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  1. Giorgio Armani’s demise

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    November 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “…Now Armani has a wide sliding scale of different labels and sold his most widely available mall brand A/X for …
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  2. Explanations for the popularity of the black suit

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    November 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Apparently…it was the very fact that late Victorian and Edwardian society wore so much black for day wear that the …
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  3. Real craftsmen are dying off?

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    November 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “It is ironic that luxury products are so prevalent in the world today and yet, at the same time, real …
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  4. A tailor’s song

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    November 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Bill Smith was a tailor, a ‘prentice he’d been whose work was as perfect as ever was seen he knew …
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  5. Hardy Amies in Quote

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    October 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The sight of the clothes worn on the streets today provokes fascinating thoughts. Marcifully, you can say, there is less …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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










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