‘American style’ Category

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Interview with Al Castiel III

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    June 27, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? AC: I’m a twenty-two-year-old University student and I currently intern in the bespoke department at …
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  4. 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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  5. A history of the 3-roll-2 cut

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    May 29, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    The 3-roll-2 cut is a peculiar look that has been especially favoured by American clothiers in their jackets, suits and, …
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