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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. The origins of Scottish district checks

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    March 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “…it was in the emptiness caused by this drift that the sportsmen of the richer South discovered the possibilities of …
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  7. Braces: Brummell’s secret weapon

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    March 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Over his white shirt and perfect neckcloth, Brummell wore a pale or white waistcoat – or ‘vest’ in the parlance …
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  8. Ralph Lauren’s Brooks Brothers inspiration

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    March 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Interviewer: I guess you’re more than partially responsible for the preppy rage? Ralph Lauren: Brooks Brothers was the foundation, and …
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  9. The Tailor of Panama

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    February 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “A suit from me, Mickie, it’s not a drunken scream. It’s line, it’s form, it’s rock of eye, it’s silhouette. …
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  10. No logo

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    February 22, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “And it came to pass that a man who sold shirts was smitten by hard times. Neither did any of …
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