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  1. The origins of Steve Jobs’s black turtlenecks

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    October 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “On a trip to Japan in the early 1980s, Jobs asked Sony’s chairman Akio Morita why everyone in the company’s …
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  2. The difference between fashion and style

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    October 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “There’s a difference between style and fashion. Fashion is that which comes and goes from one season to the next, …
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  3. Andy Warhol on mass production and equality

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    September 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things …
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  4. Their vanity is greater than their misery

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    September 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “‘You’re a gentleman, Chevalley, and I consider it a privilege to have met you; you are right in all you …
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  5. Undergrad style

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    September 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “University undergraduates dress like normal people, only more so.” ~ Esquire’s September 1940 issue


  6. Hugh Hefner’s hobbies

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    August 7, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “I like jazz, foreign films, Ivy League clothes, gin and tonic and pretty girls — the same sort of things …
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  7. Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick

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    July 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    A sweet disorder in the dress Kindles in clothes a wantonness; A lawn about the shoulders thrown Into a fine …
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  8. Jean Cocteau

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    July 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” ~ Jean Cocteau


  9. The truth that sets him free

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    June 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Like most men, I dress to please myself. For any heterosexual male this is inextricably linked with the ability to …
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  10. The Duke of Windsor’s Fair Isle knitwear

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    May 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “I suppose the most showy of all my garments was the multicoloured Fair Isle sweater, with its jigsaw of patterns, …
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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".
~ Beau Brummell

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