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  1. Samuel Pepys on style and clothes

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    April 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “21st. Up and by coach to Mr. Cole’s, and there conferred with him about some law business, and so to …
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  2. At the Swaine Adeney Brigg factory

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    April 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  3. Shakespeare on fashion

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    April 15, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “All this I see, and see that the fashion wears out more apparel than man…” — Conrade in William Shakespeare’s …
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  4. The History of Tailoring: An Overview

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    April 14, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    The History of Tailoring: An Overview by G. Bruce Boyer The knowledge and art of tailoring, of cutting and sewing …
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  5. The Duke&Duchess of Windsor Society

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    The Duke&Duchess of Windsor Historical Society has but one purpose: to preserve and disseminate all thing DoW-related. The society has …
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  6. Interview with Ingemar Albertsson

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? IA: Now in March 2015 I am 64 years old (born in 1950). My occupation …
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  7. American shoemaking in the 1930s Thom McAn factory

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  8. Adolphe Menjou’s style and tailoring stories

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    April 8, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “On the screen the slightest flaw in the cut of a suit is exaggerated. Sometimes as many as eight or …
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  9. Handmade MHS18 Hairbrush from Kent Brushes

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    April 5, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I blame that Roetzel guy. Ever since reading his Gentleman book in my impressionable youth, I haven’t shaken off the …
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  10. The Tautz lapel

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    April 4, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Edward Tautz founded his eponymous tailoring business in the West End London of 1876, later on renamed as E. Tautz&Sons. …
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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell