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  1. A history of dressing gowns

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    March 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    The dressing gown is a loose, light and comfortable layer for pyjamas or leisurewear. Its pedigree reaches back to the …
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  2. Ties and handkerchiefs from Shibumi Berlin

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    January 23, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Niels The Notorious and Benedikt The Benedetto from Shibumi sent me a tie and ‘chief to hear my thoughts on …
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  3. A history of pyjamas

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    January 19, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Pyjamas were originally loose, thin trousers that staid up with the help of a thin cord. Men and women shrouded …
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  4. Making a hand-sewn belt

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    October 26, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  5. Drake’s of London accessories

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    March 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Drake’s of London is a unique accessories maker founded in, incidentally, London in 1977 by Michael Drake with Jeremy Hull …
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  6. Custom leather goods from GION

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    September 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    GION is an artisanal Hungarian leather goods maker founded by Peter Marton in 1979. I discovered the company while searching …
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  7. The P3 eyeglass frames

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    August 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The P3 is a classic frame model shaped somewhere between the terrain of round and oval. In these frames, the …
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  8. Anatomy of Paularun gloves

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    February 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Europe has a grand share of talented glove makers with the usual quality suspects in England, Germany and Italy. Established …
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  9. A Short History of Cufflinks

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    October 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    In the beginning, there was a shirt. Its guise changed with the times since men took to them at around …
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  10. Interview with Johan Ringdal from SWIMS Galoshes

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    July 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I’d like to keep my age mysterious and keep people guessing! I am the founder and creative director of the …
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