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  1. Anatomy of an Isaia shirt

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    July 12, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    The Neapolitan tailoring factory of Isaia was founded in 1957 by the eponymous brothers Corrado, Enrico and Rosario. They moved their …
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  2. Anatomy of a vintage Brooks Brothers button-down shirt

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    March 5, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Those in the know also know that Brooks Brothers used to make “The” button-down shirt, as was good and proper …
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  3. A history of tab collar shirts

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    February 27, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    The tab collar is an eccentric detail that stands out from the rest. A small tab, closed with snaps, a …
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  4. A history of popover shirts

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    February 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    In historical light, we are living an age of a young shirt type. The current one has buttons from the neck down …
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  5. Transatlantic Translations of the Button-down Shirt

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    March 16, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Much has been said of the collar of buttoned points. What’s often left unsaid is that this model is also …
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  6. Semantics of contrast collars

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    August 9, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    A contrast collar shirt is any model with the collar made from different material than the body of the shirt. Usually it …
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  7. Cream and grey shirts

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    June 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Everyman knows the white and blue collar shirt, but this power duo is not the only option available. The ranks …
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. The Short History and Reviews of Button-down Shirts

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    June 18, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s links lead to Put This On, whose menswear maverick Derek Guy has given form to a magnum opus on …
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