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  1. Anatomy and review of Hilditch&Key shirts

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    February 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Hilditch&Key has been making very British shirts since 1899, and represents the old guard of Jermyn Street. They offer 10 …
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  2. Anatomy of Paularun gloves

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    February 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Europe has a grand share of talented glove makers with the usual quality suspects in England, Germany and Italy. Established …
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  3. Forthediscerningfew’s interview with François Ferdinand

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    February 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    FtDF met François Ferdinand, the founder of the Ivy League-inspired J. Keydge, back in April 2013. The man behind the …
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  4. Oxxford Clothes — Always Be Faithful to Quality

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    December 1, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Oxxford Clothes – Chicago, IL from Oxxford Suits on Vimeo.


  5. Interview with Nick Ashley from Private White

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    November 22, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘I’m 56 years old and a fashion designer. I went to 13 schools, none of them private, as conforming was a problem. …
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  6. Interview with Michael Hill from Drake’s

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    November 20, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? MH: 35, Creative Director of Drake’s/Cleeve of London. VR: Your educational background? MH: London College of …
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  7. 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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  8. Norvegese Welt Construction

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    November 10, 2013 by Ville Raivio


  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. 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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