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Klaesi Holdener : classics with a twist

Klaesi Holdener


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Founded in 2015, the Berlin-Based label Klaesi Holdener offers an alternative direction to contemporary menswear dressing. Conceived in the tradition of classic men’s tailoring, the brand features high quality and essential designs with a savvy eye for proportion and detail – smart classics for informed men.

The collections feature the designer’s take on classic pieces like the parka, the puffer jacket and the bomber that feature among the best-selling items of the brand. Add to that wool pants with elastic waist bands and legs cropped north of the ankle and you’ll find the DNA of Klaesi Hodener’s style. The Swiss-born designer works with closely with selected manufacturers in Italy, guarantying a sustainable production.

Sold at the Klaesi Holdener flagship webshop, the label favorites a direct-to-consumer approach that help keeping reasonable prices and shows its latest designs in pop up stores in Munich, Berlin & Zurich.


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