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  1. The Tautz lapel


    April 4, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Edward Tautz founded his eponymous tailoring business in the West End London of 1876, later on renamed as E. Tautz&Sons. …
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  2. A bit of rowing blazers


    September 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

  3. A history of the sack cut


    August 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The sack cut is a method of cutting jackets and coats, and it stands out from the commonplace. Most contemporary …
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  4. Anatomy of the Valstarino jacket


    August 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Valstar is an Italian maker with a penchant for outerwear, best known for their A-1 flight jacket version, Valstarino, born …
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  5. A history of unstructured jackets


    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. Anatomy of a Gagliardi jacket


    July 31, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Gagliardi is a family-owned Maltese menswear company born in 1964, run through its parent company Bortex. It was founded by Salvatore …
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  7. The Parisian lapel


    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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  8. The Features of Oxxford Clothes


    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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  9. Neapolitan Shoulder Explained


    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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  10. Luca on Elegance and the Details of the Neapolitan Jacket


    October 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
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