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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Blanklabel Shirt Review

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    March 9, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Founded in 2009, Blanklabel offers custom shirts made in China. All orders are cut, stitched and pressed by hand, leaving …
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  9. G. Bruce Boyer: Eminently Suitable

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    March 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The great chain of being well-suited starts with awe. This amalgam has been shared by all the interesting persona I’ve …
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  10. Anatomy and Review of Simonnot-Godard Handkerchiefs

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    February 25, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Simonnot-Godard has an enviable heritage. The firm was founded in 1787 by Jacques Beaurain, who offered handkerchiefs, shirtings and linen …
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