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  1. Rare Shoes for Men

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    September 21, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Rare Shoes for Men is a German purveyor of rare or rarefied vintage shoes and watches for men. I chanced …
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  2. Brooks Brothers Centenary

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    September 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Around one hundred years ago, the venerable Brooks Brothers turned one hundred. The company that launched a thousand #1 Sack …
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  3. The Jalou archives

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    September 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    The French publishing house of Jalou has kindly shared dozens of full scanned copies of their selected magazines, ranging from …
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  4. 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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  5. That Brooks Brothers Look from 1954

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    March 16, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Playboy’s February issue, 1954, had BB’s Ivy look pinned down like no other. When reading a few chosen Ivy sites …
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  6. For the guidance of gentlemen appointed to attend on the Prince of Wales

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    March 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “The appearance, deportment and dress of a gentleman consist perhaps more in the absence of certain offences against good taste, …
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  7. Marc Chevalier, the vintage menswear expert

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    March 5, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Marc Chevalier is on a mission. Raiding vintage tombs both online and in real life, he aims to uncover the …
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  8. Interview with Erik Mannby from En Förlorad Värld

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    March 1, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? EM: I’m 35 and run a few companies with a friend and business partner. We …
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  9. The first men’s runway show ever by Brioni in 1952

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    February 24, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Brioni made history in 1952 by holding the first ever runway show for men’s clothing in Palazzo Pitti’s Sala Bianca. …
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  10. Men’s 1930s Style: Elegance in an Age of Crisis

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    February 19, 2014 by Ville Raivio






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