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  1. Men in Style: The Golden Age of Fashion From Esquire

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    January 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    In 1993, the American publishing house Rizzoli performed a small-scale cultural achievement. To this day, Men in Style: The Golden Age …
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  2. The SwissArmySuit™

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    September 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Six years ago, the artist currently known as Voxsartoria had a dream. He had a dream that one day tailoring …
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  3. Prince Charles’ Details

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    July 18, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Prince Charles and the power of details: a common enough charcoal gray three-piece suit changed with shawl lapels and unfinished …
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  4. Wide Stripe Suits

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    July 17, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This somewhat older portrait, perhaps from the pre-coke days, of Lapo Elkann is my favourite and drives my point in: …
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  5. Tailored Rugby

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    July 16, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The Duke of Windsor shows how it’s done: 4×1 double-breasted drape suit, lapel flower, spread collar, regimental tie, spectator shoes …
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  6. Vintage Drape Suits

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    July 14, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Olden golden inspiration: heavy shoulders, low gorges, short peak lapels, closed quarters, full legs, cuffs without breaks, jetted pockets, canes, …
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  7. Well-plaid

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    July 6, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s inspiration: bright blue-red-white tartan jacket, dark red knit spot tie, white soft pin collar shirt, stuffed ‘kerchief, funky trousers. …
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  8. Guido Wongolini Gets Dressed

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    July 3, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    …tells you about the DFiH and asks, what if you were happy every day?


  9. 75 Years of Style on Esquire

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    July 2, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Two daily links: Esquire has shared illustrations and pictures from its pages over the course of 75 years. The oldest …
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  10. Necktie Knot Models

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    June 20, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s inspiration is a host of knot models, both common and uncommon, along with a link to tying instructions. With …
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