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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Can I get vents added to my ventless jacket?

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    June 2, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Scrolling back a few years, the incomparable Manton took the time to once again answer the bit that habitually comes …
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  6. The coolest summer shoe leathers

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    May 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    We all have anecdotal knowledge of the differences between leathers in the heat of summer, but it’s always nice to …
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  7. Well Suited for the White House: Kennedy style

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    March 25, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    LIFE magazine’s October 13 issue from 1961 included a fascinating analysis on the sprezzidential style of John F. Kennedy and …
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  8. A Favorite English Sentence by G. Bruce Boyer

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    March 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    I’ve written this before but here it goes again: The Sartorialist was a treasure trove of inspiration back in the …
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  9. The English Country House Look by G. Bruce Boyer

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    March 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    GBB wrote about the ECHL on ASW in 2009, succesfully spread into the States through Brooks Brothers and later on …
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  10. The Story of Camel Hair by S. Stroock & Co.

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    February 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The Story of Camel Hair is a short and useful guide to the wonders of camel hair. First published by┬áS. …
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