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  1. The truth that sets him free

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    June 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Like most men, I dress to please myself. For any heterosexual male this is inextricably linked with the ability to …
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  2. Men’s Jazz Clothes in the 1910s and ’20s

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    December 16, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘When a real smart ticker [pianist] would enter the place, say in winter, he’d leave his overcoat on and keep …
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  3. Triple Sole Snow Shoes

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    November 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Leave it to the Italians: vintage triple sole snow shoes with turned toes in brown grain leather with bellows tongue, …
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  4. Cary Grant’s Button-down Shirts with French Cuffs

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    October 6, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Yes, the legends are true: Cary Grant, that style icon, Hollywood favourite, transatlantic enunciator and second Greatest Male Star of …
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  5. Prince Charles Is a Clotheshorse Who Gets His Shoelaces Ironed

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    October 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘Prince Charles employs 133 staff to look after him and Camilla, more than 60 of them domestics: chefs, cooks, footmen, …
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  6. Live Men Do Wear Plaid

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    August 24, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Olden lore: Time magazine’s June issue turned its gaze to glen urquhart plaid and presidential style in 1982. On this …
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  7. Cary Grant’s Nylon Panties

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    June 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘Although [Cary] Grant, who is fifty-six, favors such abominations as large tie knots and claims to have originated the square-style …
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  8. Prince Charles’ 40-year-old Lobbs

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    April 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Prince Charles does love his Lobbs. A few years ago, British newspapers, ever hungry for headlines and pun-filled titles, turned …
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  9. Military Creases

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    April 23, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Military creases, or military press, are a set of razor-sharp creases ironed on the sleeves, back and body of a …
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  10. The Boots of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regimen

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    April 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Trooper David O’Mahoney of the Blues and Royals has the eccentric job of shining the shoes and boots of the …
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