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  1. Handmade MHS18 Hairbrush from Kent Brushes

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    April 5, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I blame that Roetzel guy. Ever since reading his Gentleman book in my impressionable youth, I haven’t shaken off the …
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  2. French back boxer shorts from Brooks Brothers

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I cannot recall the first time I saw French back boxer shorts, but they were on Brooks Brothers’ webstore and …
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  3. Drake’s of London accessories

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    March 19, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Drake’s of London is a unique accessories maker founded in, incidentally, London in 1977 by Michael Drake with Jeremy Hull …
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  4. Anatomy of the Valstarino jacket

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    August 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Valstar is an Italian maker with a penchant for outerwear, best known for their A-1 flight jacket version, Valstarino, born …
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  5. Anatomy and review of Hilditch&Key shirts

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    February 23, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Hilditch&Key has been making very British shirts since 1899, and represents the old guard of Jermyn Street. They offer 10 …
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  6. Anatomy and review of Turnbull&Asser shirts

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    February 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The basics The English firm of Turnbull&Asser prides itself with a 128-year history, during which it has clothed a remarkable …
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  7. Anatomy and Review of Crockett&Jones Shoes

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    June 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    England is home to many shoemakers in general and the shire of Northampton to several factories in particular. Crockett&Jones, founded …
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  8. Venetian Shoe Cream Versus Saphir Renovator

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    May 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Some iGents have either too much spare time or too much love for shoes. Either way, creative idleness may yield …
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  9. Dirnelli’s Reviews

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    May 7, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s links lead to Dirnelli’s Mises, whose Parisian writer has published three comprehensive reviews of all the shirtmakers, bootmakers and …
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  10. Modern Tailor Shirts in Review

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    March 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Founded in 2007, Modern Tailor offers custom shirts, trousers, jackets, suits and vests made in China. All orders are cut, …
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