Engelska Herr – Part II
A few weeks ago, we took a closer look at the re-branded Engelska Herr in Malmö and its promising future online. In today’s article, we will look at the different alternatives that are available for the made to measure service Baltzar Sartorial, and of course the end result of my double breasted suit.
In the first article about Engelska Herr, we talked about the stores total makeover and how they are breaking new ground online with the multi channel concept Baltzar. The entrepreneurs Axel Persson and Wilhem Sturesson have created something unique by combining the heritage of the over 100 years old store, and delivered something new and exciting with their new look in store and online. At the same time, they launched a new made to measure concept called Baltzar Sartorial with the same design language. Is this service holding up to the same standard as the renewal of the store? Let us find out!
A classic made to measure service, that is what Engelska Herr have hidden under the name Baltzar Sartorial. The first thing that catches your eye about this service is the interesting start price point at 8495 SEK which also includes a full canvas construction. This price also includes a good selection of business fabrics, but there are many more fabrics and price ranges to choose from depending on your preferences.
I ended up choosing a lightweight summer fabric from the Italian mill Fratelli Tallia di Delfino. The fabric is available in the Baltzar Sartorial Tropical Wool book and weight approximately 270-300 grams. The combination of the weight and weave makes it a perfect companion for warmer days of summer, and wrinkle resistance for your travels.
The amount of selectable details are up to standard to other services and they offer the most common choices such as different styles for the jacket and trousers, lapels types and sizes, interlinings and pockets. They also offer a handmade construction for a premium for those who are interested and seeks the benefits of a handmade construction. It is a good selection, and will be enough for most customers.
In my case, I decided to go for a double breasted style with the widest lapels available at that time. I also choose the jetted pockets for a bit more formal look and a half lining to make it more suitable for the warmer months of the year. As an addition to this, I also tried the handmade construction alternative.
Engelska Herr normally offers a delivery time at 4-5 weeks for their made to measure service. My suit was delivered on time, but I picked it up at a later time during a weekend trip to Malmö last summer.
During my second meeting with Max Söderberg, we did some smaller adjustments for the trousers and jacket. We decided to make the trousers a bit slimmer to follow my natural silhouette, and we shortened the length of the arms for the perfect fit. During the pickup later that summer, Engelska Herr hosted a trunk with Fabio Attanasio from The Bespoke Dudes, presenting his new project, The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear.
The result was excellent at the pickup and when the smaller adjustments were made. Already during the first fitting, the double breasted jacket had a great fit which in my experience are hard to achieve from the first measurements. Max was right about the adjustments about the trousers, and even that they became slimmer, they highlighted my narrower body silhouette in a more pleasant way.
With a total price of 9995 SEK, which includes a handmade construction and details, I can highly recommend Engelska Herr and their made to measure service Baltzar Sartorial if you are in the neighborhood and are planning to order suit for approximately the same price range.