Our Story

The Story

For over 90 years, Portia has been highly recognized for its ties, suspenders, belts, and other men's accessories. While we have carefully expanded our product portfolio, these remain some of our most appreciated and beloved products to date.

To understand the Portia brand as it has evolved today, you have to know a bit about our past.

It all began with an extraordinary man by the name of Konrad Åkesson. Mr Åkesson had a huge passion and knowledge of fashion and fabrics, current materials and trends, he knew it all. His warmth, style, perceptiveness and impeccable service were also part of the magic, but above all, he was our grandfather and great grandfather.

We take great pride in keeping our heritage and Konrad’s legacy alive. By never settling for anything less than the best, and showing loyalty and responsibility towards our customers, co-workers and suppliers we intend to continue develop Portia into the future. We are Swedish at heart, but our vision is global and always focused on how craftsmanship improves lifestyle.

The Process

We are very fortunate to be one of the few remaining fashion houses who know how to do things the old-fashioned way and value our long tradition of quality craftsmanship. This means that we can successfully let the old meet the new, and make them blend – in our materials, designs, and in everything we do.

We continue to design and manufacture products in-house. For pieces that we don’t make ourselves, we have carefully selected a few distinguished suppliers that share our values in terms of quality, craftsmanship, elegance and preservation. The end result is never random, because we supervise the entire process. We distinguish good from bad with our eyes, hearts and especially our fingertips.

The Products

Our products are made by some of the most talented artisans in the world and includes all the components and accessories to make a stylish outfit complete. Take for example our elegant ties and bowties of pure silk, cotton, wool or exciting combinations of these fabrics woven by the best mills in Italy. You’ll also find shawls, scarves belts and handkerchiefs made in Italy, along with suspenders handmade in our own factory in Malmö, Sweden. All our products are made with passion and unique expertise, ensuring they will last a lifetime.

The Materials

We carefully select the materials used to construct our collections. We use natural fabrics such as silk, cotton, wool, and linen, but also new options such as modal. We source our high-quality Italian silk from the same producers that work with other notable international fashion houses and all our leather products are made from genuine or full grain leather from Italy and Portugal.

The Service

We are here to serve clients who value quality and timeless designs and to make it easier for them to find great products for all their needs. Customer care is a big part of who we are and our heritage. If there is anything we can do for you to improve your shopping experience, please let us know and we will do our best to promptly accommodate your request.