‘Reading’ Category

  1. Forthediscerningfew’s interview with Yukio Akamine

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    February 7, 2020 by Ville Raivio

    February 2012 was marked by FTDF’s Pierre-Antoine Levy and Virgile Mercier meeting with the Humphrey Bogart of Japan, Yukio Akamine. …
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  2. Why American Workers Now Dress So Casually

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    June 30, 2019 by Ville Raivio

    Leave it to The Atlantic, one of the last quality journals left in America, to come up with interesting titles. …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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