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  1. The decadence of the Made in Italy-label

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    October 13, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    The superb New Yorker magazine sent its investigative journalist to Prato, Italy, to find out about a nasty phenomenon. The …
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  2. Andrea Luparelli and Sartoria Ripense

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    June 19, 2018 by Ville Raivio


  3. Baldesar Castiglione’s definition of sprezzatura

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    September 29, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “Therefore, whoever would be a good pupil must not only do things well, but must always make every effort to …
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  4. Om Malik’s interview with Brunello Cucinelli

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    May 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Om Malik, an American IT-journalist, has shared a wonderfully thorough interview with Brunello Cucinelli. The text has BC elaborating on …
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  5. A history of unstructured jackets

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    August 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Sometimes a name really is an omen. Unstructured jackets, as the term implies, are odd jackets, suit jackets or top-layer …
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  6. Weaving Casentino cloth

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    March 25, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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  7. The first men’s runway show ever by Brioni in 1952

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    February 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Brioni made history in 1952 by holding the first ever runway show for men’s clothing in Palazzo Pitti’s Sala Bianca. …
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  8. Yasuto Kamoshita with Antonio Liverano

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    January 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  9. Gabriele d’Annunzio’s Naughty Wardrobe

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    October 13, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Two years ago, GQ Italia shared a coverage and peek into the exhibition of Gabriele d’Annunzio’s unimpeachably naughty wardrobe. The …
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  10. Interview with Luca Giusto from Giusto Bespoke

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    October 11, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? LG: I’m 41 and I’m the founder and owner of Giusto Bespoke.   VR: Your …
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