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  1. Style profiles from Articles of Style

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    March 25, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Articles of Style has an interesting collection of style profiles, recorded for us since 2010. Dozens of clothes-conscious men share …
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  2. Paul Press of J. Press: A Quasi-Official Yale Man

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    A Quasi-Official Yale Man by Mollie Wilson from The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, May 9, 2004 During all …
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  3. Transatlantic Translations of the Button-down Shirt

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    March 16, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Much has been said of the collar of buttoned points. What’s often left unsaid is that this model is also …
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  4. History and basics of cloth by Huddersfield

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    February 14, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Huddersfield has published a handy little infotainment leaflet that covers the basics of cloth. Included is some info on sheep …
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  5. The Effect of Appearance on First Impressions

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    December 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Back in 2011, professor Karen J. Pine, Professor Ben (C) Fletcher, and Neil Howlett from the University of Hertfordshire collaborated …
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  6. The Politicization of Tasseled Loafers

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    November 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Neil A. Lewis thought about tassel shoes back in November 1993. His story tells tales about the semantics of tassel …
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  7. It is finished

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    November 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The close reader remembers that I’ve been working on my first book. Klassikko: jokaisen miehen tyylikirja will be the first …
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  8. For the Splendidly Dressed Man, Web Sites to Match

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    October 13, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Ginia Bellafante’s article on the then-new Styleforum and Askandyaboutclothes for The New York Times on September 28, 2004, might just …
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  9. Klassikko is coming

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    October 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    It really is official now: my stylish men’s style book for living in classic style will be published in Finnish …
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  10. How a shoe should break

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    September 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Nick Horween (of the Chicago, Illinois Horweens) has kindly explained the basics of shoe break and the factors effecting leather …
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