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  1. Dandyism in Oscar Wilde’s Plays Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest

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    November 1, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    I have a thing for dandyism. I cannot explain why, but I believe each man has a passion or few. …
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  2. The decadence of the Made in Italy-label

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    October 13, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    The superb New Yorker magazine sent its investigative journalist to Prato, Italy, to find out about a nasty phenomenon. The …
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  3. What we lost in the casual revolution by G. Bruce Boyer

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    September 18, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Who else but G. Bruce Boyer? Let us leave it to him to tell what the western culture has lost …
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  4. G. Bruce Boyer’s life as a style writer

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    June 26, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s question: what has the act of writing about men’s tailored clothing taught G. Bruce Boyer? In the collection of …
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  5. The Art & Sole of Silvano Lattanzi

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    May 25, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    Back in 2010, the American Express Platinum card’s complimentary magazine Departures published a little something. The documentarist Jo Durden-Smith placed …
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  6. Dana Thomas: How Luxury Lost its Luster

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    October 31, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Dana Thomas deals with style. She worked as the culture- and fashion reporter for Newsweek magazine in Paris for 13 …
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  7. Alison Schneider: Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor

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    June 17, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Frumpy or Chic? Tweed or Kente? Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education 23.1.1998 “There …
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  8. Why do the Japanese spend so much on clothing?

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    February 19, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “For example, why have the Japanese been so interested in fashion — arguably far beyond other cultural fields? As Japanese …
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  9. Some notes on dress at Eton College

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    February 10, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “Some notes on dress at Eton College by an Eton pupil Dress regulations It is interesting to note that here …
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  10. A definition of style

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    October 29, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality.” – G. Bruce Boyer in his recent interview …
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