Dutch Dandy Style
From The Netherlands to Canada, Latvia to Mexico, and the United States to Italy, quintessential Dutch suiting label Suitsupply has been outfitting dapper gents since its 2000 launch in Amsterdam. So beloved and convenient has its ethos proved, that this year the brand achieved another milestone with the September opening of its first store in China, now dressing up Shanghai dandies in its signature contemporary cuts and trendy accessories, combining craftsmanship with a dose of quirk.
In a two-storey space resembling a modern gentleman’s dream bachelor pad, the Chinese flagship is a vision of lofted ceilings, wooden beams and exposed brick, with houndstooth sofas, framed photographs and printed walls calling the eye’s focus as much as the covetable clothes displayed on the racks and mannequins. It’s clear that although the wardrobe staples are well-represented here, the brand doesn’t shy away from big, bold details either: ikat carpeting and navy walls serve as backdrop to a tomato red wool coat and a Havana brown checkered suit, among many patterned others. Suitsupply employs a savvy team to answer any questions and provide personalised recommendations, while upstairs their on-site tailor can make instant MTM alterations, with your suit ready in three days. Fast, easy, dandy!