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  1. The traditions of Scottish tweed

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    October 12, 2017 by Ville Raivio


  2. Anatomy of a Cordings tweed jacket

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    March 9, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Cordings, that little shop in Piccadilly, London, sent over a most British tweed jacket for Keikari’s anatomical series. The company …
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  3. Savile Row and Jermyn Street in pictures

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    February 23, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Alamy’s large stock photo collection holds over a thousand more-or-less candid shots of Savile Row, reaching from the 1940s to this, …
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  4. Some notes on dress at Eton College

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    February 10, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “Some notes on dress at Eton College by an Eton pupil Dress regulations It is interesting to note that here …
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  5. A history of the DAKS waistband

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    January 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    DAKS is an English clothier founded by one Simeon Simpson in the London of 1894. The S. Simpson company originally …
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  6. A history of the Royal Stewart tartan

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    December 16, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    The Royal Stewart is one of the best-known and widely spread free use tartans. It is used in all possible …
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  7. Handmade British caps and hats from Lawrence&Foster

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    December 2, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  8. James Laver and Men’s Fashions In Technicolor, 1952

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    July 11, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  9. The triumph of cloth over silk in men’s clothing

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    July 10, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “From the beginning of the [18th] century cloth had been the correct material for day wear; its quality constantly improved …
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  10. A definition of the young fogey

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    May 14, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “It is difficult to define the Young Fogey. The most obvious trait in him however, is that he likes to …
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