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  1. Interview with Patrick Hall

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    May 24, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? PH: I am 35 years old, and an Episcopal/Anglican priest. I currently work as the …
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  2. Conservatism in men’s clothes

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    January 11, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    “…let me say here a word about conservatism. It does not mean a stubborn refusal to discard what is old …
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  3. Ralph Lauren and the necktie

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    July 18, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Ralph Lauren has many fans. His career began in 1967 with a range of neckties, and some two years later …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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