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  1. Brooks Brothers Centenary

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    September 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Around one hundred years ago, the venerable Brooks Brothers turned one hundred. The company that launched a thousand #1 Sack …
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  2. The Jalou archives

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    September 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The French publishing house of Jalou has kindly shared dozens of full scanned copies of their selected magazines, ranging from …
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  3. Ivy Leaguer Casts Wary Eye at Fads

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    September 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Ivy Leaguer Casts Wary Eye at Fads In which a product of Princeton explodes the theory that 1957′s male children …
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  4. Balance in men’s clothing

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    August 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Master tailor Chris Despos and tailoring savant Michael Anton have kindly answered questions of balance in men’s clothing, and the …
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  5. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PREP, But Were Too Stuck-Up to Ask

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    July 31, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About PREP, But Were Too Stuck-Up to Ask By Mike Steere Toledo Blade¬†staff writer …
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  6. The Arbuturian with Timothy Everest

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    July 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Ash J. Lipkin, whose name might as well be a character in one Dickens novel, met Timothy Everest a few …
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  7. Voxsartoria’s Practical Thoughts On Coherent Combinations For Beginners

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    July 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    February 2012 was a very good month. The Internet-famous dresser known as Voxsartoria alias F. Corbera AKA Bill created his …
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  8. Cary Grant’s autobiography: Archie Leach

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    July 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    In 1963, Cary Grant was at the ripe age of 58 and had nothing more to prove to anyone — …
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  9. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in Vogue

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    June 27, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Mr. Fairbanks’s eye for strong, but un-obvious combinations of colour was apparent in his clear-blue shirt striped and collared in …
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  10. The Kabbaz files

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    June 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Alexander Kabbaz is on a mission. Apart from draping the necks and backs of men of ample means, he wants …
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