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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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