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  1. 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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  2. Jean Cocteau

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    July 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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


  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The cutter’s role

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    April 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The most important man in a tailoring shop is the cutter. He is the one who is responsible for giving …
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  6. Boyered

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    April 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “It is both delusional and stupid to think that clothes don’t really matter and we should all wear whatever we …
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  7. The philosophy of Michael Drake

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    April 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The following essay comes from Drake’s, the very English clothing store that received its name from Michael Drake, the founder …
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  8. How Artists Must Dress

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    March 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Artists must first of all distinguish themselves from members of the adjacent professional classes typically present at art world events: …
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  9. The truth on the origin of the Windsor knot

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    March 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The so-called ‘Windsor knot’ in the tie was adopted in America at a later date. It was I believe regulation …
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  10. For the guidance of gentlemen appointed to attend on the Prince of Wales

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    March 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The appearance, deportment and dress of a gentleman consist perhaps more in the absence of certain offences against good taste, …
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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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