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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Boardwalk Empire and men’s clothes in the 1920s America

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    March 3, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Christopher Laverty from Clothesonfilm.com has his say at The British Library.


  7. Interview with Billax

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    February 9, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? B: I was born in Chicago in 1942. Tomorrow, I’ll turn Seventy-three. After college, almost …
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  8. Interview with Roycru

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    December 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? RP: I was born around a year after my Father returned from the Second World …
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  9. The Politicization of Tasseled Loafers

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    November 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Neil A. Lewis thought about tassel shoes back in November 1993. His story tells tales about the semantics of tassel …
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  10. Explanations for the popularity of the black suit

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    November 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Apparently…it was the very fact that late Victorian and Edwardian society wore so much black for day wear that the …
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