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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Apparel Arts and Esquire Images on The London Lounge

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    November 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Yet another treasure trove of inspiration and awe from the pages of AA and Esky is available after joining the …
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  4. A Fred Astaire style collection

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    October 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Yeahfredastaire is a nice little collection of style on the shoulders of song’n’dance man Fred Astaire. These closer to 1,000 …
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  5. Brooks Brothers Centenary

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    September 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Around one hundred years ago, the venerable Brooks Brothers turned one hundred. The company that launched a thousand #1 Sack …
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  6. Ivy Leaguer Casts Wary Eye at Fads

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    September 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Ivy Leaguer Casts Wary Eye at Fads In which a product of Princeton explodes the theory that 1957′s male children …
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  7. A history of the sack cut

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    August 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The sack cut is a method of cutting, used in¬†jackets and coats, that stands out from the commonplace. Most all …
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  8. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PREP, But Were Too Stuck-Up to Ask

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    July 31, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PREP, But Were Too Stuck-Up to Ask By Mike Steere Toledo Blade¬†staff writer …
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  9. That Brooks Brothers Look from 1954

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    March 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Playboy’s February issue, 1954, had BB’s Ivy look pinned down like no other. When reading a few chosen Ivy sites …
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  10. Ralph Lauren’s Brooks Brothers inspiration

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    March 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Interviewer: I guess you’re more than partially responsible for the preppy rage? Ralph Lauren: Brooks Brothers was the foundation, and …
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