Finnish artitsts, including Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who created the visual world for the Kalevala Epic. His symbolic art was a combination of his own life, folklore myths and Christian mythology. This world of symbolism lies somewhere between dreams and reality.
Untipped Handmade Ties
DLA handmade neckties are lively, simple, sophisticated and most importantly comfortable to wear. All ties are untipped and finished with carefully hand rolled edges. Our ties are crafted in Northern Italy by a family business that has been making high quality neckwear for decades. All aspects of production are done inside the family–run factory, from cutting fabrics to tip making, stitching and finishing the ties.
All DLA ties are made by using either the classic, light and minimalistic three-fold construction or the more luxurious 5-fold construction and feature light interlining that helps the tie keep its shape, drape on the wearer, and shake out wrinkles after wear. For us a good drape, beautiful knot and functionality are the most important features every tie should have.
DLA ties are subtle yet refined. There are no striking brand tags or visible logos. We want you to love wearing them purely for the quality and feel they feature.
Soft Neapolitan Shirts
DLA shirts are created to cover the basics of every man’s wardrobe. All our shirts are crafted in Naples,Italy from soft and high quality Italian fabrics with contemporary fit and carefully finished, handmade details.
The essential collection includes three different styles – a classic white, versatile light blue and more casual blue denim shirt all with soft semi spread collar and. The selection is intended to cover the needs of the modern man wardrobe. We want to make your daily choices easy and simple – these shirts will keep you covered from business meetings to formal parties and casual weekends.
DLA garments are subtle yet refined.Simple and versatile but still chic. They are chosen to highlight the idea, that simplicity is in fact beautiful. And that versatility as well as adaptability are the keys to success. Our products represent the high Italian quality and craftsmanship, they will make you feel and look good.
Helsinki: Vaatturiliike Sauma
Bulevardi 14, Helsinki
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Hallituskatu 9, Tampere
Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3pm
Herrainpolku 1, 20100 Turku
Tue - Fri, 2pm - 6pm
Saturday: 12am - 4pm