‘Arbiter Elegantiae’ Category

  1. Hardy Amies on balance in clothing

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    August 10, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “Balance is the ultimate test of a finished coat. It is really the hang, the look, and the feel of …
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  2. The Duke&Duchess of Windsor Society

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    The Duke&Duchess of Windsor Historical Society has but one purpose: to preserve and disseminate all thing DoW-related. The society has …
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  3. Paul Press of J. Press: A Quasi-Official Yale Man

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Here’s a little something I found online, an interview with the scion of the American J. Press tailoring company, purveyors …
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  4. Marc Chevalier, the vintage menswear expert

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    March 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Marc Chevalier is on a mission. Raiding vintage tombs both online and in real life, he aims to uncover the …
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  5. Beau Brummell’s hot pants

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    January 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    ‘Nineteenth-century prints show Brummell in very fitted riding coats with tails. The coat cuts away to reveal his pelvis and …
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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell