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  1. Anatomy of a vintage Brooks Brothers button-down shirt

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    March 5, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Those in the know also know that Brooks Brothers used to make “The” button-down shirt, as was good and proper …
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  2. Interview with Al Castiel III

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    June 27, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? AC: I’m a twenty-two-year-old University student and I currently intern in the bespoke department at …
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  3. Alison Schneider: Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor

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    June 17, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Frumpy or Chic? Tweed or Kente? Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education 23.1.1998 “There …
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  4. A history of the 3-roll-2 cut

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    May 29, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    The 3-roll-2 cut is a peculiar look that has been especially favoured by American clothiers in their jackets, suits and, …
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  5. A history of popover shirts

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    February 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    In historical light, we are living an age of a young shirt type. The current one has buttons from the neck down …
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  6. Shell cordovan leather in 1880s shoes

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    July 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Shell cordovan, the darling bud of 21st century high-end shoemaking, was a well-known piece of ass back in 1880s already. …
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  7. Yale University’s 20-Article Ivy League Dress Code from 1965

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    June 24, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    As published in Take Ivy, the American style bible, the following image shares the views of the Yale dress study …
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  8. French back boxer shorts from Brooks Brothers

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I cannot recall the first time I saw French back boxer shorts, but they were on Brooks Brothers’ webstore and …
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  9. Paul Press of J. Press: A Quasi-Official Yale Man

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    A Quasi-Official Yale Man by Mollie Wilson from The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, May 9, 2004 During all …
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  10. Transatlantic Translations of the Button-down Shirt

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    March 16, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Much has been said of the collar of buttoned points. What’s often left unsaid is that this model is also …
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