Towards a More Sustainable Fashion Industry

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A guest blog post by Catherine Hansmann. Catherine studies fashion design at the Esmod University in Berlin and did her internship at Formal Friday. Her thesis “LET’S GO GREEN! Approaching Sustainable Fashion is downloadable at the end of the post. The fashion industry has always been a big part of humanity and it is still […]

HIGH PERFORMANCE FABRICS

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First sentence of our slogan is “We specialize in high performance fabrics.” What does that actually mean? Our vision from the beginning has been to create better clothing. In fact to make best possible garments for any indented use. “Best” is of course case and situation dependant, but for us, it is still always the goal when […]

Connected Consumer

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Quest blog by Robert “Bob” McKee, Director, www.bomler.com Just for the sake of a definition, I’m going to lump everything from Textiles, Apparel (clothing), and Footwear (shoes) under a ‘Fashion Industry’ moniker. “Back to the Future” … Somewhere between 1978 and 2008 the voice of the consumer was lost.  The fashion industry was working / […]

Let’s Get You Coated in Merino

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Is it too early to armour up with the thickest jacket you own? Going all the way too soon could mark a freezing January for hasty ones. Instead of answering that difficult question we’re happy to take part in keeping you warm this fall and winter. Shielding from the cold is tricky business. We’re not […]

The Merino Suit in New Color

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Last season we introduced The Merino Suit in light blue for the summer festivities. This season, we have the same functional suit but in a more classical navy shade. The suit is made of merino wool jersey and feels like a sweatshirt, yet ensures you a sharp profile due to its smart cut and slim […]

We fused wool with denim to bring you a new concept: wool denim jeans

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Originally a garment for cowboys and miners, for almost 150 years one clothing article has remained basically the same – denim jeans. From the 1950’s rock culture to 1970’s hippie age, jeans revolutionized the way men and women all around the world dressed. And today jeans have become the stable of every wardrobe. We decided […]

The Olympics: An Inside Scoop with Joona Puhakka

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As the Olympics come to an end, we’re still in awe of all the mind-boggling performances in Rio. Hungry for more, we had a chat with Joona Puhakka, the legendary Finnish diver, who gave us the Olympic lowdown from an insider’s point of view. FF: Having competed three times, how would you describe the Olympic […]

IT AIN’T OVER ‘TIL IT’S OVER – MAKIA X FORMAL FRIDAY

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The famous phrase was first said by American baseball legend Yogi Berra in the baseball’s 1973 National League pennant race. His team was a long way behind when he said it and they did eventually rally to win the division title. But what does that have to do with us? Well, we’ve teamed up with another […]

Building your summer ensemble: Finish it off with great shoes

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In our opinion, shoes are the best finishing touch to an outfit.  Quality leather always stands out, and well-maintained shoes give off a groomed image. But what can we expect from the upcoming summer in the field of great shoes? In an era where men are pressured into wearing fashionable sandals, is it really time […]

Catching up with Samuli Vauramo: Samuli’s Wardrobe Staples.

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Samuli Vauramo is a Finnish actor who’s not only remembered from movies such as Tyttö Sinä Olet Tähti and Käsky, but also from his impeccable style. He was just named to be acting Lieutenant Lammio in Aku Louhimies’s film adaptation of Väinö Linna’s best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954). We catched up with Samuli […]

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