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Made-to-measure suit - process of buying a custom suit

What you need to know when you are about to buy a made-to-measure suit? What is the difference between a bespoke suit and mtm-suit? In this post I try to give you detailed look to the process of buying a made-to-measure suit. In addition I go through what points you should consider in that process. As most of Finnish menswear-stores such as Sauma and Fere for example are having their seasonal made-to-measure campaigns at the moment, I decided to update the post. Plain gray, brown or blue is always a good choice. Fitting of the suit Details chosen and that€™s it? Not quite. Delivery of a made-to-measure suit normally takes about four to six weeks. When the suit arrives, it€™s...

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About T-shirts

A t-shirt is often left without the attention it deserves. Still, a well-fitting, well-made, quality t-shirt should be a staple piece of every man's wardrobe.  It's already August and the main season of t-shirts is soon over. At least here in Helsinki. Despite that a few thoughts about t-shirts. During my vacation I have been wearing a lot different kind of combinations featuring simple t-shirts and therefore I decided to update an old post. How to find the right t-shirt and how to pull it off in a proper way? The white t-shirt with blue cotton slacks and sneakers – perfect casual summer style. The T-shirt – how to find the right one T-shirt and its functions can be viewed from many...

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Dark blue suit for business casual

Dark blue suit is the most versatile option for a business suit. In general it is also an option that is appropriate for almost any occasion where a suit is required.  I talk a lot about versatility. And one of the best features of a classic dark blue wool suit is that you can dress it up or down in various ways. You can pair it with black oxford shoes, gray grenadine tie and a spread collar shirt with french cuffs. Result is a combination that will take you through any formal party or occasion. Or you can combine the suit with a roll neck sweater and suede chukka boots. That way you get a nice ensemble for a casual day in the...

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Perfect overcoat for winter - Nordic edition

How can you find the perfect overcoat? This is a broad question. But every now and then I come up with question such as "what is the best overcoat for winter". It is clear that the answer depends for example on the budget and intended use. But in this post I will try to come up with a few choices for different categories and occasions. First of all, remember one thing. Dressing up is always in context with the climate and environment you live in. If you happen to live in Finland or in the Nordic countries, the requirements of outdoor garments are a bit different than in case you happen to live in Italy for example. The casual peacoat combined with...

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Gray cashmere tie - seasonal option for fall and winter

The solid gray cashmere tie is a key player of every business man's wardrobe. It is comfortable to wear, and offers a nice alternative to more common silk ties. You can wear it with a suit or more casual tailoring. In this post I will take a concise overview of how to wear a gray cashmere tie. This post is also a start for new weekly series where I will showcase one of my daily work attires and highlight one piece of the outfit more closely. Gray on gray. Gray cashmere tie - foundation for your business attire In my opinion most of times tie is the part of your outfit that really should bring the whole attire together. There it's important...

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