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  1. An interview with Lauro Guglielmini

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    June 29, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? LG: Hello, I am Lauro and I am 18 years old. At the moment, I …
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  2. Interview with Patrick Hall

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    May 24, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? PH: I am 35 years old, and an Episcopal/Anglican priest. I currently work as the …
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  3. Interview with Jarrod Dickenson

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    May 15, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? JD: I am 32 years old, and I’m a singer, songwriter, touring and recording artist. …
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  4. George Hoby, bootmaker

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    April 12, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    “Hoby was not only the greatest and most fashionable bootmaker in London, but, in spite of the old adage, ‘Ne …
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  5. Interview with Kohki Watanabe

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    March 26, 2018 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? KW: I am 25 years old, turning to 26 in April, and I am a …
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  6. Ralph Lauren and the necktie

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    July 18, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Ralph Lauren has many fans. His career began in 1967 with a range of neckties, and some two years later …
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  7. Anatomy of a vintage Brooks Brothers button-down shirt

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    March 5, 2017 by Ville Raivio

    Those in the know also know that Brooks Brothers used to make “The” button-down shirt, as was good and proper …
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  8. Alison Schneider: Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor

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    June 17, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Frumpy or Chic? Tweed or Kente? Sometimes Clothes Make the Professor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education 23.1.1998 “There …
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  9. A history of popover shirts

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    February 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    In historical light, we are living an age of a young shirt type. The current one has buttons from the neck down …
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  10. Shell cordovan leather in 1880s shoes

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    July 20, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Shell cordovan, the darling bud of 21st century high-end shoemaking, was a well-known piece of ass back in 1880s already. …
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