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  1. Interview with Ingemar Albertsson

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? IA: Now in March 2015 I am 64 years old (born in 1950). My occupation …
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  2. American shoemaking in the 1930s Thom McAn factory

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    April 13, 2015 by Ville Raivio


  3. French back boxer shorts from Brooks Brothers

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    March 21, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    I cannot recall the first time I saw French back boxer shorts, but they were on Brooks Brothers’ webstore and …
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  4. Boardwalk Empire and men’s clothes in the 1920s America

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    March 3, 2015 by Ville Raivio

    Christopher Laverty from Clothesonfilm.com has his say at The British Library.


  5. Apparel Arts and Esquire Images on The London Lounge

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    November 15, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Yet another treasure trove of inspiration and awe from the pages of AA and Esky is available after joining the …
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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