‘American style’ Category

  1. Ralph Lauren and the necktie


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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