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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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