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    Do you have an event coming up, where it would be appropriate to wear a dark suit, a tuxedo, a perfectly fitted suit jacket, or dress pants? When you’re looking for a tailor who can make real the suit of your dreams, you can rely on us.

    We at Dandy Helsinki work with bespoke and made-to-measure suits. We’ll work out what your needs are and our tailor will offer you a selection from hundreds of color and quality options so that your suit will fit you perfectly and not just disappear as another black suit among hundreds of others. You’ll get to have your say in the details of the suit, like buttons, pockets, vents, and collars. We will make certain that the suit fits you perfectly. Depending on the suit the delivery time will take from four to six weeks.

    While we are a tailor for bespoke and made-to-measure suits, we also work with repairs and alterations. With alterations and repairs, we can make your old clothing sit anew on you -we do alterations from taking in where needed to changing the lining. We also can handle work like changing and repairing a zipper and other repairs. We repair and alter all kinds of clothes.

    You can find us on the first floor of Kauppakeskus Kluuvi, in Helsinki. We will help you whether you have in mind a certain shade or color of a suit, or just have a belt loop in need of repair.

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    Holland & Sherry was founded in 1836 in London, England. The wool and silk fabrics specialized factory delivers fabrics for tailors and couture designers all over the world. DANDY HELSINKI offers our clients a wide selection of Holland & Sherry-made fabrics for made-to-measure wear. 

    Here in this blog post, we want to showcase three of our favorites from the Holland & Sherry Masquerade collection. This collection offers luxury and dignity in a style, which sometimes we all need when we experience special and memorable moments in life. Especially now in the peak of the festival season.

    These fabrics we have chosen fit perfectly in the festive season of Christmas and new year, and also when you’re looking for an invigorating ensemble. You have a choice between a two-part bespoke suit or a three-part suit with a vest.

    This dazzling Masquerade by Holland & Sherry –black, with silver lurex grid check (92 % wool and 8 % silvery lurex filament) is a classic grid check from the collection. But the specialty of it is the metallic lurex -thread, which livens the otherwise black fabric and makes the whole appear more festive. 

    Masquerade by Holland & Sherry –red crocodile skin velvet (50% cotton 50% viscose) is a lustrous red velvet, which imitates crocodile skin. An excellent choice for a blazer, that will distinguish itself through the festivity.

    Masquerade by Holland & Sherry – black with gold lurex stripe (worsted) is a certain and dignified choice for a suit that will go along with a wide spectrum of other colors. The golden lurex thread shimmers when hit by a stray beam of light, creating a classically stylish whole. with a modern twist.

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    I’m Daniel Alizada and I’m studying economics in a vocational school. I started my internship in DANDY HELSINKI, which creates bespoke suits and made-to-measure suits, located in the center of Helsinki. In total, my internship lasts two months and is now ending in December.

    In the company I’ve been able to take part in customer service, pricing, taking inventory, exhibiting the products, and creating a clean environment in the store. I have studied tailoring and been allowed to learn alterations, patchwork, and as my own project made and sewn face mask patterns.

    I chose DANDY HELSINKI for the location of my internship as I’m interested in men’s fashion. Tailoring as a craft is rare in Finland, so it has been fascinating to follow along with how a dress coat and a tuxedo are created, first from a draft made on paper to a ready, wearable creation. During this internship, I have learned more than ever before. My own interest lies along with men’s classical and more formal wear. Classic patterns and colors never go out of fashion.

    In the future, I hope I will be able to continue learning in the fashion industry and also make a career with it. In Finland, the fashion industry is small, but we a well represented by skilled professionals, who can take note of environmental concerns and recycling in tailoring clothing.

    I do recommend DANDY HELSINKI to others for an internship. The team is multicultural, has an excellent team spirit, and has the drive to get things done. After this internship, I was offered the chance to continue working and learning under an apprenticeship, for which I’m more than excited about.

