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  1. Anatomy and Review of Crockett&Jones Shoes

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    England is home to many shoemakers in general and the shire of Northampton to several factories in particular. Crockett&Jones, founded …
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  2. Matthaeus Schwarz, the Original Menswear Buff

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link: BBC News shares the story of an eccentric accountant from the 16th century. For four decades, Matthaeus Schwarz …
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  3. Interview with Nick Hilton

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? NH: 65, Clothing merchant.   VR: Your educational background? NH: Private secondary schools, Bard College …
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  4. Alan Cornett in Quote

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I think we can (or at least ought to) recoil in horror at, say, wearing pajamas on an airplane. Or …
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  5. Sea Island Cotton Characteristics

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    June 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Cotton is everywhere. Nearly 25 million tonnes of raw cotton fabric is grown annually, with six countries holding the production …
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  6. Interview with Charlie Trevor from Equus Leather

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    June 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I am 37 years old. I own and manage Equus Leather, or Equusit Ltd as we are formally known. My …
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  7. Antonio Liverano’s Colours

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    June 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    -I COLORI DI ANTONIO- TRAILER 2013 from Kid Dandy on Vimeo.


  8. Cary Grant’s Nylon Panties

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    June 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘Although [Cary] Grant, who is fifty-six, favors such abominations as large tie knots and claims to have originated the square-style …
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  9. Interview with Ashish Arya from Luxire

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    June 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I’m 36 years of age, born in India into a middle class family. My father was into steel trading. Have …
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  10. Gay Talese: The Scion, the Stitch, and the Wardrobe

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    June 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s essay leads to Vanity Fair, where Gay Talese espouses the virtues and delights of personalized apparel and scolds their …
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