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  1. Inside Charvet’s 28 Place Vendôme store

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    March 22, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    If there is no such thing as shirt store porn, let this little post give a name to a series. Claude …
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  2. Marc Chevalier, the vintage menswear expert

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    March 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Marc Chevalier is on a mission. Raiding vintage tombs both online and in real life, he aims to uncover the …
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  3. Forthediscerningfew’s interview with Yukio Akamine

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    January 29, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    February 2012 was marked by FTDF’s Pierre-Antoine Levy and Virgile Mercier’s meeting with the Humphrey Bogart of Japan, Yukio Akamine. …
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  4. 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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  5. Liverano&Liverano by Emanuele Tagliaferri

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    January 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Liverano&Liverano is in the habit and business of suiting men in their Florentine cut. The link below offers a virtual …
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  6. Forthediscerningfew’s Interview with Michael Alden

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    January 9, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    In December 2010, FtDF sat down with one Michael Alden for an in-depth chat. The interview sees him go through …
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  7. Guerreisms

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    December 3, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    A few years ago, The Sartorialist was an excellent source for up-to-date menswear inspiration. The Lucas, the Linos, the Plutinos …
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  8. Satra’s Technical Manual on Goodyear Welted Footwear

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    November 10, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Nick Horween got his hands on Satra‘s manual on Goodyear welted footwear and kindly shared a PDF copy with the …
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  9. Factory Tour at Alden Shoe Company

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    November 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Nick Horween toured the factory at Alden in February. Plenty of great photos of the factory floor, hefty steel shanks, …
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  10. Shoe Historian June Swann

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    November 5, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    In 1987, June Swann retired from her post as keeper of the shoe and boot collection at the Central Museum and …
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