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