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  1. The Parisian lapel

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    June 26, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The Parisian lapel (Fr. le cran tailleur, le cran Parisien, cran Necker) is a uniquely French lapel design, where the …
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  2. The Features of Oxxford Clothes

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    November 4, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    A little something that came with an Oxxford jacket of mine, this scanned copy sheds light on the features of …
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  3. The SwissArmySuit™

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    September 30, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Six years ago, the artist currently known as Voxsartoria had a dream. He had a dream that one day tailoring …
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  4. Prince Charles’ Details

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    July 18, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Prince Charles and the power of details: a common enough charcoal gray three-piece suit changed with shawl lapels and unfinished …
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  5. Wide Stripe Suits

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    July 17, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This somewhat older portrait, perhaps from the pre-coke days, of Lapo Elkann is my favourite and drives my point in: …
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  6. Vintage Drape Suits

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    July 14, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Olden golden inspiration: heavy shoulders, low gorges, short peak lapels, closed quarters, full legs, cuffs without breaks, jetted pockets, canes, …
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  7. The ’80s Drape Suit

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    June 24, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to an old New York Magazine article on custom tailoring, titled ‘Bespeaking of Suits‘ and dated 1988. …
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  8. Suitsupply Suits in Review at WSJ

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    May 1, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to an old WSJ article, where six medium-priced suits were pitted against each other in a blind-tag …
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  9. How to Wear an Odd Vest

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    April 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Odd vests, or waistcoats in Blighty, are tailored vests sold without a complementing jacket and trousers. They are surely among …
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  10. Military Creases

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    April 23, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Military creases, or military press, are a set of razor-sharp creases ironed on the sleeves, back and body of a …
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