Need for SPEED 5

From the time when racers were gentlemen rather than professionals, and the prizes were noble rather than fiscal, comes the Pashley SPEED 5. Oozing the spirit of the 1930’s, this modern retake on the historical racer has the authentic geometry and construction of the original, Brooks leather saddle and bar tape, golden chain, frame-fitted race […]

January Club Event and other winter activities

Year 2014 takes Foundry Curators’ Club to visit the back stages of the most interesting, inspirational and intransigent shop keepers, craftsmen and makers. We continue our hunt for things made-to-last and explorations to the roots of quality in fields wider than just style and clothing. Our January event takes us to a visit to Classic Bike, […]

The first step to bespoke clothing with Vaatturiliike Sauma

How many pieces of clothing do you have that make you feel comfortable, self-certain, good-looking and loaded with positive energy? Garments that actually emphasize the feeling of being you? At least for me, and even after 34 years, there are only a handful of items like that in my wardrobe. But probably everyone is familiar […]

LEVY – For the love of craft of chocolate

When we were putting together plans for Foundry events for this autumn, a friend of ours mentioned LEVY Chocolate. For some reason, we had never heard of them, but we immediately knew that this sounded like something we wanted to feature. The love of craft, uncompromised production process and an aspiration to make a great […]

Meet FRENN, a new label from Helsinki for the urban working man

FRENN invites Foundry to visit their pop-up store in Torikorttelit on the 3rd of December, starting at 6pm. Founders of this new Finnish label Antti Laitinen and Jarkko Kallio will tell the story behind their company, clothes and interesting material choices. FRENN arose from a desire to create pieces that people would cherish for years, […]

Full program revealed for November’s Foundry Event

Next week, Tuesday 12.11. starting at 7pm, we will find out what’s the measure of a man. Internationally acknowledged tailors of Sauma will take us on a beginner’s journey to made-to-measure clothing. And our special guest Levy Chocolate will let us taste their new flavor, freshly custom-made just for the event. Sweet! The program will […]

Is leather always leather, and how do you know?

Leather – the material that signifies quality, tradition and durability. The patina, the breathability, the luxurious looks. Stamped and signed with text like “Genuine Leather”, “Top Grain Leather” and “All-Natural Leather.” What’s there not to like? Leather is leather. But is all leather the leather of your expectations, and how the heck can you know? At […]

Kämmen – The goal to make the best gloves for men

A search for good men’s gloves with unsatisfying results. An idea, and inspiration, to make those gloves. No previous experience. Just a goal to make gloves that are better than anything else available on the market. Fast forward one and a half years, and the first results are now here. At our second Foundry Curators’ […]

The Guide Store is open on Thursday the 17th of October

Come and try out some of the best leather bags and gloves in Helsinki! The shop doors will now be open to everyone, firt the very first time. Empowered by our last Club Event, we will have our historic first Pop-Up with Roomage Vintage Interiors at their showroom on Thursday, the 17th of October. Doors […]

Gloverall Duffle – A coat that will never be outdated

There are few overcoats as iconic and versatile as the duffle coat. And the original Gloverall Duffle is surely one of the most legendary British garments ever created. This style, originally made for utilitarian wartime needs, became a timeless classic for those who value multipurpose practicality, warmth and protection against winter elements, not to forget […]

Merino – Smart autumn clothing, designed by sheep

The first cold autumn days arrived in Helsinki with fresh but freezing breezes from the sea. And so it was time to find my Howies merino knit – which really is one of the staples of my wardrobe. Merino has gained the reputation of being the ‘silk of wool’ because of its feel next to […]