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  1. Anatomy of a Kiton shirt

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    May 7, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    “ll meglio del meglio più uno“ or The best of the best +1 is the slogan of Kiton, that Neapolitan tailoring factory …
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  2. Anatomy of an Isaia shirt

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    July 12, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    The Neapolitan tailoring factory of Isaia was founded in 1957 by the eponymous brothers Corrado, Enrico and Rosario. They moved their …
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  3. How Kiton clothing is made

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    March 3, 2016 by Ville Raivio


  4. Naples, Romans, and Louis Vuitton

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “Like Rome and Istanbul, Naples is a palimpsest, one era of humanity superimposed over another. Construction on the new subway …
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  5. An interview with Mariano Rubinacci

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    November 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Italian Fashion: Rubinacci from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.


  6. Interview with Gianluca Migliarotti

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    July 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? GM: I’m turning 40 in July. I’m a director and producer, a film-maker, I guess. …
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  7. Making of an Orazio Luciano suit

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    May 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  8. Rules of Style by Gianluca Isaia

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    January 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    1. A few years ago, guys had to identify their style as either fashiony or traditional. Those somewhere in the …
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  9. Neapolitan Proverbs

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    November 18, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘E’ mane ’n cuollo m’e ponno mettere sulamente mugliereme e o’ sarto.’ I allow only my wife and my tailor …
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  10. Made to Order Ties from Passaggio Cravatte

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    November 11, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The reader must have seen quite a few presentations of Passaggio Cravatte’s made to order service by now. Mine is …
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