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  1. Adolphe Menjou’s style and tailoring stories

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    April 8, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    “On the screen the slightest flaw in the cut of a suit is exaggerated. Sometimes as many as eight or …
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  2. Fred Astaire in his own words

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    December 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “[I am] bad-tempered, impatient, hard to please, critical…At the risk of disillusionment, I must admit that I don`t like top …
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  3. A Fred Astaire style collection

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    October 30, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Yeahfredastaire is a nice little collection of style on the shoulders of song’n’dance man Fred Astaire. These closer to 1,000 …
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  4. A stylish interview with Gay Talese

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    August 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio


  5. Designing James Bond’s Look

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    July 17, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Designing Bond’s Look from Barbican Centre on Vimeo.


  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Adolphe Menjou’s style wisdom

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    February 18, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “My father was something of a dude and he tought me to dress to the limit of my pocketbook. He …
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  10. Cary Grant’s Button-down Shirts with French Cuffs

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    October 6, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Yes, the legends are true: Cary Grant, that style icon, Hollywood favourite, transatlantic enunciator and second Greatest Male Star of …
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