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  1. True Style: The History & Principles of Classic Menswear at the Museum at FIT

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    April 7, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    The good folks from The Museum at FIT reminded me of a nice up-coming assembly that is sure to interest …
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  2. Tips for ironing trousers

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    June 17, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    There is no single correct way for ironing trousers — only the end results matter. As traditions go, smart trousers …
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  3. Washing at lower temperatures to save the world

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    November 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Most shirts have a washing tag with a recommendation of a 40°C washing temperature, but some of us adamantly wash …
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  4. Caring for Shell Cordovan

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    November 7, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    This is my shell cordovan care guide. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is not …
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  5. Tricker’s Shoes from Bradshaw&Lloyd

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    October 27, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Tricker’s makes some fine country shoes. They also offer a smaller selection of smart pairs for the office as well …
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  6. How to Mend Cracked Leather on Shoes

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    August 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to the Japanese cobbler Brift-H’s site. Although most of the text will be lost in translation, or …
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  7. The Best Boxer Shorts on the Market?

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    July 19, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    I’ve been hunting for the elusive, so-called best boxer shorts available since 2005. The past eight years have meant dozens …
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  8. This&That by Crat

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    June 26, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Today’s link leads to This&That, the micro site of one Crat. While fishing and health posts are welcome, T&T also …
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  9. One-piece Shell Cordovan Belts

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    June 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Shell addicts with a penchant for clean lines should take notice: Horween will soon offer one-piece shell belts on their …
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  10. The Savile Row Trouser Fold

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    May 23, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    One of the most useful tips online, courtesy of The Esquire Style Book.













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