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  1. The Tautz lapel

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    April 4, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Edward Tautz founded his eponymous tailoring business in the West End London of 1876, later on renamed as E. Tautz&Sons. …
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  2. Explanations for the popularity of the black suit

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    November 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Apparently…it was the very fact that late Victorian and Edwardian society wore so much black for day wear that the …
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  3. A history of the sack cut

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    August 28, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The sack cut is a method of cutting jackets and coats, and it stands out from the commonplace. Most contemporary …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Wide Stripe Suits

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    July 17, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This somewhat older portrait, perhaps from his pre-coke days, of Lapo Elkann is my favourite and drives my old point …
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  9. 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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  10. 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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