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  1. Juvenal in quote

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    February 28, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “Seldom do people discern eloquence under a threadbare cloak.” – Juvenal


  2. A proper Danish Butler

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    February 12, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “One should never apologize for being well-dressed.” – “Butler”


  3. In Baldassare Castiglione’s words

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    February 9, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “If I remember rightly, my dear Count, it seems to me that you have repeated several times this evening that …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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"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