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    Along with the passing of history, men’s fashion has not changed as much for example as women’s. Certain iconic elements have held their position in the more formal wear, for example, the necktie and the handkerchief. A new generation has entered the workforce and along with it, the popular game and technology industry with its start-up culture has changed the men’s workwear more permissive. Button-ups have changed into a hoodie worn along a t-shirt sporting the company logo, and slacks get to stay in the closet instead of jeans. In certain professions, a strict dress code has been held for several centuries, and while it still seems to last, in passing decades there has been an undercurrent of change. A well-fitting suit is worn to project strength, influence, success, and a high degree of professionalism.

    What we wear always tells something about our values and our attitude towards life. For example, banking and legal professions still enforce a dress code. Workwear for women consists of a blazer dress and for men a dark suit. In Finland, we are very permissive and relaxed concerning clothing, for example, in some other countries it would be impossible for a realtor to wear a hoodie in a showing.

    When I was younger and taking part in our school’s graduation ceremony, I remember every boy wearing a necktie with a haphazard knot. Perhaps that already was a clue why a handkerchief has risen to a more popular accessory in men’s wear. On the street, you can still see the older generation favor neckties and younger men preferring the handkerchief. There are tens, if not hundreds of, ways to fold a handkerchief, but no official one exists.

    A handkerchief pocket square or handkerchief is an accessory for a suit or a blazer, which decorates the suit’s chest pocket. The handkerchief is often made from high-quality silk, cotton, linen, Kashmir, lace, or woolen tweed. Certainly, you can see handkerchiefs made from leather, feathers, and from whatever up to recycled plastic. Handkerchiefs have created a great business, as men are now more often conscious of fashion also here in Finland, and a handkerchief is replaced readily according to a suit’s style and the texture of a blazer.

    Originally in the 17th century, the handkerchief hadnät found its place in the breast pocket but was held in the hand as a tissue. The original purpose of a handkerchief was to function as tissue and thus it wasn’t seen proper to exhibit it to others on your chest. The dirty handkerchief was stuffed in your pant’s pocket after you had wiped your nose with it. When the first handkerchief factory commenced its operations, did the handkerchief start to evolve to just an accessory.

    As long as men’s suits have been tailored, the chest pocket had a single purpose of storing the handkerchief. Even though the original purpose of the handkerchief was something completely different from today’s, the chest pocket was seen as a necessity. Almost all men’s suit jackets and blazers, to the most elegant woolen jackets, are today made with an included breast pocket where a decorative and color bringing handkerchief can be placed. A handkerchief is an excellent accessory to bring color and contrast to an otherwise grey or dark suit. The pocket square lightens the mood, but certain color combinations bring dignity to a well-styled ensemble. In the end, a man only needs a well-fitted made-to-fit suit, a white dress shirt, and a color bringing handkerchief!

    In stores, you can find tie-handkerchief packages, where both are of the same color or print. You can buy one of these, but worn together they only create a distasteful faux pas. The shade of the handkerchief can be used to bring out the ensemble’s choice of shirt, jacket tie, or shoes. A suit jacket alone is just too drab and boring.

    Tie or necktie. This long fellow has many names and it hangs around a dress shirt. As with the handkerchief, the necktie has a long history in men’s wear. Neckties are made from several different materials as are handkerchiefs. Only the creativity of the fashion designer is the limit. Placing the tie around the collar so, that it looks good with the dress shirt is an artform learned by doing. Although I spent a long while in a certain department store’s fashion department, I noticed that tying a tie was still a great mystery for men. With ties, there are wider and narrower, slim patterns. I prefer to recommend the slim form for most of my clients. It makes the client look slimmer and even taller. The wide form is somehow dated and heavy.

    The reason why the handkerchief has become more popular than the tie is the ease of it. Everyone can place a handkerchief in their chest pocket and it’s quick to change. A handkerchief makes it possible to open up the topmost buttons of the dress shirt and the look becomes instantly more casual. Most handkerchiefs are also more economical than ties and thus you can fill your closet with them. 

    A handkerchief is a fresh and modern way to bring something personal and unique to your style, so I do recommend coming to get a handkerchief from DANDY HELSINKI as we certainly carry handkerchiefs for all and any man’s style.

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