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  1. What is fashion?

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    December 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “What is Fashion? Is it not a persuasion that nothing was ever right till the present moment, and that the …
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  2. The decadence of Edwardian dress

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    December 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The Edwardian era was the last age in which the fortunate thought they could give pleasure to others by displaying …
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  3. Sartorial malaise

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    December 2, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “I am frequently asked whether I have an explanation for the truly appalling standards of dress exhibited by men (I …
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  4. Gaziano meets shell cordovan

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    November 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Cordovan! It’s big in the USA but used for all the wrong reasons. It has a treatment on top of it which, …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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