We’ve made no secret of our love for Swedish tailoring house Atelier Samanamel here at The Jackal – in fact the label leads the pack in our article on the best Swedish menswear brands right now. Founded in 2010 by friends Saman Amel and Dag Granath in Stockholm, the brand became a hit with tailoring fans across the world thanks to the duo’s eye for muted Scandi colours and detailing, mixed with more traditional cuts – this isn’t a brand for men who favour a bum-grazing blazer. From the neutral tones of the fabrics used to the sleek, fluid shapes of the jackets and trousers they produce, these are suits for men who appreciate sharp elegant tailoring, but want to wear it in a way that feels modern.
However, up until now, Atelier Samanamel has only offered a made-to-measure service and the only place to see the clothes in real life outside of Sweden was to book in at one of their international trunk show appointments (which is how we first discovered the brand). So when we heard that Amel and Granath were getting into the ready-to-wear game by launching a capsule collection with Mr Porter a couple of months ago (all top secret, of course), we were eager to see the sort of items that would make the cut.
Turns out, it was worth the wait.
The 10-piece collection has just dropped at the online retailer, and it’s good. Very good. Featuring two silk-and-linen-blend suits (one off-white, one a light stoney-brown), a generously wide-lapelled black tuxedo, a taupe hopsack blazer, a merino jumper and a selection of light polo shirts, it’s the kind of mix-and-match wardrobe that just works.
‘Many have been fast in arguing for the “death of the suit” as less contexts today demands a formal way of dress,’ says Granath. ‘However, less requirements does not imply these garments’ extinction – rather that people will look for other ways to wear them that makes them relevant in this new context.’
We couldn’t agree more – and this collection proves that suiting is just as relevant, and completely covetable, now as it’s ever been. Take a look at the collection below, then head to Mr Porter to see the items individually.
From £250 to £1,500, available now at mrporter.com