On rue Pasquier, on the same block as Chajin Tea, I discovered another dandy shop. Les Dandys is a bespoke shop for men, offering suits, jackets, shirts, pants and coats. It’s one of those shops where everything is Paris perfect: the impeccable suits; the crisp, cotton shirts in soothing colors; the soft cashmere ties; the spare, stylish decor; and the neat, young owners, Sylvan and Antoine.
Almost everything in Les Dandys is made to measure and you (or the man in your life) can customize even the most minute detail of your purchase, like the size and color of the suit buttons. The suits and jackets can be cut in English, Italian, or French style tailoring. I love the selection of white collars on dark wood table in the center of the shop – so chic! And the prices are not outrageous. Shirts start at 109 euros, jackets 490 euros, and suits 690 euros, with over 80 fabrics to choose from.
Accessories make the man, and he can choose fabric covered cufflinks, seamless cashmere ties made from one piece of fabric, and custom made wallets and credit card cases where he can even choose the color of the stitching and the lining.
There is nothing sexier than a man in a well tailored suit or jacket, so why not make Les Dandys a stop on your next visit to Paris?
23 rue Pasquier, 8th arr.
Tel. 01 40 07 05 54
Open Monday to Saturday 10:30AM to 7PM
Richard Nahem is a native New Yorker who now lives in Paris. A successful New York City event planner and producer of cultural events, he has worked with many celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Whitney Houston, and Joan Rivers. After a teenage trip to Paris made him an instant Francophile, he visited the city frequently until he made it his home (in 2005). With 25 years of rave reviews from friends and colleagues, Richard decided to take his own private tours of “his” Paris public. His goal for Eye Prefer Paris Tours is to provide fun, adventurous, and exciting tours of Paris for the independent-spirited traveler.