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  1. The Parisian lapel

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    June 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The Parisian lapel (Fr. le cran tailleur, le cran Parisien, cran Necker) is a uniquely French lapel design, where the …
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  2. The Making of a Coat by Rory Duffy

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    December 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The ‘net is filled with bland, hagiographic photo series and clinically filtered end results of fine men’s tailoring. What so …
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  3. The Features of Oxxford Clothes

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    November 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    A little something that came with an Oxxford jacket of mine, this scanned copy sheds light on the features of …
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  4. Neapolitan Shoulder Explained

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    October 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    A few years ago, Luca’s turquoise eyes and grinning face wasn’t spread all over the Internet to become the meme …
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  5. Luca on Elegance and the Details of the Neapolitan Jacket

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    October 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  6. 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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  7. How to Wear an Odd Vest

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    April 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Odd vests, or waistcoats in Blighty, are tailored vests sold without a complementing jacket and trousers. They are surely among …
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  8. 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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  9. The Definition of the Neapolitan Cut

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    April 19, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to the oddly names BespoKenN, whose author offers a fine, referenced definition of the Neapolitan cut. Mind …
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  10. A History of the Norfolk Jacket

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    March 11, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Before odd jackets there came the Norfolk jacket. This humble jacket was prototypical sportwear before the age of sportswear, born …
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