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  1. A bit of rowing blazers

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    September 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  2. A history of the sack cut

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    August 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The sack cut is a method of cutting, used in¬†jackets and coats, that stands out from the commonplace. Most all …
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  3. Anatomy of the Valstarino jacket

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    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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  4. 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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  5. Anatomy of a Gagliardi jacket

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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Luca on Elegance and the Details of the Neapolitan Jacket

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    October 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio










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