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  1. The cutter’s role

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    April 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The most important man in a tailoring shop is the cutter. He is the one who is responsible for giving …
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  2. A word on textures

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    April 29, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Small is the number of men who learn style under the tutelage of their fathers, and even fewer speak the …
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  3. Making Chapman bags

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    April 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Chapman Bags from Chapman Bags on Vimeo.


  4. Boyered

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    April 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we …
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  5. Brian Lishak: How to be a master tailor

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    April 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    master tailoring


  6. Keikari on Parisian Gentleman

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    April 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    About a month ago Hugo from PG asked me to contribute to his large RTW suit guide. This guide is …
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  7. The philosophy of Michael Drake

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    April 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The following essay comes from Drake’s, the very English clothing store that received its name from Michael Drake, the founder …
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  8. Austerity oxfords from Rozsnyai Shoes

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    April 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    This latest post in a series on the fineries of Austro-Hungarian shoemaking picks off where the last Budapester post concluded. …
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  9. A history of Black Watch tartans

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    April 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The most common Black Watch tartan is a navy blue-dark green-black clothes pattern as well as one of the oldest …
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  10. A visit to Smith Woollens

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    April 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Fashionable fabrics: a visit to Smith Woollens from Michael Alden on Vimeo.


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